Boston may lay claim to revolutionary heritage that includes Paul Revere, but the Queen City of Charlotte has its own midnight rider in Captain Jack. There are many folks around these parts who... more
Boomerang Bay at Carowinds is a really cool water park, with something for 'kids' of all ages and heights, including splash parks/play areas from zero-depth and wading-pool-depth for smaller kids to... more
On May 17th 1938 Eastern Airlines flew the first commercial flight into Charlotte and in the airport's first year of operation six flights took off from Charlotte each day. Two years later, the... more
Thanks to the Charlotte Arts and Science Council’s (ASC) Public Art Walking Tour, residents and visitors alike can take advantage of a free, specially developed nine block walking tour of Charlotte’s... more
Reedy Creek Park & Nature Preserve is a Mecklenburg County Park in northeast Charlotte. Initially, the land for the park was purchased by the City of Charlotte, but transferred to the county when the... more
Had a GREAT day today! Went to Discovery Place to check out the Body World exhibit, then watched an IMAX movie there. Walked a block down the street to have some microbrewed beer and a quick lunch at... more
Take a day-trip to Asheville
Asheville is a mountain city less than 2 hours from Charlotte (hop on I-85 westbound to 26 to Asheville).
It is a beautiful location with a rich literary community and... more
The Carolina Panthers play in Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte. This is a nice, new stadium with great views and probably the best selection of beer I have ever seen at a professional... more
MAJOR CHANGES FOR FIRST TUESDAY CONCERTS IN FALL OF 2012
Charlotte Chamber Music has merged with the Bechtler Museum.
The first Tuesday of each month during the school year (September through May),... more
Lake Norman is growning by leaps and bounds!! It is a great place to hang out in the summer time and a nice place if you choose to live there. It's about 30 minutes from Charlotte (with I-77 traffic)... more
Thompson park is located on East 3rd Street in downtown Charlotte, and is home to St. Mary's Chapel. (I was married at this chapel!) St. Mary's Chapel is open to the public each Friday from noon till... more
UPDATE: I moved to Philadelphia in July of '04, but Charlotte will always be a special place to me. I lived there longer than any other place to this point in my life and I know it well. If you have...
"An agreeable village but in a bloody rebellious country," recorded General Cornwallis when, before the unpleasantness at Yorktown, he visited Charlotte, North Carolina: "A veritable nest of hornets."...