A new Newk’s Eatery opens June 3 in Rock Hill, the third in the Charlotte area. It will host a pre-opening charity night June 1 benefiting Early Learning Partnership, which promotes literacy and free healthcare for children. TicketsShow More Summary
So reports the Charlotte Observer. Currently still on the fence are David Howard, Dan Clodfelter, and Becky Carney. Interesting to see if Cannon’s announcement — and make no mistake, Cannon is the instant frontrunner — is enough to discourage any of them from getting into the race.
Mac's Speed Shop took a first-place finish in tomato sauce at the Memphis in May 2013 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest this past weekend, which brings hundreds of teams to Tennessee and awards more than $100,000 in prizes...
Cantina 1511 presented a $2,000 check today to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina: It's the promised percentage from the places' Cinco de Mayo sales. East Boulevard location general manager Vince Ponzio (left) and Stonecrest's, Phil Carter (right), presented to Shay Merritt of Second Harvest.
I don't think I've ever posted a "selfie" before. So, if I'm going to go the popular, smart-phone/social-media-propelled route of vanity, it may as well be for a great cause. The Isabella Santos Foundation has launched its 3 Wishes campaign...Show More Summary
The end of the school year is here in just a few days, and it won't be long before you're searching for something new to do with the kids. Did you know that several theaters around Charlotte have free or $1 family movies during the week? And there are plenty of chances to take in a free movie at area parks over the summer. Show More Summary
If you have seen the Chase commercial and thought the song felt familiar you were right. As in 50 years of music familiar yep that is indeed, Sir Paul McCarthy.
It's college graduation season, with young men and women all over the country receiving their degrees after four (or more) years of hard work. Many of them are lucky in that their commencement addresses are delivered by high profile, inspirational, and successful people (Lou Holtz spoke at my college graduation 11 years ago...man, I'm getting old). Show More Summary
The Charlotte Observer, among other news outlets, is reporting that the Charlotte Bobcats will be renamed the Charlotte Hornets. The date for the change is uncertain, but almost certainly not before the 2014-2015 season at the earliest. Also undecided (or at least unannounced) are what the new Hornets colors will be. As positive as a [...]
If a report from CBS Sports is true, we could be seeing the end of the Charlotte Bobcats. Primarily because of a huge groundswell of fan support, Charlotte Bobcats officials have begun the process to officially rebrand the team to the Charlotte Hornets.... Read Full Post
Bubble Charlotte will apparently be allowed to serve its liquid nitrogen cocktails when it opens to the public tonight. Mecklenburg County ABC law enforcement said the new EpiCentre place did receive its mixed-beverage permit, and the...Show More Summary
News on all fronts this past week is disturbing and troubling. National news has President Obama's administration being compared to the Nixon White House and Watergate. Local news has the dysfunctional Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners...Show More Summary
May is a significant month in Charlotte's history, and over the next two weeks there's a coordinated effort to recognize a brave step the city and its residents took 50 years ago. "From Sit-ins to Eat-ins" celebrates the desegregation of Charlotte that occurred in May 1963. Show More Summary
A quick update on the route award actions before the U.S. Department of Transportation that effect US Airways and Charlotte: • DCA route award. A set of slots at Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) that US Airways was hoping to obtain were instead awarded to Southwest Airlines for Houston Hobby service. Us Airways said that [...]
Chef Jason Kerton will be running the kitchen at the upcoming Bubble Charlotte at the EpiCentre. Kerton, a Culinary Institute of America grad, says he's cooked with Bobby Flay at Mesa Grill and at the Sanctuary in Charleston. He's also done food for ballparks in Akron and Charleston. Show More Summary
This will do absolutely nothing to dispel the usual stereotypes about NASCAR: “NASCAR driver arrested, charged with stealing competitor’s hauler”
My latest column for Carolina Journal is on Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed overhaul of state transportation policy: RALEIGH — In April, the McCrory administration outlined a new state transportation policy. While as always, the devil is in the details, this plan is a welcome step forward for transportation policy in North Carolina. The last time [...]
From ESPN: The ACC is “thoroughly investigating” playing its men’s basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. One source was adamant that the ACC tournament eventually would be held in the World’s Most Famous Arena, which would take it out of traditional ACC country for the first time. “We’ll be playing [...]
Wrote an article back in August on the despite between Cedar Greene Apartments and O’Leary Group Waste Systems and the city of Charlotte. The issue: The city of Charlotte contracts with Republic Services Inc. for garbage collection at apartment complexes, condominiums, and trailer parks in the city. Each multifamily complex qualifies for a set number [...]
AKA dysfunction in action. Mecklenburg County government certainly was dysfunctional when Harry Jones was county manager and his firing was certainly justified. But don’t think that he was let go the Mecklenburg County Commission because of the county’s past managerial mistakes. That really has very little to do with it. City and county managers come [...]