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Fans create a throwback ice cream parlor

Fans create a throwback ice cream parlor

CHARLOTTE – X-tra Ball is tucked away in the Bi-Lo shopping center with an immaculate storefront. It’s a throwback to the old-school ice cream parlor with contemporary twists. The 1980s… Read more »

Captain’s Cap anchored by fish camp-style menu

Captain’s Cap anchored by fish camp-style menu

By Molly Reitter dining@lakenormanpublications.com BELMONT – Spero Stathopoulos came over from Athens, Greece at 17 years old in 1971 with his parents due to a military coup. He began working… Read more »

Whitewater Center offers dining, music and exercise

Whitewater Center offers dining, music and exercise

By Madison Siegfried AandE@mimonitor.com CHARLOTTE – If your go-to restaurant or squishy armchair is not doing the trick, nothing decompresses bottled-up tension quite like a tried-and-true dose of fresh air,… Read more »

Author exposes domestic violence

Author exposes domestic violence

CHARLOTTE – Deborah J. Monroe, a resident of Greenville, will sign copies of her book, “Hurt No More,” at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. In… Read more »

Author explores personal freedom

Author explores personal freedom

STANLEY – Author Dana Gasperson announces the nationwide release of the new book, “Restored, Second Edition,” where she explores the concept of personal freedom. Gasperson shares how she began the… Read more »

Organizers planning art, music festival

Organizers planning art, music festival

By Jasmine Madjlessi AandE@mimonitor.com MOUNT HOLLY – The seventh annual Mount Holly Art and Music Festival is coming up. Sept. 26 and 27 marks a celebration of art, music, alcohol… Read more »

Whitewater center becomes hub of activity

Whitewater center becomes hub of activity

The U.S. National Whitewater Center hosted its second annual Tuck Fest, a three- day festival April 25-27 that celebrates the active, outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music…. Read more »

Downtown blooms with Springfest activities

Downtown blooms with Springfest activities

Mount Holly Springfest attracted crowds May 3 to downtown. The festival featured vendors, live music, a car show, children’s zone and food. The event was the culmination of several outdoor… Read more »

CaroMont Community Challenge encourages fitness

CaroMont Community Challenge encourages fitness

GASTONIA – CaroMont Health is partnering with numerous community groups in Gaston County to launch the inaugural CaroMont Community Challenge, a run, walk or bike event designed to inspire residents… Read more »

Whitewater center celebrates Memorial Day

Whitewater center celebrates Memorial Day

CHARLOTTE – The U.S. National Whitewater Center will host a daylong festival May 25 to celebrate Memorial Day. The festival starts with an 8-mile trail race at 9 a.m. and… Read more »