City of Charlotte Adopts FY18 Budget

Yesterday the Charlotte City Council adopted the FY2018 Charlotte City budget. This budget gives focuses on investing in neighborhoods, public safety, and investing in infrastructure. Some of the main highlights include: No Property Tax increase No Storm Water rate increase Solid Waste: Up to $0.50 per month Charlotte water: Up to $1.73 per month 5 … Continue reading City of Charlotte Adopts FY18 Budget

Meet the Charlotte Organization Helping Youth Find Shelter and Support

The Relatives is a local system of resources that helps children and youth find shelter and support. Serving as the Safe Place agency for Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas, The Relatives partners with local businesses to ensure young people in need have access to immediate help and supportive resources. Programs Programs like The Relatives … Continue reading Meet the Charlotte Organization Helping Youth Find Shelter and Support

Woman on Trial for the Anti-Gay Beating of Matthew Fenner

A North Carolina woman admitted in court last Friday that she led approximately 30 parishioners from her church to attack and beat a gay member of the church in an effort to “expel his demons,” Pink News is reporting. Sarah Anderson is one of five members of the Word of Faith church in North Carolina … Continue reading Woman on Trial for the Anti-Gay Beating of Matthew Fenner

Carolina Panthers Announce 2017 Schedule

The Carolina Panthers revealed their 2017 schedule last Thursday. They open the season facing the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 10th, in a 4:25 p.m. matchup. The home opener is the following week, against the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 17th. The Panthers close the regular season on December 31st with a visit … Continue reading Carolina Panthers Announce 2017 Schedule

Grab your Tickets for the Soul of the South Uptown Food Tour

Sample and sip your way through some of Uptown Charlotte’s best representations of the local South through Feast Food Tour's Soul of the South event June 2nd.  Chefs and restaurant owners will explain the influence of Southern Heritage in their cuisine & beverage menus.  Many of their recipes are Southern family traditions, others are created … Continue reading Grab your Tickets for the Soul of the South Uptown Food Tour

Meet the Woman Bettering the Lives of Local Seniors with Laughter

This Saturday May 27th, the Improv for Seniors Workshop will take place, and no one is more excited than the workshop's founder and teacher Elizabeth Byland, an extremely talented local and nationwide actor and comedian. Over a 90 minute class, Byland teaches students the fundamentals of improvisation through fun and energizing games. The purpose of the Improv … Continue reading Meet the Woman Bettering the Lives of Local Seniors with Laughter

Why Lara Americo is one Talented Musician, Activist, and Human Being

Lara Americo is a musician, artist, and activist in Charlotte, North Carolina. Not only has Lara spoke out against the discriminatory North Carolina bill HB2 and HB142, but she also fights discrimination through her music and other art forms. This weekend at BOOM Festival Charlotte Lara performed at the International House. Before she went on … Continue reading Why Lara Americo is one Talented Musician, Activist, and Human Being

Make the Most out of Your Vacation days with Just Her Carryon

Tia Johnson started her travel blog "Just Her Carryon" for the 9-5 types who want to make the most of their vacations days off. The wanderlust exerted in her blog centers around food and architecture. Her love for travel and exploring the places that are often less traveled make her travel blog a must read … Continue reading Make the Most out of Your Vacation days with Just Her Carryon

Neicy’s Place: African Inspired Jewelry with Purpose

Neicy's Place is a Jewelry Company that specializes in making handmade African Inspired Jewelry. Most of the jewelry pieces are earrings that have an African Flare. Right now the focus of inspiration for the jewelry pieces is down to the Americas and the Caribbean islands. Thoughtful Crafting The owner of Neicy's Place is Perneice Mendez … Continue reading Neicy’s Place: African Inspired Jewelry with Purpose

Louella Reese: Feminine, Stylish, Personal

When she's not attending the latest fashion shows in Charlotte or bike riding around the city, Laura Leigh is submerged in her blog Louella Reese. Originally starting off as solely fashion blog, Louella Reese has now transformed into a place where you can come to for fashion inspiration, sweet treat recipes, home decor, and even a … Continue reading Louella Reese: Feminine, Stylish, Personal