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🐝 Don’t worry, bee shopping
Three women are smiling, walking up the steps of an outdoor plaza next to a restaurant patio.
The Waverly Wine Walk provides a fun way to shop local + spend time with friends for a good cause. | Photo via Yellow Duck Marketing
Want to spend a night out sipping wine, shopping, and shopping local items from the honeybees of Waverly? Then the Waverly Wine Walk is for you.

There’s plenty of buzz — the event partners with Queen City organizations and nonprofits with ticket sales benefiting the Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association.

“We picked them because Waverly actually has honeybees on site. So we wanted to create a theme around that.” says KaiLi Freeman, Project Manager at Yellow Duck Marketing. “All the swag bags will have products from the Waverly honeybees including jars of honey, honey candles, honey lip balm, and honey soap.”

Since 1919, the Beekeepers Association has protected and grown the honeybee population across the county — thanks to education and conservation.

Previous Waverly Wine Walk ticket sales benefited Carolina P.A.W.S., raising $1,843 from ticket sales + Humane Society of Charlotte, raising $1,345.

The event will be Thursday, May 16. Tickets are $20 and shoppers will receive a swag bag packed with wine pours + specials at the following boutiques:
  • Scout & Molly’s: 20% off
  • fab’rik: 20% off one item + $10 jewelry
  • Urbane South: 20% off
  • Ivy & Leo: 20% off
  • Mainstream Boutique: 20% off
  • Athleta: 10% off full priced items
Editor’s note: If you participated in shopping for Waverly Gold coins, the gold can be used during the event.

Where do we go? Check-in will be at The Terrace near 7416 Waverly Walk Ave.

Pro tip: Tickets have sold out in the past so secure yours fast.
How many times do honeybees flap their wings per minute?

A. 10,000
B. 11,400
C. 13,800
D. 18,200
Tuesday, May 15
  • MAC 101: Guerrilla Screen Printing Classes | Tuesday, May 14 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | MacFly Fresh Printing Co., 301 Camp Rd., Charlotte | $95 | Learn about dark room etiquette + screen print your own shirt in this hands-on class.
  • Mayor’s International Community Awards | Tuesday, May 14 | 6 p.m. | Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte | $40 | Honor internationally-owned firms for their contributions to philanthropy + development of Charlotte’s community.
  • Judas Priest | Tuesday, May 14 | 7:30 p.m. | PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte | $26-$193 | You’ll be “Running Wild” rocking to one of the greatest metal bands at PNC.
Wednesday, May 16
  • Hats in the Garden | Wednesday, May 15 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont | $300 | Celebrate the expansion of the perennial garden with champagne, a mouthwatering lunch, and a legendary hat contest.
  • Dances of India | Wednesday, May 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St., Charlotte | Free | Step into the culture and artistry of India through dance.
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls | Wednesday, May 15 | 6:35 p.m. | Truist Field, 324 S. Mint St., Charlotte | $16-$65 | Cheer the Knights as they take on the Bulls for day two in a six-day stretch.
  • Sum 41: Tour of the Setting Sum | Wednesday, May 15 | 7 p.m. | Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte | $26-$195 | Get a “Dopamine” boost jamming to Sum 41 in the band’s final tour.
Thursday, May 17
  • Night at the Museum | Thursday, May 16 | 5-9 p.m. | First Ward Park, 301 E. 7th St., Charlotte | $25-$100 | ArtPop + Carolina Farm Trust will create an outdoor museum celebrating food, drinks, + community.
  • Charlotte Roller Derby Throwdown Thursday | Thursday, May 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr., Charlotte | $15-$20 | Get your adrenaline fix watching hard-hitting derby action.
  • River Jam: The Arcadian Wild | Thursday, May 16 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte | $12 | Enjoy sunset while listening to live music by the world’s largest man-made whitewater river.
Thursday, June 6
  • BMW Charity Pro-Am | Thursday, June 6-Sunday, June 9 | 6:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Thornblade Club, 1275 Thornblade Blvd, Greer | $20-$1,900 | Presented by TD SYNNEX, this is the only golf tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with professionals in a three-day competition over two golf courses. Start planning your trip to Greenville.*
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🏔️ A true Blue escape just minutes from downtown Asheville
Hike the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains or explore the Biltmore Estate when you stay at AutoCamp Asheville, your getaway to the calm of North Carolina. | Photo provided by AutoCamp
Imagine waking up to the crisp scent of mountain air as sunlight gently filters through the forest’s canopy. AutoCamp Asheville — the newest addition to the AutoCamp family — invites you to experience the great outdoors in unparalleled comfort.

Cozy up in a variety of accommodation options, like:
  • Custom-designed Airstreams
  • Premium cabins with outdoor spaces + fire pits
  • Luxury tents with access to spa-inspired bathrooms
No matter which suite you stay in, get access to the scenic riverside clubhouse offering dining, drinks, comfortable lounge areas, and more.

Pro tip: Book early for the best rates (AutoCamp Asheville’s doors open in June).
News Notes
  • Huntersville residents could see higher taxes. The town manager is proposing a 5.15 cent property tax increase. The increase would pay for the new town hall project, transportation and park bonds, hiring more full-time firefighters, and adding 10 new sworn police officers. (WSOC)
  • Campbell’s Snacks moved into a new office space that pays homage to Lance crackers. The building off South Boulevard is named after Philip L. Lance, who founded the cracker company in 1912. 50 employees and 100 supply chain workers are there today. (The Charlotte Observer)
  • Lincolnton joins the list of cities with a social district. The community held a soft-launch over the weekend. Business owners are optimistic for more foot traffic following the new designation. (WCNC)
Real Estate
  • A Lake Norman mansion is on the market for $12 million. It’s located along Belle Isle Drive and features smart-home automation, a glass wine cellar, private beach, infinity pool, and more. The property last sold in June 2018 for $2.65 million. (Charlotte Business Journal)
Try This
  • Get ready to cheer. The Cheerwine Festival returns to Rowan County on Saturday, May 18. From 12 to 10 p.m., festival goers can enjoy live music, food, + drinks inspired by the favorite drink from Salisbury. The festival is free to attend.
  • The BMX World Championships are racing along at Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track in Riverwalk. The blood-pumping competition ends Sunday, May 19, and tickets are still available for as low as $10 a day. (Rock Hill Herald)
  • The Charlotte Hornets will have the sixth pick in the NBA Draft. This will be a big decision for the Hornets’ new coach, Charles Lee. The first round of the NBA Draft is Wednesday, June 26. (Queen City News)
  • Will Jonathon Brooks and Ja’Tavion Sanders be the playmakers Bryce Young needs to help the Panthers win this season? Go beyond the scoreboard for the biggest stories on the Carolina Panthers with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    👀 Sneak peek at new event venue
    A gray building with four wide windows, labeled PINE in the top right corner.
    PINE is a 12,000 sqft building with about 6,000 sqft of usable space for any occasion. | Photo by CLTtoday
    The public is about to see the newest tenant at The Pass in Noda.

    PINE is hosting its grand opening event Wednesday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. The latest venture by 828 Venue Management Company boasts more than 6,000 sqft of usable space for any occasion. It’s the only venue space by the management company in the Carolinas.

    “We’re definitely going for the modern aspect of it to set us apart,” says Halee McKinney, the Venue Manager at PINE.

    The restored warehouse in Pass 41 features white walls, tall ceilings, a built-in bar, furnished suites, a seating area on the mezzanine, pool table, and a prep kitchen perfect for caterers.

    McKinney explained the space was heavily influenced by the neighborhood. “Our goal was to have a more modern industrial feel with a seating capacity over 320, allowing flexibility for a variety of events.”
    Monday, we asked “What part of The Bowl at Ballantyne are you most excited for?” Here’s what you said:

    Charlotte, you certainly love your food. We are right there with you.

    71%—Visiting the restaurants on Bowl Street
    14%—Attending a concert at The Amp
    14%—Enjoying a drink at the new OMB
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    This past weekend, I enjoyed a paddle boat for the very first time. If you ever visit Dan Nicholas Park in Salisbury, I highly recommend.
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