Spectrum helps homeowners
CHARLOTTE – Spectrum employees and Rebuilding Together brought the mission of safe and healthy homes to three homeowners in the Enderly Park Neighborhood.
Among those helped was a 65-year-old widower retired from the HVAC industry and a homeowner who is an aide for children with behavioral challenges in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
“At Spectrum, our technicians serve thousands of customers in their homes every day, and through Spectrum Housing Assist, we can serve the community by helping make our neighbors’ homes safe and healthy,” said Charlene Keys, area vice president, field operations.
Spectrum Housing Assist has helped improve more than 24,481 homes.
Carolina Place Mall is now about that Dough Life
PINEVILLE – Dough Life has opened at Carolina Place mall.
The edible cookie dough shop features 12 safe-to-eat flavors, such as The Classic Chip, Lady in Red, Mint Dynasty, Brownie Batter and S’More Please. Treats contain no eggs, milk or untreated flour.
Visit www.edibledoughlife.com for details.
Celebrities attending military-inspired event
CHARLOTTE – As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting military members as they transition into civilian life, MyComputerCareer is hosting a celebration Oct. 20 that includes celebrity guests.
For every person at the free event, scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at 3701 Arco Corporate Drive, MyComputerCareer will donate $5 to a military nonprofit of the person’s choice.
Special guests who will be onsite and available for photos and autographs include:
• Jennifer Bertrand, lead interior designer at Lifetime’s “Military Makeover.”
• Megan Leavey, star of a Netflix documentary.
• Michael Steger, actor of the CW’s “90210.”
• Jerick Johnson, driver of the POW-MIA Freedom racecar.
MyComputerCareer’s was recently approved by the U.S. Veterans Administration to train veterans under the GI-Bill and Vocational Rehab funding. The organization has also dedicated thousands of volunteer hours to military causes.
Cooper appoints residents to various boards
RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Charlotte residents to state boards and committees.
• James E. Ford joins the North Carolina State Board of Education. Ford is the principal at Filling the Gap Education Consultants LLC and serves as co-chair for the Leading on Opportunity Council in Charlotte.
• Dr. Daniel Carrizosa joins the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control. Carrizosa is the section leader of the Head and Neck Research Section at Levine Cancer Institute. He’s with the NC Oncology Association.
• Judy Allison joins the Central Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees. Allison was a senior vice president at First Union Corporation. She serves on boards for the Women’s Impact Fund and Good Friends.
Duke Energy commits to battery energy
CHARLOTTE – Duke Energy’s advancement of battery energy storage technologies in the Carolinas includes $500 million of projects in the company’s 15-year forecast – continuing the company’s industry-leading deployment of the technology.
In the company’s recent Integrated Resource Plan, Duke Energy outlined plans to deploy $500 million in battery storage projects in the Carolinas over the next 15 years – equal to about 300 megawatts of capacity.
Combining battery storage from all utilities, North Carolina has only about 15 megawatts of battery storage capacity in operation, and far less in South Carolina.
Pasta dish helps raise money
CHARLOTTE – Carrabba’s Italian Grill is supporting the fight against cancer with Pasta Georgio, a new addition to the menu of fresh and handmade dishes.
$1 from every order of Pasta Georgio at participating locations will be donated to cancer research through Dec. 31.
Pasta Georgio features penne pasta with sautéed bell peppers and Romano, tossed in roasted red pepper sauce, then topped and baked with meatballs and mozzarella.
The dish is named in memory of George Minutaglio, the restaurant’s vice president of operations who passed away earlier this year from pancreatic cancer.
The nearest location is at 1520 South Blvd.
Visit www.carrabbas.com/georgio for details.