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Carolina Impact - Season 7

February 11, 2020

Carolina Impact: February 11, 2020

Lancaster county has an innovative new way to fight the opioid epidemic, Ludwig drums, an iconic name in music, are made in North Carolina, the Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials, and a love story for Valentine’s Day.

The Battle Against Opioids and a New Innovative Approach

An innovative new program for those suffering from substance use disorder in Lancaster Cty

The Iconic Ludwig Drums - Made in Monroe, NC

Ludwig is an iconic brand in the music industry and they are made in Monroe, NC.

Rural Hill's Sheep Dog Trials

Handlers are trying to prove who has the better dog at Rural Hill’s Sheepdog Trials.

A Valentine's Love Story

The love story of Jean and Richard Lynch who have been married for more than 60 years.

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February 4, 2020

Carolina Impact: February 4, 2020

A student climate activist, Tosco Music Parties, Cookies for the USO and Meck Pre-K.

14 Year Old Climate Activist Mary Ellis Stevens

14 year old climate activist Mary Ellis Stevens holds climate strikes every Friday.

Cookies for a Cause

Central Piedmont Community College’s culinary program baked cookies for the USO of NC.

Tosco Music Parties

Musician John Tosco began having jam sessions in his living room 30 years ago.

Meck Pre-K in its Second Year

Meck Pre-K has more than doubled it’s enrollment number for its second school year.

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January 28, 2020

Carolina ImpactCarolina Impact: January 28, 2020

Dangers of the dark web, Councilman Braxton Winston, Lance crackers, and the dancing usher

Dangers of the Dark Web

The dark web is a dangerous place with easy access to potentially fatal drugs

Charlotte Councilman Braxton Winston

Councilman Braxton Winston represents the new generation of leaders in Charlotte

The History of Lance Crackers

The history of the Lance family and the birth of the peanut butter cracker in Charlotte.

Charlotte's Dancing Usher

Have you seen the dancing usher? He performs all over town at sporting events and concerts

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January 21, 2020

Carolina ImpactCarolina Impact: January 21, 2020

Charlotte’s Brooklyn neighborhood, Reynolda House, a movie made in China Grove, and iFly.

The History of Charlotte’s Brooklyn Neighborhood

Charlotte’s Brooklyn neighborhood was once the largest black community in the Carolinas.

Fall Nights in China Grove Movie

China Grove is the setting for a new independent feature film, Fall Nights in China Grove.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art houses a fine collection.

i-Fly Charlotte

Experience the feeling of skydiving without jumping out of a plane at iFly in Concord.

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January 14, 2020

Carolina Impact: January 14, 2020

An airport as a site for affordable housing, the I-77 toll road, Miss USA, and Lazy5 Ranch

Affordable Housing on the Site of an Old Airport

An old airport in East Charlotte is the site for a new affordable housing project.

The I-77 Toll Roads Open

After four years of construction, the I-77 toll lanes are finally open.

Miss USA Cheslie Kryst

Miss USA Cheslie Kryst is a Charlotte attorney who is working hard to empower others.

The Lazy 5 Ranch

The Lazy 5 Ranch is a favorite for local families with over 1100 animals on the property.

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