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Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center Serves As A Point of Community Connection

The Namesake The Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center has been providing recreational programming to the Historic West End since 2000. The small school site recreation center connected to Bruns Academy is living up to the legacy of its name as it continues to provide opportunities for the community to come together. The center was once named

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The Watkins Family Finds Community Culture in the Historic West End

To understand the character and history of a neighborhood, the stories of those who lived there are important to hear. For one Historic West End resident, the sense of community found in the neighborhood of Seversville has always been an important characteristic that makes the Historic West End special. Long time resident Annetta Watkins grew

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Swinging at The Savoy Party Will Make History Come Alive

This Friday, the Harlem Renaissance will be back in full swing because of the LATIBAH Collard Green Museum annual fundraiser Swinging at The Savoy. It will be a cultural celebration with live music, dance, food, and art. Attendees are encouraged to wear Harlem Renaissance attire or just dress to impress to immerse themselves in the

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West Charlotte High School Preps Students for Cosmetology Careers

Students at West Charlotte High School are getting a jump start into careers in cosmetology thanks to the on-campus salon Infinity Style Academy. This vocational track has been at West Charlotte High School for over 30 years. The current program is headed by cosmetology teacher Deborah Ayers. She divides her time between teaching high school students

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Mapping Narratives: Exploring the Historic West End Interactive Map

Johnson C. Smith University is using digital mapping and photography to preserve the history and the character of the surrounding neighborhoods that are changing in the Historic West End. Brandon Lunsford is the University Archivist and Digital Manager at the James B. Duke Library at Johnson C. Smith University. He has taken the lead role

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Traffic Alert: Closure Notice Update W. Trade Street between Rozzelles Ferry Rd. / W. 5th St. and College St.

Below are multiple street changes being made along W. Trade St. between Rozzelles Ferry Rd. / W. 5th St. and College St. Please use the information below to help plan your route and move safely through these closure areas. Changes being made: NEW: W. Trade St. between Graham and Pine will be closed beginning Friday, November

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More than Fashion: The story of the Paul Andre Boutique

Custom-made clothing has been coming out of the Paul Andre Boutique in the Historic West End for four years now. The boutique is in the business of creating custom designs. You will find custom suits, dresses, shoes, hats, and more. The pieces often integrate African fabric into the design. Paul Andre, owner of the Paul

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CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2: Autumn Updates

Five Points Roasters A Historic West End Coffee Story

Providing a neighbor with a warm cup of coffee on a crisp Autumn day is the perfect scenario for Paul VanGundy, founder of Five Points Roasters. After living in Five Points for three years, he started his coffee company just six months ago, launching the brand with the neighborhood’s namesake. “Five Points Roasters is based

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LATIBAH West End Talks brings new take on community meetings

LATIBAH West End Talks is revamping the community meeting concept in the Historic West End with a four-part panel series that blends information sharing with partying for a purpose. T’Afo Feimster, Founder & Director of LATIBAH Collard Green Museum, felt the need to bring a new approach to sharing information among Historic West End residents

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