May 2011

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Best Bets May 2011

2011 Best of the Best

We scoured Charlotte all year long to compile this year’s list of 138 Best of the Best winners, from the best burger and the best childrens shoe store to the best house cleaner and the best happy hour and more!

Furniss's Children

By teaching violin at a Title I school, Rosemary Furniss is brightening the futures of both the students and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Caution Flag

As a lifelong racing fan and Charlotte native, I wanted to like the NASCAR Hall of Fame. But it just wasn’t honest enough

Cursed Corner

The corner of Caswell and Seventh streets has always been cursed ... until now

Private Matters

Social media has provided a new place to share … a lot. But sometimes too much information is just too much

Bully at the Pulpit

While Greater Salem Church went $5 million in the hole and the building itself began to crumble, its pastor, Anthony L. Jinwright, and his wife, Harriet, were accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary and bonuses per year and insisting everything was fine. The congregation believed their leaders, and they are still suffering for their faith

FOX News Meltdown

Rather than reporting sensational news, the on- and off-air talent at WCCB FOX Charlotte has been making it. Personnel shifts, some bizarre and scandalous, have plagued the station for the past year, leaving us to wonder what’s actually breaking over there—stories, or sanity

The Worst of the Worst

Shine On

Frost Bites

White Now

Adding a few new bright, white styles will freshen up your wardrobe for spring and summer

First Blush

A brand new boutique has opened on East Boulevard offering unique lines from emerging designers