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Carolina Impact: Season 8

February 2, 2021

Carolina Impact: February 2, 2021

Town of Matthews, NC's 22 year-old town commissioner, families are traveling to Charlotte from all over the world for pediatric cancer treatment from Atrium Health Levine Children’s renowned Pediatric Oncologist Dr. Giselle Sholler, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lincolnton, NC is preserving history by restoring grave markers, and SociaLaughs, a locally-owned black business that creates card games

World-Class Pediatric Cancer Treatment - Carolina Impact: Fe

Families are traveling from all over the world so their children can be treated by Atrium Health Levine Children’s World-Renowned Pediatric Oncologist Dr. Giselle Sholler.

Youngest Office Holder - Carolina Impact: February 2, 2021

Jobs. Schools. Affordable housing. The problems facing Mecklenburg's small towns all look different when you're age 22...a blue collar worker...and a town commissioner.

Historic Cemetery Restoration - Carolina Impact: February 2,

A look at how St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lincolnton, NC is preserving History by cleaning and restoring grave markers in their historic cemetery.

SociaLaughs Card Games - Carolina Impact: February 2, 2021

A look at SociaLaughs, a locally owned black business that has created card games, which have become popular during the pandemic.

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January 26, 2021

Carolina Impact: January 26, 2021

In person learning during Covid, Historic Bost Grist Mill in Cabarrus County, Hope Vibes provides vital services for the homeless and the resurgence of vinyl records in a digital world.

Hope Vibes, Inc: Helping the Homeless - Carolina Impact: Jan

Husband and Wife Emannuel and Adrienne Threatt created a way to provide an overlooked but vital resource to homeless people - a shower and laundry facility.

The Resurgence of Throwback Media - Carolina Impact: January

As digital media dominates our world vinyl records and retro videos are making a comeback.

Historic Bost Grist Mill - Carolina Impact: January 26, 2021

The 6th, 7th, and 8th Generation of Bosts keep the historic Bost Grist Mill in Cabarrus County operating today.

COVID High School - Carolina Impact: January 26, 2021

While many high schoolers have been online since March 2020, Charlotte Catholic HS has a different plan for coping with COVID.

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January 19, 2021

Carolina Impact: January 19, 2021

Ridership on Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) during Covid, The Charlotte Community ToolBank rents tools to non-profits and other organizations, The Country Doctor Museum is dedicated to preserving and teaching about rural medicine, and Zach Chatham of Indian Land gets a coveted job as a driver of the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

Charlotte Area Transit System and COVID

Ridership on express buses and light rail trains to the suburbs is way down. But CATS is actually adding buses on some routes. Who's riding public transit in a pandemic?

The Country Doctor Museum

The Country Doctor Museum is dedicated to preserving and teaching about rural medicine and the vital role of the doctor in these communities.

Charlotte Community ToolBank

The Charlotte Community ToolBank rents tools to non-profits and organizations doing good in the community at substantial savings.

Driving the Wienermobile - Carolina Impact: January 19, 2021

Following in his great-grandfather's footsteps, Zach Chatham of Indian Land, SC landed a coveted job as a driver of the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

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January 12, 2021

Carolina Impact: January 12, 2021

Help for those facing eviction because of Covid, The Males Place Inc. mentors and teaches African American teen boys skills for manhood, Chatham Rabbits' Stay at Home Tour brings live music to neighborhoods, and Sculptor Keith Bryant has mastered several mediums.

Coping with COVID: Evictions

If you can't work because of Covid, how can you pay the rent or the mortgage? There's cash available for those facing eviction or foreclosure -- and you don't have to pay it back if you qualify.

The Males Place

The Males Place employs their three pillars of mentorship, agriculture and social justice to nurture and cultivate values in African American teen boys as they transition into manhood.

Sculptor Keith Bryant

Sculptor Keith Bryant doesn't restrain himself to one medium, he works in wood, metal and ceramic.

The Chatham Rabbits' Stay at Home Tour

When Covid shut down music venues husband and wife Bluegrass duo Chatham Rabbits changed directions and decided to bring live music to their fans with their "Stay at Home Tour."

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December 15, 2020

Carolina Impact: December 15, 2020

Air travel during the pandemic, a new restaurant in Charlotte honors southern cooking, how the YMCA is coping during Covid and the Briarhoppers perform on PBS Charlotte.

COVID Air Travel - Carolina Impact, December 15, 2020

Are you ready to book a flight? We'll take you on board and show you what flying is like out of Charlotte.

Leah & Louise: A modern Juke Joint - Carolina Impact, De

Leah & Louise, a modern Juke Joint owned by James Beard-nominated Chef Greg Collier and Subrina Collier, honors the cuisine of the Mississippi River Valley - food that Chef Collier grew up eating.

The Legendary Briarhoppers Keep Their Streak Alive - Carolin

PBS Charlotte is joining with The Legendary Briarhoppers to keep their world-record streak alive -- the band performing their 86th Anniversary Concert in our studios.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Redefined - Carolina Impact: Decem

The pandemic's impact has been devastating for businesses and organizations across the country and our region and one of the toughest hit was the YMCA of greater Charlotte. Learn how the organization fought to keep going and how it's redefined itself.

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