Changes in Charlotte Since the DNC


Charlotte, N.C.- A year has passed but the impact from the Democratic National Convention lives on in the Queen City. Mary C. Curtis was among the movers and shakers during the DNC. She joined Rising to talk about how the city continues to blossom.

Celebrating Civil Rights Progress in Charlotte



CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the Civil Rights Movement continues to resonate in Charlotte. Contributions of local legends like Franklin McCain, one of the original Greensboro Four who sat at Woolworth’s lunch counter in 1960, are still being celebrated along with King. Mary C. Curtis talks about how this history remains rich throughout the years and what it means for Charlotte today.

Keeping It Positive: North Carolina’s hidden gems and controversial headlines


CHARLOTTE, NC: Heard of the K-9 Museum in Fayetteville? National Political columnist Mary C. Curtis learned about that museum and more of North Carolina’s hidden gems at a NC Division of Tourism showcase.

Keeping it Positive: New Voices and an old obsession


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sink your teeth into Shark Week and local stage plays!  Mary C. Curtis previews a few weekend happenings in the Queen City.

Keeping It Positive: Summer Entertainment to Savor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The end of the summer is the perfect opportunity to learn more about different cultures. Our lady about town, Mary C. Curtis, tells us about two great shows that you’ll want to check out.

Bon Odori Festival 

Dr. Seuss Musical

Keeping It Positive: Summer Entertainment in the City


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s summertime in the city and a number of performances are here to cool you off. Our Keeping it Positive Contributor, Mary Curtis shows us the cool spots to hang out for your cultural fix.

Africa Umoja at Blumenthal

Jazz at the Bechtler

Keeping It Positive: Pet Tips at Nature Museum



CHARLOTTE, NC: Children will say they want a pet. But they may not be ready for the responsibility. Columnist Mary Curtis always knows what’s happening in Charlotte. This week, she previews an upcoming event at the Charlotte Nature Museum called “Petapalooza”.



Keeping It Positive: Summer reading programs for all ages

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  Mary C. Curtis previews summer programs — Freedom Schools, Y Readers and offerings at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg public library — to keep your student academically engaged.

Freedom School Jubilee

Y Readers

Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries

Keeping It Positive: Celebrating History on the Fourth of July

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s more to Independence Day than barbecues, sparklers and a free day from work! Charlotte’s diving into the rich history of July 4th celebrations. Our Keeping It Positive Contributor, Mary Curtis  gives a preview of all the historical celebrations set to kick off around town.


Keeping it Positive: The Gray Classic


CHARLOTTE, N.C. –   WCCB Rising’s “Keeping it Positive” contributor Mary Curtis has been jet-setting it this past week, but she took out time to stop in to talk about this year’s The Gray Classic Golf Tournament.  The Gray Classic Golf Tournament began in 2009 and proceeds the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte’s Movement of Youth mentoring and education program.  This year’s tournament runs Thursday, July 18th thourgh Sunday the 21st.