🌱 Food Lion To Host Grand Opening + Monkeypox Arrives In Charlotte

Hey, everybody. It’s Tuesday in Charlotte and I’m back in your inbox with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. Let’s have at it.

First, today’s weather:

Periods of sun; less humid. High: 81 Low: 68.

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Here are the top five stories today in Charlotte:

  1. According to U.S. News & World Report, Sekou Cooke’s curated exhibit in uptown Charlotte on hip-hop architecture has a lot to offer. Walk through The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City and you’ll see rap lyrics from Nas, Slick Rick and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s hit song “The Message” splashed in graffiti on the walls. Framed photos hang on fragments of a shipping container, showing concepts of projects that could be interpreted as hip-hop architecture. There are 3-D models, devoid of color, showing distorted, off-grid structures that shift your thinking about what a traditional building looks like. The point proven: there is no simple definition of hip-hop architecture because hip-hop is always evolving. (U.S. News & World Report)
  2. A new Food Lion store, located at 5939 Weddington Road in Charlotte, will host its grand opening for the public on June 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony early in the morning. According to GlobeNewswire, “After the ceremony, the first 100 customers in line will receive a mystery gift card valued up to $200, commemorative apron and reusable bag. All customers will be able to taste a sampling of some of the fresh and affordable products from across the store.”(GlobeNewswire)
  3. Experts say shopping malls are dying, and while that is true in some cases, the malls in the Charlotte region area are getting creative to survive and thrive. Holly Van Cleave, marketing director at SouthPark Mall, said that the future of the mall is “looking great.” According to WCNC and industry experts, that “may be true at the upscale Charlotte mall, that is not the case with all malls.” Nate Berg, a reporter for Fast Company, said, “The future of malls is a little up in the air right now, a lot around the country have struggled in recent years.” (WCNC.com)
  4. Monkeypox has arrived in North Carolina with the first case recently being confirmed in Mecklenburg County. According to Mecklenburg County Public Health, “the department is working closely with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the patient’s healthcare providers to identify and notify individuals who may have been in contact with the person while they were infectious.” Officials said that the patient is isolating at home. (WBTV)
  5. Fox46 Charlotte reported that “a man working in a tree came into contact with a power line and was electrocuted outside of a southeast Charlotte home Monday” but he survived. Here’s the story: Firefighters responded to a call for a “high-angle rescue” on Alfred Street for the man who at the time, was stuck in a tree that stood about 20 feet high. The tree worker managed to climb down the tree to the ground safely with help from firefighters. (Fox 46 Charlotte)

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Today in Charlotte:

  • Charlotte Regional Farmers Market (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • South County Baby Storytime at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library South County Regional (11 to 11:30 a.m.)
  • Panera Bread Ballantyne (Charlotte) Hiring Event (2 to 5 p.m.)
  • Taco, Tequila and Live Music Tuesdays ft. The Abbey Elmore Band at SouthBound (6 p.m.)
  • Taco TurnUp Tuesday hosted by CLT Hub (6 to 11 p.m.)
  • Young Adult Bible Study | Virtual Event (7 to 8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Looking for work at a Nature Center? We’ve got openings! These two are available at McDowell near Steele Creek. Live on the north side of the county? Quest in Huntersville will have two more part time positions open soon. (Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Nature Centers via Facebook)
  • Who’s hiring in the Charlotte area? Check out new local jobs. (Charlotte Patch)
  • How awesome it is to care for the world’s courageous superheroes? RMHC of GC provides a home away from home for these superheroes and their families when they need it most because even a superhero needs support. (Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte via Facebook)
  • A high-frequency standard would ensure that riders don’t have to wait more than 15 minutes for the bus. (Sustain Charlotte via Facebook)
  • My sister-in-law sells soul food! We have already sold out three times on Thursday and three times on Friday! Please support our business. We deliver for only $3! (Nextdoor)
  • Somebody snatched my black chihuahua puppy out of my yard. I pray that somebody somewhere in this neighborhood will spot this puppy and recognize that it was stolen. (Nextdoor)
  • Can someone please refer me to a dog groomer? (Nextdoor)
  • Have you seen this dog? He belongs to my neighbor. His name is Leo. He is deaf. (Nextdoor)
  • I need to find my two cats (one male and one female) a loving home because my new residence does not allow pets. The male cat is neutered. Please send me a text message to (704) 388-5803, or a message through Facebook. (Nextdoor)

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Alexis Goring

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goring. I’m an East Coast Girl with a pulse for people, news and feature stories! I’ve worked as a freelance writer/editor/proofreader in the media industry for 15 years. I’m also a published author, experienced blogger, and founder of Writer at Heart Editorial Services. Visit my website for more details about me and my work. Here’s the link: https://alexisagoring.jimdofree.com.

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