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Re: “Dating in black Charlotte

dating in charlotte five almost six years later is still like this. i moved here a year ago and have met the worst of the worst. i am convinced that this is the wrong place to live if you are a single black female. no race of men wants to date you. just be alone and try to find happiness with that or move away. this country town is dead anyway

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Posted by Shelly on 11/05/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Residents get proactive in the fight against gentrification on the west side

I find it funny that McAfee says she receives weekly offers to buy her house. I have lived in the neighborhood for many years and not once has anyone made an offer on my house which was renovated prior to 2007. I wouldnt be surprised if she received offers before 2007 when the market fell, but I have been watching housing prices here for many years and I just dont believe it, especially weekly!?
I say the renovations proposed for the west end are a move in the right direction. Just look at any crime map of the area, using Wesley Heights as an example. The crime rate has dropped dramatically as the neighborhood has revitalized. This is not a black vs white issue. I am a proud black home owner in Enderly Park who would like for nothing more than to see my neighborhood streets cleaned up. If anyone is being displaced, it should be the thugs bringing the drugs and crime to my neighborhood. This will only happen with the transition of rental properties into renovated homes owned by citizens who actually have something to contribute to society and our neighborhood.
There has got to be a way we can harmoniously do this without displacing our long-time senior residents like grandfathering them in with the flat tax.

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Posted by PROUD on 11/04/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “No Really, He's A Racialist

Theres Racism from slavery and it continues to thrive today. One party isn't much better than the other. Their different, not better and both bring a unique skill. The two party system will refuse to work together, whoever together, who has the best skill at the the time should be the one used. We Have enough problems to use everyone's skill with no one taking credit but to get the job done.This original system has put one against each another, further apart. If We continue this country will continue to whither, no matter who's in office Thinking one party can solve all the problems. Together We solve most problems. Unfortunately people oppose this type of thinking for personal or group affliation gain so sad no matter how well off you're.It's about others too, not about some &, not others.
The Bend is toward the one party, oneself, and who can benefit each other, greed. excluding Others, We have too come off the ego, power, greed,& financial trip. Then We can live & come together and erase separatism, and today's slavery through hatred and money.

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Posted by oldschool on 11/01/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Charlotte's Most Haunted Places

Old does not mean haunted.

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Posted by Shirley Allen on 10/29/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend the election of George Bell as District Court Judge in Mecklenburg County. It has been my privilege to know George as both a client and a friend for over 5 years. He has a genuine love for the law as well as respect and empathy for people he deals with in his profession. I have known him to be a person who is dedicated, and works tirelessly and energetically for his clients. He will undoubtedly bring these qualities to the bench, if elected.

He will be a breath of fresh air to our local judiciary, promoting accessibility that we have not usually seen from those on the bench. Additionally, he will demonstrate compassion to all while taking care to apply the law in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties without regard to status or influence.

These are qualities that are sorely lacking in many public officials in our current political situation. To start making a positive change, I would encourage all to "Ring the Bell for change" by joining me in supporting George Bell's candidacy.

Kenneth C. Jackson
Stanley, NC

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Posted by ken jackson on 10/21/2016 at 7:32 PM

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: “A moment of recognition from one of the privileged

Thank you for acknowledging, Alison. I sent another emai not realizing I could post here online. Sandy

Posted by sandy on 10/14/2016 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Does Charlotte have a gayborhood?

There are many great communities and Neighborhoods in Charlotte. I don't know that they are Gayborhoods but they are diverse and amazing! I moved to and I have 2 gay neighbors and many straight ones. I love them all.

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Posted by Katherine Beckstrom on 10/14/2016 at 2:21 PM

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.

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

Re: “CL goes undercover in a Charlotte 'crisis pregnancy center'

I took my 14 yr old daughter here to discuss ALL of her options as a pregnant young lady in a crisis. I felt that she needed to know all of the options that were available to her. What happened in this facility was like something out of a movie. We went there to get an ultrasound to confirm just how far along she was, so that we would be able to navigate what her choices would be. She had an appointment and was taken behind a locked door... mind you she is a MINOR, where I was left out in the waiting room. Upon being taken to the back of the office, I noticed a cross hanging from the door handle on the inside of the door. I thought that was odd, then started to put things together... like how nice the furniture was in the facility, the lack of state licenses on the wall, no literature available, AND the fact that after 20 mins and ringing the service bell several times to inquire about my daughter. I was finally led into a room where two women had been talking with my daughter, without me present. One was the " bouncer"... she actually leaned back against the door as if to prevent anyone from leaving the room. The other woman spoke to my daughter and explained that there were consequences to every decision she made. "There are consequences to saving a life and taking a life". She also stated that her pregnancy test came out negative, and that she should come back in two weeks to retake a test. Mind you, she had already had a blood test from a physician that confirmed the pregnancy. And by all calculations that would have put her past the time frame to get a legal abortion, IF she wanted to make that choice. We went there to get an ultrasound so that she would be able to make an informed choice on what she would be able to do. I feel like their agenda was being forced on a young woman who was already traumatized by her circumstances... and to me that was a very scary situation to be in.... creating further trauma to an already traumatic situation. Needless to say... we abruptly left.
If you find yourself facing a decision like this, I believe it is best to explore ALL options that are available to you. It is not right to force your will, and your beliefs on someone who is already under a lot of stress and uncertainty, for your agenda!
I don't condone the irresponsibility my daughter showed. But here we are faced with the consequence. My daughter is mentally ill, and we are fighting her illness everyday. It has been such a struggle. Her illness causes her to do things that aren't always good choices. So please take that into consideration before making a nasty comment. We struggle on a daily basis with the most basic tasks.... we are doing our best.
I just wanted to alert anyone who may be considering going there, what they will be up against.

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Posted by Tracie Tracie on 10/13/2016 at 9:03 PM

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: “CL contributor's first-person account of the first two nights of protests following Scott killing

It sounds like the police were engaging in standard riot patrol, and only started using their batons after being pelted with water bottles and bricks.

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Posted by Jason on 09/28/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “CL contributor's first-person account of the first two nights of protests following Scott killing

Wow. This is powerful. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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Posted by Krystle Baller on 09/28/2016 at 12:48 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: “Sexual assault survivor attempts to help others like him through film

This work is so important in the healing process. Survivors have to know they aren't alone

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Posted by Cheryl Cloyd on 09/14/2016 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Chris Frye's got a workout for you — if you're up to it

In redopnse to the second post ... First thing if you are Luke Lobsingers wife I met dude half a dozen times he had 3 different chics with him during the two weeks we met at 1511 Southwood was sublease and was supposed to have the fence repaired and the delapidated green house and the chemical filled lift pool removed. Never happened. Needles to say the refrigerator and the heat didn't work. Look I have two beautiful Dogo Argentinos and if you think I'm going to put them in harms way because you want to put me in a position to clean up your mess your mistaken. Trust me! Be glad I didn't leave you with the burden of paying the price of a one on my sick or dead dogs... Yet you chicken shit hide behind your computer tip tapping something you haven't a clue about... You might want to do some "house cleaning" of you on....

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Posted by The Chris Frye on 09/12/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Chris Frye's got a workout for you — if you're up to it

Really how old are you ?!?
Please remove

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Posted by The Chris Frye on 09/12/2016 at 8:55 AM

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