Step 1 - Theme Options

To begin customizing your site go to Appearance -> Customizer and select Theme Options. Here's you'll find custom options to help build your site.

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Step 2 - Setup Slider

To add a slider go to Theme Options -> Homepage and choose page slider. The slider will use the page title, excerpt and featured image for the slides.

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Step 3 - Create Homepage

To add featured content go to Theme Options -> Homepage (Featured) and turn the switch on then add the content you want for each section.

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Can I Be Intentionally Yours?

If you want to achieve any goal, you must first be able to visualize what you want and commit to actively pursuing it. When Jelani met Dawn, he knew he wanted a long-term relationship and was willing to combine action with his desire.  Bride: Dawn Davis, 37, Health Economics Consultant – Biotech, native of Columbia,

Charlotte International Arts Festival has schedule changes due to weather concerns

Charlotte International Arts Festival has schedule changes due to weather concerns, Blumenthal Performing Arts announced Thursday. All outdoor performances and installations scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been canceled. The 17-day festival began on Sept.16 and scheduled to concluded on Oct.2. Blumenthal officials remains optimistic that programming will continue over the weekend. Birdmen and Blue Lapis

CMS schools to go remote Friday due to Hurricane Ian

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will pivot to remote learning Friday Sept. 30 due to the latest projected path of Hurricane Ian, district officials announced Thursday. All schools and facilities will be closed through Sunday. All services and activities will be canceled.  Students who have not been assigned a digital device may receive take-home packets from teachers, and

Pet Preparedness

With Hurricane Ian heading towards the Carolinas, it’s more important than ever to have an emergency kit for your pets. Don’t wait – gather the members of your household (two-legged and four-legged) and walk through the following steps to ensure your animals will be well cared for in the event of an emergency. Prepare a

Big new$ for $mall businesses

This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them. Foundation For The Carolinas is set to announce a new grant program that could help hundreds of “diverse-owned” small businesses buy capital assets. The $20

Honoring a fallen officer – Q City Metro

This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them. Charlotte City Council voted to name a bridge in honor of former CMPD Officer Mia Goodwin, who died last December in a on-duty traffic incident.

Black-owned retailer will open store at Camp North End

Current Nostalgia, a local company that sells streetwear, will open its first brick-and-mortar store at Camp North End, according to a statement released by Camp North End’s developer, ATCO Properties & Management. The 950-square-foot shop is expected to open between late fall and early winter. The founder, Charlotte-native Dylan Foster-Smith, created the brand in 2020.