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Family

Michael Wells, Dancing Orlando, Stellar dancing with Michael, Kristin Wells brother

Michael Wells, Dancing Orlando, Stellar dancing with Michael, Kristin Wells brother

Michael Wells is a native of North Carolina and brother of HGTV Smartfix host Kristin Wells.

From Stellar Dancing:

Michael Wells, brother of HGTV Smartfix host Kristin Wells, and a star in his own right, will be at Fred Astaire Orlando for the Grand Opening on Friday, November 5, 2010. Michael brings his own style of stellar dancing to the studio as well as his other talents.

Michael Wells is a North Carolina native. Michael joined the Fred Astaire organization in 1997. Michael has worked in Banking, IT and Marketing during his interval away from Fred Astaire. He is currently managing the Fred Astaire studio in Orlando, FL.
Fred Astaire Orlando announcement:
Dancing Orlando.
Fred Astaire Orlando Open House Friday, November 5, 2010.
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM  

Reception, Hors D’Oeurvres , Performances. Free Admission.

RSVP to fadsflorida@Yahoo.com
to confirm attendance and availability.

Meet Michael Wells (brother of HGTV Smartfix host Kristin Wells) and other stellar dancing professionals. Learn to dance like the stars.

http://StellarDancing.com

Charlotte observer, book reviews, Susan Wells, A game called Salisbury, snubbed?

There is a rumor circulating that the Charlotte Observer has snubbed Susan Wells, penname Susan Barringer Wells. Susan has written a new book, “A Game Called Salisbury.” The book is about the murder of the Lyerly Family in 1906 and the subsequent  arrest and later lynching of 3 sharecroppers. The book is also about racial attitudes in the south and the nation. There is a Charlotte connection beyond any racial aspects. The 3 prisoners were brought to Charlotte for their safety before the trial was to begin. After their return to the Rowan County jail, an angry mob, stirred up by outsiders, lynched the 3 men.

Book signings have been taking place all over the state and the Greensboro Daily News, The Asheville Citizen and Salisbury Post have written articles about Susan and the book. With the involvement of the Mecklenburg County Jail in the story and Susan’s ancestral roots going back over 250 years all around Charlotte, one would think that sufficient to warrant coverage. Is there some other reason? Is this just a unjustified rumor? Are there still remnants of racism in Charlotte? Charlotte Observer, do you have a response?

A Game Called Salisbury, Susan Barringer Wells, review by Professor George Tex Wood

Professor George Tex Wood of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has provided a review of “A Game Called Salisbury”, the new book by Susan Barringer Wells:

“…Faulknerian in its revelations and observations of human nature, clearly spotlighting the question of real responsibility not just for active human evil, but also for spawning its activity. Those PEOPLE in the media (not some amorphous Media) are held to account. I doubt they’ll appreciate seeing that fact bared, so I doubt we’ll see many reviews of this thorough indictment. Wells shows us that lynchings were (and are) the tip of the iceburg, the cruel result of calculated manipulation of our base human natures and our cowardliness in not confronting evil when we see it, either now or then.
While this book lacks Twain’s humor, it rivals his incisiveness.”

Salisbury history club, innocents lynched?, A Game Called Salisbury, Susan Barringer Wells

Susan Barringer Wells has written a new book, “A Game Called Salisbury” about the murder of the Lyerly Family in Salisbury NC over a hundred years ago and the lynching of 3 suspects. The book explores the evidence and the racial undertones leading to the lynching of three black sharecroppers. Susan is a distant relative of the Lyerly family and Susan, as well as other Lyerly descendants, have disagreed about various aspects of the case and purported facts. There has been a lot of controversy about the alleged guilt of the three men who were hanged. Susan just commented that at a recent history club speech, a descendant of Deputy Pat Sloop, who attempted to defend the jail from the lynch mob,  remarked that her ancestor claimed that the guilty parties got away with murder. I would like to hear from this descendant or members of the history club.

Charlotte dining, restaurant reviews, Maestro bar and Bistro, Pineville NC

I am getting to be a regular at Maestro Bar & Bistro, a great restaurant in Pineville NC, just south of 485 in Charlotte. My lady and I started out riding our bicycles from Park Crossing and rode around the back side of Carolina Place Mall. We ended up in Pineville and were close to the Maestro restaurant, so we decided to stop. It has been a beautiful day today in the sixties, so we sat on the restaurant porch. Pam, part of the husband and wife team waited on us and we had a good chat as well. Every time I eat there I am amazed at how good the food is. Ok, I had a burger and mixed vegetables. The burger was incredible and the vegetables are unsurpassed in taste. Even the bun that the burger was served on was delicious. Pam’s husband, the chef has won awards for his pastries, but he is an incredible all around chef. Pam tells me they are considering having music when  the weather is consistently warmer. They have a great location for outside seating and also have plenty of parking.

I highly recommend the Maestro Bar & Bistro.

Kristin Wells tv show, vote for Kristin Wells’ brother to have tv show

Should Kristin Wells' brother have his own tv show?
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2) No

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Kristin Wells, former cohost of HomeMakers, a home renovation show on Turner South, is filming a new renovation show for HGTV. Her younger brother has done some incredible home renovations and has a great outgoing personality and the look. Look at the photos below and give us your vote for the brother having his own tv remodeling show.

Some before pictures:

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Some after pictures and Kristin with her brother

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Barnes & Noble, Greensboro NC, Susan Barringer Wells, book signing, A Game Called Salisbury

Susan Barringer Wells will have a book signing at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Friendly Shopping Center in Greensboro NC on Friday, February 15, 2008, at 7:00 PM. Susan will be signing copies of her new book, “A Game Called Salisbury.” The book is a non fictitional account of the Lyerly murders that occurred over a hundred years ago in Salisbury NC. The book also reveals racial issues that pervaded the south and nation at that time. Susan Barringer Wells was born in Salisbury NC, grew up in Greensboro and has been a premier artist at the Outer Banks for many years.

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