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by Anthony Urso
on 05/01/2012 - 09:22 am
Charlotte, North Carolina is a pretty great city for golfers. We get PGA tours every year, and some of our subdivisions and neighborhoods are home to courses that surely rank among the most exquisite in the Southeast, even in the entire nation. But traditional golf isn’t the only sport of its kind that’s big in the Queen City. Charlotte has also taken quite a shining to disc golf—and it doesn’t look like that trend will be slowing down any time soon.
In fact, the growing fascination Charlotte has with disc golf is emblematic of the rather addictive nature of the sport itself. A local reporter recently interviewed amateur disc golfer Mark Chaney, who says it s ...
by Anthony Urso
on 10/31/2011 - 10:02 am
Trick or treat! All Hallows Eve is upon us and celebrations have certainly been raging all weekend. Today is the day that many kids will be showing off their costumes and collecting candy.
Halloween is a fun tradition, especially for children who love to let their imaginations run wild, but parents must remember that it can also present some unique dangers. So, to enjoy tonight's trick or treating extravaganza to its fullest, keep these five tips in mind!
Bundle Up: Tonight's temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-30s. To keep kids warm, rather than miserable, be sure to bring along extra jackets or blankets. They can show off their costumes to their neighbors, but ...
You really can’t talk about night life in Charlotte, North Carolina without talking about the EpiCentre. Bars, clubs, fine dining, live music… they all seem to hover around the Uptown area’s EpiCentre. A development that many Charlotte natives consider to be the hot spot in the Queen City. But it isn’t all fun and games at the EpiCentre. Recent financial and legal complications have led to some bad headlines for the organization, and, as of this week, the EpiCentre is under new management, largely by necessity.
The problems stem from developer Afsin Ghazi, whose financial woes have been dragging the EpiCentre down for the last couple of months. He&rsquo ...
by Anthony Urso
on 10/31/2011 - 09:20 am
For most Americans, the 2012 Democratic National Convention probably isn’t on the radar yet. Perhaps it never will be; save for political junkies, there aren’t many folks who get truly excited about these events, which are largely a matter of pageantry and predictable theatrics. Still, there is a certain level of prestige that comes with a political convention from a major party, especially when the sitting president is in attendance. It’s for this reason that many natives of Charlotte, North Carolina are already talking about next year’s DNC—which, as you doubtless know by now, will be held in the Queen City.
It’s only natural that, with an ...
The Queen city is gearing up to host the Democratic National Convention, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina next summer. Are you getting excited about the big event coming to your home town? The answer to that question probably has more than a little to do with how you feel about the Democratic Party, of course, but it might also relate to your proximity to the Queen City. Charlotte natives of any political stripe will be affected—hopefully in a positive way—by the prestige and glamour that the DNC will bring to the area. If nothing else, it is certainly a sign of the high standing in which Charlotte is held that it would even be considered as a venue for this importan ...
by Anthony Urso
on 10/28/2011 - 09:15 am
Here’s a question for Queen City natives and non- Charlotteans alike. What, in your estimation, is the most commonly recognized and widely-known of all Charlotte-based companies? There could be many different answers here, of course, but certainly high on anyone’s list is going to be the department store Belk. Belk got its start in the Queen City and is headquartered here still. The chain is beloved by department store shoppers nationwide, both for its products and for its unique sales—one of which will be coming to stores across the country in just a few days time.
Specifically, the famous, celebrated, and semi-annual Belk Charity Sale will be happening on Novembe ...
Toll roads can be something of a mixed blessing. Clearly, they can be a cause of minor inconvenience, and those who are unused to paying tolls often react with annoyance at the notion of having to stop at a tollbooth and insert card or coin. Then again, those who live in areas where toll roads are common know that, once you get used to them, the inconvenience is minor, and the cost fairly negligible. On top of that, there is the question of how helpful toll roads are as a revenue source; certainly, toll roads offer some financial benefits, but are these benefits enough to make them worthwhile?
These are all questions the residents of the Queen City might be asking in a couple years, ...
There’s been a lot of talk about Apple lately, both for happy reasons and for more melancholy ones. On the one hand, of course, there was the announcement of the new iPhone, to say nothing of the new iPhone operating system—and, well, with Christmas shopping season coming up, there’s obviously going to be plenty of buzz about iPads and the like. Factor in the sad passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs and you have quite an Apple-related frenzy. In a city like Charlotte, which already has an Apple fixation, this frenzy is only accentuated.
And it might not stop any time soon. Recent reports from the Charlotte Observer indicate that Apple might be bringing new facilitie ...
All Panther fans know that getting to the game early is the best way to get a great parking spot. How do you know that you are paying for a legitimate lot? Though the gatekeepers who collect your money at the entrance of the lot may seem to be the highest authority when it comes to game day parking, you may be surprised to know that some people have had to pay for their spots twice.
Dirk Dachs is a Panther fan and member of the Monroe community who always parks in the same lot Uptown. He got a big surprise at the last game, then, when he reached his car and found an orange parking ticket on his windshield.
When pulling into the lot that morning, he had paid his ten dollars ...
We are all aware of the rampant unemployment rates that have taken over the job market across the country. The need for more jobs in the city of Charlotte is something that its residents are painfully reminded of every day—especially its unemployed residents.
Since this time last year, thousands of people have lost their jobs in the state of North Carolina. At 10.5 percent, the unemployment rate for September is much higher than many people would have hoped. Though the job market has little to offer residents of the Queen City, many of the community's members have dedicated themselves to using all of the resources available to find a new job. The unemployment office, which is ...