An $11 million plan to put Charlotte’s 516 chronically homeless people into apartments got a needed boost this week from a new UNC Charlotte study that illustrates the millions of tax dollars to be saved from the initiative.
The most contentious part of Charlotte’s recent debate over LGBT rights – transgender bathroom use – has resurfaced with an unexpected revelation: The city is already allowing people to use the restroom of their gender identity at city-owned facilities.
Landfill builder and Duke Energy say the liners that will be used to keep coal ash out of groundwater will last 500 years. Others discount those estimates, but they say installation and monitoring is key to success.
Ronnie Pierce, 63, is one of Charlotte’s so-called chronic inebriates. These homeless men and women have been kicked out of multiple housing programs because of alcohol-related problems, posing a serious challenge for advocates seeking to end chronic homelessness.
The calls were in 2014, including one where his mother told police she lies awake at night worrying if her son might kill her. Meanwhile, the officer who was shot is expected to leave the hospital Monday, officials said.
A look at the week ahead: Great acts from the 1960s and ‘70s: The Doobie Brothers and John Fogerty. A discussion on Charlotte’s unraveling dream of desegregating schools, stringband music and a special fundraiser for the resurrecting Charlotte Museum of History.