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

In reply of first comment ...Nikki and Hallie Smith two lesbians that Offered me 10,000.00 cash for me to provide "DNA " for them to have a baby. I told them I would explore the process with them. They paid me 2000.00 cash for my time to have physical mental blood test .the girl I was dating (Michele Pulaski) at the time asked me to hold off for the time being to see where our relationship was headed I conveyed Michele's concerns to Nikki and Hallie that got very angry and decide to post this billshit. Don't you think if I took money from a credit card the CC company would recover for them.... Which makes this statement false off topic. Please remove

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Posted by The Chris Frye on 09/12/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

The required amount of toilets varies based on the type of occupant. A bar requires more toilets than a retail shop or office. For any commercial building permit a toilet calculation is required to show there are enough toilets to meet the occupant load. In this case if you put a new bar where an office or store was and the restrooms are shared with other tenants then all of those occupant loads are added together and it appears as though it resulted in the need for (1) new male and (1) new female. To comply with the current NC building code the male/female designations are required. If you run across an establishment that has restroom signage making all restrooms unisex they made that change after they opened for business.

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Posted by CheersTommys! on 09/08/2016 at 11:03 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Thanks for the reply, however why would there be "confusion and miscommunication" when the text of the bill is right there on the NCGA website?

Do you see any language in there that applies to the restrooms at private establishments? I do not. Did you contact Dan Bishop, the Charlotte attorney who was HB2's primary sponsor, if he envisioned HB2 being applied to private establishments?

As a Libertarian I want to see private establishments have control over their property. So I'm 100% supportive of the places that have put up their "our bathroom is open to everybody" signs. But I think it's pretty irresponsible to portray HB2 as either prohibiting restaurants/bars like Tommy's from building unisex bathrooms or forcing them to build three, when nothing in the language of the legislation as signed into law could be construed as containing such a

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Posted by The Dork Knight on 09/07/2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Dork Knight, I did put some thought into that before going to print, but I respectfully disagree with your take on it. I simply wanted to show an example of the confusion and miscommunication that's led to delays in opening a new location.

The bathroom issue and the fact that he thought he needed to build two more led to major delays in opening this spot. It's what he believed was needed, regardless of whether it was. That's why I confirmed with code enforcement and clearly reported that HB2 had not had any effect on how occupancy affects bathrooms. Definitely no "political posturing" intended.

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Posted by RyanPitkin3 on 09/07/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

HB2 has no effect on private bathrooms. Incredibly irresponsible for CL's editor to needlessly spread fear and inject ignorant political posturing into an otherwise-enjoyable article about a small business overcoming ad

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Posted by The Dork Knight on 09/07/2016 at 1:08 PM

Re: “The life, death and rebirth of Tommy's Pub

Do something new. A "dive bar" doesn't just pop up instantly. Letting Tommy's Pub just die would be the most respectful thing to do in this situation. Are those twins still involved with The Dirty Hippie? Ask them what a good name for a new bar would be.

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Posted by Sir Purr on 09/07/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

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.

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Posted by Rhonda Mathis on 08/29/2016 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

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.

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Posted by Anne Swinson Dillard Edwards on 08/25/2016 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

Jenna, please elaborate on your theft comment. Also please share with us where you acquired your educational background in the value of art.

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Posted by Shelley on 08/25/2016 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

May the ghost of Van Gogh haunt you the remainder of your days

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Posted by Mark Puckett on 08/25/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

Quiet Jenna, unless you're going to work as hard as he did to create something wonderful...

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Posted by Greg Urquhart on 08/25/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Will Puckett bids farewell to the Queen City

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.

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Posted by WesleyS on 08/25/2016 at 7:44 AM

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.

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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


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 .

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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.

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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!

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Posted by MBK2016 on 08/09/2016 at 11:35 PM

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