🌱 Housing crisis hits Charlotte + local chicken for 'favorite pet'

🌱 Housing crisis hits Charlotte + local chicken for ‘favorite pet’

Welcome Welcome! It’s me, Alexis Goring, your host for the Charlotte Daily – here to explain the hottest things going on in town. Let’s do it…

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and fun. High: 85 Low: 61.

Here are today’s top six stories in Charlotte:

  1. The housing crisis is happening in America and Charlotte is hardest hit. “Charlotte is estimated to need an additional 21,000 new homes to address the housing shortage, according to a “housing underproduction.” On top of high demand, a good job, builders are also dealing with high construction costs, Fox 46 Charlotte reports. (Fox 46 Charlotte)
  2. An officer was recently shot in West Charlotte. An investigation is underway regarding the shooting of an officer in West Charlotte, Washington Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department He said. Officers said they responded to a call about a stolen car along Onyx Street, not far from LC Coleman Park just before 5 p.m. Thursday night… They believed there was an imminent threat and fired their weapons.WCNC Reports. (WCNC.com)
  3. Pink Energy, formerly known as Power Home Solar, faces hundreds of complaints and lawsuits from customers in North Carolina and across the country. A new WBTV investigation shows that this isn’t the first time the CEO of a North Carolina-based company has faced pressure over his company’s tactics,” WBTV reports. WBTV interviewed Jayson Waller, CEO of Pink Energy, “to express his regret that most of the problems in his company are not his fault but are caused by another company that supplies their batteries.“(WBTV)
  4. Operation Rabbit Hop was a huge success! “Only a day after I brought in 30 rabbits Animal Care and Control at CMPD Shelter, 28 new homes have already been awarded. The facility already housed six rabbits, and hadn’t had enough room to care for 36 rabbits for an extended period of time, especially when looking at the general overcrowding at the local animal shelters that were already experiencing it,” WBTV reports.WBTV)
  5. A chicken from New Bern, North Carolina, has been named America’s favorite pet. Chicken named pluma is already an international sensation. This crown will only add to the Bloma Awards which has over 20,000 followers on Instagram,” K104.7 reports. America’s Favorite Pets is the largest pet competition in the world and is open to animals of all kinds. The The pet that wins will win $10,000 and be featured in the InTouch Magazine. (K104.7)
  6. Charlotte Veggfest is taking place this weekend!Charlotte’s Ninth Annual Fishfest returns and is scheduled to take place on Saturday 17th September from noon to 4pm at the Ford Building in Camp North Endlocated at 1774 Statesville Street. Admission to the family-friendly event is free and attendees can expect more than 150 vegan food vendors, vegan-friendly trucks, and businesses that offer vegan-friendly products and services,” WCNC reports.WCNC.com)

Today in Charlotte:

  • charlotte regional farmers marketFrom 8 am to 6 pm)
  • Breast ultrasound examination comes directly to you! (9 am)
  • Baby Storytime: Sing & Sign – Charlotte Mecklenburg Virtual Programming (9:15 am)
  • Wacoal Fit for the Cure Event on September 16 in Belk at Northlake Mall (10 am)
  • Charlotte International Arts Festival at Belk Theater (10 am)
  • Invisible Oceans exhibit at Discovery Place Science10:30 am)
  • NAPCP Charlotte September Meeting in CAVA (11:30 am)
  • Funny City Comedy Bus Tour in First Ward Park (3 to 4:30 pm)
  • EMBRZ performing at The Music Yard in SouthBound (6 pm)
  • Men’s Axing Out Event – Johnny & Friends Charlotte (6:30 pm)
  • Tracy Morgan: Comedy District Tour (7 pm)
  • Comedian/Moonshiner Killer Beaz Invades Charlotte: Best Post in Town! (7:30 pm)
  • ACMS presents the Rolston Quartet with pianist Michael Stephen Brown (8 m)
  • Judith Hale performing at Middle Sea Jazz (9:15 pm)

From my notebook:

  • What can archery teach you about life? This week Centreshot Blue has teamed up with CMPD Community Engagement and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Participants learned how to shoot and how shooting steps can apply to life. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department via Facebook)
  • Beverly Woods’ primary student Jack Locke recently won first place in the U9 class at the 2022 North American Irish Dance Championships in Montreal. our end! (Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
  • The Charlotte City Council on Monday approved $8 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to maintain affordable housing at Peppertree Apartment Homes in East Charlotte.. (Charlotte City Government via Facebook)
  • On September 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Charlotte Fire will hold a firefighter app sign-up at Charlotte Fire Headquarters, located at 500 Dalton Street in Charlotte. (Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC via Facebook)
  • Christopher Stewart is currently the director of Charlotte Ballet 2. His extensive experience as a dancer and artist helped him express his voice in choreography. (Charlotte Ballet via Facebook)
  • CMS Learning Community Managers of the Year announced. The impact they have had on their staff, students and community has been amazing! Stay tuned for the announcement of the CMS Principal of the Year in October. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
  • Join us on September 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Charlotte Art League to share your perspective on local arts and culture and your priorities for the future of our creative sector. (Charlotte City Government via Facebook)
  • “Creativity is oxygen” is our arts education motto. Creativity is all around us. All students are creative, and all students are welcome! (Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
  • Happy Spanish Heritage Month! From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing history, cultures and contributions from society. (UNC Charlotte Atkins Library via Facebook)
  • Research shows that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before they reach the age of 18. In more than 90% of child abuse cases, the child knows and trusts the abuser. (Brave move on Facebook)
  • I am currently looking for a cat/dog/animals to adopt! Preferably young (about months) because I want them to grow up around me and around my pets. (next door)
  • Does anyone know of a food bank or church that helps the sick and closes food during quarantine? Please let me know if you know any. (next door)
  • Can anyone recommend a good HVAC company? (next door)
  • Has anyone lost two well-behaved dogs in the College Downs/University area? One is a hole and the other is a small dog. They are clearly friends because they lay together in my mom’s yard. They have a collar but no tags. (next door)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start on Friday. I’ll come back to your inbox tomorrow with another update!

Alexis Goring

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goering. I’m an East Coast girl with a pulse for people, news, and featured stories! I worked as a freelance writer/editor/correcter in the media industry for 15 years. I’m also a published author, seasoned blogger, and founder of Writer at Heart Editorial Services. Visit my website for more details about me and my work. Here is the link: https://alexisagoring.jimdofree.com.

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