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Take Me Dancing But Don't Take My Taco

As much as I might like to, I don't eat fast food. No, really. At 43, I don't burn calories as easily as I once did so I try to watch what I eat. Well, with one exception. I absolutely cannot pass up a taco. I'm not that picky about where my tacos come from…

Top 10 Family-Friendly Spring Break Destinations

Do you have your Spring Break travel plans pinned down yet? There's still time to put together a memorable vacation for your family, and you don't even need passports for these exciting destinations: 10. Puerto Rico (It's a U.S. commonwealth) 9. Colonial Williamsburg (Living history) 8. Vermont (Spring skiing and maple syrup) 7. San Diego…

This Year's Tournament Is A Tale Of Two Carolinas

For the first time in NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament history, both the North Carolina Tar Heels and South Carolina Gamecocks are in the Final Four together. The Heels are a well-known entity this deep in the tourney, but the Gamecocks are in unfamiliar territory, making their first semifinal appearance. This year's Final Four…

Tim Tebow Fielding His Dream In The Carolinas

There was a time when we felt certain the name Tim Tebow would be a part of the NFL narrative for years to come. That didn't happen. Tebow and his stellar collegiate football career never made a sustainable transition into the pro game. Instead, tales of his good deeds and well-earned reputation as "a fine…

Good News For Food Truck Owners And Customers

If you like to spend your lunch hours or Saturday nights hitting up the huge selection of food trucks in and around Charlotte, like Tin Kitchen, Street Spice, Papi Queso, or Cam Newton's Smokn' Aces; this should make you happy. Last Monday (3/20/17), Charlotte City Council voted change some of the rules and restrictions placed…

'Black Violin' Is Redefining Classical Music

My 13-year-old son has been learning to play the violin and double bass over the past couple of years. Like any kid studying classical music, he gets frustrated and bored with it from time to time. I was the same way with piano lessons. My son even talks of quitting, but I don’t want him…

Top 10 Stores In The USA

The hits just keep on coming for department stores. Not long after Macy's closed its Carolina Place location as part of a significant reduction in stores, JCPenney has announced that it will be shutting down 138 of its locations, including six in North Carolina.

Your Worst Day At Work Wasn't This Bad!

Have you ever made a mistake at work? Of course! Who hasn't? But what I'm talking about is a royal screw-up of such epic proportions that there's no possible way you could justify showing your face at the office ever again. Has that happened to you?