🌱 New Home Mortgage Program + Netflix To Cast Local Couples + RV Show

Hello all. I’m here with your fresh copy of the Charlotte Daily, full of everything you need to know about what’s going on locally. Follow along for the latest…

First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and warm. High: 91 Low: 70.

Here are the top five stories in Charlotte today:

  1. An unforgettable, unrivaled shopping experience will soon take place at The Park Expo & Conference Center in Charlotte from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18. “The popularity of the RV lifestyle reached new heights in 2021. More families see the value in taking their family and fur babies on the road for adventures of a lifetime and priceless connections. Come and see the best variety of dealers and RVs available for any need and budget at the NCRVDA Show,” according to WCCB Charlotte. Text CAMP to 31403 by 10 a.m. on Sept. 12 for a chance to win four tickets to the NCRVDA Show. (WCCB Charlotte)
  2. The pandemic taught us all the importance of child care and the problems with what many call a broken system. Teachers say they aren’t getting paid well, and the business model means facilities struggle to stay open while North Carolina parents struggle to afford the care in the first place,” according to WCNC. The unsung heroes are the workers who care for your kids each day. But, WCNC reports, “many are getting out of the business for a variety of reasons, including low pay. A new state-funded program called WAGE$ is working to change that.” (WCNC.com)
  3. There will be a firefighter application signup at Charlotte Fire Headquarters on Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications for firefighter positions with Charlotte Fire are open from Sept. 16 – 30. “At the event, interested candidates can visit Charlotte Fire headquarters and talk with firefighters and staff to answer questions about career opportunities. Charlotte Fire’s human resources team will also have computer stations available to apply for firefighter positions and assist in the process. … Firefighters will be able to answer any questions related to firefighting and the hiring process,” according to the city government. (charlottenc.gov)
  4. Bank of America is now offering first-time homebuyers in a select group of cities, including Charlotte, zero down payment, zero closing cost mortgages to help grow homeownership among Black and Hispanic communities. … The new mortgages are known as the “Community Affordable Loan Solution,” with the goal of helping more individuals and families obtain affordable loans,” according to WCNC. (WCNC.com)
  5. Do you dream of being a reality TV star? A casting company that works with Netflix wants to make your dream come true!The company said it is casting for the hit Netflix series ‘The Ultimatum,’ which is about couples who must commit to getting married or break up. The dating reality show is produced by the same folks who brought us another Netflix smash hit, “Love is Blind,” reported WCNC. According to the job listing posted by the casting company, they’re searching for production assistants and couples starting Sept. 22.” (WCNC.com)

Today in Charlotte:

  • Coffee and Conversation at Suffolk Punch Brewing (8 to 9:30 a.m.)
  • Charlotte Regional Farmers Market (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Unseen Oceans Exhibition at Discovery Place Science (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Food Trucks on Market: Freedom Fries at Mac Tabby Cat Cafe (5 p.m.)
  • Matthews Alive Festival at Poppycox (5 p.m.)
  • Live at 11: Outdoor Concert in Ballantyne’s Backyard (5:30 p.m.)
  • Noel & Maria performance at Middle C Jazz (6 p.m.)
  • Summer is Over Party: Comedy Show at Common Market SouthEnd (7 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The city of Charlotte is developing a plan to sustain and grow arts and culture in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Take the survey to share your priorities for the local creative sector and to tell us how you participate in culture. (City of Charlotte Government via Facebook)
  • Looking for a way to make a difference in education? We need you! Register or reactivate your status as a CMS volunteer today. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
  • Returning for the 2022/2023 Season, Charlotte Ballet presents Crystal Pite’s “A Picture of You Falling.” ⁠We are proud to be one of the only Ballet companies in the U.S. to present this piece, and can’t wait to bring it back to Charlotte. (Charlotte Ballet via Facebook)
  • Thanks to the Carolina Panthers and the David & Nicole Tepper Foundation, the kids at Hickory Grove Elementary had a super fun day — and so did we! We were so excited to be able to give these kids the supplies they need. (Classroom Central via Facebook)
  • A library card gives you access to millions of books, songs, movies, resources and more. Want to stream the latest from Beyoncé, Bad Bunny and classic Pink Floyd? You can do that. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library via Facebook)
  • Thank you to Adam Sperling and Johnny Harris for sharing their thoughts around the upcoming Presidents Cup at last night’s Truist Speaker Series. (Charlotte Sports Foundation via Facebook)
  • Jenna Rinalducci, Arts and Architechture Librarian, is here for you! You can get her Research Guides https://bit.ly/3bpkj8P (UNC Charlotte Atkins Library via Facebook)
  • Want to help the tree canopy in your neighborhood? Apply for this year’s tree care grant! Eligible organizations citywide can apply for matching grants of up to $3,000 for tree care initiatives including canopy assessment. (City of Charlotte Housing & Neighborhood Services via Facebook)
  • Taking commissions for Christmas now! Here’s a bit of one of my most recent pieces (pencil drawings on cotton sheets). You can contact me with any questions or requests. Email silvanacureart@gmail.com (Nextdoor)
  • Lost dog. His name is Max. He is very friendly. (Nextdoor)
  • Does anyone know of a good place to take your car for maintenance? (Nextdoor)
  • We had to put our cat down. She was on special food for diabetics so we have two large Ziplock bags of Purina Pro prescription cat food for diabetic cats. Send a message to me if you would like a bag. (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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