Your Commute Would Be A Lot Worse In One Of These

The next time you're navigating through an orange barrel obstacle course on I-85, or simply stuck in a standstill on 77, consider your immediate surroundings. Are you sitting on a cushioned seat in a climate-controlled car during your commute? Do you have control of the radio? Can you sing to yourself at the top of…

This Is What Charlotte Looked Like In 1969

It was the year of Woodstock and the moon landing. Charlotte was a very different place in 1969. Uptown, if it was even called that back then, would be unrecognizable to most of us. And there wasn't nearly as much suburban development happening yet. There were a lot more trees around.

7 Things We Can All Learn From The UMBC Retrievers

My sons and I had the good fortune of being at Spectrum Center on Friday night when the UMBC Retrievers basketball team did the improbable. The Retrievers became the first 16th-seeded team to upset a #1 seed in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament history, and it wasn't even a close game. UMBC ran the…

150 Years of Cedar Grove Presbyterian

A landmark that we all drive by every day that predates the invention of the first modern automobile and the Wright Brothers first flight in 1903.  The Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church in Concord was founded in 1867 as a place of worship for families, individuals, friends, and visitors. As one of the oldest African American…

World War II History Takes Flight In Statesville

In honor of America's Greatest Generation, the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour is bringing extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft to Statesville Regional Airport (238 Airport Road), October 25-27. This unique display of military aviation history is part of a 110-city nationwide tour and will include a vintage World War II-era Boeing B-17 Flying…

Postcard From Puerto Rico

When I plan a family vacation, it doesn't always go the way I hope. However, I hit a homerun with our trip to Puerto Rico last week. Spanish is the predominant language and they sometimes use the metric system in Puerto Rico, but the money is same as everywhere else in the U.S. and you…

Take Home A Piece Historic Rosedale Plantation Saturday

The Historic Rosedale Plantation is one of the oldest homes in Charlotte, and as of this Saturday, August 5th, you can own a piece of its history! Rosedale is hosting its annual Rosedale Benefit Yard Sale from 10a-4pm at the plantation just outside of NoDa  at 3427 North Tryon Street in Charlotte.