Rev. Nathan Arledge, 33, Minister of Missions at Myers Park United Methodist Church, offered the imposition of ashes and a brief prayer from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. outside of Caribou Coffee at Park Road Shopping Center.
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The Board of Elections has been accepting registrations for those wishing to run for office in Charlotte-Mecklenburg county since January. July 21st at noon is the deadline and the last hour always proves to be more than interesting.
More than 500 items ranging from a Bentley convertible to a 5-carat diamond ring were on the block Thursday as auctioneers sold off the former possessions of the late Rick Siskey, the Charlotte businessman accused of operating a long-running Ponzi scheme.
Before launching into his fast-paced patter, auctioneer Leland Little kicked off the sale by welcoming bidders in person at the Charlotte Convention Center, on the Internet and calling in by phone. “This is an unusual opportunity as you can all see for yourself, from the vehicles to the jewelry to the coins to the nice furnishings,” Little said.
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.