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DISTRICT 5 INTERIORS
COMING SOON TO FMW
Volunteers Needed -
Charlotte Rescue Mission

District 5 Interiors

The block is buzzing about a new home interiors store coming soon to FreeMoreWest. District 5 Interiors, sister store of Details Home Boutique located in Park Road Shopping Center, hopes to open its doors in early December. Storeowners and staff are working around the clock to make sure the new space at 628 W. Morehead Street, formerly D&D’s Flooring, is ready for the holiday season. The District 5 Interiors team plans to offer their exceptional interior design services in addition to their selection of sleek, mid-century modern furnishings. Excited residents can stay in the loop by visiting the Details Home Boutique Facebook page.

Charlotte Rescue Mission

It’s the time of year when opportunities to give back are abundant as pumpkin spice lattes. The weather is colder and the population of individuals in need is growing. One nonprofit organization, the Charlotte Rescue Mission, has been serving the homeless and those battling addiction since 1938. With 2 locations - the Rebound Men’s Program located on W. 1st Street in FreeMoreWest and the Dove’s Nest Women’s Program located on West Boulevard, the need for volunteers is steadily increasing.

This year, in the weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, there is a need in the Charlotte Rescue Mission kitchen to assist the staff with meal preparations. Volunteers will help to organize, sort, count and shelve Holiday Meal items that have been donated by our generous community. Additionally, all donated items will need to be weighed for record keeping, and assistance with this task is always a tremendous help.

Those interested in volunteering to assist with meal prep for Thanksgiving may sign up online today. For more information about future volunteer opportunities, visit the Charlotte Rescue Mission website.

Rebound
Men's Program

907 W. 1st Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Dove's Nest
Women's Program

2855 West Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208

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UPCOMING EVENTS
NOV
16
Art & Soul at the LATIBAH Collard Green Museum
3:00pm - 6:00pm
720 Tuckaseegee Road
www.freemorewest.com/events
NOV
22
Rhino Market Opens
1500 West Morehead
www.freemorewest.com/news

NOV
18
UniverSoul Circus
through Nov. 23
Old Freedom Shopping Mart
www.universoulcircus.com
NOV
24
Hornets vs. Clippers
Charlotte Rescue Mission Night

7:00pm
www.charlotterescuemission.org/hornets/
THIS MONTH'S FEATURED BRONZE MEMBERS:
WESTSIDE (HI)STORY Apple Auto Sales
Stock Car Race Charlotte

If you’ve lived in Charlotte long enough, you already know that NASCAR runs like blood through a southerner’s veins. What you may not know is that our historic ties are found much deeper than the motor speedway located in Concord. Race out to Wilkinson Boulevard, and you’ll find the remnants of a dirt track that has been left behind… but not forgotten.

The story begins in 1947 when landowner, David Allison was approached by brothers Harvey and Pat Charles to lease the property and built a ¾ mile dirt-surfaced racetrack. Not long after the agreement was made, the Charles brothers were found guilty of dealing moonshine and became unable to participate in the racing arena. Mr. Allison shortly found himself in the presence of race promoter, Bill France and the first NASCAR stock car race was planned. On June 19, 1949, over 13,000 fans gathered to cheer on racing legends such as Red Byron, Bob Flock and Roy Hall – with Jim Roper being declared the official winner after 200 laps. This race was the first NASCAR Strictly Stock event, or what would become known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the years to come.

The track hosted only 11 races before it closed in 1956 due to the convenience and versatility of the nearby Concord Speedway and talk of a larger track to come (Charlotte Motor Speedway).

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://tomjensen100.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html  
http://www.nascarhall.com/explore/blog/420/remembering-david-allison/  
http://www.reddit.com/r/NASCAR/comments/1rnwg8/
tracks_of_the_past_charlotte_speedway/

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Silver Sponsors

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E.C. Griffith Company
E. F. Lombardi
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Southern Apartment Group
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Bronze Sponsors

BB+M Architecture

Browder Group Real Estate, LLC
Chatham Properties Inc.
Charlotte Works
Dandy Drycleaners 
Enderly Coffee
Gardenia Restaurant 

Grinnell Water Works Building
Health Management Group, LLC
Latin American Contemporary
Art Projects

M&J Equities
Neighboring Concepts
Open Kitchen
Picante Mexican Grill
Showmars
Site Solutions
State Farm Agent Happy Mullen
The Management Office
Wadsworth Estate
Wells Fargo
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