🌱 Governor Cooper seeks GA Music Fest + Company that turns waste into nutrients

welcome all! It’s me, Alexis Goring, your Daily Host. Come with us to get everything you need to know about what’s happening around town…


First, today’s weather:

A stray thunderstorm in the afternoon. High: 96 Low: 75.


Here are today’s top five stories in Charlotte:

  1. The City of Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College are now partnering to develop their workforce and education. According to the city government, “The partnership will provide better access to education, job training, career counseling and more for city employees and students of central Piedmont. For employees who do not currently hold post-secondary credentials, the city will pay advance tuition and associated fees in Central Piedmont for the associate’s degree.” or certificate programs. By offering a prepaid program, the partnership promotes upward mobility and removes financial barriers.” (charlottenc.gov)
  2. Brunch is what the weekends make for most Americans. According to a survey by General Mills Foodservice, “It’s a meal 75% of people in the United States have been looking to enjoy again once restaurants reopen during the pandemic.” Midnight Milligan Brewing in Charlotte sees it firsthand. “We’re busier than we were initially when we started,” said co-owner Joe Baumgartner. His restaurant started serving brunch on June 12 and has seen a huge response from people who love brunch – so much so that the restaurant decided to serve brunch on Saturdays, too. (spectrum news)
  3. Governor Roy Cooper She is trying to bring a popular music festival to North Carolina. According to WCNC, “Cooper tweeted that North Carolina was ready to welcome Midtown music The state said it could guarantee a “fun and safe” festival. Organizers posted on Monday that “due to circumstances beyond our control” they will no longer host the event. The website said ticket holders will receive refunds within the next 24 hours. A possible reason for the cancellation points to Music Midtown’s gun policy banning guns of “any kind,” which runs counter to Georgia’s gun laws. (WCNC.com)
  4. The City of Charlotte reports that “more than 280,000 tons of organic waste is thrown into the garbage each year. Only about 20% of the waste is recycled into compost.” But now there is a solution: Crown Town Compost is a program that turns waste into nutrients! according to Spectrum NewsThe program works like this: “Customers use biodegradable garbage bags and put their food waste in them. The staff at Crown Town Compost then pick them up, take them to the farm and let them mature for at least 6 months. That’s when customers are in the program receiving bags of soil. An end product that earned them a place in the Charlotte innovation fold.” (spectrum news)
  5. Doctors expected that there would be a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases as the summer continues. According to WCNC, “Many Charlotte-area counties have switched to CDC ‘high’ community COVID-19 levelincluding Mecklenburg, Union, Rouen and Iridale. Health experts push the same preventative measures we use all the time. Many counties in the Charlotte area have become CDC ‘high’ community COVID-19 level, including Mecklenburg. (WCNC.com)

Today in Charlotte:

  • City Green Market Center (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Charlotte Regional Farmers Market (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday wine | Terrarium in a Bottle at the PlantHouse (11 a.m. to noon)
  • Happy hour networking event in downtown Matthews (from 4 to 6 pm)
  • Creative Writing Workshop – Time Out Youth (6 to 7:30 p.m.)
  • YTH Event: Game Night at Pineville Church of the Nazarene (6-8pm)
  • Wednesday Night Live: MercuryCarter Sings Bjork at Mint Museum (from 6 to 9 pm)
  • Baking Basics at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen (6-9 p.m.)
  • Top 10 Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – Vesta Charlotte, NC Hub (6:30 p.m.)
  • Reloaded R&B Soundstage at STATS Restaurant & Bar (7-10pm)
  • Tosco Music Open Mic at The Evening Muse (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Adoption fees on all adoptable pets are free with a cash donation from now until August 31. #ClearTheShelters helped us with NBC and Telemundo. (CMPD Animal Care and Control via Facebook)
  • Meet the Guardians of the World: A CMS School Club dedicated to improving our planet! Major projects include gardening, cleaning, and wildlife studies with opportunities for community service hours. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
  • We’re still developing the skills of readers, leaders, and lifelong learners – like Jasmine. She had a wonderful summer with her reading companion and found herself reading now more than ever. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library via Facebook)
  • We are excited to welcome a recent University of North Carolina graduate and former Brave Step intern to the Board of Directors. “Casey is an exciting addition for many reasons: Her apparent passion and drive to support our mission are inspiring.” (Courageous move via Facebook)
  • Classroom Central is very excited to open our doors to all qualified teachers for the 2022-2023 school year! Not sure if you qualify? Visit classroomcentral.org to see if your school is on the list! (Classroom Central via Facebook)
  • Did you know we served over 650 researchers this summer? Each researcher experiences the joy of Freedom School and creates memories that will last a lifetime. (Charlotte Freedom School partners via Facebook)
  • Thank you Queen City News for highlighting our Backpacking & Essentials building event! We’re gearing up to ensure thousands of students start their first day of school with a full backpack. (Classroom Central via Facebook)
  • Beginning Monday, August 15, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will adjust the frequency of many routes in the LYNX Blue Line’s bus network. (Charlotte City Government via Facebook)
  • Join us on the third Wednesday of every month at 4pm at the Mountain Island Library’s Mountain Island Manga and Comedy Club! We will discuss everything i.e. comics and manga/anime. We will meet in person at Spandex City. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library via Facebook)
  • The Charlotte Area Transportation System (CATS) is hosting several public meetings this week to discuss upcoming changes to the service. What happens: CATS will temporarily reduce service frequency on 11 major bus routes and the Blue Line. (Charlotte’s Sustainability via Facebook)
  • My granddaughter is missing. We don’t really know anyone here, so I don’t know where she could have gone. If anyone sees it, call me at this number: (904) 687-9947. (next chapter)
  • This little girl needs a home. She made it to our back door a few days ago. It’s fun, healthy and uses a litter box. She is weaned and gets along with our dogs. Two family members have allergies so we can’t keep them. (next chapter)
  • My daughter was in the garage this morning when this cat approached her. The cat has a collar but no name tag. I’ve been out with her for about 2 hours and we’re looking for her owner. Please send a message if you are the owner. (next chapter)
  • I had a stroke that left me without an income. Does anyone have any references to any resources in the community? I had just started a job as a health insurance agent and was an independent life insurance agent. (next chapter)
  • The lost dog! He ran out of his door near Commonwealth Street. His name is Tank. Mother’s name is Sarah. Call her at 704-608-2188, or call Katie at 706-308-5244. (next chapter)

Thanks for following up and staying informed. See you all tomorrow morning for 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 have 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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