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Hello, everyone, and Happy Friday! We’ve made it through another production week here at Qnotes, and our latest edition hits the stands today. Don’t forget to pick up your copy at one of our newsstands!

Now, onto some of our headlines for the week. Management at the Charlotte club Scorpio announced the bar will close at the end of October after 55 years in business. Management and ownership insist it’s only temporary until they find a new location.

Qnotes’ own David Aaron Moore looked into the future of North Carolina’s oldest LGBTQ+ club, and you can read more about it below.

Carolina’s oldest known LGBTQ club closing end of October, plans to reopen

By David Aaron Moore

On the heels of being recognized in Qnotes’ last issue as the oldest LGBTQ+ club in the Carolinas, the long-running and popular Scorpio will close at the end of October after 55 years in business. Management and ownership insist it’s only temporary until they find a new location. For their upcoming final weekend at the […]

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Folly Beach celebrates 50 years as a town

By Taylor Heeden

For decades, Folly Beach has been one of South Carolina’s most eye-catching and welcoming tourist spots. Known for its eclectic vibes and friendly residents, the town is as a relaxing vacation haven on a barrier island just off the coast of Charleston. It has also served as a popular vacation […]

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Charleston’s International African American Museum

A journey of confronting fears and finding hope.
By L’Monique King

About two years ago, my partner and I planned a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. We planned to intentionally spend time together, reconnecting, strolling hand in hand, maybe doing a little shopping and definitely finding good food to eat by the ocean right outside our hotel room near Charleston’s Historic District. What I wasn’t prepared for however, was the impact the area’s historical legacy would have on me. The lasting impression left on my psyche and soul was so triggering, angst filled and a lot to digest.  […]

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‘Tis the Season: A guide to holiday shows in the Queen City

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Emerald City Kiki Ball slated for QC Soundstage in Charlotte

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Classical music radio station in Triangle says they won’t air ‘inappropriate’ Met operas

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Our People: Lora Tucker

Retired Army Colonel Lora Tucker (the second born child among five siblings) is originally from […]

A guide to Voter IDs

After years of contentious legal battles, presenting voter identification in order to vote in elections […]

Legacy Bars of the Carolinas

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