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.
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.
Jenna, please elaborate on your theft comment. Also please share with us where you acquired your educational background in the value of art.
May the ghost of Van Gogh haunt you the remainder of your days
Quiet Jenna, unless you're going to work as hard as he did to create something wonderful...
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.
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).
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.
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.
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".
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
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 .
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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!
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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