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AUGUST 2019

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The Kids + Pets Issue

A DAY WITH NASCAR CHAMPION JIMMIE JOHNSON

MEET THREE KIDS PAVING THE WAY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

AUGUST 2019 PUBLISHERS

Lyn Coaldwell | lyn.coaldwell@lifestylepubs.com George Zorrilla | george.zorrilla@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Emily Shea | emily.shea@lifestylepubs.com

Kids + Pets: What's Not to Love? AS SUMMER DRAWS TO END AND NIGHTS THAT WERE SPENT AROUND THE CAMPFIRE ROASTING MARSHMALLOWS BECOME ALL TOO QUICKLY REPLACED BY QUIET EVENINGS PREPARING FOR SCHOOL THE NEXT

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Liz Graham, Emily Shea, Melinda Burris Willms CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

G. Burke Images, Neil MacAulay, Grant Maginnis Photography, Emby Taylor Photography, Carmel Christian School

MORNING, IT'S EASY TO FEEL MELANCHOLY AS WE BID THIS SUNNY SEASON FAREWELL. While the days of sitting poolside outstretched on a lounge chair are quickly dwindling, the dawn of August brings more than a change in season.  As the squeal of brakes fill your neighborhood when the school bus makes its rounds, halting to pick up every doe-eyed child with their brand-new school attire, a change of pace begins. You launder the beach towels and return them to their shelves  in the linen closet where they'll remain until next year and begin planning your errands around the school traffic patterns.  But with a new change in pace brings new routines and new opportunities. A sense of renewal fills the air. Whether you're 50 or you're 5, back-to-school season affects those all around the community. And because of that, we have dedicated our August issue to some of our cutest residents: kids and pets!

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

Within these pages, we bring you an incredible article about a local nonprofit organi-

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

zation that makes one little girl's dream come true. We've also interviewed two excep-

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

tional and determined young adults who are creating their own destiny and making waves in the community.  But that's just a little sneak peek. You'll have to delve deeper into our pages to read everything we have compiled for you in this issue. 

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

And I can't forget to mention the beautiful baby boy we have featured above. Jamie is our publisher, Lyn's, 10-month-old step-grandson.  Cheers to another wonderful month ahead, South Charlotte. We hope to see you around! 

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INSIDE THE ISSUE AUGUST 2019

FEATURES 14 A Day With Jimmie Johnson A Dream Come True for a Teen With Down Syndrome

18 Everyone Deserves the Opportunity to Own a Pet Stand for Animals

20 Young Ambition Local High School Graduates Make Good

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28 Education Built on Biblical Truth Carmel Christian School

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving Back

24 Open House 27 Realty Report 28 Local’s Choice 30 Our Town 32 Lifestyle Calendar


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GIVING BACK

A Day With Jimmie Johnson

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A DREAM COME TRUE FOR A TEEN WITH DOWN SYNDROME ARTICLE LIZ GRAHAM PHOTOGRAPHY EMBY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRANT MAGINNIS PHOTOGRAPHY


WHEN ANITA STIREWALT  WAS ASKED WHAT HER ULTIMATE SPORTS DREAM WOULD BE, SHE DID NOT HESITATE. She enthusiastically shouted, “I want to meet Jimmie Johnson, the driver of the No. 48 car!”  This sweet 18-year-old student of New London’s North Stanly High School grew up watching NASCAR races with her father. Every Sunday, Anita and her father would sit and watch—for hours. Anita knows every driver’s name and their car number. She knows who won the NASCAR championship last year and who is winning this year. Nothing gets by this girl when it comes to racing! 

Anita lives with Down syndrome. Her classmates describe her as happy, sweet and always willing to hug someone to brighten their day. She's a true North Stanly High School Comets fan, attending many after-school sporting events, plus she is a four-time Special Olympics medal winner. After considering several students, it seemed only fitting that the school’s Jr. Dream Team chose Anita to be the recipient of a sports dream come true.   The Jr. Dream Team program, which was created by Charlotte-based nonprofit organization Dream On 3, partners a select group of high school students with staff leaders from Dream On 3 to plan, organize and raise funds for the recipient of a Dream Experience.  

“WE HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF TEACHING ANITA FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS, AND IT HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE EVIDENT WITH EACH PASSING DAY JUST HOW EXCEPTIONAL THIS YOUNG LADY TRULY IS.” Initially, the North Stanly High School Jr. Dream Team worked to get to know each other better, and then they partnered with Anita’s teachers, Julie and J.P. Furr, to learn more about Anita—her likes, dislikes and wishes.   “We have had the privilege of teaching Anita for the past four years, and it has become more and more evident with each passing day just how exceptional this young lady truly is,” Julie says. “She loves unconditionally and celebrates the moments bestowed upon her, both simple and extraordinary.”  The Jr. Dream Team met and planned throughout the majority of the 2018-2019 school year. They created “Finishing with Anita” T-shirts and hosted a talent show to raise funds to assist with the cost of Anita’s dream.   The planning and preparing came to an overwhelming conclusion the day Anita was to be sent off on her Dream Experience. The entire school participated in an energetic pep rally on the football field. The band played, the cheerleaders cheered “A-N-I-T-A!”,  and  Lugnut  (Charlotte Motor Speedway’s mascot) escorted Anita to the field. Once Anita’s dream was revealed, and it was announced that it was to start now, she could not contain her joy—or her tears.   “It was amazing to see how eight students came together to strategically plan a sports dream for Anita. ... Anita's reaction and excitement were reactions that I will never forget and will talk about for years to come," says Ingrid Wyrick, North Stanly High School guidance secretary and Jr. Dream Team liaison.

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

Anita was whisked away in a limo to Concord’s Great Wolf Lodge where she would spend the weekend. On Friday, May 17, Anita’s ultimate sports dream became reality! Treated like a VIP, this lovable teen was afforded the opportunity to not only meet Jimmie Johnson but to also take a tour of his team’s shop; sit in his racecar; and have a shopping spree at the Hendrick Team Store, courtesy of Johnson’s sponsor, Ally Racing.   Anita's dream did not stop there! After her visit to Hendrick’s, Anita was given a VIP tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte and had additional time with Johnson and many other drivers when she attended the All-Star Race Driver’s meeting on Saturday, May 18. Watching the race from a speedway condominium, along with her Jr. Dream Team (who had been waiting at the condo to surprise her) capped off her amazing Dream Experience.   This all-inclusive, star-studded  VIP  Dream Experience was coordinated by Charlotte-area organization  Dream On 3. This nonprofit works with professional athletes and sports teams to make dreams come true for children ages 5 to 21 with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities or life-altering conditions. Dream Kids are referred to the organization via local health care and Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities resource providers.   The Jr. Dream Team program has affected approximately 34,400 students and empowered more than 150 student leaders since its inception in 2015. During the 2018-2019 school year, Dream On 3 program directors worked with 15 schools in two  states. Dream On 3 looks for that number to increase as faculty members and school administration seek out programs that instill kindness and empathy into their school culture.   

“IT WAS AMAZING TO SEE HOW EIGHT STUDENTS CAME TOGETHER TO STRATEGICALLY PLAN A SPORTS DREAM FOR ANITA. ... ANITA’S REACTION AND EXCITEMENT WERE REACTIONS THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET AND WILL TALK ABOUT FOR YEARS TO COME.”

For more information or ways to join the huddle, follow Dream On 3 on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) or visit DreamOn3.org.  

SAVE THE DATE: The Business Leaders of Charlotte will be hosting its 15th annual Charity Golf Classic on Oct. 1 at Raintree Country Club. All proceeds raised from the tournament will be donated to Dream On 3. Play as a foursome or as an individual, or even sign up to be a sponsor. For more information, visit BusinessLeadersOfCharlotte.com.

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ARTICLE MELINDA BURRIS WILLMS

CARY

BERNSTEIN,

EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR

OF STAND FOR ANIMALS, FORMERLY SPAY NEUTER CHARLOTTE, BELIEVES THAT EVERYONE DESERVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PET REGARDLESS OF FINANCIAL STATUS. Cary founded Spay Neuter Charlotte in 2011 to make an impact on the issue of animal euthanasia in the community. At the time, thousands of healthy but homeless dogs and cats were being killed annually at the local shelter. Cary understood that high-quality, affordable spay neuter was an effective strategy to reduce these numbers. Her assumption proved correct. Since opening the three Charlotte-area clinic locations (Charlotte, Pineville and Lake Norman), the organization has spayed and neutered more than 84,000 dogs and cats. In that same period, the euthanasia rate at the shelter has dropped by 50%.  “While we will not take credit for this dramatic reduction, there is no question that fixing 84,000 animals in seven years has made a huge impact,” Cary says. QUALITY VETERINARY CARE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE In pursuit of this goal, Cary and her team realized that many of their clients were not able to afford routine veterinary care, another contributory factor in pet owners surrendering their pets. “It was very clear this was an unmet need in the

Ever yone Deser ves t he Opportunit y t o O w n a Pe t

community. We realized we needed to do more to assist our clients,” Cary says. “We began offering basic medical care and evolved into a first-of-itskind affordable veterinary clinic. At that point, we came to the realization that it was time to change our name. Stand for Animals seemed to perfectly represent what we offer to the community.” During this journey of growth, the staff at Stand for Animals committed to the principle that everyone deserves the opportunity to own a pet and should have access to affordable services in order to properly care for their pet.  WANT TO KNOW MORE? To learn more about Stand for Animals or to schedule a veterinary visit for your pet at one of the organization’s three Charlotte area locations, visit  StandForAnimals.org or call 704.970.2711.

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y o u n g

Ambition LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES MAKE GOOD ARTICLE MELINDA BURRIS WILLMS

Ashleigh Carrington Fields AGE: 18

SCHOOL: EAST MECKLENBURG

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THIS MONTH WE ARE TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT TWO RECENT GRADUATES FROM CHARLOTTE-AREA HIGH SCHOOLS WHO HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT GOALS WHILE MAKING IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO WRITE YOUR FIRST BOOK? HAD YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN AUTHOR? I wrote my first book, Caged, in two parts, writing the first section in January 2017 during my sophomore year. It was a journal of poetry I had written as a form of self-expression to cope with the depression I was dealing with due to the weight of schoolwork and the social pressures of fitting into high school. By the time I arrived at East Mecklenburg, I had transferred high schools three times, so it was difficult. WAS IT DIFFICULT PUBLISHING SOMETHING SO PERSONAL? Initially, I was a little reluctant to publish it because the poems were so personal, but then it occurred to me that many of my fellow classmates were probably dealing with the same issues and could benefit from knowing they weren’t alone. When I had my book launch party, several of my classmates came to me and said they did feel the same way and were grateful I had come forward. That was very gratifying. DID YOU HAVE OTHER REASONS FOR PUBLISHING THE BOOK? As part of cotillion with the Deltas of Charlotte Foundation, all debutantes are expected to raise money for the foundation’s Scholarships for Charlotte Youth. I decided to publish Caged and donate the proceeds as a service project.

Gavin Gwaltney AGE: 18

WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF YOUR OTHER BOOKS?

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Mind Over Matter, which was published earlier this year; and The Lives They Lived, which is a collection of poems about people who have impacted my life the most. I plan to publish the third book during my freshman year at Howard University.

WHAT FIRST ATTRACTED YOU TO THE LAW? My father is a lawyer, so I’ve always had exposure to the law, but in middle school, I really became interested in the way criminal law impacts people’s lives. I wanted to get involved in a program that

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO STUDY AT HOWARD?

had a real impact on people’s lives via the legal system.

Journalism. WHEN DID YOU DECIDE YOU DEFINITELY WANTED TO DO YOU THINK YOU MIGHT FOLLOW IN THE STEPS OF YOUR MOM, ERICA BRYANT, AND WORK IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM SOMEDAY? Right now, I’m focused on print journalism.

BECOME A LAWYER? I’ve always said I wanted to be a lawyer, but my participation in Mecklenburg County Teen Court crystallized the fact that I want to be a prosecutor and represent the state or federal government. CONTINUED >

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YOUNG AMBITION

(CON TI N U ED)

WHAT IS TEEN COURT? It is an alternative justice system for first-time misdemeanor offender teens sponsored by the Assistance League of Charlotte. Offenders must admit what they did to qualify for the program and are required to stand before a jury of their peers and tell their stories. Everyone involved in the process is a teen, and the goal of the program is to help the offender accept responsibility for what they did. YOU WERE A MEMBER OF CHARLOTTE LATIN’S DEBATE CLUB. HOW DO YOU SEE THAT BENEFITING YOU IN YOUR CAREER? Much like my experience in Teen Court, being in debate club has helped me learn to tell a narrative succinctly, in a straightforward way, so that people can understand what is most important. YOU’VE ALSO HAD QUITE A DISTINGUISHED CAREER AS A VARSITY GOLFER AT CHARLOTTE LATIN. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE SPORT? My proudest golf accomplishment is qualifying for and competing

Alex Donatelli

in the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee at

AGE: 18

Pebble Beach. This was a Pro-Am event and afforded me the oppor-

SCHOOL: EAST MECKLENBURG

tunity to play alongside professional golfer Rocco Mediate.

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YOU’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN VARIOUS COMMUNITY ACTIVISM PROJECTS WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL. HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHERE TO FOCUS YOUR ENERGY? I focused on the LGBTQ community and food security. Being gay and a transgender person myself, I wanted to be involved in that community and act as a mentor to younger kids. As a Charlotte native, I’ve grown up witnessing the lack of upward mobility and the large wealth disparities that exist in the city; therefore, poverty and food security are issues I hold close to my heart. WHAT SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED WITH? I ran my school’s Gender Sexuality Alliance club for three years, was heavily involved with Time Out Youth [Charlotte’s LGBTQ center]  and interned with Point of Pride, an international organization that focuses on empowering transgender individuals. I also served on my school’s student congress, which partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank for the Student Hunger Drive, a student-led project to raise funds and canned goods for members of the community identified as food-insecure. The 2019 Student Hunger Drive raised a record-breaking 348,226 pounds in donations. WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO COLLEGE, AND WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO STUDY? I’ll be attending Davidson College, where I will major in sociology. My goal is to become a health adviser while in college, centering my efforts on HIV/AIDS work. I’ve been awarded a Bonner Scholarship, a community service-oriented program I intend to utilize as an advocate for those living with HIV/AIDS, focusing on educational, preventative and sup-

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WHETHER YOU’RE IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING OR BUILDING A HOME, DECLUTTERING OR MAYBE IN NEED OF SOME STORAGE SPACE FOR YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS AS THEY MOVE TO COLLEGE, BALLANTYNE COMMONS STORAGE CENTRE IS SOUTH CHARLOTTE’S PREMIER STORAGE FACILITY.

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UNITS Ballantyne Commons Storage Centre has 14 different unit sizes available. All units have at least 10 feet of vertical space. Their smallest unit comes in at just 5 feet by 5 feet, allowing 25 square feet of space to store everything from personal items to small pieces of furniture and business records. The largest unit is equivalent to the size of a one-car garage. Offering 250 square feet of storage (10 feet by 25 feet), this unit could potentially hold furniture for a four- or five-bedroom house with room for major appliances and boxes.

LOCATION Located right off Ballantyne Commons Parkway next to the Promenade Shopping Center, the storage center is easy to access with large truck accessibility. The office is open Monday through Saturday, but gate access hours are seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

AMENITIES Ballantyne Commons Storage Centre is a fourstory building that is fully temperature-controlled. The building also has elevators, free on-site use of moving equipment and moving supplies available for Photograph courtesy of Neil MacAulay

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SECURITY Keeping your belongings safe is a top priority for Ballantyne Commons Storage Centre. The facility is fully equipped with surveillance cameras for your safety and peace of mind. Access to the building is coded with a personalized code issued to each tenant. Ballantyne Commons Storage Centre 5527 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte Photograph courtesy of Neil MacAulay

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Longview

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EDUCATION BU ILT ON BIBLICAL TRUTH CARMEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CARMEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IS A CHRISTIAN,

Missions are an integral part of every grade level at

COLLEGE-PREPARATORY SCHOOL SERVING MORE

Carmel Christian. This means that even from a young

THAN 940 STUDENTS IN GRADES K THROUGH 12 IN

age, their students are taught about serving others and

THE GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA. The school offers

using their God-given talents and gifts to help other

an excellent education built upon biblical truth, which

communities, both locally and around the world.

equips students to impact the world for Jesus Christ.

High school students have the opportunity to share

Students participate in a challenging and rigorous col-

their faith through “J-term,” a week of learning and ser-

lege-preparatory curriculum taught through the lens of

vice outside the classroom, each January. Educational

a biblical worldview while fostering the growth of artistic

and mission trips include Costa Rica, the Dominican

expression and athletic distinction.

Republic, Puerto Rico, Texas, Georgia and more.

The school also has a student-teacher ratio that is

One hundred percent of the class of 2019 was

lower than the national average, allowing students to

accepted to the colleges and universities of their

form genuine relationships with the faculty in a small

choice, including UNC – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

classroom setting. The faculty guides each student to

State University, Clemson University, Virginia Tech

develop academically, spiritually and socially.

University, Auburn University, University of Alabama

Varsity athletic teams have won seven state titles

and Liberty University.

since 2016. Students have the opportunity to partici-

Carmel Christian’s accreditations and affiliations

pate in one or more of the 27 middle and high school

include AdvancEd (SACS), Association of Christian

boys’ and girls’  athletic teams and pursue a sport

Schools

they love.

Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), Greater

Students are encouraged to fuse their artistic abilities through performance and visual arts. Each year,

International

(ACSI),

North

Carolina

Charlotte Association of Christian Schools and the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools.

Carmel Christian’s elementary, middle and high school

Fall Admission Open House for grades K-12 is sched-

students perform musical productions to sold-out

uled for Oct. 23 at 9:30 a.m. For more information about

audiences. High school students also participate in the

Carmel Christian School or to schedule a tour, visit

Blumey Awards competition.

CarmelChristian.org.

ARTICLE EMILY SHEA | PHOTOGRAPHY CARMEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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Social Media Safety for Kids ARTICLE TORI KARLEK OF BRADFORD PEAR MARKETING

“LIKE” IT OR NOT, SOCIAL MEDIA IS PART OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES— INCLUDING YOUR KIDS. “My kid spends so much time on social media. That can’t be good for them.  And how do I know they’re being safe?”  Whether you give social media a thumbs up or react to it with a sad or angry emoji, there are steps you can take to make sure your child or teen is safe on social media. THINK TWICE, AND BE NICE Make it clear that you expect your kids to treat others with respect and to never post hurtful or embarrassing messages. And ask them to always tell you about any harassing or bullying messages that others post.  Remind teens to avoid posting specific locations of parties or events, as well as phone numbers. Teach kids not to share anything on social media that they wouldn’t want their teachers, college admissions officers, future bosses—and even grandma—to see. PROACTIVE PRIVACY Privacy

THINK TWICE, AND BE NICE

settings

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Go

through them together to make sure your kids understand each one. Explain that passwords are there to protect them against things like identity theft. They should never share them with anyone, even a boyfriend, girlfriend or best friend.

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PROACTIVE PRIVACY

PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

SET TIME LIMITS If your kid gets a friend or follow request from someone they don’t

amount of time they should spend on apps each day, and hold

know? Decline.

them accountable.

SET TIME LIMITS

PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

Have you noticed how hard it is as an adult to stop scrolling?

Like adults, kids learn by example. By practicing positive social

Imagine how hard it is for your kid, whose self-discipline skills

media habits yourself, you are setting up your children for a positive,

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The 10th annual Joedance Film Festival, which raises money for pediatric cancer research at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital,

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ues through Saturday, Aug. 3. The festival will screen  original films by filmmakers with a North or South Carolina connection. 

6–25 THE BAND'S VISIT Knight Theater

The Band's Visit is a critically acclaimed musical that celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all. The musical is brought to the stage by three-time Tony Award  nominee David Yazbek, Drama Desk nominee Itamar Moses and acclaimed director David Cromer.

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53 Strong DeAthlon is an inaugural event sponsored by former Carolina Panthers football player DeAngelo Williams and his wife and Foundation Executive Director, Risalyn Williams. The race is consists of running, road cycling and a  fun memory game on the bike route. The event will  raise funds to provide  at least 150 mammograms for women in need.  CONTINUED >


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17 CIRCLE K BACK-TO-SCHOOL MONSTER TRUCK BASH Charlotte Motor Speedway

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The Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash returns to the Charlotte

Motor Speedway's Dirt Track for a night of high-flying action. Tickets are just $26 for adults and $10 for children 13 years old and under with a paid adult.

22–31 PIPELINE

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Pipeline is a play about one mother's fight to give her son a future. The deeply moving story brings forth an important conversation about  race, economic class, parental duty and the state of American education. Visit BlumenthalArts.org to purchase your ticket.

At Coggin Law, PLLC, we have a simple operating statement: Be Prepared.

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Nightly & Tread Brightly night race. Runners can choose between the half marathon distance or the 4-miler, both offered on the evening of Aug.  23 and evening or the morning race, or camp overnight to do both! USNWC.org 

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