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Happy Sunday, QCity!

Hats off to the Carolina Panthers. After dropping six straight games to open the season, the team picked up its first win today to inspire this optimistic post from Charlotte artist Marcus Kiser, who predicted today’s win.

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More than 130 sorority and fraternity members took a “Stroll to the Polls” on Saturday, walking from the Stratford Richardson YMCA to cast their votes at the West Boulevard Library.

As of today, 11,505 people had cast early votes ahead of the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Early voting Ends Saturday, Nov., 4, at 3 p.m.


Give your career a boost

• Arts & Science Council is seeking a vice president of philanthropy. APPLY

• Mecklenburg County is seeking a public health nurse. APPLY

• Mecklenburg County is seeking a child welfare specialist II. APPLY

• Crisis Assistance Ministry is seeking a director of development. APPLY

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Building Community Together 

Black Families Network Social, September 23, 2021

Community is the cornerstone of the Providence Day experience and what helps us thrive as a school.

We believe in the importance of fostering inclusive spaces for students, faculty and staff, as well as parents and families. For decades, these spaces have been built in various ways.

In 2021, the Black Families Network was formally established to bring parents and families together to build community. 


A look back at some of last week’s stories

Meet the man who helped construct Mecklenburg County’s $2.5 billion school bond proposal

Five ideas for a Halloween-themed outing

When Halloween dates go wrong: A Charlotte woman’s experience

Gantt Center to celebrate 50 years with new programming and events

Local nonprofits receive grants to combat intergenerational poverty in Mecklenburg County


Zip across the Hammock Coast

Water sports aren’t just for summer. Head to Hammock Coast this fall and go on a Seakart adventure –  a jet ski combined with an inflatable boat.

Zip along the water with up to two other people and have a thrilling adventure along the coast.

Read on to see what else is in store in Hammock Coast.


A taste of the island

Clayton Clark found that traditional Jamaican food like was hard to come by in Charlotte. Clayton grew up on the islands, learning to cook from his mother.

Today, he’s the owner of Fidel’s Kitchen, a carry-out Jamaican restaurant in west Charlotte, serving up classic Jamaican dishes like jerk chicken and Clark’s own creations like oxtail cheese fries.

In the future, Clark hopes to also have a food truck to serve more of Charlotte.

“I’m still in the growth period. Every day is a different experience; I learn something more and more each day,” he said. Keep reading to learn more about Clark and how he’s sharing Jamaican culture one dish at a time.

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Amanda was born and raised in Charlotte and graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s in Communications and English. She covers Mecklenburg County. Reach her at