Vanessa Infanzon

Freelance Writer

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Dr. Ray Feaster helped to convert the Michael Jordan Clinic to a COVID testing site


Dr. Ray Feaster starts Monday mornings with a staff huddle at the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic, a COVID-19 testing site in West Charlotte. Most days, patients are already waiting to be seen.

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Breaking barriers


For local entrepreneur Nesha Pai, writing down the details of her journey to adulthood healed her childhood wounds, giving her the tools to visualize a path to building confidence and identity. Her first book, Overcoming Ordinary Obstacles, a guide for personal growth and success, was released at the end of 2019. 

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Update: Community responds with donations after Charlotte’s ArtPop threatens to close


In 2002, billboard industry insider Wendy Hickey came up with an idea. Rather than leave unused signs sitting boring and plain, she wanted to use them to display local art.

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How veterans around Charlotte found hope, inner peace and community through art


As he was leaving the Charlotte veterans’ clinic one day in 2014, U.S. Army veteran Lewis Patterson noticed a flyer about an art class for veterans. The class changed his life.

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Arko and Owl are two Charlotte artists who keep their identities secret for a reason


Artists Arko and Owl met at a wedding in 2009. Owl had been invited to play the violin and Arko was there with his family. 

Photo: Brian Twitty

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High Adventure in Morganton, North Carolina


My favorite places to vacation are under-the-radar. They’re the small towns in between places tourists seem to flock. Quiet and serene, with history and pride among its residents — these are the destinations I seek out when I vacation. 

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