Friday, July 31, 2015

First Drip (7/31/15): Cameras allowed at Kerrick trial

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:59 AM

* The judge in the trial of CMPD Officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick, who is accused of shooting and killing an unarmed Jonathan Ferrell in 2013, will allow cameras in the courtroom. Opening statements are expected on Monday.

* Crescent Communities has released its first look at what the planned development in NoDa might look like. The property is located on the current site of the Chop Shop and Ultimate Gym. Construction is planned to start by the end of the year.

* Someone on a commercial airline flight from Jamaica tried to smuggle $18,000 worth of cocaine into Charlotte.

* The Coast Guard is continuing its search for two teenage boys missing off the coast of Florida as hope for their survival dims. 

* The first Republican debate of the presidential election season will be held next week, with the top 10 contenders facing off in primetime. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today's Top 5: Friday

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 31, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Skyline Artists Showcase at Former Goodyear Service Center in Uptown


Geektopia Strikes Back at The Rabbit Hole

Pharr Rhoads at Bootlegger's Saloon & Dance Hall

National Tequila Day Beach Party at Vida Vida

Ignite Her Be at Ballantyne Hotel

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Opening Friday

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Sunset Edge
  • CAVU Pictures
  • Sunset Edge

Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World - Documentary

Infinitely Polar Bear - Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner

Sunset Edge - Gilberto Padilla, Haley Ann McKnight

Twinsters - Documentary

Vacation (opened Wednesday) - Ed Helms, Christina Applegate

Tags: , ,

First Drip (7/30/15): Actor's Theatre searching for new home

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 9:38 AM

The Actor's Theatre of Charlotte is in search of a new home. The current site, home to the Actor's Theatre since 2004, will be demolished in order to build an apartment building. (Of course!) The theatre is entering its 27th season and is searching for a bigger space as its lease is up in July of 2016.

With an Aug. 14 deadline looming, state lawmakers have yet to agree on a budget which is leaving public schools uncertain about their future. The Senate and House have spent more time pointing fingers at who is to blame instead of meeting to get a budget deal finalized.

Debris has washed ashore on Reunion Island, near the coast of Africa, that authorities believe could be from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 that disappeared more than a year ago. While it is being called a "major lead," further examination is needed to determine whether or not it is from the lost plane. Flight MH370 disappeared in March of 2014 with 239 people aboard.

A University of Cincinnati police officer has been indicted on murder charges in the death of Samuel Dubose. The officer, Ray Tensing, shot Dubose, who was unarmed, during a routine traffic stop. Footage of the incident was released yesterday.

Football is right around the corner, as the Carolina Panthers open training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today's Top 5: Thursday

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 30, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Lazyeyes at Snug Harbor


Steve Byrne at The Comedy Zone

Sharkmuffin at Milestone

Vintage & Antique Show at Metrolina Tradeshow Expo

Alive After Five w/ Right To Party at EpiCentre

Tags: ,

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fury 325 to be featured on Travel Channel

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 11:49 AM

On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 10 p.m., on the Travel Channel, the show Epic Attractions will focus on Carowinds' new gigacoaster, Fury 325, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look of what it took to build it. 
Fury 325's first drop.
  • Fury 325's first drop.
From the plant in Cincinnati which built the ride's 6,000 feet of track to the water dummies that took more than 100 test rides, the show will examine the world's tallest and fastest gigacoaster culminating in host Chris Perry taking it for a test ride himself. 

It should be an interesting look at the making of one of the Charlotte area's most popular attractions.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Today's Top 5: Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 10:19 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 29, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Lucius w/ My Morning Jacket at Uptown Amphitheatre


Trivia at Ed's Tavern

Rock of Ages at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

Modern Primitives at Snug Harbor

Noda Brewing Run Club

First Drip (7/29/15): Full jury seated for Kerrick trial

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 9:59 AM

The full jury is now seated for the trial of Randall Kerrick, the then-CMPD officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed Jonathan Ferrell. The seating of the 12th juror puts the jury at four white women, three white men, two Latina women, two African-American women and one African-American man. The two sides are still looking to choose four alternate jurors. 

A spokesperson with national grocery chain Publix has confirmed officials are looking for a location in Uptown to put a new store. Publix came to the region in 2012, and opened its first North Carolina location in Ballantyne in February 2014. By the end of 2016, Publix will have an estimated 17 stores in the region. 

Charlotte firefighters rescued a man who was found stuck in an eight-foot hole at around 7 a.m. this morning in the University area. It was unclear how long the man had been stuck down in the hole. He was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with possible life-threatening injuries. 

By donating her organs, a 15-year-old Belmont girl who died over the weekend following a horse-riding accident may posthumously save the lives of four other children. A statement from the family said that Destiny Stafford's liver will go to a 5-month-old girl and a 1-year-old girl; her lungs will go to a 14-year-old girl and her heart to a 17-year old boy. Stafford died in Charlotte on Monday due to injuries from the accident she suffered on Saturday. 

A two-month long drug investigation by Wilmington authorities has resulted in the arrest of a 25-year-old man and the seizure of 3,200 bags of heroin, worth about $50,000 total. Police arrested Antonio Walker and seized the heroin along with a 12-gauge shotgun, $2,700 in cash and packing materials. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

First Drip (7/28/15): City council approves funding for 2017 NBA All Star Game

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 12:36 PM

Charlotte City Council voted on Monday to contribute $600,000 worth of police ad other public-safety services during the NBA All Star Game at Time Warner Cable Arena in 2017. More than half of the $6 million needed to host the game will come from the public sector. The city estimates the All Star Game will bring $60 million in visitor spending, based on games in New Orleans and Orlando. 

The new chairman of the North Carolina GOP Hasan Harnett has taken to Twitter with memes connecting Hillary Clinton to the Ku Klux Klan. The memes Harnett posted include a picture of Hillary Clinton next to a picture of Klan members in front of a burning cross and says, "The KKK was created as the militant wing of the Democrat Party in order to fight Republican reconstruction." The KKK was attached to the Democratic Party in the beginning of the 20th century, but party lines have shifted greatly over the years and it would be "a monumental stretch" to tie the modern Democratic party to the KKK, said Michael Bitzer, political scientist with Catawba College. 

Police have arrested three men in the June 23 killing of a Cornelius man in Davidson. The suspects, all between the ages of 25 and 28, have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jerry Kerns, Jr. The crime was just the second killing in Davidson in a decade. Family members said the killing stemmed from an argument between Kerns and another man. 

College Street is currently closed between 8th and Phifer streets due to a natural gas leak, officials said. It is unclear how long the street will remain closed. 

The Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board lifted its ban on gay adult leaders in the organization on Monday. The policy was approved in a 42-15 vote and will take effect immediately. Church-sponsored Boy Scout units will still hold the right to exclusion from the policy for religious reasons. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Today's Top 5: Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 28, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes as Bon Qui Qui at Knight Theater


Bojangles' Summer Shootout Champions Night at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Harry Langdon Night w/ piano music from Ethan Uslan at Petra's Piano Bar & Cabaret

Bingo at Killington's

Johnny Millwater: 20 Years of Obscurity at The Comedy Zone

Search Events

Recent Comments

© 2019 Womack Digital, LLC
Powered by Foundation