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Veterans Day 2017 Korea Was A Long Time Ago

Saturday is Veterans Day. One of our lesser holidays that we note each year, but always seem to forget the real purpose behind. Often confused with Memorial Day but without the Monday Federal Holiday and banks and the post office are open. Show More Summary

Styrofoam Cups

Mrs Cedar and I have enjoyed Red Rocks in South Charlotte for more than 20 years. It's our go to place where we always feel welcome. So, what should have been a quiet dinner for 2 turned into a surreal night, of odd. Admittedly I'm a...Show More Summary

City Leaders Write Million Dollar Check To Crystal Eschert

It's finally official, the City of Charlotte City will pay $1,135,100.27 to Crystal Eschert, which includes back pay, compensatory damages and Eschert's attorney fees. The total cost of the Charlotte Fire Department's experiment as Facebook police won't be known for some time but it is expected to exceed $2.5 million. Show More Summary

How FAKE NEWS Happens

3 major networks with vast operations equipped with state of the art news gathering technology and 1000's of staff on their payroll. Yet they each progressively embellished the others breaking story. The progression is pretty clear,Show More Summary

LaWana Mayfield Compares Donald Trump to Hiltler

Local moon-bat LaWana Mayfield goes coco bananas over Donald Trump and quickly starts trying to walk back her comments. Early Friday morning Mayfield tweeted: For All who read about Hilter you are Now Living how he reigned in #45 #DraftDodger...Show More Summary

Observer's Panthers Beat Reporter Jourdan Rodrigue Still MIA

With what has now become a likely permanent exit Jourdan Rodrigue ha s been missing in action for two weeks. Rodrigue went into hiding soon after a couple of her racist tweets surfaced during the fallout from her run in with Panthers...Show More Summary

Katie Jones Murder Case Solved Suspect Under Arrest Or Maybe NOT?

It's one of those stories you hope is true, a year long unsolved homicide of a sweet young girl gunned down in a popular neighborhood, solved. An arrest made case closed. But it was not to be, at least tonight. Twenty six year old Ketie...Show More Summary

Kyle Maraghy Court Date Set

Kyle Maraghy the punk who sucker punched an elderly Panthers fan during last Thursday's game now has a court date. November 30 in court room 1130. It should be fun as Maraghy's lawyer some slim ball that his father apparently hired, claims that Maraghy was being taunted. Show More Summary

Your Money - Mecklenburg County Auto Property Tax Sham

Did you know Mecklenburg County Vehicle Property Tax Collection is woefully inefficient? Not hard to notice the number of Charlotte drivers/owners with expired (no tax paid) tags on any given day. According to my CMPD guys the number of expired tags out there is crazy huge, so much so that they avoid routinely stopping drivers for expired tags. Show More Summary

Kyle Adam Maraghy Arrested For Beating Up A Senior Citizen at Bank America Stadium

The attack that took place during Thursday night's Eagles vs. Panthers game has gained national attention on social media thanks to a video taken by a fan seating nearby, By Friday morning Chalotte Mecklenburg Police were searching for Kyle Adam Maraghy. A few hours later, they announced he was arrested and charged in connection with the incident. Show More Summary

Robbie Jaeger December 23, 1979 - October 5, 2017

Maybe there should be a Yelp for Memorial services. Criteria being location, convenience, timing, ambiance, staff, emotional support, general sincerity of the pastor and in this case production value? If there was I'd rate the memorial service for Robbie Jaeger Five Stars. Show More Summary

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell National Anthem Memo

MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a country that can feel very divided. Sports, and especially the NFL, brings people together and lets them set aside those divisions, at least for a few hours. Show More Summary

Charlotte Media Types Directionally Challenged?

A mass of media trucks and cameras descend onto a Charlotte city street rushing to cover the latest gun play carnage. They weave through traffic, press into the crime scene as far as Officers and crime scene tape will allow, then set...Show More Summary

Monday Odds and Ends Panthers Win and More

Cristina Depasquale had a rough night at 1am drunk and disorderly charges then 12 hours later assault on a public official. Cedar's Take: She fell, Twice! Jourdan Rodrigue didn't travel with the Carolina Panthers this weekend and it's...Show More Summary

Morgan Christina Swartz - Another Crack Head Among Us

Picked up in Charlotte on apparently another DUI/DWI charge Morgan Christina Swartz is making a solid reputation as a repeat offender. Her prior mugshot from 2016 below And from 2015 in Florida At 5'4" and 110 pounds how long before this party girl OD's or kills someone driving the wrong way on the interstate?

TGIF - Time For Some Humor And Drinks All Around!

Various versions of this have popped up in my Facebook feed, but I’ve not been able to ascertain its origin or identify its author. So with that disclaimer, enjoy this excellent piece of internet levity. No two police officers are alike. Show More Summary

CMPD Police Officers Murdered 24 Years Ago Today

On October 5, 1993, EOW - Officers Andy Nobles and John Burnette were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle in Boulevard Homes. After the officers confirmed that the vehicle had been reported stolen and that the driver was a wanted person, the driver ran into a nearby wooded area. Show More Summary

In Defense Of Cam Newton (Draft)

I never thought I'd sit down with a cup of coffee and suggest that Cam Newton was being unfairly maligned. But here goes.... Yesterday after the usual Wednesday practice the routine presser took place which give media types a chance to ask marque player like Cam Newton questions. Show More Summary

WCCB's Wilson Has An Epic Twitter Meltdown Over #TakeAKnee

Charlotte's local television personality "Wilson" had a massive meltdown on Twitter last week, objecting to Mecklenburg County Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour's tweet that encouraged people to be more patriotic. Wilson's first tweet suggested that Commissioner Ridenhour read the first amendment. Show More Summary

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