🌱 CLT Airport gets a new terminal + ‘Jiggy’ returns to Kannapolis

Happy Thursday, Charlotte! Here’s everything you need to know that’s happening in Charlotte today.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Cooler; an afternoon shower. High: 71 Low: 60.


Here are the top five stories from today in Charlotte:

  1. North Carolina property taxes ranked 13th best in the nation in a recent analysis by the Tax Foundation. The Tax Foundation assessed state and local taxes on real estate and personal property, net worth, and asset transfers to devise a ranking for each state based on how these factors attract business investment. It’s the tthird straight year that North Carolina has ranked 13th nationally among the best on the East Coast. (The central square)
  2. Charlotte Plastic Surgery, the city’s premier plastic surgery practice, has been voted the winner of Charlotte Magazine’s 2022 Best of the Best (BOB) award for Best Plastic Surgery Group. This is the seventh consecutive year the practice has been honored to be recognized by the magazine’s voters. Each year, Charlotte magazine dedicates its May issue to BOB Award winners in all areas of Charlotte’s business, from interior design to catering to hairdressing. (Web PR)
  3. The North Carolina Local Government Commission recently approved more than $1.5 billion in funding for local government projects across the state. Funding approved is approximately $900 million for infrastructure improvements at the Asheville and Charlotte airports. This total included the approval of a request by the City of Charlotte to issue $425 million in bonds for Charlotte Douglas International Airport for improvements, a new terminal and other construction projects. (Northern State Journal)
  4. Jiggy with the Piggy, an annual festival for barbecue lovers, is coming to Kannapolis very soon! The annual show draws top barbecue cooks from across the country to compete for top prizes, including first place in the People’s Choice Pork Contest. A total of 50 teams from across the United States will cook with bragging rights on the line in one of the largest Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned events. (WCNC.com)
  5. An accident involving two vehicles and a school bus occurred yesterday morning on Sharonbrook Drive in south Charlotte. The bus was heading towards South Mecklenburg High School when two vehicles rammed it. District officials said 15 students were on the bus at the time of the crash. The students were slightly injured. (WBTV)

Today in Charlotte:

  • Music at the Met: Join us on the terrace every Thursday evening for live music by local musicians. Enjoy the food from the surrounding restaurants! (6 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • Caitlyn Smith at The Visulite Theater: Although she began her career as a performer, Smith has become one of Nashville’s most celebrated songwriters in recent years, with her compositions recorded by artists from James Bay to Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton to John Legend and Meghan Trainor. Since returning to the stage on her own, tastemakers immediately started taking notice: Rolling Stone called Caitlyn’s voice “soaring and expressive” and Elle magazine praised her “powerful songs.” and moving”, and she was named one of the “best singers”. on Billboard’s SXSW 2017 Music Discovery. (7 p.m.)
  • Tim McGraw at the PNC Music Pavilion: This is an outdoor venue with portions of the seats reserved under cover. The show will take place rain or shine. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges via all outlets. Children under 2 years old are free as long as they do not take a seat. (7 p.m.)
  • Michael Yo at the Comedy Show: Twice Emmy nominated, host of The Michael Yo Show and fresh off his critically acclaimed comedy special “Blasian”, Michael Yo is a busy comedian/actor/host on all Hollywood platforms. (7 p.m.)
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at Triple C Brewing’s The Barrel Room: An intimate atmosphere in a magnificent place bathed in candlelight. A talented string quartet from Charlotte performing popular pieces by Taylor Swift. The intimate atmosphere of the popular Barrel Room. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Book club on Zoom: Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Pastor Rob teaches a book study on Zoom Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Contact the pastor or church office to find out which book we use and to get the weekly Zoom invite. Email: connect@mallardcreekchurch.org (7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
  • Performance by Sarah Reeves at The Evening Muse in Charlotte (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Five new open houses in the Charlotte area are worth checking out. (Charlotte patch)
  • CMPD Animal Care and Control: We are doing everything in our power to save as many animals as possible. This scrapbook was created specifically for animals that need more attention than the rest of the shelter population. (Facebook)
  • ArtPop Street Gallery: Our Class of 2022 #ArtPopCLT student artist, Celia Kulp (@celiakulpartanddesign) is just as colorful in personality and talent as her works selected for the cities program! ⁠ ⁠(instagram)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools: Looking for a new job? Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Hosts Career Fair with openings in transportation, school nutrition, storage services, maintenance and child care on May 18. (Facebook)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools: Join the CMS EC team. The Exceptional Children team needs a teacher like you! Enjoy a $200 monthly bonus opportunity and less paperwork. Make a difference like Mrs. Hampton and Mr. Holley. (Facebook)
  • UrbanPromise Charlotte: Over the weekend, we took over 50 people from the UrbanPromise community to a Charlotte FC football game downtown, and everyone had an amazing time! This group was made up of so many different members of our community. (Facebook)
  • Charlotte Children’s Theater: “Pigs is Pigs” has started rehearsals and we can’t wait for you to see this cute and humorous show later this month. #PigsisPigs #Rehearsal #ChildrensTheatre #ChildrensBooks #PNCFoundation #InfusionFund” (Facebook)
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: Celebrate Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month with books, music and movies. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has all the resources you need to discover a new culture or embrace your heritage! (Facebook)
  • Charlotte Symphony: Gather the whole family for The Story of Babar on May 14 at the Knight Theatre. Really Inventive Stuff joins the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for a show that brings the popular children’s story to life. (Facebook)
  • Charlotte City Government: “Entrepreneurship is in my blood.” When Jefferson Ovalle’s work at Corporate America was dissolved as part of a restructuring 17 years ago, he immediately knew he wanted to start his own business. (Facebook)
  • Next door neighbour, Wesley Heights: Does anyone have any recommendations for repairing a dishwasher and garbage disposal? (The next door)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Parkview East: I need a few guys to help load a mobile pod. If you or someone you know is interested please send me a message. (The next door)
  • Next door neighbour, Chestnut Commons: I have a house for rent: 3 bedroom 1.5 bath huge porch. Will be ready in a few weeks. If anyone is interested, PM me. The monthly rent is $1,600. (The next door)
  • Next door neighbour, Uville: Looking for a Custom Seamstress in the Greater Area (Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Fort Mill, Rock Hill)! I’m looking for someone who can customize my wedding/reception dress and I need recommendations. (The next door)
  • Next door neighbour, Berewick: I am looking for an appliance repair company to repair my gas oven. The burners work but not the oven, the igniter too. Looking for a reliable and inexpensive company. (The next door)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Davis Lake: *MISSING CHILD* Our daughter ran away from home around 10:45-11:00 p.m. We are very worried and are looking for her, but we have not found any information to help us find her. (The next door)
  • Next door neighbour, Winchester: Have you seen our cat? His name is Weebles. He is a lifeguard. He went out last night to use the bathroom and is still there for breakfast but not this morning. (The next door)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Old Stone Crossing: I accompany a 22-year-old young man in his job search. He has done various types of jobs before, including office work, landscaping, moving, and restaurant work, and he is very easy to train. (The next door)
  • Next door neighbour, Cambridge: I have a 3 month remote position available. Working hours are Monday to Friday. I will pay a weekly rate of $22.00 per hour. The candidate should have basic administrative skills. Anyone interested? (The next door)

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Alexis Goering

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goring. I’m an East Coast girl with a pulse for people, news, and reporting! I worked for 15 years as a freelance writer/editor/editor in the media industry. I’m also a published author, an experienced blogger, and the 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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