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An unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement

An unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement

It was 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rev. Dr. Jesse L. Douglas Sr. was a student at the Interdenominational Theological Seminary and visiting the school library, when a chance meeting changed… Read more »

A Year in Features

A Year in Features

Community features are a huge part of the South Charlotte Weekly. As a hyper-local newspaper, South Charlotte Weekly and its staff strives to bring  readers quality features on relevant community… Read more »

Company ‘goes beyond’ with coat drive

Company ‘goes beyond’ with coat drive

GoBeyond SEO’s name is about more than branding or even a business philosophy – the Ballantyne company’s core values are rooted in giving back to the community, according to Trish… Read more »

Allen Tate’s annual public education fundraiser hits $1.52 million mark

Allen Tate’s annual public education fundraiser hits $1.52 million mark

Allen Tate Company has spent the last 17 years raising funds to support public schools throughout North and South Carolina. The south Charlotte-based company’s agents and employees recently hit the… Read more »

Traditions furniture and design expanding

Traditions furniture and design expanding

Sharon Garfield was working alone out of the sunroom of her home when she started her interior design business in 1992. Fast-forward nearly 23 years, and Garfield is now the… Read more »

Celebrate the season with a local church

Celebrate the season with a local church

As the holiday rush draws to a close, a handful of local churches are taking time to celebrate the season’s sacred side with special Christmas services. So whether you’re looking… Read more »

Town celebrates the season with tree lighting

Town celebrates the season with tree lighting

Pineville residents ushered in the Christmas season with the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony on the afternoon and evening of Saturday, Dec. 6. The event included refreshments, karaoke, live entertainment… Read more »

Johnston Drive realignment coming soon?

Johnston Drive realignment coming soon?

The Johnston Drive and Main Street intersection in downtown Pineville could eventually be history. The Pineville Town Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Dec. 9, meeting to team up with… Read more »

Charlotte Chorale’s musical Christmas tradition gives back

Charlotte Chorale’s musical Christmas tradition gives back

One thing south Charlotte resident Renee Downey loves about performing with the Charlotte Chorale, is that the non-profit singing group offers “something for everybody.” Downey has been a part of… Read more »

‘Brody Brocken’ takes young readers to Europe

‘Brody Brocken’ takes young readers to Europe

Kids can now take a trip across Europe from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to local author Debra Dickson. Dickson is the craftswoman of “Brody Brocken and his… Read more »