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Re: “Inmates and Loved Ones Affected After Mecklenburg County Ends In-Person Visitation

I have a novel idea for this situation. Don't do the crime, spend more time with your family face to face, after all they are in prison for a reason, not because they are angels but criminals. Pay your time, get out and ride the straight and narrow to become a productive member of society.

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Posted by Brian M Lachance Sr. on 09/30/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Newcomers Send Incumbents Packing in Primary

Considering Lyles is already trying to get us to ignore her voting record.....

Posted by Captain Obvious on 09/15/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “On a Small East Charlotte Street, a War is Waged on Women's Rights

Family Planning and Women's Health is legal in this nation. Keep your religion in your Tax Free House of Worship. Women can plan for themselves. Please, get a job, mind your own business and follow the Law.

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Posted by salle Hunter on 09/13/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Newcomers Send Incumbents Packing in Primary

The typo in the sub header....propser... Congratulations to all.

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Posted by Warren W. Smith on 09/13/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Misdemeanor homicide

Samuel lee Glover was my father and the killing was not drug related these were people who was in my fathers house daily ate with us slept on his couch when they were out in these streets and because my father found drugs stashed in his home and got rid of them after they already had a disagreement about drugs being sold out of his house when he wasnt there or sleep because he was on heavy meds due to his health condition. my dad looked at those men like the sons he never had and he trusted them and for them to deam this as a drug related murder and only give them 7 yrs when you get more time than that for selling drugs i see why the crime rate in mecklenburg county is so high why sell drugs when you can rob and kill and get less time, i guess its just the effects of a corrupted judicial system

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Posted by kevia on 09/05/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Local Writer Pamela Grundy Discusses Her New Book on West Charlotte High School

But if you expected it (integration) to introduce students to each other to create these new kinds of institutions where students have a chance to be with each other and learn about each other and figure out how to negotiate the problems that come up at schools that are relatively equal, it actually did a pretty good job."
Like it or not, for most parents and students, school education is about learning knowledge and skills. "to introduce students to each other" is a "good to have" by-product. And the school is not the only place for that to happen. But it's the only place for kids to obtain knowledge and skills. Chelsea Clinton and Obama's daughters went/are in the most disintegrated schools. But nobody is saying they have received defective education. To the contrary, they can easily be regarded as powerful civil right advocates by those who think the average family's kids have to go to integrated schools to learn about each other.
I am not sure how flattering it is to say that at West Charlotte "resegregation changed things so quickly and so dramatically". If after one race left things turn so much worse so quickly, you are implying a heavy reliance on the race that left. If it did happen that way, some soul searching into the self is called for. Maybe you can say the resulting poverty concentration is the cause of the problem. But if poverty were so deterministic, countries like India and China should have been gone from the surface of the earth long time ago.

Posted by Daoshan Sun on 09/05/2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Dorothy Counts-Scoggins Reflects on Her Historic Walk to School 60 Years Ago

Chelsea,
Thanks for that correction. I spent all this time trying to look into whether it was called Harding University yet that I completely overlooked the move in location. I appreciate your insight and thanks for reading.

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Posted by RyanPitkin3 on 08/31/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Dorothy Counts-Scoggins Reflects on Her Historic Walk to School 60 Years Ago

I always enjoy Ryan Pitkin's work, and this is a great interview with a true icon of the desegregation movement. However, I wanted to point out something: Dorothy Counts did not integrate Harding High School at its current location on Alleghany Street. In 1957 Harding was located on Irwin Avenue, at the current site of Irwin Academic Center. So when the article says "a school just three miles west of JCSU is where Counts-Scoggins changed history", that's actually incorrect. This happened much closer to JCSU - actually within a mile of it. (http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/mediaroom/aboutus/Pages/History.aspx)

By the way, I am a graduate of Harding (2008) and Dorothy Counts attended my graduation ceremony, which was a true honor.

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Posted by Chelsea Trunk on 08/31/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

This paints a very accurate picture of how TVCs are treated in the CLT, RDU and ATL markets. I was a TVC in the Raleigh market and things were/are just as toxic. And here's a newsflash...I'm not an millennial! I never felt entitled, but I did expect to be respected and treated like a human. I moved my family across the country to take this job (on my own dime), and I couldn't take it anymore after six months. After constantly being analyzed, criticized and scrutinized by my narcissistic, sociopathic boss, who has no business being in the cable industry, enough was enough. I could see the writing on the wall, and got out.

I know being laid off is never easy for anyone, but in this instance it seems to have been a blessing in disguise.

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Posted by RedBadger on 07/07/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

All I really learned from this story was not to hire Freda Hendley. This reads like a one-sided facebook post. How is this news?

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Posted by Charlotte Employer on 07/07/2017 at 11:14 AM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

Local woman learns Google is a business and not a non-profit. News at 11.

Seriously, you millennials need to learn that you are not entitled to anything; if you knew it was temporary job, then you knew it wasn't going to last. Now please go back to actually contributing to society rather than being butt hurt and creating sensational journalism.

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Posted by All of Generation X on 07/07/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

I'm another with several other co-workers that were abruptly laid off. I actually found out from a friend in another area that I was losing my job. I Worked on the Google fiber project in another area

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Posted by Laid off on 07/05/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

NiceYeah,I was a TVC as well back in 2014 - 2015 (when I'd had enough and quit). I was hired for two reasons - I was told. One wad my background in construction, the other because of being able to push back with the contractor.

My first real input regarding processes was scoffed at. The second time I had something to say I had my workload doubled.

Everyone was really cliquish and I felt like I was left out a lot because I was older than most of them - like old enough to have babysat them.

Granted, I quit going to the cafeteria after a while because I didn't feel like it was necessary to continue working while trying to eat. I think that's pretty much why they provide meals and unlimited snacks (not to mention weekly happy hours)- they wanted everybody to work all the time.

It didn't help that the company actually paying mere had zero backbone when dealing with issues like this with the Google people and tried to blame me for the issues I was having.

So, to the other commenter, here is a third person from another location (Austin) that had issues.

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Posted by Cindy Hammack on 07/05/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

Google fiber has employed hundreds of people. This only shows the stories of two employees and one Google fiber location. I think a broader sample of Google fiber employees and locations would paint a different picture.

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Posted by Evelyn M. Creighton on 07/05/2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Blues Cruise

Little do you know about Indianola, the relationships of this town, and Mary's friendship with Walter. This goes to show your ignorance.

Posted by Leslie L Allen on 07/01/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Signs of Life in Gastonia

I do have faith in Gastonia and trace my roots there back three generations. Part of Gastonia's great appeal to me is the fact that it is not a Charlotte boot licker (honestly, there was a sign on I/85 proclaiming Cabarrus County/Concord as "the jewel in Charlotte's crown" a few years ago). I have invested in the Loray Mill (pronounce that LO-ray, by the way) Village project through Preservation NC and have watched with great pride the redevelopment of the Loray (Firestone) Mill where my grandmother worked. Wisely, Preservation NC had chosen to highlight the unique history of the mill and village and its importance to Old Gastonia. The people of Gastonia--always maligned by the snootier people outside of the city-- have a shared textile heritage that carries on the great attributes of friendliness, church attendance, true Southern hospitality, and a decidedly humble carriage that help define them as good people living in a good community. Old institutions such as RO's BBQ and Tony's Ice Cream remain while similar institutions have long disappeared in Charlotte. Yes, there is great pride in Gastonia and its heritage as a "regular" town exemplifying the very motto of NC: "To be rather than to seem".

Posted by BD Miller on 06/29/2017 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Let's Throw a Going-Away Party

Melvin Hardy should rot in prison but the women who knew should not. It was no one to protect them from being harmed. Who gets out on such a low bond after killing someone. Who to say he wouldn't have got another bond. Until the courts think about keeping victims/witnesses safe we will always have tragedies like this. You shouldn't have to decide between your safety and doing the right thing to get criminals off the streets.

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Posted by Janet on 06/28/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Let's Throw a Going-Away Party

melvin hardy should rot in prison....and the women who knew what he did and didn't tell anyone...they should be rotting in the cell next to him

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Posted by Sal on 06/27/2017 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Millennial Candidates Aim to Take This Year's City Council Election by Storm

Thank you Ryan for putting this together. Looking forward to more of your coverage.
Jeff Scott

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Posted by Jeff Scott on 06/21/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Republicans Move to Legalize Concealed Carry Without Permit

I'm for changing the law on concealed carry and not having to have the permit to carry in NC. If you can carry open there is no difference in concealed both have to be ran through criminal databases and have to have all there ducks in a row , it should be the choice of the gun owner to carry in plain sight or hidden. legal gun owners are not the problem in NC the problem is people that obtain them illegally. But I do feel as though it would be a mistake to change and lower the age restrictions to 18 the age of 21 should stay in place .

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Posted by RespectedGunOwnerOfNC on 06/15/2017 at 1:36 PM

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