Gwen Stefani with special guest Eve coming to Charlotte and Raleigh

SATURDAY JULY 23 – PNC MUSIC PAVILION CHARLOTTE SUNDAY JULY 24 – COASTAL CREDIT UNION MUSIC PARK AT WALNUT CREEK RALEIGH   4 TICKETS FOR $40* FOR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!     From Friday, July 1 through Monday July 4, fans can purchase 4 tickets to Gwen Stefani at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte & Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh for $40 plus fees.  

Tuesday See Hillary and President Barack Obama in Charlotte

Want to see history being made next week? Hillary Clinton and President Obama are campaigning together for the first time in this election — next Tuesday in Charlotte! WHAT: President Barack Obama and Hillary in Charlotte! WHEN: Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 Doors open at 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Charlotte Convention Center 501 South College Street Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 President Obama is absolutely electrifying on the campaign trail, and this is his first rally of 2016 — so we imagine that he’ll have a few things to say about Donald Trump. This is shaping up to be one of the coolest events of the entire campaign so far — and it’s happening right here in North…

Winter Can’t Stop The Farmer’s Market

Gorgeous Artisan Bread

The farmers market, a place of wholesome goodness and fun.  They are widely touted through the warm balmy days of May through September, but then people forget about all the great produce and locally produced foods that are available year round after the apple harvest is in.  I was guilty of this, but had my memory jogged as I was looking through the paper one day for something to do with my family and saw an ad for the Winter’s Market in Davidson, NC. Davidson is a lovely little college town located just north of Charlotte on I 77.  Incorporated in 1879 this charming town is filled with great parks, shops, and art, and hidden…

Daniel Stowe Botanic Gardens “Orchid Spectacular” Takes You Away From The Winter Blues

Living Archways

Just outside of Belmont, North Carolina there are over 100 acres of gardens waiting to be explored at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.  From willow mazes to garden fountains these gorgeously laid out botanic wonders offer a full sensory experience to visitors young and old year round.  However on this cool, rainy January day it was to the Orchid Conservatory to which my family and I slogged through the puddles and drips.  The five story, 8000 square foot conservatory houses thousands of tropical plants including orchids, and it was the orchids that I wanted to see. Starting January 20th and extending to March 18 the Conservatory is hosting it’s “Orchid Spectacular” and spectacular it is. …

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Finishes Home In North Carolina

Ty Pennington and the rest of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team finished up the home for the Friday family in Lincolnton, North Carolina, on Saturday afternoon. The neighborhood was packed with hundreds of spectators and volunteers for the 6 p.m. reveal. The emotional Friday family wasn’t only thankful for their new home but the Extreme Makeover’s team also setup a House of Hope in the Friday’s new home. The Friday’s House of Hope will be a resource for families with foster children. The idea is to provide important items, such as age-appropriate clothing, diapers and toys, on an emergency basis. The organization will also operate as a store where people can donate or purchase items to…

Candlelight Christmas Tour at Historic Brattonsville

Twighlight view of Historic Brattonsville

As the sun set and the full moon rose from a tree lined horizon, the Historic Village of Brattonsville was bathed in the glow of lantern lined paths, small bon-fires and candle lit buildings. Historic Brattonsville is a living history museum located in York County, South Carolina and was settled by the Bratton family during the 18th century.  It is currently operated by the Culture and Heritage Museums of York County which hosts the Candlelight Christmas Tours annually.  Located just south east of Rock Hill, SC, Brattonsville is an easy hour drive from Charlotte, NC, as attested by the healthy crowd drawn by this unique annual event.   Hundreds of modern people, both young and old,…