Many north Mecklenburg residents have lambasted the toll lanes as unfair. Others are upset that the project isn’t adding any extra free lane capacity to I-77 and that all of the expansion is with new express toll lanes.
Local high school students worked to build little free libraries for the community at one of CPCC's STEM Summer Experience camps on Wednesday. The small wooden boxes will be distributed in certain neighborhoods to help provide free books to underprivileged individuals.
Johnny Fly Co., an online sunglasses and leather bag retailer is opening it's first physical store on Wednesday. The shop will open up in NoDa and will sell the same merchandise as the online store but with a more personal touch.
This week an auction of Rick Siskey's former home will be held. Siskey, a Charlotte businessman, was accused of running a Ponzi scheme that cost investors millions. He took his own life in December 2016. Proceeds from the auction are expected to benefit creditors, including investors in Siskey's various funds.
A centennial plaque celebrating historic Camp Greene was unveiled and dedicated by the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Camp Greene monument during a Centennial Celebration at the Dowd House historic site on Saturday. A bugler, parade march and flag raising marked the event, followed by the plaque dedication, tours of the Dowd House, a food truck, vendors, and World War I reenactors and memorabilia.
The growing neighborhood at Wilkinson and West Morehead Street just west of uptown is celebrating a little-known chapter that helped shape Charlotte in the shadow of World War I. Camp Greene, a U.S. Army camp that opened in 1917 on the site, eventually mustered 40,000 soldiers drilling, firing their weapons and preparing to ship to Europe.
The CMPD Animal Care & Control Division has seen five pigs come into the shelter the past two months. Two still remain up for adoption, one stray named Alex and one owner surrendered named Mark. -Alex Kormann