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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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Rosa Parks Farmers Market Vendor Highlight: Sustainability Village Market

The Sustainability Village Market is a partner and regular vendor at the Rosa Parks Farmers Market. They were among the first vendors when the market opened back in 2016 in the Health Department parking lot. The Sustainability Village Market (SV Market) is an initiative of Johnson C. Smith University that integrates academic coursework, research, service

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Open Streets 704 comes to Historic West End

  Open Streets 704 is coming to the Historic West End on September 30! Four miles of street stretching from Historic West End to South End will be shut down and turned into a park. Bikes and pedestrians will rule the Open Streets route. (Click here to see the route.) The Historic West End to

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More Soul Junction Fun with GospelSHOUT! and the Soul Junction Tech & Makers Expo

Soul Junction goes beyond the limits of a two-day music festival on the Liston Hall lawn at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). The festival is connected to events at the United House of Prayer for All People and the New Science Center on the JCSU main campus. GospelSHOUT! and the Soul Junction Tech & Makers

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