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SPRING 2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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I n 2018, Ardrey Kell High School will retire the number of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood, who last fall reached baseball's pinnacle, the World Series. The Charlotte native made not only his school but his hometown and family proud. "I guess 'surreal' is the word that comes up," says his father, Richard Wood. "It's hard to fathom he's out there at this level, but we have no choice but to believe it now." The Wood family saw his lofty status in stark relief when Alex made a stellar debut in the World Series in Game 4. It fit with the inspirational nature of the day. MOUND OF RESOLVE ALEX WOOD STARS IN WORLD SERIES, ARDREY KELL TO RETIRE HIS NUMBER By Susan Shackelford Feature 39 BALLANTYNE SPRING 2018

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