Tag: uptown charlotte

Light rail opening postponed

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail opening postponed

The Lynx Blue Line Extension that will connect uptown Charlotte to campus has been delayed to March 2018, at the latest. The original opening was planned for August 2017. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) made the announcement Monday, saying that the delay was due to construction coordination challenges but that the $1.16 billion project would still remain […]

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Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

The Carolina Panthers are headed to the Super Bowl, but before they left the City of Charlotte threw the team a record-breaking going away party. More than 25 thousand fans packed Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte Friday for one more chance to see their Carolina Panthers before they head to Super Bowl 50 in […]

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Romare Bearden Park is a haven among the hustle of the city

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Romare Bearden Park is a haven among the hustle of the city

Fields of green grass and beds of purple flowers grow providing a sanctuary within the bustling area that is uptown Charlotte. Amid bankers and business men, Romare Bearden Park is a place where residents and tourists alike can rejuvenate and remember the beauty of nature. The park is located at 300 S. Church St., just […]

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UNCC’s AIA travels uptown to deliver goods for homeless

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNCC’s AIA travels uptown to deliver goods for homeless

​The Alliance of International Ambassadors on campus sponsors several charity drives throughout the year to benefit the homeless community in Charlotte. Currently, they are collecting donations for their “Bananas (and clothing) for the homeless” charity drive. The organization welcomes students to join them as they hand out donations to the homeless community in uptown Charlotte […]

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Charlotte’s Manifesto Film Festival to showcase work of independent filmmakers

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charlotte’s Manifesto Film Festival to showcase work of independent filmmakers

For the last 12 years, the Art Institute of Charlotte has hosted a wonderful showcase event in our fair city, giving exposure to local filmmakers as well as entries coming in internationally. What’s the name of the event? “Manifesto”— a love letter to all those aspiring artists from every different genre. This year’s showing consists of […]

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Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

From the opening festivities of CarolinaFest to the acceptance speech given by President Barack Obama for the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Queen City was launched into the spotlight  for what Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx called “the world’s introduction to Charlotte.” Charlotte played host to several rallies and protests from various concerned communities  from […]

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