25 Sep 2018

The 12 best coffee shops in the Charlotte area

Best Coffee Shops in Charlotte, NC
In conjunction with the creative and forward-thinking culture of Charlotte, the city’s craft coffee scene has taken off significantly in recent years. New coffee shops are popping up on a regular basis throughout the city, each dedicated to preserving this age-old artisan craft. Let’s embark on a caffeinated tour of the best coffee shops in the Charlotte area, whether you prefer your coffee black or mixed with exotic flavors like lavender, rosemary and the like.     Enderly Coffee Co. 2620 Tuckaseegee Road Enderly Coffee Co. is the result of the love story between former teachers Becky and Tony Santoro, who fell in love over coffee and relied on it to get them through their years as teachers and raising their daughters. We have seen...
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18 Sep 2018

The 13 best pumpkin patches in the Triad area, mapped

Best Pumpkin Patches in the Triad Area NC
Fall is upon us! This magical time of the year is often filled with bonfires, apple cider, beautiful fall foliage, cozy sweaters, and of course — pumpkin-themed everything. Maximize the season with a visit to a nearby pumpkin patch, teeming with fall activities like corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, bounce houses, and much more. Take a look at the many pumpkin patches in the Triad area, located not far from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. Consult our interactive map to find the pumpkin patch nearest you so you can spend less time searching for a farm and more time selecting the perfect pumpkin!   Alpha & Omega Corn Maze Hamptonville, NC Opens September 8 | Friday 4–9 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m. + Sunday 1–6 p.m. Photo...
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13 Sep 2018

Cheers for chairs

When Laura Shoun’s students returned last month to Southside High School in Greenville, S.C., the biggest change to her classroom was something they barely noticed. And Shoun is completely fine with that. Like many teachers, Shoun is used to equipping her students with pencils, paper and other tools of learning, often out of her own pocket. Most of the students in her physics classes live at the poverty level, in single-parent homes. Some have parents in jail or who abuse substances. Some are foster children, live in hotels or are, at times, homeless. “The last thing they need when they come to school is another challenge,” Shoun said. Physics is a hands-on kind of subject. Students often work together in teams to build...
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