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.
On Thursday patrons of the Common Market in Plaza Midwood got the chance to try their hand at Charlotte's newest sports endeavor axe throwing. Lumberjaxe will be the first recreational axe-throwing facility in the South. The business will open in Charlotte this fall.
Former UNC-Chapel Hill basketball standout and NBA player Antawn Jamison participated in the annual Hooptee Celebrity Golf Classic on Thursday. He revealed that he dreams of holding a front office job for an NBA team sometime in the future.
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.