Eastway Park: 12 Years Too Long to Wait?

Residents last month renewed complaints about the incomplete Eastway Park, billed years ago as a would-be sportsplex with nine multipurpose athletic fields, picnic shelters, a recreation center and tennis court. Today, it’s a parking lot with two soccer fields, disc … Continue reading


Shop Big on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday offers more mindful shoppers a way to enjoy Thanksgiving and then support the local community two days later. American Express launched Small Business Saturday in November 2010 to help bring attention to smaller stores in communities and encourage … Continue reading

Are You in the Dark?! Tell Duke Energy About Streetlight Outage

Duke Energy maintains numerous outdoor lights to help promote safety and security in public areas. Duke Energy counts on observant and concern citizens to let them know if an outdoor light or streetlight is out or not working properly. You … Continue reading

See something? Say Something! Use 311 to Report Non-Emergency Concerns

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are at your service through the 311 system. If you have a concern about a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood, 311 can help connect you to the right City or County department. Simply … Continue reading

Gas Prices in East Charlotte

Before you head out the door to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving, check out this gas price heat map. Prices in East Charlotte are a little higher than Charlotte overall. I wonder why that is… Be safe, friends! … Continue reading

Shop Charlotte East this Holiday

Charlotte East is a great place to find perfect gifts this holiday. No need to head to the mall when you have a wide range of specialty shops in close proximity. Shop local and show support for our vibrant community! … Continue reading

Eastland Area Languishes Again this Holiday Season

I moved to the Windsor Park neighborhood in East Charlotte in 2008. At that time, the whole city was in the heady days of what we now consider a real estate bubble before The Great Recession. The first leg of … Continue reading

CMS Celebrates Dedication of Oakhurst STEAM Academy in East Charlotte

The renamed, reopened and renovated Oakhurst STEAM Academy in East Charlotte was dedicated on November 19, 2015. Oakhurst is a partial magnet with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The school has 95,000 square feet and 37 … Continue reading

East Charlotte Entrepreneurial Incubator

Charlotte consistently ranks as one of the best places to do business for both start-ups and established companies. East Charlotte is proud to play a role in that reputation for innovation. WTVI Charlotte recently profiled Southern Cake Queen, a gourmet … Continue reading

East Charlotte Welcomes the Southern Christmas Show – for the 48 Year!

East Charlotte has been home to the Southern Christmas Show for the past 48 years! For many people it is a holiday tradition. This year, the show will run from November 11 – 22 and the producers expect more than … Continue reading