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Comment Archives: stories: News & Views: News Feature

Re: “Greed seen as the church's top problem — so why isn't Elevation angrier at pastor's excess?

What you need to do is leave this situation alone, because as I know for a fact even poor church's withold their pastor salaries from public view. In fact, it is the norm in most churches to not discuss salary. How much do you make since you don't think it is offensive to ask questions like this.

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Posted by gmanhum on 10/18/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Middle of October is here and no sign of Tommy's Pub. It's dead.

Posted by BobJ on 10/14/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Union members launch largest organized labor mobilization in state history

the first responder is lame.sonny,afscme union

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Posted by Edward Williams on 10/03/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Death of Charlotte biker brings cycling community together

I've came across this Article because a few nights ago me & my mother saw a ghostly shadow like figure in the sugar creek area around 11 o clock pm the figure was on a bike (with no reflection from our lights you could not see the rims or any features of the figure) riding along side a train where they are currently doing construction. The figure rode along the drivers side where my mom was close to the car and disappeared (i didn't see it but she saw it and it frightened her) and reappeared in the middle of the passing train.. rode alongside and disappeared again. i was wondering if the person died on the tracks but i found not articles relating to a cyclist or train death other than this article considering this man rode in that area it could've been this popular cyclist. I've heard if you keep a significant item of a person who died in a traumatic way they get trapped between worlds & wander. RIP to this gentleman i hope his spirit finds its way.

Posted by destiny brown on 09/25/2016 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Rev. Robin Tanner hopes to reframe religion in the Bible Belt

You look 14 on TV. Your voice sounds like a 15 year old. Your views sound like my 16 year old granddaughter. Change your hairstyle to make you look your actual age. Get a voice coach to improve the sound. Think views through before speaking.

Posted by Kathryn Lynch on 09/23/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Union members launch largest organized labor mobilization in state history

Dearest Elias:

Unlike voting, which is a constitutional right, flying, banking, driving, cashing checks, and picking up checks of any kind are personal privileges. Furthermore, if you get sick days, pay raises, a minimum wage, vacation pay, and health benefits on your job, you got them because of the American labor unions.

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Posted by Vanita on 09/17/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Union members launch largest organized labor mobilization in state history

they are promoting that you don't need a photo ID to this suppose to be a good thing? you need a photo ID for virtually everything you do in life like flying, driving, banking, picking up or cashing your welfare check, etc...but you don't need an ID to vote. A good friend of mine use to say "unions represent the lame and lazy". I guess this a perfect example.

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Posted by Elias Bettencort on 09/16/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

The required amount of toilets varies based on the type of occupant. A bar requires more toilets than a retail shop or office. For any commercial building permit a toilet calculation is required to show there are enough toilets to meet the occupant load. In this case if you put a new bar where an office or store was and the restrooms are shared with other tenants then all of those occupant loads are added together and it appears as though it resulted in the need for (1) new male and (1) new female. To comply with the current NC building code the male/female designations are required. If you run across an establishment that has restroom signage making all restrooms unisex they made that change after they opened for business.

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Posted by CheersTommys! on 09/08/2016 at 11:03 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Thanks for the reply, however why would there be "confusion and miscommunication" when the text of the bill is right there on the NCGA website?

Do you see any language in there that applies to the restrooms at private establishments? I do not. Did you contact Dan Bishop, the Charlotte attorney who was HB2's primary sponsor, if he envisioned HB2 being applied to private establishments?

As a Libertarian I want to see private establishments have control over their property. So I'm 100% supportive of the places that have put up their "our bathroom is open to everybody" signs. But I think it's pretty irresponsible to portray HB2 as either prohibiting restaurants/bars like Tommy's from building unisex bathrooms or forcing them to build three, when nothing in the language of the legislation as signed into law could be construed as containing such a

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Posted by The Dork Knight on 09/07/2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Dork Knight, I did put some thought into that before going to print, but I respectfully disagree with your take on it. I simply wanted to show an example of the confusion and miscommunication that's led to delays in opening a new location.

The bathroom issue and the fact that he thought he needed to build two more led to major delays in opening this spot. It's what he believed was needed, regardless of whether it was. That's why I confirmed with code enforcement and clearly reported that HB2 had not had any effect on how occupancy affects bathrooms. Definitely no "political posturing" intended.

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Posted by RyanPitkin3 on 09/07/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

HB2 has no effect on private bathrooms. Incredibly irresponsible for CL's editor to needlessly spread fear and inject ignorant political posturing into an otherwise-enjoyable article about a small business overcoming ad

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Posted by The Dork Knight on 09/07/2016 at 1:08 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Do something new. A "dive bar" doesn't just pop up instantly. Letting Tommy's Pub just die would be the most respectful thing to do in this situation. Are those twins still involved with The Dirty Hippie? Ask them what a good name for a new bar would be.

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Posted by Sir Purr on 09/07/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Uber, Lyft and Yellow Cab ­— how do they compare?

From what I've read, Uber is increasingly involved in arranging the financing and/or leasing of the cars. It is a way for people who lack the credit history to buy a new car to get one for non-uber uses. Traditional car leases are a trap for an uber driver - they get the income upfront without realizing running the wheels off a leased car will kill them at the end of the lease. Uber announced a partnership with Hertz a month or two ago where Hertz will lease cars for $180 a week (including insurance) without a mileage charge

Some uber drivers keep driving even though they are unhappy because they obligated themselves to pay uber each week for the car.

Posted by Fred Stiening on 08/22/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Underground midwives flout N.C. law to give moms-to-be more choices

I am from NC and conceived there. But thank God I moved to FL when I was 3 months into my pregnancy. I had a doula and 2 midwives. I did all of my prenatal care at The Palms Birth House instead of a regular OBGYN. I chose to be natural bc thats the way its always been meant to be. The US is the only country that teats pregnancy like an illness instead of a miracle. The birth house is safe and has a direct partnership with Boca Reginald Hospital (which advocates natural birth bscrein case of emergency. The birth house does a "high risk" screening before they begin any type of prenatal care. If you are low-risk they train you to prepare for your babybaby's birth the natural way... With water birth being an option for you also. I waa low risk but at 42 weeks my little guy still had not come and my amniotic fluid was drying up so I had to be checked into Boca Reginald Hospital. I was still able to deliver naturally and my midwives were both in the room along with a pro-natural dr. The problem is that drs say they support your choice to be natural but are quick to force interventions down your throat at the first sign of complication. I am supposed to be moving back to NC to marry the man of my dreams, but reading this article makes me 2nd guess settling there. I dont want to have to sneak around... I want to have all of my children the way God intended me to. No drugs, no knives just me, my doula, my midwife, my spouse, my baby and God. Women have been pushing out babies since before men started calling themselves drs. Let the women choose what they want! If something should go wrong then put it on their choice... Just like you would if they were at a hospital with some random dr on call in their room. Let us choose! And midwives make it all possible. I wouldnt want to put anyone in danger but if i should find myself pregnant and in nc i will choose midwifrey any and everyday.

Posted by LaDonna Letitia on 08/20/2016 at 6:24 AM

Re: “Charlotte Pride and Trans and Queer People of Color Collective clash on Pride Week priorities

Well, you know Isley... that is the point of the article... the disaffected groups aren't necessarily outsiders by their own choice but by the choice of the privileged or "in crowd".

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Posted by Ms Paige on 08/17/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Charlotte Pride and Trans and Queer People of Color Collective clash on Pride Week priorities


There are way too many rock throwers in our community; they actively seek out confrontation; they avoid involvement when there is amble opportunity; being an outsider in a choice; this is why Charlotte is the worst LGBT community in N.C. We make progress by working together in love; until we can do that; we will remain fractured...

Saddened, Isley Whitfield

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Posted by Isley on 08/17/2016 at 9:17 AM

Re: “What does a casino in the Charlotte area mean for the community?

Well ! here I go.

It's pretty likely NASCAR will be throwing in the towel.The racing at Charlotte Moter Speedway has gotten so boring the pidgeons refuse to rest their.
The area can support a Casino or two.There is plenty of everything already in place to service a large Project ie: water,electricity,refuge, sewer Parking,parking,parking,camping and shopping .

Posted by George 1 on 08/15/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “About that arsenic in your water...

Dear readers,

I would like to thank Sam P. for pointing out the error on the map. After speaking with some folks who recreate on the sandbar, I have created a new map that I've asked Creative Loafing editors to run as a correction when they return to work on Monday. (If I could post it in this comment, I would.) The point on the map where those people say they hang out is, according to Google Maps' measuring tool, 797 feet away from the #5 marker on the map in the article.

As someone who also hangs out on the lake, though not on the sandbar -- as Sam P. pointed out, I don't seem welcomed there -- I have witnessed people recreating in the area of the #5 marker and have video footage of people hanging out there. I have also encountered several fishermen in that cove on several occasions.

My goal as a journalist is to inform, not to do any of the negative things Sam P. suggested. I am always happy to correct an article when warranted and welcome future correction suggestions.

With that, I will say that I am disappointed by the tone of Sam P.'s comments and the other accusations that he made which are unwarranted and mean-spirited. And, to correct him, the city has only commented on the treated drinking water, not on the safety of the sandbar or the sediment in the lake. To my knowledge, no one from the city, county, state or federal government is studying the sediment in the lake or the composition of the sandbar.

What I think would be good is if both NCDEQ and independent researchers conducted studies at the sandbar to clarify this issue.

Best regards,
Rhiannon Fionn

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Posted by Rhiannon Fionn 1 on 07/23/2016 at 12:04 PM

Re: “About that arsenic in your water...

Rhiannon is a seasoned environmental journalist. She is founder, producer and director of the documentary Coal Ash Chronicles and is known as the Coal Ash Queen. So yeah, I'd say she's pretty much an authority on the subject matter. #Bye

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Posted by Jessy Hudgens Miličević on 07/22/2016 at 10:16 PM

Re: “About that arsenic in your water...

That's not the point chubs. The point is this is supposed to be a reporter or at least someone that is educated but it's convenient to stretch false things and misrepresent facts if it fits the goal . But I'm cool to go back and swim there and I'm sure hundred or so of us will be out this weekend and the city says it's safe so go ahead and come out . Meet us at the spot on this map first tho so you can see what a dumbass peice of shit this story is ok

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Posted by SAM P on 07/22/2016 at 7:18 AM

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