Giving Back

Hello SCLS Readers! Hard to believe this is the 6th Issue of South Charlotte Lifestyle. Time is flying faster than ever. I recently retired from 33 years in Corporate America. Over those 33 years, I specialized in sales and marketing. While I am grateful for many aspects of my career and the benefits afforded me, I am most appreciative of…

Samson: The Last Judge

Tragic, patiriotic and filled with hope, NarroWay’s Samson open and closed to sold out crowds and proved to be an 
audience favorite. Samson returns to the NarroWay stage January/February 2017. Photography by Brian Jackson.

Around Town


Mount Holly & Charlotte, NC – Shining Hope Farms (SHF) is excited to announce that they have received a $7,500 grant from the Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment (MMAE) to purchase a lift system which will help patients transition safely on and off horses for their Hippotherapy Program.

Travel Trend:

Most visitors to Africa are drawn to the continent by the same thing…the lure of the animals and a chance to track the Big Five and other creatures in their natural habitats. It is an amazing and life-changing experience to view these animals up close. A new appreciation for species we thought we knew develops during safari drives and the…

Road Rules

You'll often see author and travel expert Tamela Rich on the morning news shows. She merrily chats with her hosts about the varieties of cornbread she sampled at the National Cornbread Festival in Tennessee, recommends car games to parents that will help them keep their kids occupied on long road trips, and gives two thumbs up to women thinking of…

Escape to Echota

When you need a more tranquil experience to help you forget the city for a little while, few places suit the purpose better than the mountains. In Charlotte, we are in close proximately to beautiful beaches and mountains. An impressively large amount of people are buying vacation homes and this state is the perfect place to do so. If you…

History and Habitat: Stepping Out to Wing Haven Gardens

Throughout Charlotte, you’ll find all manner of hidden gems and special local “secrets” that embody the uniquely southern spirit of the Queen City. Wing Haven happens to be one of them. Located right in the heart of Charlotte, this world-renowned historic site invites travelers and natives alike to experience a natural oasis set among the bustling cityscape that we love…

Food – The Best End of Summer Adventure

In a blender add garlic, lime juice, red wine vinegar, sugar. Blend for 1-2 minutes slowly adding olive oil. Taste for balance add more sugar if necessary. Season with Salt and Pepper. The best thing about summer is the food that comes into season with it. Everyone looks forward to fresh garden tomatoes, strawberries, peaches and watermelons. And guess what?…