Hello, hello! I’m back with your fresh edition of the Charlotte Daily. Come along for everything you need to know about what’s happening in town.
First, today’s weather:
A heavy t-storm in the p.m.. High: 91 Low: 74.
Here are the top five stories in Charlotte today:
- According to Fox 46 Charlotte, “An American Eagle flight from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Birmingham was forced to return to the Queen City Thursday.” This was because of what official say was a “potential maintenance issue.” Fox 46 Charlotte reports that “a spokesperson for American Airlines said the flight to Birmingham returned to Charlotte around 10 a.m. and landed without incident.” (Fox 46 Charlotte)
- According to Charlotte government, “JazzArts Charlotte has joined the first cohort of the Southern Cultural Treasures program by the Atlanta-based nonprofit South Arts and the Ford Foundation, alongside 16 other BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) arts organizations across the southeastern United States.” Lonnie Davis, CEO and co-founder of JazzArts Charlotte, considers it an “honor” to be part of this initiative. He said, “The support and community provided by this program will help us accomplish our mission to connect the cultural community and develop an audience for jazz through quality education, performance and musician support.” (charlottenc.gov)
- A man who played a role in murdering an east Charlotte man in 2020, was convicted and sentenced to prison on Thursday. According to WCNC, “Azaevon Singleton, 20, was given a sentence of 16 to 20 years for the November 2020 murder of Ricardo Perez. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Perez was shot and killed at a home on Electra Lane in east Charlotte. Singleton was one of three suspects charged in the case.” (WCNC.com)
- A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer will not be charged for shooting and killing a man who had stabbed a 13-year-old girl at a Ballantyne neighborhood home in December. According to WBTV, “The investigation stemmed from the Dec. 18, 2021, shooting death of David Samuel Herbert, who had reportedly broken into a home on Blairbeth Street. While a woman was able to get out and let officers know what happened, her daughter was still inside. When officers arrived, they said they found the 13-year-old girl held at knifepoint.” (WBTV)
- Police are investigating a homicide in northeast Charlotte. Officers were called to Sofley Road in the early Thursday morning hours for a welfare call for service. When they arrived, they found a person with a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead. (WBTV)
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Today in Charlotte:
- CenterWell Senior Primary Care Food Share Event (10 a.m.)
- Weekend Live Music and Food Trucks at Blue Blaze Brewing (noon)
- Friday Night Hangout – Time Out Youth (5 to 7:30 p.m.)
- Opening Reception for The Exchange: Crossing Borders Exhibition (6 p.m.)
- Whiskey Myers performance at The Comedy Zone (9:45 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Speed of service is critical to getting help to those in need. Charlotte Fire Communications Division received console and technology upgrades. (Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC via Facebook)
- Charlotte Fire responded to an apartment fire which left 12 residents displaced. Investigators found that the fire was accidental electrical and partially caused by an overloaded surge protector. (Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC via Facebook)
- Beep Beep! The Charlotte Hornets Book Bus is coming through! This week Hugo The Hornet came to visit our scholars. The Charlotte Hornets Book Bus demonstrates how important reading is to young students! (Charlotte Freedom School Partners via Facebook)
- What do you want to see in Mecklenburg County’s parks, greenways, nature preserves, and recreation centers? You can join Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation staff in person on Thursday at the James K. Polk Historic Site. (Sustain Charlotte via Facebook)
- Take a listen to why Miller thinks it’s important to work with media members and storytellers to share what goes on behind the scenes at big events. (Charlotte Sports Foundation via Facebook)
- We are looking for cafeteria employees. APPLY HERE: https://bit.ly/3nnTG6L or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
- My cat has been missing for a week and I’m so worried. If you see him, please let me know. His name is Panchito. (Nextdoor)
- My fiancé and I just moved to Charlotte and are on the lookout for a few “bests” in the area. We’d love the best recommendations for pizza spots, chicken wing spots and coffee shops! (Nextdoor)
- All the trees are coming down at this location. I do not understand how or why a house has to take up the entire corner lot. It is very sad to see the death of these old beauties. (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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