BEST LOCAL COLUMNIST
JOHN GROOMS, CREATIVE LOAFING
A repeat winner. Question: What Charlotte-area columnist can make folks laugh one week by staging a mock debate between congressional candidates Tim D’Annunzio and Harold Johnson, and another week piss off people (especially conservatives) by lambasting the city’s anti-immigrant policies? Answer: Creative Loafing’s own John Grooms. The writer of the award-winning weekly opinion piece Boomer With Attitude and daily blog posts on our news blog The CLog, Grooms is undoubtedly our town’s most unpredictable author — and we’re honored he’s on our team.