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Black Squirrels In Charlotte

CP is not a wildlife expert but apparently this black squirrel is rather rare in North Carolina. From Wikipedia: The overall population of black squirrels is small when compared to that of the gray squirrel. The black fur color can occur naturally as a mutation in populations of gray squirrels, but it is rare. Show More Summary

New Black Sheep and Nike SB collabo goes quick in nationwide release

Snow and ice couldn't stop over 100 people from showing up at Black Sheep Skate Shop in Plaza Midwood on Saturday morning to sell the store out of the “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” sneakers, the store’s newest collaboration with Nike SB,...Show More Summary


A man who lives a long life, will own many dogs, and as the years roll on, he will often pass a dog in a park or on a long walk, and in that dog he will see a familiar face, a glancing look, or a recognized bark. As he walks by that dog will return the look as if to say I know you. Show More Summary

Streep Yaps About Trump and Trump Doesn't Respond Via Twitter

CP is no fan of Meryle Streep neither the actor or the mouth piece for liberal causes. Not surprisingly her moment in the spotlight at last night golden globes gave her a chance to yap about Donald Trump and the evil empire. Surprisingly...Show More Summary

CORRECTION: New crossword puzzle for Jan. 5 issue

We ______ up. (6 letters) As crossword puzzlers across the city quickly brought to our attention when print editions of Creative Loafing hit racks yesterday, we made a big mistake.…

McKayla Maroney

Ever since her famous "Not Impressed" photo "vaulted" her to internet fame in 2012, McKayla Maroney has been on a Instagram quest to break the internet. The 100 pound 21 year old is now known more for her provocative poses than for her Olympic Gold and Silver Medals. Show More Summary

Waker, Charlotte Ranger aims to end Charlotte's NBA All Star drought

Who said the local film industry is dead? A new web series that debuted at the Spectrum Center over the holiday weekend is filmed wholly in Charlotte and aims to raise awareness for a problem that has plagued our local NBA franchise for years: no players in the All Star Game.…

Today's Top 5: Thursday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 22, 2016 as selected by us folks at Creative Loafing. • Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Visulite Theatre • Christmas Karaoke at Milestone • Uptown Crawl • Leanna Eden and the Garden Of, Blu House and Monty Mak at Petra's • America Is A Mistake at Lunchbox Records …

Mark Kemp returns to Creative Loafing as editor-in-chief

For the third time in the past decade, we here at Creative Loafing Charlotte have welcomed North Carolina-native Mark Kemp as editor-in-chief at our award-winning alternative newsweekly and website.…

Council holds new vote on nondiscrimination ordinance, awaits action from state

The Charlotte City Council held an emergency meeting this morning following reports that state lawmakers did not feel their Monday vote to repeal a nondiscrimination ordinance went far enough to justify a full repeal of House Bill 2. An...Show More Summary

Talking About Nightlife on The Charlotte Podcast

I was the guest on this week's episode of The Charlotte Podcast with hosts John and Miller. The guys had me on to talk about Charlotte nightlife. And because I have a tendency to give backstories, a lot of our discussion focused on how...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Monday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 19, 2016 as selected by us folks at Creative Loafing. • Carolina Shout w/ Ethan Uslan at Petra's • Knocturnal at Snug Harbor • WBT Holiday on Ice at NASCAR Hall of Fame • Monday Night Allstars at Double Door Inn • Find Your Muse Open Mic at The Evening Muse

Lunch Break (12/19/16): Non-discrimination ordinance rescinded in surprise vote, expected to lead to HB2 repeal

The Charlotte City Council held a surprise vote this morning in which they rescinded a non-discrimination ordinance passed in February with the understanding that it would lead to the full repeal of the infamous House Bill 2 by the North...Show More Summary

Lunch Break (12/16/16): Three killed in Charlotte on Thursday

Two men were killed in what appears to have been a shootout that occurred in the Hidden Valley neighborhood in northeast Charlotte last night. Police responded to Spring Garden Lane at about 7:17 p.m. last night and found three people suffering from gunshot wounds.…

Lunch Break (12/14/16): Teenager dead after SWAT raid in northwest Charlotte, family disputes CMPD version of events

CMPD investigators say a young man who died during a raid by SWAT in northwest Charlotte yesterday committed suicide, but his mother and her neighbors are raising questions about the incident. According to a police statement, the CMPD's...Show More Summary

The ever-present dilemma of paying for transit

The topic of transit – or the lack of it – arose during public hearings on the vast new River District development that won city approval last month. The almost 1,400-acre development will grow west of the Charlotte Douglas International...Show More Summary

Lunch Break (12/12/16): Vi Lyles announces consideration of mayoral campaign; stabbing death in south Charlotte

Charlotte City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles is looking to take that "pro tem" out of her title, as she announced this morning via social media that she is forming an exploratory committee to consider a run for mayor in 2017. Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Sunday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 11, 2016 as selected by us folks at Creative Loafing. • Starving Artist Market at Charlotte Art League • Copeland Now/Then Tour w/ Rae Cassidy at Neighborhood Theatre • Jazz Workshop and Improv feat.…

Today's Top 5: Saturday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 10, 2016 as selected by us folks at Creative Loafing. • NoDa Krampus Krawl at North Davidson and 36th streets • Kate Voegele & Tyler Hilton at...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Friday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 9, 2016 as selected by us folks at Creative Loafing. • Clara's Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story at Booth Playhouse • Charlotte Symphony's...Show More Summary

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