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Re: “Cycling gets easier in a handful of Charlotte neighborhoods

Love! How about some in Freedom Park? Went there the other week and couldn't find any bike racks. Had to lock up on a random sign. Go figure!

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Posted by Thewillys on 11/20/2014 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Local venture puts food waste to good use

Lastly, please visit us at www.crowntowncompost.com. Our mission is to divert as much food waste as possibly by enabling as many people to compost as possible; we are not a compost vendor as much as we are a composting service for those who don't have the time, space, or desire to compost on their own, but don't want to see their food waste end up in the landfill. That is all!

Posted by David Valder on 11/18/2014 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Expect Pat McCrory vs. Roy Cooper in 2016

Roy Cooper allowed a confidential informant, Gerald Allen Rolle, to prostitute a disabled adult in order to protect his heroin convictions. In both roles as our Attorney General and head of the State Bureau of Investigation, Cooper refused to open an investigation into the second degree sexual assault of a mentally ill disabled adult. Presumably because it lead back to him directly. This man does not Serve and Protect citizens, families, or law. He is in it for himself alone. He does not need to be our governor. Roy Cooper needs to be charged with Accessory, Criminal Negligence and willful failure to discharge duties.

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Posted by Daniel Orr on 11/18/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “NAACP calls on faith-based leaders to treat HIV like a social justice issue

i want to use this opportunity to thank the great man called DR OLUBAM, who has make the world for me, i am so happy that dr olubam is a real man full of words of encouragement and passion on his fellow humans, i have read alot concerning great doctor before, and i decided to email him and give him try, he ask for my informations which i quickly send to him,after some minutes he mailed me back and told me that there are some things which i need to provide in order to use them to please the gods and also form the healing medicine and water to me, he told me all the things which i will provide when i provide them all to him, after two days, he sent me the healing water and medicine, which i receive from him in three days time, and he told me to take them all in a week and go for test really and accurately i do according to what he said, after a week i called my doctor for a scan test, my doctor came and scan me with his diagnosed machine, to everyone surprise , both in the eyes of my wife, i was tested negative, i was so happy i did not tell doctor about this, i waited for some time again, doctor was calling me on phone i did not pick the call, after two weeks again i went for same check up i was still tested negative, i am so happy that my life has been changed by dr olubam, i called him and told he the great news and he told me that now that he has healed me, that i should share testimonies about him i said no problem is done already, not only that i directed two of my co workers who was hiv positive to him also and same thing they all received the cure, i am so happy that there are people in this world who has the cure to hiv, all we just have to do is to just be patience for some while and settle down and read more about hiv/aids and we will found the real people who really has the cure to hiv aids
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phone number +2347032286452
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Posted by Dean Williams 1 on 11/18/2014 at 3:35 AM

Re: “Local venture puts food waste to good use

@James Bell, thank you for your comment. Sorry we're just now seeing it! All of your concerns are valid. For some of our sites, we will work with the SWS of NCDENR to get demo permits. For our community garden locations, however, we are able to partner with the gardens to compost at those non I-2 properties. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime at crowntowncompost@gmail.com. We would love to keep the conversation going.

Carolina Worm Castings has great rates, among the lowest I've seen. We'll have to get in touch with them and see what we can learn. Tackling our nation's massive food-waste problem is going to take all of us working together.

Posted by David Valder on 11/17/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Local venture puts food waste to good use

@James Bell, sorry we just saw your comment. Please feel free to reach out to us at crowntowncompost@gmail.com anytime. All of your concerns are valid and we are working hand-in-hand with NCDENR and NCDWM to make sure we do things right. Additionally, we are partnering with local community gardens and urban farms, which enables us to do the composting at those locations, rather than only by leasing I-2 facilities.

Carolina Worm Casting has great prices, no doubt. We'll reach out to them and see what we can learn. Thank you.

Posted by David Valder on 11/17/2014 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Lesbian bishop Tonyia Rawls founds new church

This is so beautiful it made me cry. God bless Bishop Rawls, she is a beautiful person inside and out (black people are the incarnation of the godhead btw, theology has proven this.) Comrades, we need to smash all racists and anti-semites and prejudice to make America (the beautiful) strong again.

Posted by Herb on 11/16/2014 at 8:40 PM

Re: “NAACP calls on faith-based leaders to treat HIV like a social justice issue

Been a HIV positive is just like been through hell but EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. So amazing and i want to testify of the good work done by DR. TELEMI a very strong and powerful spell caster. DR. TELEMI has proved science and scientists wrong for believing and thinking that there is no cure for HIV AIDS but to be sincere this GREAT MAN is so real and powerful. I never thought that this spell will work but this GREAT MAN has proved it to me and it has worked and still working perfectly. My Name is Stella Lucas and i was diagnosed of the deadly disease called HIV AIDS in 2010 and i thought that was the end and there will be no hope. Speaking to anyone was always a problem because i was so worried and always in the state of unrest in fact i thought it was over until one blessed day when i was searching for help here on the internet, i came across a testimony about DR. TELEMI on how he has helped so many people on many issues in life, a lady who was HIV positive got cured by him, how he cured cancer, and he made so many women to be pregnant, and how he has cast a powerful spell to restore broken marriages and so on. At first i thought it was all a lie but i decided to give it a try since there was no option and, when i contacted this MAN he laughed and told me that, that is too small for him to handle but i was still in doubt, and he gave me a form to fill which I did, and he instructed me on what to do and i OBEYED him completely as he told me. Then he sent a parcel to me and it was a holy water and a pure holy oil as described by DR. TELEMI. I took the holy water and the holy oil and after taking it, he told me to go for check up but I was still in doubt and was so afraid to go for the test but i took a bold step and believed that it is well, and i believed all what he has done and all that he has told me. So i went to the hospital for the test it was so amazing, awesome and exciting what seems to be impossible became possible, the VIRUS disappeared completely from my system and I was tested HIV negative. Quickly I called him and told him what happened he congratulated me and today i am a happy woman again the way things use to be. Don't you think that this testimony is worth sharing? I promise to tell the world about him and i will keep sharing this testimony till the end because many people has died of AIDS and i want many people who believed that it is over to know that EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND I WANT THEM TO GET HELP FROM THIS SPELL CASTER by contacting him on his email at Telemisolutiontemple@yahoo.com for your solution now. If you are hiv positive and you think that it is over i want to tell you that there is hope for you and if you truly and dearly value your life please contact him now. THIS IS REAL HE IS NOT A SCAM, BELIEVE HIM AND DON'T ASK TOO MUCH QUESTIONS. Thank you DR. TELEMI and May your good gods keep rewarding you for your good deeds.

Posted by Stella Lucas on 11/15/2014 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Shedding baby shame

I’d like to thank Dr.Yun Ye for his help with my infertility and share my success baby story.
I have been diagnosed with PCOS, having irregular periods and the possibility of not ovulating regularly.
I was 37 and referred to a fertility specialist.
I've been put on clomid and I've had 3 miscarriages and then I could not even get pregnant,
After spending 2 years with a fertility specialist, I have realized it was time to try something else. I asked to be
referred to another fertility clinic and while waiting for my appointment,
I decided to give acupunture a try. I was been referred to a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor, Dr. Yun Ye,
by someone who was in her early 40s, i got His Traditional Medicine and then got pregnant, it worked like magic,
I was hesitant to try it at first and I had had Dr. Ye’s contact information for some time before I contacted him.
After 3 months of herbal treatment (cooking dried herbs and drinking the herbal tea 2x a day), herbal tincture,
my ultrasound report read "no polycystic ovaries". I continued with acupuncture and herbal tinctures for a few more months
and after 2 months of cycle monitoring with Dr. Ye, I got pregnant.
During my pregnancy I continued to take herbal tinctures that are safe in pregnancy, I felt great.
I hope to try to get pregnant again soon with the help of Dr. Ye.
I would like to pass my experience and information to all women who are struggling with infertility,
with or without PCOS or any other diagnoses, and who are interested in finding out more.
There is a chance that you can get pregnant naturally.
All you need to do is bring your body in balance and that is what Traditional Chinese Medicine does,
Unlike Western medicine, it does not fix one problem and create another in your body,
it installs balance to the whole body."


You can contact Dr. Yun via eMail;doctoryechinesemedicine@yahoo.com

(Search For Dr. Yun Ye on Google)

Posted by Sara Row on 11/14/2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Lesbian bishop Tonyia Rawls founds new church

https://www.change.org/p/c-o-g-i-c-superintendent-earl-carter-create-a-welcoming-environment-for-lgbtiqa-people-of-faith-within-cogic-by-demonstrating-a-christ-like-love-and-acceptance-for-all-of-your-neighbors-and-or-refund-the-money-of-all-sissies-who-attended-your-novembe?just_created=true PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE. BISHOP RAWLS IS ALREADY ON BOARD

Posted by Cole AGendabenda Thomas on 11/12/2014 at 6:06 AM

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

And why do only see the validation of black culture and entertainment when it's mainstreamed? If isn't uptown then it isn't successful.

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Posted by Shannise Jackson-Ndiaye on 11/03/2014 at 6:43 PM

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

Interesting article! I think most of the responses make valid points. I left Charlotte over a year ago and I miss the small quaint circles of creative people I was just getting to know. I live in the DMV area now and it is pretentious and overpriced. I think Charlotte has a lot to offer but could stand to be a little more inclusive to newcomers and focus on being authentic.

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Posted by Shannise Jackson-Ndiaye on 11/03/2014 at 5:41 PM

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

I think this article is very accurate and very well written. I have been in the Charlotte area a little over 2 years and I am still looking for "Charlotte". The social scene is awful esepcially for a single person like myself. The crazy thing is there are people here but you have dog for them or get in the right circles as people only come out for events someone on their circle is having. Its sad that I have to resort to joining sites such as Meet up just to be around other young black proffesionals. I will definitely support Sydneys now and other venues people have mentioned. Hopefully something will change sooner than later !!

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Posted by Dee on 11/03/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “A school shooting rattles small-town North Carolina

A little birdie told me he stabbed the other student 17 times supposedly because the kid bullied him.

Maybe he will now be transferred to a Charlotte school.

Posted by Garth Vadar on 11/01/2014 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Nikki Thompson

Nikki is Awesome!

Posted by Ashley Trull Williams on 11/01/2014 at 8:40 PM

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

I just moved to Charlotte from Philly about 15 months ago and I must say that charlotte is very boring. They do have events that go on here but they don't know how to market them so that people that are interested in particular events will come out and support. The way that you get a diverse crowd is promote the event and those that want it will attend. Living in other cities you see this. Like if it's a hip hop event it won't be all black it's going to be diverse cause the cultural crosses color lines. As long as your having a good time with good like minded people that's all that matters. When Charlotte gets this then you will see things change. Put a good product out there and learn how to market.

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Posted by skydog724 on 11/01/2014 at 7:45 AM

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

Charlotte used to have a thriving Black community in 2nd Ward Uptown called Brooklyn. It was virtually a self-contained city within the city. Read more about and on what happened to this once prosperous largely African American community. http://www.history.uncc.edu/publichistory/pages/oralhist/brooklyn/briefhis.htm

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Posted by MPH on 11/01/2014 at 2:36 AM

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

Great story Jarvis. Spot on. Hopefully people who are not part of the "young professional" community talked about in your article will read your story and realize there is a demographic (with money to spend) that is not being targeted by local businesses. Personally, I'm tired of the attitude of Charlotteans who say during weeks like CIAA that they will just stay home, as if to say they would prefer to avoid large crowds of African-Americans. I might add that it's an insult to go to an event and experience price gouging for parking or have automatic gratuities added to a bill only when CIAA is in town. On a positive note, thank you for highlighting Black owned businesses and venues that do not get much attention. We need to patronize them and encourage promoters to host events at these places. Keep up the good work!

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Posted by Kole Davis on 10/31/2014 at 7:42 PM

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

Sad to say but I think as "new" black folk continue to move in, this will eventually change. I was riding in a cab years ago and the driver made the same arguments about this being a good ol' boy town and not making any room at the table for others......I wasn't really trying to hear that then being that I was still pretty young and making what I considered at the time, good money at one of those good ol' boy institutions uptown. However, as I've gotten older and moved out of the city (8/13) I can see what he and others were saying. It's old and new money all around the Queen City but we's (natives) still scared to celebrate, build up and endorse our own culture, schools and businesses. The upwardly mobiles are too busy culturally assimilating. Just my two cents.

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Posted by Angel on 10/31/2014 at 7:35 PM

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

@ Tracy Watkins

Kais Kookies is horrible. It's a blatant and poor attempt to replicate the Cami's Cupcakes chain in Atlanta. Horrible customer service, sub par cookies and just an overall blah experience. Please recommend something else to us newcomers because I am far from impressed by Kais Kookies.

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Posted by WolvesAtTheDoor on 10/31/2014 at 6:49 PM

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