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A Banter Moment With Stuart Stout of the March Forth With Hope Foundation

A Banter Moment With Stuart Stout of the March Forth With Hope Foundation

HOPE’S WISH It’s 9 am and an 8 year old child sits alone clutching a teddy bear waiting on his or her turn to begin their twelfth cancer treatment. He /She doesn’t feel well today but wanders over to the window to look outside. The sun is shining and they wish their parents were there. Where are the parents?….. This is the same question a little girl named Hope asked her parents one … Read entire article »

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Charlotte Banter Adventure – Lake Norman Quarry on a Snow Day!

Charlotte Banter Adventure – Lake Norman Quarry on a Snow Day!

Written by The Adventurer Sunday Football has come to a close. Winter doldrums setting in. Not.  Can’t happen. Won’t happen. What do the great outdoors of Greater Charlotte and the regional Carolinas have to offer? What can the true adventurer at heart do with himself and brag about it at the nine to fiver the next day? What can the adventurer accomplish that … Read entire article »

Out and About: Super G International Market /Charlotte NC

Out and About: Super G International Market /Charlotte NC

Target:  Super G International Market Location:  7323 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte NC 28227 What’s There:  This is the place to go shopping for those hard to find unique ingredients when you are cooking International recipes or you are bored and want to check out something different.   One of the 2013 new year’s resolutions we had made this year was to experiment with different … Read entire article »

A Banter Moment With James “Tootie” Hogan

A Banter Moment With James “Tootie” Hogan

A BANTER MOMENT WITH CHARLOTTE R&B and JAZZ GUITARIST JAMES ‘TOOTIE’ HOGAN Step aside Jimi Hendrix, you weren’t the only guitar aficionado in music history that could strum your musical axe with your teeth. We mean, really strum and pick those strings with your lower incisors. Charlotte area has its own version: A humble, low key, near master of a musician … Read entire article »

Happy Thanksgiving from CharlotteBanter.com (We are doing Pranks)

Happy Thanksgiving from CharlotteBanter.com (We are doing Pranks)

I pulled this on my family…. It all started when we were talking about my sister going off to UNC – Chapel Hill.  I made the statement she was very smart but still a blonde.  I felt sure that I could prove it so that Thanksgiving I went out and bought a Cornish Hen and inserted it into the Turkey. Fast Forward … Read entire article »

Drop A Line At Mountain Island Lake!

Drop A Line At Mountain Island Lake!

So you wanna go fishing?…… So it is hot outside and you got a little time on your hands.  Why not get that fishing rod out and blow the dust out of it?  You are welcome to go fishing on the banks of Mountain Island Lake. I was lucky enough to have the chance to go fishing as a child.  I still … Read entire article »

We Have Walmart Too!

We Have Walmart Too!

I came across this video and just wanted to share it in case you have not had the chance to see it.  This is a great collection of photos taken at local Walmarts throughout the country.  I had to reverse and pause a few times as I could not believe some of what I was seeing. You may or … Read entire article »

Hardee’s Auto Show – Friday Night’s Stanley NC

Hardee’s Auto Show – Friday Night’s Stanley NC

A Car Show at Hardee’s I don’t know what to expect when passing by a Hardee’s anymore.  We have already covered the Hoedown in Hardee’s in Lincolnton and then I found out they have a car show every Friday in Stanley NC.  I wasn’t sure if I should file this under Vintage Charlotte or not as all the cars there were … Read entire article »

Dutchman’s Ridge of Mount Holly – “The Choice is Yours” Video

Dutchman’s Ridge of Mount Holly – “The Choice is Yours” Video

Here is the long awaited and very much requested video!  See it here on the Charlotte Banter!       … Read entire article »

Vintage Charlotte – Independence Blvd

Vintage Charlotte – Independence Blvd

If you have been in the Charlotte area for any amount of time you have taken that journey up and down Independence Blvd all to often. I have seen many changes over that past years as the city grows. Independence Blvd is only a short part of Hwy 74 but a huge part of Charlotte history. At one time if … Read entire article »

April 5, 2011 The Night the Lights Went Out in Dallas, NC

April 5, 2011 The Night the Lights Went Out in Dallas, NC

Dallas, NC 4/5/2011 Early in the Am on April 5th, 2011 a storm hit  Charlotte and the surrounding areas.  The wind knocked over trees all over the area and even two large transmission towers located in Dallas, NC.  I drove around the area and got some great pictures.  Hard to believe this was not a tornado that did all this … Read entire article »

Dutchman’s Ridge in Mount Holly, NC by Eastwood Homes

Dutchman’s Ridge in Mount Holly, NC by Eastwood Homes

Looking for a place to live?  Why not take a look at an Eastwood’s Homes Community?  Dutchman’s Ridge is one of the newest communities Eastwood has taken on.  Located in the town of Mount Holly NC you will love the small town feeling while you are only 17 miles from the center of Charlotte.  The original name for this area … Read entire article »

Hoedown at Hardee’s in Lincolnton NC

Hoedown at Hardee’s in Lincolnton NC

Every Tuesday night at the local Hardee’s located in Lincolnton NC you will find more than just good eats!  You can’t find a seat.  Starting around 5 pm the folks begin to show up checking in to their favorite tables and catching up on the latest talk of the town.   The tables will be moved around to make room for … Read entire article »

St. Patrick’s Day Friends of the Opera Event

St. Patrick’s Day Friends of the Opera Event

Friends of the Opera invites you to Member Bartender Night at the Charlotte City Club Thursday 17 March 2011 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm RSVP 704-334-3200.  Credit cards accepted and 15% of the evening’s charges will be Donated to Opera Carolina.   Everyone’s Irish on March 17th! … Read entire article »