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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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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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When it comes to Belks’ contemporary company image, the word fashionable can be replaced with sustainable. Planting seeds of accountability toward the earth and environment is this corporation’s ecologically rooted endeavors. Endeavors exemplified were a volunteer farm stand, Common Grounds, and organic farm, Wild Hope Farm.
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A creative endeavor Charlotte’s gallery and museum communities activated and Jessica Moss advocated was Roll Up. This project, taking artists out into impoverished and vulnerable parts of town, included underrepresented human subjects in its artwork. Events showcasing these artworks included the New Gallery of Modern Art’s BlackBlooded.
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One of Generation Z’s interests, making a difference in the world, has proof in Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School senior Sebastian Bowen. His support of ending gun violence in schools, contained in a You Tube broadcasted speech, was given in the wake of the shootings at his high school.
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Millennials have proven themselves marketing mavens through their use of web-based promotional tools. Members of NetGen experiencing a business boom through social media and blogging included PR company owner Corri Smith, hairstylist McKenna Bleu, and wedding photographer Brian Schindler.
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Proving optimistic about the impact girls can make in the world was Carrie Cook. Illustrations of her belief about this impact, if fueled by inspirational and encouraging role models, included her nonprofit organization, EmpowHERment. As for the power of collective efforts toward societal impact, she illustrated that belief through her work with Charlotte’s GreenLight Fund.
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NetGen’s impact in education and communication can be felt in pedagogical methods and social media networks. The collaborative impact was illustrated in SkillPop, offering pop up classes teaching adults new skills. Highlighted in its profile was Haley Bohon’s inspiration for starting her business and its value for the worldwide community.