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Author Archives: Josh Whitener

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 »

Playtime Sheets offers educational fun before bedtime

Playtime Sheets offers educational fun before bedtime

It all started with a song on the radio that wasn’t exactly kid friendly. Kevin Gatlin picked up his son from school one day and turned on the car radio,… Read more »

Fighting with faith

Fighting with faith

Linda Shannon always wanted to write a book, but she had no idea what to write about. Shannon originally worked as a sales tax accountant, a career she pursued at… Read more »

Find your holiday fun

Find your holiday fun

December is officially here, marking the season for Christmas tree lightings, gingerbread houses, nativities, holiday performances, seasonal craft shows and the Man in the Red Suit himself. Check out South… Read more »

An artistic journey of heritage, identity and prose

An artistic journey of heritage, identity and prose

Vivek Shraya didn’t begin his artistic career aspiring to be an author. The Canadian of Indian descent originally set out to become a musician and produced a number of independent… Read more »

Giving thanks with a grateful heart

Giving thanks with a grateful heart

As November wanes and people eagerly anticipate Christmas, a handful of churches are taking time to help members reflect on their blessings in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Several churches in… Read more »

Thanksgiving Day tradition returning to Ballantyne

Thanksgiving Day tradition returning to Ballantyne

People in the Ballantyne and Blakeney areas who are looking to start a new Thanksgiving tradition and help those less fortunate during the holidays should look no further than their… Read more »

Sharpening skills while fighting cancer

Sharpening skills while fighting cancer

Niki Shenise thought it would be a normal checkup when she took her 12-year-old son, Eli, to his pediatrician in May. The following week brought the news no parent wants… Read more »

Art, girls and granddaughters

Art, girls and granddaughters

Kay Jaitly has enjoyed writing ever since her first writing assignment – an essay on raccoons she wrote in the second grade. “I couldn’t wait to get home after school… Read more »