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Murals Bring Positive Vibes to the Historic West End

By Kia O. Moore The Historic West End was left reeling after the mass shooting that took place last month on Beatties Ford Road. Families lost loved ones when shots rang out at a nighttime block party on Sunday, June 21 after first responders...

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Huetiful Celebration brings West End together to celebrate the Black community

by Kia O. Moore The Huetiful Celebration will take over the Historic West End on Saturday, July 18 from 9 am to 8 pm. The Festival will celebrate the Black Community in all of its beautiful hues. It is an event designed to empower Historic West...

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Juneteenth Liberation Drive-Thru Celebration Acts as Emotional Release for West End

By Kia O. Moore There has been unrest in the streets of Charlotte since May 29. People have come together to oppose the injustices happening to Black people as a result of interactions with law enforcement. The Charlotte protests, sparked by the...

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COMMUNITY FIRST: NEWCOMERS LEARN THAT A SENSE OF COMMUNITY IS TOP PRIORITY IN BIDDLEVILLE

Travis and Victoria Bell moved into the Biddleville neighborhood back in August 2017. Back then they did not know that they were moving into a neighborhood that made it a top priority to create a sense of community. When looking for a house, for the...

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STEWART CREEK GREENWAY: A HISTORIC WEST END AMENITY WORTH EXPLORING

Since 2008, the 1.2 miles of Stewart Creek Greenway has woven its way through the Historic West End. It provides residents and visitors with an outlet that creates connectivity and improves the walkability of the neighborhood. Katie Lloyd, a planner...

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MARTIN STREET LOT PULLS DARNELL IVORY BACK TO HISTORIC WEST END

Darnell Ivory was a resident of the Historic West End from 1961 to 1967 during her late elementary, middle school and high school years. She grew up in the McCrorey Heights neighborhood during that time. It was a time of playing hard outside with...

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MEET THE MILLERS: THE NEW OWNERS OF THE WADSWORTH ESTATE

The Wadsworth Estate, nestled in the Historic Wesley Heights Neighborhood, has new owners. Mark and Alyson Miller moved into the historic home in October 2018. The house was designed in 1910 by the well-known Charlotte architect Louis Asbury. In...

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NEWCOMERS JAMES CASS AND VIDA HARVEY IMPRESSED BY THE CHARACTER OF HISTORIC WEST END

James Cass and Vida Harvey are newcomers to the Historic West End neighborhood of Wesley Heights. They moved to the neighborhood in September of 2018. What pulled the couple to Wesley Heights was the character of the house, the neighborhood, and the...

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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...

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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...

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