October 2014

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Up on the Hill: Blowing Rock

The air feels different in Blowing Rock, where the townspeople look after one another and the deer and turkeys run free

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Turns 40

It can’t be true. Not him. Not the boy. Wasn’t he just a teenager? Are we really all that old?

The Song is Over: Reflection Sound Studios

For 45 years, everyone from James Brown to Tammy Faye Bakker to R.E.M. to The Spongetones recorded there. But industry disruption and the owner’s desire for a peaceful retirement have leveled not just the studio but a musical community few knew

Julie Owens: Protecting the Flock

“God hates divorce. But he hates abuse more.” One woman’s journey to educate local clergy about domestic violence

The Story of Charlotte, Part 6: Power Shifts

After the Civil War, former slaves fight for their freedom, former Confederates fight to regain their power, and cotton becomes king

The I’m So Charlotte Halloween

15 costume options for the Queen City man or woman

Up, Up, and Away: Carolina BalloonFest

The Statesville event returns October 17-19

Brooms Up: Quidditch at UNC Charlotte

A game inspired by Harry Potter books takes off

Life Lessons from the Founders of No Grease Barbershops

A local barber school teaches students about more than buzz cuts and shaves

Get Your Kicks: Fall Style

Whether it’s metallic, snakeskin, glittering, or suede, the right clutch or pair of booties will spice up your fall wardrobe

The B52: At Home with Brad Nortman

The Panthers’ record-setting punter shares some of his favorite things

The Summit Room: Southern Fare, Global Spin

Draught Charlotte

With 40 beers on tap, a gastropub reimagines the former Hartigan’s spot