Tag: North Carolina

NASCAR can survive without Dale Earnhardt Jr. on track

| October 30, 2017 | 1 Comment
NASCAR can survive without Dale Earnhardt Jr. on track

As the checkered flag falls on the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season in just a couple weeks, the career of one of NASCAR’s most favored drivers will come to a close. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been the sport’s flagship driver for numerous years now. He hasn’t been the most successful nor the most […]

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Martin Truex Jr. victorious in Charlotte

| October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Martin Truex Jr. victorious in Charlotte

To put it simply, Martin Truex Jr. has been on rails this season. Heading into this weekend, the Mayetta, NJ native had accumulated five wins and led over 1,800 laps. The Furniture Row Racing team has seemed invincible, bringing un-paralled speed to each track on the circuit. But for a majority of the weekend at Charlotte […]

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Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

On Wednesday morning, Team Penske announced that it will be adding a third car to it’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fleet, and Ryan Blaney will be behind the wheel. The High Point, NC native has spent the last few years on loan racing for Wood Brothers Racing, a team that shares a technical alliance […]

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A walk through the Arboretum

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
A walk through the Arboretum

If you are like me, you like to try new things. Being open to trying new things and exploring new places is a great thing because you get to experience all different kinds of environments. The next time you are sitting around thinking about what you want to do for the day, I highly suggest […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR

Hendrick Motorsports sent out an official release on Tuesday morning announcing the retirement of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the 2017 season. The Kannapolis, NC native sat out a majority of the 2016 season after suffering from concussion symptoms nearly halfway through the season. Earnhardt Jr. made […]

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Clinton pushes early voting for UNC Charlotte

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clinton pushes early voting for UNC Charlotte

Thousands of students and North Carolina residents gathered for a rally in the Belk Plaza to see Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, where she urged attendants to vote early late Sunday afternoon. Before speaking about her many plans as president, Clinton first took aim at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, mentioning in their third and final […]

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First Lady of the United States of America in Charlotte

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
First Lady of the United States of America in Charlotte

The public, gathered in a ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center Oct. 4, straightened their backs and looked up. More and more secret service agents were coming out from the back, alert and focused, which meant that first lady Michelle Obama would take the stage any minute. When North Carolina governor nominee Roy Cooper introduced […]

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The other race in 2016

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
The other race in 2016

The North Carolina Gubernatorial race is one of the most important races in the Southeast. The impact of this election will be felt for generations to come and yet both of our candidates seem to lacking in very important areas. I support Attorney General, Roy Cooper for Governor, but I do not do so without […]

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Gano seals Panthers victory in OT

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Gano seals Panthers victory in OT

The Carolina Panthers welcomed the Indianapolis Colts to Charlotte for a primetime matchup on Monday Night Football. The weather posed some issues for both teams as there were seven turnovers and a missed extra point from Panther kicker Graham Gano that allowed the Colts to force the game into overtime. Gano redeemed himself in OT […]

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REVIEW: CHVRCHES opens every eye at the Fillmore Charlotte

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: CHVRCHES opens every eye at the Fillmore Charlotte

In front of a sell-out crowd Wednesday night, Scottish synth-pop trio CHVRCHES slowly emerged from the darkness. White lights glimmered as symphonic tunes graced the sound waves sending chills down the audience’s spine. The Fillmore Charlotte crowd drowned in the alluring melody as Glaswegian front-woman Lauren Mayberry appeared, shocking the crowd back to life from […]

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Say’hu: My own way

| October 20, 2015 | 5 Comments
Say’hu: My own way

Say’hu, a slender West-African, sits on a black leather couch. His charcoal-colored fedora rests on top of an untrimmed afro; hands in the pockets of his khaki colored pants. Say’hu sits inside his concealed downtown Charlotte studio, a hideaway from the outside world. His inspiration, Bob Marley, is pictured on his t-shirt, while at the same time he […]

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REVIEW: On top of the world with Walk the Moon

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: On top of the world with Walk the Moon

The mysterious smoke that hovered above the stage begins to dissipate. The crowd’s “Walk the Moon” chants are heard outside on Music Factory Boulevard. The stage lights slowly grow brighter, as if the sun is rising over the horizon, illuminating the thousands of faces in the sold out crowd. “The Circle of Life” echoes throughout […]

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REVIEW: Smallpools blows the doors off Cat’s Cradle

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Smallpools blows the doors off Cat’s Cradle

Sean Scanlon, lead singer of Smallpools, emerged from the darkness and white fog, perched atop an empty drum case overlooking and directing the crowd that filled Cat’s Cradle on a breezy Monday night. The audience’s cheers echoed from wall-to-wall inside the small live music venue, local beer spilled from the plastic pint beer cups in […]

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REVIEW: Of Monsters and Men, Icelandic indie-folk band ignited Uptown Amphitheatre

| October 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
REVIEW: Of Monsters and Men, Icelandic indie-folk band ignited Uptown Amphitheatre

As the sun went down behind the Charlotte skyline, the Icelandic gothic folk-rockers, Of Monsters and Men, stepped out onto the dimly lit stage, donning their all black attire in front of thousands at the Uptown Amphitheatre. The Icelandic ensemble broke into the musical spotlight in 2012 with the chart topping track, “Little Talks”. After […]

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