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Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

Help Number 3 get home to her family
https://www.gofundme.com/2zwb7qcc?utm_sour…

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Posted by dmrs22 on 08/24/2016 at 9:01 PM
Posted by dmrs22 on 08/24/2016 at 8:59 PM

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: “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

Dear CLCLT,

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: “Black People Removal Part II

I have a family home in that area that has been there for almost 80 years. I do my best to keep it up as well as making sure it has up to date codes. Still am asked to sell it so that it is torn down for some other to build a big fancy house. Add their community rules and high taxes. I will sale my soul to keep my family property. If you want to build, then do it around me because am not going anywhere. Some of us still have pride in where we live and grew up.

Posted by The Real on 08/11/2016 at 7:49 AM

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: “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

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

So if you were swimming 1000 more feet away from where i dump acid into the water - tell me genius, are you going to keep swimming? Your logic is childish to call out something so trivial. Do some homework you sped case. Gosh, I hate uneducated dumbasses like you - use google you moron there is no excuse in this day and age for being so stupid!

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Posted by AverageJoe on 07/21/2016 at 8:06 PM

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

Whatever high school intern wrote this story is lying about where the sandbar is actually it is at least another 1000 feet north out of that tiny picture but I guess nobody cares if you complain about environmental stuff

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Posted by Sam P on 07/21/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “An Open Letter to the President

There's something that happens in America three

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Posted by #NoLivesMatter To Cops Or Media on 07/14/2016 at 10:14 PM

Re: “What Makes An Art Crawl?

God help us all in Pageland, SC. Tim Griffin, Tim Cody, Tim Aldridge just to name some of his alias are destroying this small town. Still seeing the same posts like misappropriating funds, bullying, stealing, and absolute fraud. Tim doesn't have a A valid drivers license and it was Meil that watched his lover suffer not Kevin. It's all Public Record just look it up! That poor man Kevin is so innocent!!!!

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Posted by Pageland need help The Griffins are destroying our town on 07/14/2016 at 9:18 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

Re: “An Open Letter to the President

AGGIE PRIDE. Yes ma'am. Thanks for expressing this so eloquently and fully. I'm encouraged that young people are standing out. Please keep doing what you do.

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Posted by BHM on 07/08/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “An Open Letter to the President

You go Megan!!! Flawlessly written.

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Posted by Tawanna Denise on 07/08/2016 at 1:23 AM

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