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Author: Travis Silvas

Potter’s vision for the Yarn Garden brought to life at new location

From a small seating area nestled underneath an illuminated pergola near the back of her new location, Lindsay Potter cannot hide the passion she has for her business. Though she’s owned the Yarn Garden in downtown Charlotte for the past 10 years, she’s always known the look and feel of her business wasn’t quite complete. That all changed with her new location — 131 S. Cochran Avenue — which opened in early April. The move provided an opportunity for her to put her creativity to the test, and design the kind of store she knew the Yarn Garden could...

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The Flipping Redheads to make much anticipated debut April 29

Jill Felice and Colleen Mandeville have far more in common than the color of their hair. The two redheads bonded instantly more than a decade ago while working as nurses at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital. Shortly after, they strengthened their friendship while on the hunt for hidden treasures at local garage sales. “We became the ‘Garage Sale Queens,’” Felice said. “We started repurposing things for our own homes as a hobby.” As their passion for flipping garage sale finds grew, so too did their talent for creating one-of-a-kind pieces. The two toyed with the idea of opening their...

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The Reading Place closes its doors after 39 years

“Wandering the musty mazes of the bookshelves is one of my favorite memories of Charlotte, and continually an inspiration to me as an artist and historian.” “I would take all four kids there quite a bit when they were little. It was always exciting to see them excited about being in there and picking out books.” “The owners will always be in my special memories because of their kindness.” “They are the nicest people I have ever met.” These are just some of the comments I’ve gathered from the community since Lewis and Emma Trowbridge announced their plan to...

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Council looks to move forward with street improvement plan without millage

The Charlotte City Council voted 6-to-1 Monday, April 24 to approve the first reading of resolution 2017-44, which calls for major reconstruction on portions of five city streets over the course of the next five years. The plan, referred to as Major Street Fund Cash Flow version 3, would accomplish the reconstruction projects without asking voters to approve a millage. Instead, the plan identifies the potential to borrow $800,000 of Owens-Illinois money the city received in 2014 and an additional $400,000 from the city’s Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA). Other sources of revenue include the Eaton County road millage...

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