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Charles Robinson, a native of west Charlotte, is helping the community by opening shelters for the homeless and mentoring through Team TruBlue, an organization that works with children in schools. Robinson has cultivated a grassroots network to respond to community crises, violence and crimes.
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The small and eclectic town of Albemarle, located in Stanly County near the Uwharrie Mountains, has a proud history but faces an uncertain future. Historic buildings on Main Street, such as the Alameda Theater, may be some of Albemarle’s most attractive assets. Downtown transformations and new programs opening at Pfeiffer University are anticipated to attract residents and tourists to the town.
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Last year, six new members under the age of forty were appointed to the Charlotte City Council. Under an older but also first-term mayor, Vi Lyles, the diverse council is far less patient, less devoted to process, more innovative, more willing to look afresh at the way the city government operates, and unafraid to challenge the old guard. The Council is also demonstrating some of their millennial generation’s defining characteristics which embrace technology and an entrepreneurial approach.
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Twenty miles north of Charlotte and home to Davidson College, the town of Davidson is the richest and best-educated in Mecklenburg County. Last year, a plan to sell public land to build a development called Luminous precipitated the formation of Save Davidson. The group is pledging to promote government transparency and preserve the town’s character.
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In 2009, artist Tom Stanley was commissioned by the Charlotte Area Transit System to create art integrated into the Tom Hunter Station for the upcoming LYNX Blue Line Extension light rail. To learn about the community through the perspective of local children, Stanley visited schools for the project with the theme of “home” in mind. The station’s art incorporates stencils of the students’ houses and street scenes, and poems about their neighborhoods.
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Mayor Vi Lyles swept into office last year with a resounding win over her Republican opponent, Charlotte City Council member Kenny Smith, and a mandate for change that also transformed the makeup of the eleven-member council. Lyles is the city’s first black female mayor and is committed to addressing affordable housing, policing, employment, and other civic issues.
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Threats of violence on three local campuses raise questions about preparedness, risk and response. A student on Central Piedmont Community College’s Central Campus found a book containing a threatening message about a mass shooting to occur on February 2, 2018. There were also mass shooting threats made by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools middle schooler on February 28 and a University of Charlotte student in March.
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In the mid-1940s, entertainment in Charlotte was almost entirely segregated. But the owner of Plaza Airport, named Haskell Deaton, organized an air show specifically for African American spectators to attend, though all were welcome. Pilots Charlie Foxx and Charlie Flowers, members of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen, all African American, flew in the show.
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Charlotte’s street art scene is growing with the city, but without direction, its future is unclear. Matt Hooker, Matt Moore, and other local muralists have been working in a free market, unrestrained by authority. There is debate over the development of a formal public art organization and strategic planning.
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Dr. Marshall Silverman and Dr. Holly Smith of Signature Healthcare in SouthPark discuss the challenges of population growth outpacing the growth of primary care physicians. Concierge medicine arrived in Charlotte fifteen years ago with the opening of Signature Healthcare, creating an option for patients willing to pay a membership fee for an improved primary care experience. As healthcare and medicine continue to change, a new system for treating the wider population is needed.
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The Charlotte Regional Partnership has branded itself as “Charlotte USA.” The partnership’s intent is to connect companies and their job opportunities to the workforces in towns with their own distinct economies but still within the Charlotte area. While the partnership says it successfully bid and recruited twelve economic development projects in 2017, some officials wonder if the partnership is as effective as it could be, especially in light of a high-profile failure in January.
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Mac Tabby, Charlotte’s first cat café, is a coffee shop and cat adoption center owned by Lori Konawalik and her husband, Nick. They foster new kittens from local shelters, and so far, forty-five cats have already been adopted at the café. The café offers inclusive space for both its cat residents and human guests, featuring food, drinks, art and music.
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Thomas Morgan’s journey from real estate and green energy to indie filmmaking is itself a film-worthy story. Morgan became a filmmaker by chance after meeting Morgan Spurlock and Susan Sarandon at a party, with whom he discussed the idea of documenting homelessness. The Charlotte producer’s latest film, Soufra, was screened in May as an official selection for the Positive Cinema Week at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
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The Western North Carolina Cheese Trail is a cooperative effort of ten cheesemakers and four farms. Most of North Carolina’s cheese makers use goat or cow milk, or a combination of both, to make their cheeses. Among the award-winning cheeses is Rocket’s Robiola made at Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, and the Roasted Red Pepper Chevre from Goat Lady Dairy.
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The recently opened Blue Line Extension light rail is transforming University City, the area surrounding the University of North Carolina Charlotte. University City Partners has put together a plan for a town center anchored by the JW Clay station that would enhance existing retail and residential development with more density and better connectivity. This development would create a heightened sense of place, the elusive identity the university area has lacked for decades.
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