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Author: The County Journal

MOOville celebrates 14 years

Crissta Ames Contributing Writer MOOville celebrated its 14-year anniversary on Saturday, May 25 and Memorial Day, throwing a party to celebrate the years they’ve been in business.  The celebration kicked off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, with an All-You-Can-Eat Sundae bar, hot dogs, burgers, root beer floats, and more delicious treats. There was a naming contest for their newest petting farm addition, an adorable, light brown male calf — his name still to be announced. Kids enjoyed the bounce houses and the Money-Find in the sand pit, as well as music entertainment all day and the free petting zoo. ...

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Needful Things opens in Charlotte

Crissta Ames Contributing Writer A new business has made its home on Harris Street, behind the Charlotte Plaza Floral building. Needful Things, a store that hosts close to 30 vendors, who provide a large variety of merchandise, had its official opening on May 4.  Storeowner, Jeff Kenyon is excited to see what people will find.  “One of the great things about a store like this is items are constantly coming and going and you never know what is going to show up each day.  I find myself looking around the store every day just to see what is new...

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CharlotteRising awards second round of façade grants

In the last week, CharlotteRising wrapped up its 2019 Façade Grant program with the awarding of $25,000 to local downtown business to do improvements on their buildings.  The Façade Grant program helps to accomplish CharlotteRising’s mission through promoting downtown design. The Façade Grant program is also one of the core programs the Design Action Team completes every year. This team is made up of individuals who care about the look and design of downtown and want to make it more appealing for residents, businesses, and tourists.  There were many strong applications submitted this year and we are pleased to...

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Red Rosie Bakery set to open in downtown Charlotte

Crissta Ames Contributing Writer When Colleen Armitage first moved to Charlotte from a town called Milan, just south of Ann Arbor, she felt a little lost after leaving her job, family, and friends. However, she decided to follow her dreams of opening a bakery and did so, right here in Charlotte. In October 2018, Red Rosie Bakery was officially opened, with influences from Armitage’s red hair, and her icon, Rosie the Riveter.  “Whenever I doubted myself, I could always remember her motto ‘we can do it’, so expect to see some WWII inspired themes,” she said.  She even got...

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Ball Septic continues on under new ownership

Crissta Ames Contributing Writer For more than 25 years, Ball Septic Tank Service has been servicing Charlotte and the surrounding area septic tanks, both home and commercial.  The company was started by Ralph Ball as a side business. According to business manager Brandon Eldridge, Ball’s son, Steve took over in the 90s and expanded the business. In December, Ball Septic Tank Service was sold to current owner, Darrell Vanderstelt. Ball Septic does anything to do with septic tanks, but they also clean out grease traps.  “We install fields, replace tanks and fields. We can do repair work on the...

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