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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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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 by the name of James Hogan.  This Mt. Holly native prefers to go by ‘Tootie’, … Read entire article »

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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 to the Dinner! My Dad was in on the joke.  The table was set the prayers … Read entire article »

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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 remember how to put that worm on a hook and I also still remember that … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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 damage. You cannot tell from the pictures how massive this actual tower was.  Now I drive … Read entire article »

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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 was Woodlawn but was renamed back in 1875 to Mount Holly after the Mount Holly … Read entire article »

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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 »

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Guns Blazing in Cherryville for New Years!

Guns Blazing in Cherryville for New Years!

New Year’s Shooters It seems kind of weird going from the Opera to the Cherryville Shooters Event.  Here at the Charlotte Banter we try to give you a little taste of all that the Charlotte NC area has to offer. New Years Eve I had made it home safe and sound before the ball dropped bringing in the  2011New Year.  The plan was to get safely home before all the drunk drivers hit the road.  I innocently … Read entire article »

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Open Rehearsal – La traviata

Open Rehearsal – La traviata

A Special Invitation from Opera Carolina, The Opera Guild of Charlotte and Friends of the Opera Charlotte:  Please join us and listen to the cast of La traviata (the fallen woman) as they rehearse together for the first time.  La traviata, the second opera of our 62nd season, is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Franceso Maria Piave based on the play by Alexandre Dumas, fils, La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady of the Camellias).  La … Read entire article »

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Where in the QC? (Game 3)

Where in the QC? (Game 3)

Where in the QC is This? This week when I was out and about I came across this fish out of the water.  I thought this would be great for the game.  I didn’t know if a bunch of people had a great mailbox like this so I thought it was cool the numbers were included.  That’s right you have to find this fish!  Fish #9312. The way we play the game is simple.  While you are … Read entire article »

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Longhorn Game Watch – A&M – Thursday 25 November

Longhorn Game Watch – A&M – Thursday 25 November

Texas Exes – University of Texas Alumni Association Charlotte Network  Fellow Longhorns, Join us at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille (DNG) located at 911 E Morehead, the corner of Morehead and McDowell, this Saturday and watch the Horns take on Texas A&M.  Kickoff is 8.00 PM.  Parking tip: turn down McDowell street and turn right on Baxter. There is a big parking lot on the right, which will put you behind DNG. From there it is a short walk. Please email Collin Clark … Read entire article »

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It’s all about the Salsa at La Unica (Indian Trail, NC)

It’s all about the Salsa at La Unica (Indian Trail, NC)

It’s all about the Salsa at  La Unica. If you like Mexican restaurants then you know all about the chips and salsa served soon after you are seated.   It is always a gamble when selecting a new Mexican restaurant if they are going to have a great salsa. Some are spicy and others just plain tomatoes with a few other ingredients.  Some are chunky and others are thin and just wet the chip.  I will have to … Read entire article »

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Where in the QC? (Game 2)

Where in the QC? (Game 2)

Think you know Charlotte well?  Well take a guess at this weeks “Where in the QC?” I have taken a picture of a feature located off a busy Charlotte  NC street.  See if you can identify where it is.  Looking for the most observant person around. The rules are simple.  I will post a picture that I took.  All my pictures will be of places that thousands of people pass daily and may or … Read entire article »

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Fun I Spy Contest – Where in the QC? (Queen City)

Fun I Spy Contest – Where in the QC? (Queen City)

Do you think you have been everywhere in the Charlotte and surrounding areas?  Do you notice things around you when you are out and about?  Do you want to receive the bragging rights for being the most observant Charlottean?  Then you need to sign up to be a part of the Charlotte Banter and play our new game called “Where in the QC?” The rules are simple.  I will post a picture that I took.  All … Read entire article »

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