All Clear for Destination Polk

Have you ever shown up at the right place but at the wrong time? This couple met a week before Zenese was scheduled to move away. Years later, they met again and began the journey of a lifetime—Zenese shares their story. Bride: Zenese Pendergrass, 30, junior account manager, native of Charlotte, NCGroom: Shawn Polk, Jr., 32, wealth asset manager, native of Chicago, IllinoisCurrent Residence: Charlotte, North CarolinaWedding Date: July 23,...

This weekend: Black Bourbon Society’s 2nd Annual Open Tour – Livin’ Charlotte

Samara Davis is a “history geek” with a deep love and appreciation for Bourbon. Six years ago she founded the Black Bourbon Society with the goal of bringing together Black bourbon enthusiasts from all over.  This weekend, the Black Bourbon Society will stop in Charlotte for the 2nd Annual Open Tour. From Thursday through Saturday attendees will be able to connect with other Black businesses, spirits enthusiasts and more.  QCity Metro sat...

Tips for the Fourth of July

The Humane Society of Charlotte urges everyone to remember to practice pet safety during Fourth of July Weekend. There is often an increase of lost pets following the Fourth. Festivities for the holiday often include fireworks and other commotion, which can be stressful to pets or result in them getting lost. Below are some tips and tricks to keep your animals safe while observing the holiday weekend.Fireworks TipsMake sure your animals are...

Meet QCity Metro’s newest reporter

This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them. Kylie Marsh joined the QCity Metro team in May and has written several articles, including today’s lead story in this newsletter. Her primary reporting focus is Historic West End and city government. Free Newsletter Stay informed with news and events that impact...

Who is the Black Political Caucus endorsing?

This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them. On Tuesday, the Black Political Caucus announced its endorsements for contested races in city government. You can see the caucus’ picks below. (All quotes and info were taken from the candidates’ campaign pages.)  Mayor: Vi Alexander Lyles: “Charlotte...

What’s inside the county’s $2.2 billion budget?

This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them. Mecklenburg commissioners voted unanimously to adopted a budget for fiscal 2023, which begins July 1.It carries a 6.7% spending increase with no hike in property taxes.Here’s a snapshot of how some of that money will be spent:Affordable housing: $8.1 million...

Memorial march honors victims of 2021 mass shooting

This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them. Roughly 100 people — friends, family members and neighbors — marched 1.2 miles along Beatties Ford Road on Thursday in memory of the four people who died in during a mass-shooting incident in 2021. “It’s a good thing that all the families involved are...

In her north Charlotte neighborhood, Thelma Byers-Bailey puts her green thumb to use

It’s a warm June morning around 9 a.m., and Thelma Byers-Bailey has just pulled up to Lincoln Heights Park. Only today, she’s not wearing business attire. She’s decked out in tennis shoes, gloves, and a sun hat. While many know her as vice-chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board, she’s also president of the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Association, where she serves as co-captain for the Lincoln Heights community garden – over...

CMPD officer shot while responding to a call in Noda

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was shot while responding to a call in Noda on Tuesday morning. The name of the officer has not been released but his injuries are non-life-threatening, the department said. CMPD continues to search for the suspect, the department said. According to a statement from CMPD, around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in an occupied dwelling in the 400 block of E. 36 Street. Free Newsletter Stay...

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