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Carolina Impact: Season 8

October 13, 2020

Carolina Impact: October 13, 2020

Covid's impact on restaurants, olympic training at USNWC, Drive-Ins and an artist profile

Restaurant Struggles during Covid

Impact of the pandemic on iconic Charlotte restaurants.

Artist Profile: Carl Peverall

Artists Carl and Ethan Peverall work together to create beautiful sculptures in nature.

Drive-In Theaters Enjoying a Resurgence

COVID-19 and closed movie theaters are spurring new interest in drive-in movies.

Olympic Kayakers Prepare at USNWC

Olympic kayakers at National Whitewater Center in Charlotte.

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October 6, 2020

Carolina Impact: October 6, 2020

The rebirth of Kannapolis, once a mill town that's found a new path forward, an organization trying to make service dogs more affordable, North Carolina's only nationally accredited big cat sanctuary, and three generations of a Charlotte family have been in the jewelry business.

Revitalization of the City of Kannapolis

The downtown rebirth of an old textile town into something new.

Project2Heal Makes Rescue Dogs More Accessible

Project2 Heal helps more people have access to therapy dogs.

Carolina Tiger Rescue Sanctuary

The only federally accredited big cat sanctuary in NC.

Business Profile: Brownlee Jewelers

A look at the lasting legacy and 85-year history of Brownlee Jewelers.

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September 29, 2020

Carolina Impact: September 29, 2020

The art of blacksmithing, higher education changes, Popbar Charlotte and remote learning.

The Art of Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing: Keeping it alive and learning.

Remote Learning during Covid

What does remote learning look like when parents have to go to work.

Higher Education in the Covid Era

How the virus affects college students and college budgets.

Business Profile: Popbar Charlotte

Kia Lyons, owner of Popbar Charlotte and her success as a business owner.

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September 22, 2020

Carolina Impact: Seeking Unity: Teens

A discussion with area teens and their experiences with racism.

September 15, 2020

Carolina Impact: Searching For Home

Stories of people from different life paths searching for home and what that means to them

Immigrants trying to live the American dream

Dr. Farhad Javidi, a program director and professor at Central Piedmont Community College, immigrated from Iran to the United States after being kidnapped and tortured during the Iranian Revolution of the 1970s.

Aging out of Foster Care

An inconvenient fact about foster care is that children age out overnight when they turn 18. With little resources or help it can be hard for them to get on their feet. That's what Jordan is dealing with now.

Refugees finding home in Charlotte

Mediatrice Uwimana was born in Congo and remembers vividly the danger and fear she felt living there during a war. She eventually escaped the violence and came to America as a refugee now living in Charlotte.

Homeless veteran tells his story

Struggling with PTSD and depression, Army veteran Chris Adams has been in and out of homelessness over the past several years.

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