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Re: “What It Really Means to Be a Charlotte Native

Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, #29 Did Not Play In The Shrine Bowl In December 1965... He Deserved Too, But Was Over Looked By Shrine Officials' In Favor Of Neb Hayden #10 & Mack Thrarp, #40 At Myers' Park High School... Just Correcting The Artical... "I Saw Jimmie Play In The Queen City Cllassic In 1964 While At All Black 2nd. Ward High School Against All Black West Charlotte High School, Memorial Stadium... Excellent Half Time Show With Both Bands' Playin'...(Night Train By James Brown In '62)...

Posted by Jim Gribble on 09/14/2018 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Frye Gaillard's Epic History of the '60s Offers a Peek at the Present

This is a great piece! We are excited about his event here at Park Road Books on Thursday, September 27th at 7PM! It's a free event & open to the public.

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Posted by Yola ParkRoad on 08/22/2018 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Dating in black Charlotte

Been here almost 5 yrs and am still amazed how bad dating is here. A relationship is a dirty word to these men who only want NSA, FWB or SIDE CHICK. I tell em "it ain't dat type a party"! Refuse to settle for cheating or committment phobic men!

P.S. They are cheap & only wanna buy coffee or a snack. Won't even get to know you over dinner. All they want is PUSSY!

Posted by No class in Charlotte on 08/22/2018 at 4:12 PM

Re: “All Aboard the Hydrogen Train

Now its mid-2018 and in a few weeks the first general revenue intercity hydrail train goes into service.

Sam Boykin, wherever you are, THANKS fot foiling The Charlotte Observers resolution to smother hydrail in its cradle with a blanket of silence back in 2004! This article has avoided millions of tons of diesel railway CO2 going into the atmosphere.

Posted by publicus redux on 08/13/2018 at 4:05 PM

Re: “When school administrators go rogue

Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools is just like what's in the article. I have friends going through renewal and one principal who personally doesn't like them chose to give them "not met" in 2 or more standards and therefore they cannot renew their license. That is too much power for a principal. The teachers spend years going to school, teaching for years, then to have an administrator with a personal vendetta be able to terminate a teacher just like that. It is an injustice. NCAE can't do a thing about it. The attorney for NCAE acts so helpless and won't touch it. That sucks, too. You pay for years thinking you have legal support to help you when something like that happens and then - they act like- well, there's nothing we can do. So, NC really bites when it comes to the field of education...

Posted by Martha Goodwin on 08/11/2018 at 2:20 PM

Re: “When school administrators go rogue

I liked this post

Posted by Martha Goodwin on 08/11/2018 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Is North Carolina Ready to Take Marijuana Reform Seriously?

We need to join in!

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Posted by Leslie Herman on 08/05/2018 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Invasion of the Bike Shares

Charlotte is close to capacity for cars? Bwahahahaha.

*spits out drink*.

Wow best comment of the day.

Posted by bluettr250 on 07/28/2018 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Why the RNC Does Not Belong in CLT

"But this iteration of the Republican party is not above violence, much of which has only been emboldened by the leadership of that party over the past three years. It has also manifested itself all over social media."

This is not going to be a Convention.. or a response to a convention that at all resembles the DNC that was here. The closest comparison will be to Chicago in 1968 .. and I'm afraid, as the quote above references.. this RNC ..where ever it is.. will be worse. I think that the police are being naive saying they "are ready".

Sure maybe that "contract" covers some city expenses..but will it cover the small business owners who have property damage and loss of income? Will it cover medical expenses of anyone injured in protests? Will it cover loss of life? These are all questions that need to be asked before inviting this group of hateful and violent people to our city. The small possibility of financial benefit is out weighed by the almost inevitable destruction.

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Posted by mpitkin on 07/16/2018 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Stakeholder Process Led to Unanimous Vote on Sustainability Resolution

You also should interview and give credit to Joel Segal. His work with the NC Climate Solutions Coalition--which has brought so many environmental groups into weekly dialogue--laid the groundwork for the stakeholder collaboration. These groups have been working on this for over a year, and they brought this resolution forward when Patsy Kinsey chaired the Environment Committee and when I was Mayor. The diversity of these stakeholder groups, and their great coordination, is largely due to the energy, persistence, and organizational skills of Joel Segal. And this collaboration will extend far beyond the city's resolution.

Jennifer Roberts

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Posted by JenniferRoberts on 07/06/2018 at 12:06 AM

Re: “Intro to Carolina Cannabis 101

I'm in recovery and have been for years, but I strongly support legalization. You don't have to be a marijuana user or a wanna-be-user to support legalization. Even if you will never use weed, you can actively support legalization and say so to your friends. We need to clean up the image of legalization -- it's not just for hippies and stoners to be able to catch a legal buzz. Legalization is a benefit to society and to everyone -- Republican, Democrat, business person, priest, law enforcement officer, church-goer, doctor, etc. Legalization ends the destruction of young people's lives (many of color) who are targeted and stigmatized by the war on drugs. Legalization provides a stable tax base for education and infrastructure. Legalization helps small businesses and grows entrepreneurship in multiple fields. Legalization ends the categorization of marijuana as a Class A drug with no medical benefits -- as harmful as Meth or Heroin. This classification is a lie and a disgrace on our Government, which has lied to the public for generations about marijuana and other plants like psilocybin that have a huge healing potential. I agree totally -- it's time to come out of the closet and treat marijuana legalization as what it is: a respectable, valid, morally righteous cause that deserves every thinking person's support.

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Posted by Mick E on 07/03/2018 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Intro to Carolina Cannabis 101

How can I help!

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Posted by Cheronne Williams on 07/02/2018 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Intro to Carolina Cannabis 101

Yes. Yes. Fucking yes

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Posted by Cheronne Williams on 07/02/2018 at 11:26 AM

Re: “The Fourth of July Etiquette Guide

And what is up with cover pic?? Screw America and everything it stands for???

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Posted by Jay Nettles on 06/30/2018 at 5:28 PM

Re: “The Fourth of July Etiquette Guide

I grab this rag to find out about local music this week. And I get this AMERICA HATING CRAP???!!!! So offensive, I don't know where to start.
"Trump supporters and other folks who prefer to turn a blind eye to injustices in America....." ALL RACIST, HUH?
"playing the anthem or other Sousa-esque fuckery"-SO I CAN'T PLAY ANYTHING PATRIOTIC BECAUSE IT OFFENDS YOU??/
Screw you Ryan Pitkin! He seems to be saying "OK, white people, try not to be so white and racist this Holiday". The only Asshole ruining the 4th is you!!

Look at this ridiculous pic. Racist white calling the cops because of blacks in her neighborhood. Obsurd. No such thing happened here jackass.

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Posted by Jay Nettles on 06/30/2018 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Intro to Carolina Cannabis 101

We the people are supposed to be the ones who have a say so and whether these laws exist or not and what changes should be made. Today is seems the power is not with the people but with officials stuck in old ways. Every North Carolina and resident Should be able to put in the vote do you want marijuana legal yes or no. when is that going happen? Thats true freedom

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Posted by Freedom fighter on 06/28/2018 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Intro to Carolina Cannabis 101

Well said in every way. I completely agree.

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Posted by Quinn Cooperwood on 06/27/2018 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Intro to Carolina Cannabis 101

Thank you Rhiannon. Third paragraph nails it. Bill Brawley's attitude explains it. The title frames it. Looking forward to opening more doors of knowledge with freedom-loving North Carolinians across generations. That 70's Show barely scratches the surface. Come out of the pot closet ya'll. You've been lied to for 80 years. Let the education begin. CharlotteNORML.org

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Posted by 15 Minute Law on 06/27/2018 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Scientologists Walk Among Us

U.S. Supreme court decision; U.S. v. Heldt, quoting the facts showed that church personnel [Scientology] had hidden documentary evidence of crime, committed illegal break-ins and theft, electronically bugged government offices, lied to federal investigators and a grand jury, suborned perjury, forcibly restrained, kidnapped, handcuffed and gagged a potential adverse witness, and devised conspiracies to obstruct justice, steal government property, burglarize, bug, harbor fugitives from justice, and commit and suborn perjury before the grand jury. (In this case U.S. v Heldt search the word documentary above, and memorandum urging stiff sentences.) The world highest courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, continually convict scientologys executive leadership of a long list of egregious crime.
George Justice Stevenson, English Court of Appeal:

In the eyes of this organization, expect to be guilty of first-degree murder, provided that person you murdered, HAD NOT, been guilty of suppressive acts. 'Suppressive acts' include supporting those who are 'proposing, advising or voting for legislation or ordinances, rules or laws directed toward the Suppression of Scientology.

For an expanded conviction time line of their executive leadership see first link http://www.usa1usa2.com First link is an old unwitting victim home page, and it is supplied for conviction time line purposes only. If you were to take the time we suggest the main page, including the filament / wire technology they use today.

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Posted by Brett Freed on 06/22/2018 at 2:24 AM

Re: “Charlotte after 2 a.m.

Charlotte the nightlife has always been filled with beautiful people and change of venue nights out. The mandatory 3 bar 2club night crawl. The roar of Masaretis & Lamborghinis at each stop light has added new sounds to the Charlotte nightlife wind.
News of 50k money drops at the Uptown Cabaret & the ability to host private late night events. To Charlottes most eligible billionaire bachelor the G-son of J P Morgan (J.P Morgan Chase) Greatgrandson of John Bryan Hunt (J.B. Hunt Transportation) whoms 2015 Inheirtance of J.P Morgan Chase ,Dupont , Freeman & Reed Jewelery & J.B. Hunt Transportation Stock options made him the wealthiest man in N.C.
Nightlife parties held in estates. & Mansions Owned by the G-Son of Greatness began happening in 2014 & 2015 in LKN LKW even in Shelby NC. The Heir Remainderman Beneficiary began acquiring Charlotte Nightlife. With intentions of bringing a Nocturnal nightlife to Charlotte which was in full go until identity theft thieves & imposters obtained accesses to financial records causing what some say was the riots of 2016.
Imposters are seen and heard out all over Charlotte flashing lump sum debit cards claiming to be family of American Financial elite when there really just Hijackers and thieves from an event parties. So be careful whom you club & party with In Charlotte. Don't be fooled by who they say they are. Charlotte Nightlife has smiling faces with stolen money to gain VIP status when there just in place to destroy & set up the established.

Posted by J.P. Maurice Burris Hunt on 06/20/2018 at 2:05 AM

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