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Celebrate the 77th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Happy Saturday, QCity!

I hope you’re having a great weekend.

My sincere appreciation goes out to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Charlotte chapter, which honored me last week with its 2023 Pegasus Award, which “recognizes an individual outside of the public relations profession who demonstrates superior knowledge and use of public relations for the betterment of our community.”

Congratulations to all the PRSA Charlotte winners. I had a wonderful time learning about the incredible work you do.

In today’s newsletter: My weekend news quiz; catch up on some job postings you have missed; and learn about Charlotte’s Thanksgiving Eve parade. Plus, how a local family found academic success with Metrolina Scholars Academy.

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Can you ace our weekend quiz?

How closely did you follow the news in Charlotte this week? Test your knowledge with this five-question quiz.


Thanksgiving Day parade guide

Kick off the holiday season at the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 5:45 p.m.

Holiday cheer will be in the air, along with your favorite larger-than-life balloons, parade floats, marching bands and performances. 

The parade is free for all to attend! 


Dr. Shamieka Dixon knew her daughter was bright but never thought of her as “gifted.”

After enrolling her daughter at Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Dr. Dixon learned that academically gifted students don’t all fit into a single mold.

Learn more about the Scholars Academy and why the Dixon family calls it “the best-kept secret in Charlotte.”

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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