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Carolina Impact: Season 8

May 11, 2021

Carolina Impact: May 11, 2021

The Charlotte Symphony is back performing live, check out MacFly Fresh Printing Co. - a screen printing and design shop connected to local artists and the community, The Halton School provides kids on the autism spectrum a holistic education and faith leaders in Charlotte are sounding the alarm about inequities in CMS.

Covid Concerts: Live Music Returns

After months of Covid cancellations, Charlotte’s summer concert season is unofficially underway, The Charlotte Symphony performs at Belk Theater for the first time in more than a year.

Faith Leaders Demanding Change in Education

An area ministerial association is sounding the alarm to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools: African American student achievement has fallen below state standards.

The Halton School

A look at The Halton School, a school for children in grades 3-8 who are on the Autism spectrum.

MacFly Fresh

The MacFly Fresh Printing Company is a Charlotte based screen printing and design business with a passion for giving back to the local and international community.

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May 4, 2021

Carolina Impact: May 4, 2021

Seniors are starting to return to a kind of normalcy since being vaccinated, the SouthPark building boom, Hind's Feet Farms is on a mission to help those suffering from traumatic brain injuries and why take an Uber when you can take a Goober.

Covid Seniors - Back Together Again

No meeting together. No eating together. Those were the rules at retirement homes. But now residents are vaxxed and the rules are relaxed -- as senior citizens are freed from their Covid isolation.

South Park Building Boom

A look at some of the major redevelopment projects happening in the South Park area of Charlotte.

Hinds' Feet Farm 

Hind's Feet Farm located in Huntersville offers both residential and day programs for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Their approach treats the entire person holistically, offering a different kind of care.

Goober Ridez

If you live in Newton or Lincolnton and your heading out for a night on the town don't call an Uber - call a Goober!

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April 27, 2021

Carolina Impact: April 27, 2021

After Tent City: Helping Charlotte's Homeless, Tattoo Artist Shawna Moore helping cancer patients at Ink & Iris, serving up delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes at EastSide Local Eatery and Aleen Steinberg, a champion of waterfalls at DuPont State Forest.

After Tent City: Helping Charlotte's Homeless

Charlotte's tent city is gone. Hundreds of homeless who lived there are in hotels now. But not everybody. Who's still staying on the streets of Uptown? And who's helping them survive?

Shawna Moore: Cancer Patient Tattoo Makeup

Tattoo Artist and business owner Shawna Moore uses her skills to improve lives using permanent make-up.

Champion of Waterfalls at Dupont 

North Carolina is home to hundreds of waterfalls. One popular site is Dupont State Park, did you know there was a fight to keep it all public? Meet the lady who championed that battle.

Eastside Local Eatery: Vegan Cafe Profile

We’ll take you to a woman owned cafe in East Charlotte that has an interesting twist to their menu.

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April 20, 2021

Carolina Impact: April 20, 2021

Rezoning in Charlotte - does single family equal segregation, the Mahogany Mermaids is a Black swim club welcoming swimmers at all levels, NeoGenix offers patients Stem cell and regenerative therapies, and Artis Elisa Sanchez creates beautiful nature-inspired artwork across several mediums.

2040 Plan: Rezoning Charlotte's Neighborhoods

Charlotte is a city of single family neighborhoods. But supporters of a plan to rezone those neighborhoods say 'single family' equals segregation. How a plan for more neighborhood duplexes turned into an argument over race.

Artist Elisa Sanchez

Elisa Sanchez is a Charlotte artist and illustrator who creates beautiful nature-inspired pieces using several mediums - from tattoo to illustration to wood burning and more.

NeoGenix Stem Cell & Regenerative Therapy

At NeoGenix patients can get care for conditions that may be hard to treat with traditional methods, using Stem cell and regenerative therapies.

The Mahogany Mermaids Black Swim Club

Mahogany Mermaids was founded to fill a need in the community - a swim club where Black women could learn to swim. Now they are a community of swimmers at all levels of the sport.

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April 13, 2021

Carolina Impact: April 13, 2021

Waiting for rail service in North Mecklenburg, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar will soon extend into West Charlotte, a 17-year old violinist gets a chance to be a star on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Roof Above is working to end homelessness by providing permanent housing.

CATS Streetcar Coming to Charlotte's Westside

The CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar will soon extend into West Charllotte, how will it impact the Beatties Ford Road corridor?

Roof Above

Roof Above at Moore Place provides permanent housing for people suffering from homelessness.

Violinist Kelly Jacobs

17-year old violinist Kelly Jacobs was offered a chance to play the title character's daughter on Delilah, a new drama from the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Mobility Tax: What Happened to the Red Line?

Red Line trains from Uptown to North Meck were supposed to start service in 2010. So why are are North Meck neighbors still waiting -- and paying -- for rail service they were promised but never received?

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