Queen City Roundup 10/22: Charlotte Convention Center expands, weekend weather, outdoor activities this weekend & more!
(Courtesy of Charlotte Convention Center) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Good morning, Charlotte! Today's a pretty good day to wake up in the Queen City, no matter which side of the bed you were on. Construction wrapped up on a more than $100 million expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, which is open to the public as of today, and the weather is looking to stabilize for another weekend of warm temperatures. That will give you plenty of opportunities to take part in numerous events in and around the Hornet's Nest this weekend, of which we have several.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/21: Cabarrus Co. student hit, killed after exiting bus; Gov. Cooper visits Charlotte today & more
(José de Azpiazu/Unsplash) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Good morning Charlotte, today is Thursday, October 21, and here's what you need to know. We have the latest on an elementary school student who was tragically struck and killed after stepping off a school bus yesterday in Cabarrus County. Plus, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper will be visiting the Queen City for the first time in three months today to speak to parents at a local daycare and a local restaurant has staked a Prohibition-era claim on Charlotte by opening a speakeasy in its basement starting this weekend.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/20: NC prepares to offer youths vaccines, CMS apologizes to Charlotte Catholic & more!
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Good morning, Charlotte! As supply chain woes continue to plague North Carolina and the rest of the country, the FDA is preparing to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for a new age group: 5-to-11-year-olds. This Wednesday edition of the Queen City Roundup explores how health officials in the Tar Heel state are preparing for the new age rollout, in addition to stories about an unfolding controversy between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Charlotte Catholic High School.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/19: Water advisory issued after main break, mural fest, coffee shop's sober event Friday & more!
Charlotte visual artist Abel Jackson is one of the creatives painting murals in this year's Talking Walls fest. More info on that below.(Abel Jackson/Talking Walls) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Good morning, Queen City residents. Hopefully, you're not one of the many Charlotteans who faced low or no water pressure when a main line broke on Remount Road yesterday, but if you are a safety advisory is still in place for water usage.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/18: Panthers loss recapped, rezoning hearing for potential new stadium, Huntersville fire & more!
Crews from four local communities collaborated to fight a fire at a soil retailer in Huntersville on Saturday.(Huntersville Fire/Twitter) (CHARLOTTE, NC) As the lows temperatures gradually come to replace the highs in forecasts, Queen City residents experienced their first cold weekend of the season these past few days. Whether you're getting ready to enter hibernation mode in the months ahead, or the new weather has renewed your energy and fall spirit, the world just keeps on turning, and Charlotte along with it.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/15: Fights bring police to CMS, McCaffrey misses practice, NYT recognizes NC restaurants & more!
(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Happy Friday, Charlotte! It's the last day before the weekend, and with the weather in sunny, 80-degree highs today and tomorrow before slipping into more moderate highs in the upper-60s on Sunday, you'll have plenty of reason to go out and tackle the town!Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/14: Charlotte business leaders creating 'Meta Lab,' local school ranked no. 1 statewide and more!
(Thought Catalog/Unsplash) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Good morning, Charlotte! William Shatner may have recently returned from a real-life trip to the sea of stars that we call space, but Queen City Roundup is still grounded on Earth. This edition of the newsletter delves into an entrepreneurship initiative that Charlotte's business leaders are collaborating on as well as what Queen City schools ranked highly on a statewide ranking of elementaries and middles.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/13: Deadline approaching for Meck Co. homeowner grants, CMS may drop mask mandate & more headlines
(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) (CHARLOTEE, NC) Happy Wednesday, Charlotte! We're nearly halfway to the end of another October week, and deadlines are fast approaching for homeowners who want to save upwards of $300 to abate property taxes. This Queen City Roundup details those grants and how to apply for them before sharing the news that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is contemplating dropping its mask mandate.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/11: Eagles soar over Panthers, Olympic High beefs up football game security, fatal crash & more
(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Happy Monda, Charlotteans! Fortunately, mother nature did not kick the Hornet's Nest too hard this weekend, but the same can't be said of the Philadelphia Eagles, who celebrated a close victory over the Carolina Panthers at yesterday's home game.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/8: Flooding in NC mountains, UNC sorority suspended, lieutenant governor asked to resign
(Sam Jotham Sutharson/Unsplash) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Happy Friday, Charlotte! Whether you're getting ready to attend the 600 Fest on Speed Street this weekend ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series' Bank of America Roval 400, or you're just looking to take it easy, maybe experience some nature as the leaves change, it's sure to be a good one. Today is October 8 and here's what you need to know.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/7: 600 Festival and Speed Street before weekend races, liquor shortage at bars/restaurants & more
(Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Charlotte, start your engines. This weekend the Queen City is gearing up for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 race on Sunday with the return of the 600 Festival and Circle K Speed Street at Romare Bearden park.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/6: Hispanic Heritage Month events, new LGBTQ+ ordinances and more unverified Laundrie sightings
Good afternoon, Charlotteans. Facebook might experience outages, but the Queen City Roundup will never fail you. Today is Wednesday, October 6, and here's what you need to know.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/4: Panthers no longer undefeated, unique new hotel in Charlotte & more
(Scott Olson/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Happy Monday Charlotte, and welcome to the first full week of a brand new month. Today is Monday, October 4, and this week readers may want to carry an umbrella as light rains are set to replace the dry but overcast weekend weather starting tomorrow. Here's what else you need to know.Read full story
Queen City Roundup: Charlotte expected to grow by 2050, kids' open mic night Wednesday and more headlines for 10/5
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Good afternoon Charlotteans, today is Tuesday, October 5 and we have a great lineup of headlines for your perusal today. We'll discuss the results of a recent city examining the past and future of Charlotte's population and demographics, discuss an all-ages event taking place tomorrow in the Queen City and hear the latest update from a state official's crusade against automatic calls. Here's what you need to know.Read full story
Queen City Roundup 10/1: Brian Laundrie sighted in NC, where to watch the leaves change, new business district & more
A funeral was held for Gabby Petito on Sunday, but law enforcement officials are still searching for her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.(Octavio Jones/Getty Images. (CHARLOTTE, NC) Happy Friday, Charlotte, and welcome to the tenth month of the year! Today is Friday, October 1, and today's Queen City Roundup brings local news in an ongoing national mystery.Read full story
Queen City Roundup: What you need to know in Charlotte for 9/30
(Grant Halverson/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Good afternoon Charlotte. Hopefully, you completed all your aspirations for the month because Today is Thursday, September 30, and it's the last day before October. Here's what you need to know.Read full story
Queen City Roundup: 3 big headlines for 9/29
(Courtesy of Carolina Renaissance Festival) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Good afternoon Charlotte, and welcome to the midweek edition of the Queen City Roundup! Today is Wednesday, September 29, and here's what you need to know.Read full story
Queen City Roundup: What to know in Charlotte for 9/28
(Jon Cherry/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Good afternoon, Charlotte, and welcome to this week's second edition of Queen City Updates! Today is Tuesday, September 28, and here's what you need to know.Read full story
Queen City Roundup: 4 Charlotte stories for 9/27
(Michael Steele/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Good morning Chaaaaaarloteeeeee! Nice little "Good Morning, Vietnam" reference for you there. Today is Monday, September 27, and welcome to this week's first edition of the Queen City Roundup.Read full story
Queen City Roundup: 4 Charlotte headlines for 9/24
(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, NC) Happy end of the week Charlotte, hope everyone is ready for higher temperatures and brighter days over the weekend! Today is Friday, September 24, and here's what you need to know.Read full story