Road Trip: Spring Music Festivals

You can't spell "spring" without s-i-n-g. There will be lots of singing... and strumming... and picking across the Carolinas this spring at some very fun festivals showcasing music you might not hear every day, like Americana, funk, blues, jazz, folk, and bluegrass. Some of these events might require an overnight stay, but you've been dreaming…

Will We Finally Get Flying Cars This Year?

How many times have you been stuck in Charlotte traffic that wasn't moving at all and wished you had a flying car which would lift you over all the others so that you could go on your merry way? We've all been there. And I think most of us expected to have flying cars by…

John Grisham Book Signing In Charlotte

The undisputed master of the legal thriller, John Grisham, is coming to Charlotte on his first book tour in twenty-five years. Grisham will be at Park Road Books in the Park Road Shopping Center (4139 Park Road) on Wednesday, June 14th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM to sign copies and host a discussion of…

Charlotte's Top 10 Outdoor Hangout Spots

Spring might be the best time of year in Charlotte. Well, unless you're allergic to pollen. In that case, it's the worst time of year to be in Charlotte. But for the rest of us, the sunshine and mild temperatures have us seeking fun outdoor places to meet up with friends. Here are some of…

Traveling The Great American Sandwich Trail

My family and I have been talking about where we'd like to go for our summer vacation. The conversation began in the kitchen as I was making myself a turkey sub. That's when travel and food converged and conceived my latest fantasy road trip: The Great American Sandwich Trail. Imagine eating some of our nation's…

Gastonia's First Brewery Is Opening In April

If I asked you thirty years ago where beer was made, you probably would have said either Milwaukee or St. Louis. It's no accident that Milwaukee's baseball team is called the Brewers, and St. Louis has been home to the "King of Beers" since the 1800s. But over the past few decades, breweries, both micro-…

Faith Hill And Tim McGraw Make It Work On And Off Stage

Do you think you could work with your spouse? I don't mean planting tomatoes on a Saturday. I'm talking about going to the office together every morning and coming home together every night. My wife and I met while working for the same broadcasting company in Austin, but we've never really worked together. I'm sure…

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…