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Happy Monday, QCity!

Today, read about how a WSSU alumnus will return to the school soon, Halloween happenings and more this week.

Today in History: In 1945, Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers, making him the first Black man to play for a major league baseball team in the modern era.

Today in Charlotte: Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets


ESPN to film live morning show at WSSU

Stephen A. Smith (pictured above) speaking on his morning debate show, First Take. October 2023. (Youtube Screenshot)

ESPN’s “First Take” is coming to Winston-Salem State University next week.

The show, starring WSSU alumnus Stephen A. Smith and Savannah State University alumnus Shannon Sharpe, is ESPN’s signature morning debate show; it airs live on weekdays at 10 a.m.

The Nov. 7 visit will be the first time the show has made an appearance at WSSU.

Keep reading. [Jalon Hill]


Twelve things happening on Halloween in Charlotte

This year’s spooky season is coming to a close with the arrival of Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31, and there are lots of events happening to celebrate — like free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme.

For those who take part in the fall holiday, here are some events happening on Halloween in Charlotte.

Read on.


Family-friendly fun in Charlotte

powered by Trinity Episcopal School

Now through Nov. 4, the West Boulevard Library is hosting Spooky Scavenger Hunt; it offers a fun activity for the whole family.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library is one of many ways families can have kid-friendly fun in Charlotte. If spooky-themed scavenger hunts aren’t your thing — no worries.

Check out our list of seven other local activities that can bring the family together.


History and relaxation on the Hammock Coast

The Hammock Coast offers plenty to do during a weekend getaway, including learning about Black history.

Stop by Brookgreen Gardens on Oct. 31 to see a traveling sculpture of Harriet Tubman or participate in Gullah-Geechee programming, like nature excursions and art exhibits.

Check out our article and plan your trip.


Hornets, Harry Potter and a Halloween bash this week in Charlotte

Scarowinds. September 2023. (Photo courtesy of Studio Well Made, LLC)


Charlotte Hornets v. Brooklyn Nets: Head to the Spectrum Center to catch a basketball game.

Harry Potter Watch Party: Enjoy themed cocktails with your friends for a magical night.


Petrified Halloween Bash 2023: Head to Petra’s in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win $100. 

CLTFREESKATE Halloween Party: Grab your skates and costumes for a spooky night out. 


Legion Brewing Paint and Plant: Unleash your inner artist at this creative and green evening at Legion West Morehead.

Charlotte Speed Dating: Those 24 to 38 have a chance of finding love at this speed dating event. 

Club 40+ Dinner Party: Join a table of other Charlotteans in their 40s for a DishCourse dinner party. 

Kid’s Corner 

Uptown Community Fall Festival (Tues.): Enjoy thrilling activities, games,  delicious food and live entertainment at this all-age event.

Stroller Workout and Playdate (Tues.): Join a community of fellow Charlotte moms for a workout and playdate 


30 years of Carolina Renaissance Fest

This weekend, bundle up and head to the Renaissance Fest for a day of live shows, good food, and an open-air market.

This day-long festival will keep you entertained with several acres of fun activities fit for the whole family or just your friends. Either, way there’s plenty in store.

Get your tickets before they run out!

More news

➡️ Local: One person was killed in a shooting in north Charlotte overnight. (WSOC-TV)

➡️ Health: Transgender youth in North Carolina dealing with medical “whiplash” of ban on gender-affirming care. (NC Health News)

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