Silence fills the forest as a masked paintball player creeps over logs and leaves, unable to find the opposing team he knows is there. Suddenly, a shower of colored paint spews from behind a nearby tree, and the battle begins. Such moments unfold daily at PBC Paintball Park's facilities during the regular season. Their staff, all of whom are paintball players themselves, have designed both wooded and concept fields at Greensboro, Charlotte, and Greenville. At Greensboro, wooded landscapes transform into a battlefield with bunkers, creeks, and large forts. Felled trees and dense foliage give players ample cover amid the undeveloped woods of Greenville's fields, while tournaments unfold across PBC Charlotte's level terrain. Additionally, PBC Paintball Parks are affiliated with Paintball Central, which runs two stores in North Carolina and one store in South Carolina where players can stock up on enough paintball gear to ready themselves for the inevitable cartoon-character rebellion.
Alta curates a collection of current, high-end fashions for women to wear for any occasion. Designer dresses and tops from brands such as Cape Madras, Ya, and Escapada gussy up gals whether they’re headed to work or to meet friends for a night on the town. The boutique’s staffers pride themselves on their uncanny abilities to match shoppers with pieces that complement their personal style, body shape, and propensity for shape shifting.
Inside Body Synergy’s lofted, sun-lit space, a collection of wood-paneled Pilates machines stand over a carpeted area—each with a unique purpose in strengthening students’ core. Instructors provide small groups with individualized instruction here, or lead larger classes that focus on mat and release work. Elsewhere in the wellness studio, slate-colored rooms create a tranquil environment for undergoing customized, organic facials.
Merinos Home Furnishings Warehouse lays out more than 500,000 square feet of expansive, sprawling showrooms full of home goods to decorate every room of the house. Lend a regal welcome mat to bedrooms with the round Persian-style rugs ($129) or reflect large beams of sunlight onto a nosy neighbor’s eyes thanks to the 30"x60" Creative Co-Op mirror ($169.99). Meanwhile, the Masterpiece golf accent table acts as a fine caddie for magazines, its surface buttressed by three putter and iron legs ($108).
The Herald draws on a venerable tradition of monitoring local government and businesses while celebrating the Rock Hill area's arts and culture. The publication traces its origins back to 1872, when it was known as The Lantern and was operated by local entrepreneur J. M. Ivy. Over the past 141 years, the paper passed under a series of owners and companies, experimented with changing its name multiple times, and blossomed into a respected, modern news source with a robust online presence. Readers can access The Herald at any time of day or night from their computers, tablets, and smartphones or thumb through the printed pages of the daily and Sunday editions. Each edition is full of pro, college, and high-school sports stories, insightful opinion pieces, and thorough coverage on the governments, businesses, schools, people, and crossword puzzles that make up the Rock Hill area.