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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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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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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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John Herbert Caudle discovered raw honey as a way to cope with the effects of his cancer treatments. Caudle’s business, Herb’s Honey, produces raw honey, which is not heated or mixed with corn syrup, like most processed honeys are. Caudle became interested in beekeeping after learning about raw honey’s health benefits, including wound treatment, allergy and sore throat relief, and skin-clearing properties.
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Biddleville Cemetery is a 145-year-old burial plot in Charlotte where black veterans of both world wars and the Spanish-American War rest. Until recently, the cemetery had not been listed as an official cemetery or tied to any one specific church. Local resident Nolie Steele helped to recognize and protect Biddleville Cemetery as an official historic Mecklenburg County landmark, and continues to research the veterans who are buried there so that their graves can be marked.
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There are fewer homes for sale in Charlotte, and the prices have risen above average. Recent increases in the market have been driven by the city reemerging as a destination for new residents, many of which are post-college millennials arriving for entry-level professional jobs. The tightened market may be leading to a new wave of growth in the suburbs.
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Reverend Billy Graham’s life is covered, from a dairy farm in Charlotte to packed revivals around the world. After his death at age 99, many reflect on Graham’s impact and ponder the future of his ministry. Now led by his son, Franklin Graham, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and ministry is being steered in a different direction that is political and somewhat unnerving.
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Resident Culture Brewing in Charlotte, founded by Phillip McLamb, has been the quickest local brewery to begin canning and has released seven cans in five months. It was also the first local brewery to employ a coolship, which is a large, open-air vessel used for spontaneous fermentation of beer. The brewery’s bestselling craft beers have been created by head brewer, Chris Tropeano.
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Moore’s Sanctuary is an African-American community in the west side of Charlotte, and its foundation has existed for 148 years. As the City of Charlotte faces a shortage in affordable and workforce housing, developers are looking to acquire property in the west side. Rickey Hall, founder of the West Side Community Land Trust, hopes to purchase land and ensure longtime west-side residents have a place to live as land values increase.
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McCrorey Heights is a neighborhood of about two-hundred ranch-style homes in northwest Charlotte where many of the major local civil rights accomplishments were born. Development and road construction threatens McCrorey Heights and the area’s history, while displacing many of the residents in the neighborhood.
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