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Comment Archives: stories: News & Views: Cover

Re: “A look at why the African-American cultural scene struggles to thrive in Charlotte

Know what's worse than being in a boring city? Being around fellow blacks who only talk about what they do for a living and undergrad. No wonder Charlotte sucks.

Posted by Blaine Evans on 12/18/2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Charlotte's Most Haunted Places

Does anyone know of apartments in the university area being haunted? My daughter said she saw something tall, dark, with no facial features standing in front of her door. This creeped me out for sure and I know there is no way an intruder got in and out without a trace. I'm just not sure what to make of it.

Posted by qhope08 on 12/04/2016 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Residents get proactive in the fight against gentrification on the west side

I find it funny that McAfee says she receives weekly offers to buy her house. I have lived in the neighborhood for many years and not once has anyone made an offer on my house which was renovated prior to 2007. I wouldnt be surprised if she received offers before 2007 when the market fell, but I have been watching housing prices here for many years and I just dont believe it, especially weekly!?
I say the renovations proposed for the west end are a move in the right direction. Just look at any crime map of the area, using Wesley Heights as an example. The crime rate has dropped dramatically as the neighborhood has revitalized. This is not a black vs white issue. I am a proud black home owner in Enderly Park who would like for nothing more than to see my neighborhood streets cleaned up. If anyone is being displaced, it should be the thugs bringing the drugs and crime to my neighborhood. This will only happen with the transition of rental properties into renovated homes owned by citizens who actually have something to contribute to society and our neighborhood.
There has got to be a way we can harmoniously do this without displacing our long-time senior residents like grandfathering them in with the flat tax.

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Posted by PROUD on 11/04/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Charlotte's Most Haunted Places

Old does not mean haunted.

Posted by Shirley Allen on 10/29/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Does Charlotte have a gayborhood?

There are many great communities and Neighborhoods in Charlotte. I don't know that they are Gayborhoods but they are diverse and amazing! I moved to http://www.drhorton.com/North-Carolina/Charlotte.aspx and I have 2 gay neighbors and many straight ones. I love them all.

Posted by Katherine Beckstrom on 10/14/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “CL goes undercover in a Charlotte 'crisis pregnancy center'

I took my 14 yr old daughter here to discuss ALL of her options as a pregnant young lady in a crisis. I felt that she needed to know all of the options that were available to her. What happened in this facility was like something out of a movie. We went there to get an ultrasound to confirm just how far along she was, so that we would be able to navigate what her choices would be. She had an appointment and was taken behind a locked door... mind you she is a MINOR, where I was left out in the waiting room. Upon being taken to the back of the office, I noticed a cross hanging from the door handle on the inside of the door. I thought that was odd, then started to put things together... like how nice the furniture was in the facility, the lack of state licenses on the wall, no literature available, AND the fact that after 20 mins and ringing the service bell several times to inquire about my daughter. I was finally led into a room where two women had been talking with my daughter, without me present. One was the " bouncer"... she actually leaned back against the door as if to prevent anyone from leaving the room. The other woman spoke to my daughter and explained that there were consequences to every decision she made. "There are consequences to saving a life and taking a life". She also stated that her pregnancy test came out negative, and that she should come back in two weeks to retake a test. Mind you, she had already had a blood test from a physician that confirmed the pregnancy. And by all calculations that would have put her past the time frame to get a legal abortion, IF she wanted to make that choice. We went there to get an ultrasound so that she would be able to make an informed choice on what she would be able to do. I feel like their agenda was being forced on a young woman who was already traumatized by her circumstances... and to me that was a very scary situation to be in.... creating further trauma to an already traumatic situation. Needless to say... we abruptly left.
If you find yourself facing a decision like this, I believe it is best to explore ALL options that are available to you. It is not right to force your will, and your beliefs on someone who is already under a lot of stress and uncertainty, for your agenda!
I don't condone the irresponsibility my daughter showed. But here we are faced with the consequence. My daughter is mentally ill, and we are fighting her illness everyday. It has been such a struggle. Her illness causes her to do things that aren't always good choices. So please take that into consideration before making a nasty comment. We struggle on a daily basis with the most basic tasks.... we are doing our best.
I just wanted to alert anyone who may be considering going there, what they will be up against.

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Posted by Tracie Tracie on 10/13/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “CL contributor's first-person account of the first two nights of protests following Scott killing

It sounds like the police were engaging in standard riot patrol, and only started using their batons after being pelted with water bottles and bricks.

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Posted by Jason on 09/28/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “CL contributor's first-person account of the first two nights of protests following Scott killing

Wow. This is powerful. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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Posted by Krystle Baller on 09/28/2016 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Chris Frye's got a workout for you — if you're up to it

In redopnse to the second post ... First thing if you are Luke Lobsingers wife I met dude half a dozen times he had 3 different chics with him during the two weeks we met at 1511 Southwood was sublease and was supposed to have the fence repaired and the delapidated green house and the chemical filled lift pool removed. Never happened. Needles to say the refrigerator and the heat didn't work. Look I have two beautiful Dogo Argentinos and if you think I'm going to put them in harms way because you want to put me in a position to clean up your mess your mistaken. Trust me! Be glad I didn't leave you with the burden of paying the price of a one on my sick or dead dogs... Yet you chicken shit hide behind your computer tip tapping something you haven't a clue about... You might want to do some "house cleaning" of you on....

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Posted by The Chris Frye on 09/12/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Chris Frye's got a workout for you — if you're up to it

Really how old are you ?!?
Please remove

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Posted by The Chris Frye on 09/12/2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Chris Frye's got a workout for you — if you're up to it

In reply of first comment ...Nikki and Hallie Smith two lesbians that Offered me 10,000.00 cash for me to provide "DNA " for them to have a baby. I told them I would explore the process with them. They paid me 2000.00 cash for my time to have physical mental blood test .the girl I was dating (Michele Pulaski) at the time asked me to hold off for the time being to see where our relationship was headed I conveyed Michele's concerns to Nikki and Hallie that got very angry and decide to post this billshit. Don't you think if I took money from a credit card the CC company would recover for them.... Which makes this statement false off topic. Please remove

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Posted by The Chris Frye on 09/12/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

I was part of the villa heights community organization when that Cordelia Park mural was done and I must disagree with Jenna's statement. We applied for a matching grant from the city for this and both Will and especially his wife put in countless hours helping us fundraise so that we could have a nice neighborhood art project. Everyone from the community was invited to participate in the art work.

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Posted by Rhonda Mathis on 08/29/2016 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

I am so thankful to have known you both and your beautiful girls. So happy I have one of your gourds on my patio that we enjoy every day. Thank you for the experience and we await the next chapter from all four of you...Will, Lauren, Eva James and Disco Ruby Soux.

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Posted by Anne Swinson Dillard Edwards on 08/25/2016 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

Jenna, please elaborate on your theft comment. Also please share with us where you acquired your educational background in the value of art.

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Posted by Shelley on 08/25/2016 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

Jenna,
May the ghost of Van Gogh haunt you the remainder of your days

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Posted by Mark Puckett on 08/25/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

Quiet Jenna, unless you're going to work as hard as he did to create something wonderful...

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Posted by Greg Urquhart on 08/25/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

Jenna, you are incorrect on how much he got paid, and honestly why does it matter? NoDa, other neighborhoods, and galleries are made more rich by having this kind of art. I am certain the hours, days, weeks he spent creating his art are worth more.

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Posted by WesleyS on 08/25/2016 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

Everyone would be shocked if they knew how much he got paid for these murals. (Some $50k each)

Some of them are good (Jack Beagles) and some of them are practically theft from neighborhood coffers (Cordelia Park lookout).

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Posted by Jenna Smith on 08/24/2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Charlotte's Most Haunted Places

Are there any houses that are haunted in Plaza Midwood? I am about to buy a house that is close to 100 years old. Your feedback is welcome, but only serious people need to reply. Thanks!

Posted by MBK2016 on 08/09/2016 at 11:35 PM

Re: “The Unofficial Underwear Issue

Indeed, it seems either women (and men) are wearing a lot less underwear (GOOGLE "Why I Don't Wear Underwear" & "Ditch Your Panties" ... or with the Internet providing freer communication & more privacy/anonymity, they are ADMITTING (and also ASKING ABOUT IT) au naturel more freely, or to put it better BEING MORE OPEN (as in Sharon Stone & many other) about the subject! It also seems that the purpose of "panties" was pretty much to restrict women's freedom (of movement... of employment... etc.), for if anything panties collect germs rather than anything else. In short, down with panties permanently & completely unless u r completely "hooked" on them.

Posted by pantilessforgood on 07/12/2016 at 3:01 PM

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