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Opening Act

The Amp Ballantyne™ debuts with community events, big name concerts

The Amp TM Ballantyne, featuring an 88-foot-wide stage and 36-foot-high canopy embedded with ultra-acoustics that faces tiered outdoor seating in a beautifully landscaped green space accommodating 3500 people,  will double as a public park open to the public seven days a week from dawn to dusk.

Photo by Pepper and Gray Photography, courtesy of Ballantyne Magazine.

Recent Work


Dinking Around

Erne. Kitchen. Dink. Welcome to the wacky word salad of pickleball, the fastest growing sport in America. Homeowners and neighbors are lining tennis and basketball courts to double for pickleball players, while homeowners are painting pickleball boundaries on their driveway...


Garden Variety

"There is a time and a place for every kind of plant." So says Claudia Ross, who along with her business partner Robin Nance, owns and operates a 12 acre perennial farm right here in Ballantyne. 

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Yoga Yearnings

Some like it hot. Others prefer slow flow. Many love sipping mimosas afterward. When it comes to yoga, the offerings keep expanding to accommodate the growing number of people seeking the benefits of this ancient mind-body experience. 

Food Truck Boom

When the pandemic hit, Christine Poncia, social director of her HOA, wanted to cheer up her neighbors. Her idea: Invite food trucks into the community. The concept was such a hit she now manages food truck appearances for 2000 residents in surrounding neighborhoods. 

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House Rules

He who hesitates is lost. That old English proverb has become the watchword in the current real estate market in Ballantyne. 


Making a Splash! 

Ballantyne is mad for swimming. Every May hundreds of youngsters jump into their neighborhood pools to practice for the swim meet season. Belonging to the neighborhood swim team has become so popular here that it's almost a rite of passage. 


A Walk in the Park

When Linda Dyer and her husband, Joe, downsized in July 2019 from their house on 5 acres in Waxhaw to a townhome in Ivy Ridge at Ballantyne, they had no idea about the wealth of trails and green spaces tucked away in the corporate park right across the street. 


It's A Dog's Life

Everywhere in Ballantyne dogs are living the good life — walking in neighborhoods, loping beside runners, riding in a doggie bike basket, being pushed in a puppy stroller or just cruising around...


The Open Road

Saluda. Saxapahaw. Pinehurst. Kiawah. Check out these drivable getaways in the Carolinas for great scenery, food and fun.


Jack and Jill of America Celebrates

Ten Years

This  organization of mothers focuses on nurturing African American children to become future leaders.


Stepping Up with STEM

In the first 12 days, the students raced to produce 4,000 face shields on 3D printers. They delivered 100 per day to the ER, ICU, cancer, labor and delivery, anesthesiology and bone marrow transplant centers at the...

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