NC Inventor Helps Fidgety Kids Focus In School

Fidget spinners might help kids focus on some tasks at school, but what if they need their hands to write or turn pages? Scott Ertl, an inventor and former school counselor from Winston-Salem, appears to have solved that problem with Bouncy Bands. When a student has Bouncy Bands attached to the front legs of their…

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…

Girl Scouts Hosting 'Cookie Classic' In Huntersville

Get ready to have some fun for a great cause. Make that "fore" a great cause. Girl Scout Troop #632 will host the inaugural Cookie Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, November 6th, at Northstone Country Club in Huntersville. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to help the troop participate in an international service project…

Top 10 Fall Travel Destinations

Christmas is too long to wait for your next vacation. It's time to start planning a fall getaway! After all, why not take advantage of mild weather at a time of year when travel costs are typically lower? Travel Channel compiled a list of fun and scenic autumn destinations for 2017 all across the country.…

Moms Catch Heat Over Kids' Tattoos

In Georgia, the only time a minor may legally obtain a tattoo is if a physician, or technician working under a doctor's direct supervision, is providing it for "medical or cosmetic purposes," such as covering up a scar. That's why a Coweta County mom was arrested last week when her 12-year-old daughter's "Jesus Loves" tattoo…

Top 10 Most-Stressed States

Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, you would think that Texas and Florida are two of the most-stressed states, but overall they're not even in the top ten. Neither is South Carolina, although the Palmetto State is close at #11. North Carolina is a little more relaxed at #16. What stresses…

Top 10 Needs Of Hurricane Harvey Victims

Hurricane Harvey is being called the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Here in the Carolinas, we know a thing or two about big storms and the damage they can cause. That's why it's especially important for us to help the victims in Southeast Texas and Louisiana, where the road to recovery is a long…

Should Charlotte Have More Sports Teams?

This year there's been a lot of talk and even some action taken toward bringing new sports teams to Charlotte. The argument for doing so is that our metropolitan area is one of the fast-growing in the U.S. Those against the idea say that Charlotte doesn't have enough people yet to consistently fill another stadium's…

Catch The Foliage Train Before It Leaves! (Get It?)

If you have a travel bucket list, this should be on it: a trip through the Blue Ridge or Great Smoky Mountains to see the fall foliage. The sight of all those leaves changing colors will do wonders for your soul. However, if the mere thought of driving along winding country roads has you feeling…

Top 10 (Plus 5) Oktoberfest Celebrations In The Carolinas

I've never fully understood why Oktoberfest is called Oktoberfest. The flagship event in Munich, Germany usually begins in mid-September, as do a couple here in North Carolina. Get ready to shake the dust off of your dirndls or lederhosen and hoist a stein. Prost! September 9: Charlotte Oktoberfest (Symphony Park) September 16-17: Durham Oktoberfest (Motorco…