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City takes another look at e-scooters Council aims to improve guidelines, introduce a city ordinance by Yustin Riopko Contributor



CHARLOTTE – You may have seen it: people zooming all over on electric scooters, especially in busy places like NoDa, Plaza Midwood and Uptown. Electronic scooters, or e-scooters, started popping up around May last year. Now, there are more than 800 of them (owned by three companies) around the city, ready to rent and ride. There are stations, or

“nests,” where you can pay to unlock the scooter, and then for each per minute you use it. With ridership numbers reaching a high of 140,000 in August – 6.1 rides per day per vehicle – city council and transportation officials want to make sure e-scooters are as safe and effective as possible. The average trip distance on an e-scooter in Charlotte is 1.4 miles, according to Dan Gallagher, the deputy director for Charlotte’s department of transportation.

“Some criticisms of e-scooters are that they’re displacing walking trips,” Gallagher said. “I would argue that at 1.4 miles, that’s not a typical walking trip. Most people will walk a quarter mile, so e-scooters are hitting that sweet spot that’s the distance where we might be able to peel some automobile trips off the roads.” Gallagher said Charlotte has been one of the first cities in the Southeast to have working permits and guidelines for e-scooters. Now offi-

cials are trying to improve those and introduce a city ordinance. The way things are currently set up, scooter vendors have to provide 24-hour customer service and respond within two hours to complaints about scooters blocking rights-of-way. Each vendor can only have up to 400 scooters available in Charlotte. City leaders want to replace that flat cap with a dynamic one. see SCOOTERS, Page 4A

His lawn chairs Come to our attract senior expo attention A Justin Vick

Managing Editor

WEEKLY PICKS Books South County Regional Library offers a Read Like a Star Book Club, in which members read selections from a celebrity book club with mocktails or smoothies. The next meeting takes place 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12.

Education About 17,000 students from Mecklenburg County and beyond converged on Central Piedmont Community College campuses Jan. 10 for the spring semester.

Health Promotion Charlotte area Walmart stores offer free wellness service and resources 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12 to keep the flu at bay. Get a flu shot, health screenings, immunizations and vision screenings either free or low cost.

Films Keanu Reeves plays a scientist who brings his family back to life from a car wreck in “Replicas,” while “The Upside” explores the bond between a paralyzed man (Bryan Cranston) and his down-on-his-luck caregiver (Kevin Hart).

Streaming Richard Dreyfuss and Chevy Chase portray a comedian and talent scout that leave a retirement home for a comedy tour. The film drops on Netflix on Jan. 11.

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South Charlotte man spends up to 14 hours making each unique chair by Paul Neilsen paul@cmgweekly.com

CHARLOTTE – Barry Duppstadt likes to remain active. When Duppstadt retired about eight years ago, the south Charlotte resident started playing golf several times a week, he started driving residents of a nearby senior citizens home around town on errands, he went bowling once a week and he even started volunteering with the USO out at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Despite all that, Duppstadt needed another hobby, so he decided to take up a family tradition that his father, Virgil, started back in Pennsylvania in the 1950s of making custom corded chairs. Duppstadt buys just the frame of a lawn chair and weaves cords of polyolefin fibers into whatever design is requested. You just tell him what image, colors and words you want to go on the chair and Duppstadt does the rest from his study in his home in Park

Barry Duppstadt makes hand-crafted corded chairs from his home in south Charlotte. Photos courtesy of Barry Duppstadt

Crossing. “You are talking about a totally hand-crafted item,” Duppstadt said. Duppstadt really never took up his father’s hobby but his brother,

Larry, did. When he decided to take up the family hobby, Duppstadt went to see his brother in western North Carolina to learn see CHAIRS, Page 5A

Junior Johnson sells home in Charlotte by Yustin Riopko Contributor

Junior Johnson participates in an event May 25 with the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Bob Leverone/NASCAR via Getty Images

CHARLOTTE – NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and team owner Junior Johnson sold his home in the Seven Eagles gated community last month for $2.5 million. Johnson and his wife, Lisa, were the house’s second owners since its construction in 2000. They bought it for $3.2 million

in 2012. Located near Quail Hollow, the home was created by its original owners with an emphasis on its pool and patio. The stunning outdoor area includes a cascading hot tub and salt-water pool surrounded by a multi-tiered patio with a covered veranda and a stone fire pit. The pool is the see JOHNSON, Page 2A

few weeks before our last senior expo, a gentleman asked me what exactly was an expo. He caught me before I was properly caffeinated, so I gave him a bad answer. Here's what I should have said (I've had three cups of coffee so far) … The biggest benefit to hosting these expos is bringing companies and organizations that serve senior citizens to one large venue so that older adults can ask questions and get answers that can improve the quality of their lives. Sure, the free breakfast and lunch are delicious. And there's a ton of brochures, leaflets and swag to dump into the handy little tote bags we give out. But the exchange of information is the most important part of this. You don't have to worry about raising a fuss, rippling the water or ruffling any feathers. Everyone is there to share information and help others. Some of the information available at our last expo dealt with surgical and non-surgical solutions for pain, independent and assisted living options, in-home care, massage therapy, speech and hearing, financial advice, funeral planning – you name it. Our 2019 Thrive Over 55 Senior Expo takes place 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 29 at Christ Covenant Church, 800 Fullwood Lane in Matthews. The event will include door prizes, giveaways, breakfast and lunch. Admission is free. We ask that people interested in going register in advance so we can effectively plan the right amount of food for breakfast and lunch. Email Adrian Garson at adrian@cmgweekly.com or call us at 704-849-2261. Companies or organizations interested in becoming vendors or sponsors should email Adrian, as well. I'm planning to consume about five cups of coffee beforehand to ensure maximum alertness. Hope to see you there.

Last year’s expo was a hit among both vendors and seniors. Our next event is March 29. SCW file photo

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property’s centerpiece. It was designed before the house itself was, according to a 2007 Charlotte Magazine article.To get out of the weather, there’s also an enclosed cabana with a kitchen and bath. But the stone and stucco home is much more than its outdoor area. At more than 9,000 square feet, the floor plan includes

five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, three half-baths, and even more bonus rooms – not to mention a theater and wine cellar. The interior is full limestone and antique fireplaces. Johnson, 87, hails from Wilkes County, and totes a history of driving, team owning and running moonshine. He won 50 races between 1953 and 1966, as well as several championships as a team owner. Johnson was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Carolina Family Chiropractic staff presents a check to an Ace & TJ's Grin Kids representative. Courtesy of Dawn Sosinski

Chiropractors help terminally ill kids go to Disney World CHARLOTTE – Carolina Family Chiropractic raised $4,500 last year for Ace & TJ's Grin Kids, a charity that takes terminally ill or chronically disabled children on vacations to Walt Disney World with their families. The practice, led by doctors George Limbanovnos and Paul Elminowski, offered prospective patients at events the opportunity to come into the office for a consultation in exchange for a $25 donation to the charity. Carolina Family Chiropractic has had a relationship with Ace & TJ's Grin Kids for three years. The practice has also sponsored children with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, collected food for Turning Point and participated in donation drives involving school supplies, eyeglasses and toys. Carolina Family Chiropractic, which is approaching its 20th year in business, is located in The Fountains on Ardrey Kell Road. Call 704-321-0656 for details.

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Charlotte resident Walter Marm Jr. recently participated in the 2019 Rose Parade as a part of a contingency with The American Legion. Pictured from left is Michael Fox, Marm and Jack Gardner. Photo courtesy of The American Legion

Charlotte man featured in Rose Parade float INDIANAPOLIS – Walter J. Marm Jr., of Charlotte, was among four Medal of Honor recipients featured on the American Legion's float at the Rose Parade. The float theme highlighted 100 years of advocating for veterans, servicemembers and their families. Covered with flowers and other natural materials, the float featured a 19-foot tall bald eagle with a 40-foot wing span outstretched over four pillars representing The American Legion's mission – youth, Americanism, national security and veterans. On the base of the float was a floral celebration of the American flag led by a field of red poppies, which symbolize the service and sacrifice of the servicemembers who paid the ultimate price while protecting our nation’s freedoms. “The Rose Parade was an excellent opportunity to showcase the legacy and vision of The American Legion and to highlight the many American Legion programs and services that impact communities across America,” said Brett Reistad, national commander of The American Legion.

CHARLOTTE – The National SCORE office in Washington, D.C. presented SCORE Charlotte Chapter’s Mike O’Hara with its Platinum Leadership Award and Certificate, its highest volunteer initiated award. O’Hara earned the award for his 14 years of leadership and service to SCORE. He served as chapter president from 2006 to 2008 and won the chapter's Dick O’Brien Award in 2012 for volunteering. O'Hara worked 36 years with Kemper Insurance Group. He moved in 1996 to Charlotte, where he became regional vice president for personal lines and in 1998 corporate vice president. He retired in 2004 and joined SCORE Charlotte. SCORE consists of active or retired business executives and business owners that provide free face-to-face mentoring to small business.

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CHARLOTTE – The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s Community Relations Council welcomes Mark Weitzman, of the Simon Weisenthal Foundation, to Charlotte. In wake of the deadly attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, Weitzman shares how he and his colleagues worked to create a globally recognized definition of anti-Semitism as a means to combat hate worldwide. The free event, “Defining Anti-Semitism And Why It Matters,” starts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts at Shalom Park. Contact the federation at 704-944-6757 or visit www.jewishcharlotte.org for details.

CHARLOTTE – Sen. Thom Tillis is urging residents of North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District to contact his office if they need any assistance with a federal department or agency. “Given the uncertainty facing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, all residents should know my Charlotte office is open and ready to help them resolve any issues they may be having with the federal government,” Tillis said. “From assisting veterans seeking timely appointments at the VA to resolving issues seniors are having with their Social Security or Medicare benefits to helping families get expedited passports, my office does everything in its power to help North Carolinians.”

CHARLOTTE – Gina Navarrete, incoming co-president of the Charlotte Women’s March, will serve as guest speaker of the League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg's next league talk event. She'll share her experiences and research as she explores the question: “Can the U.S. afford to get rid of immigrants?” The free event takes place 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the league’s office in the Midwood International and Cultural Center (room 210), 1817 Central Ave. Visit www.goleaguego.org/ Lunch.html for details. The league alternates a monthly an afternoon “Lunch with the League” with evening “League Talk” to provide a deeper understanding of issues.

The road to 24 Hours of Booty begins Jan. 24 CHARLOTTE – 24 Foundation will kick off its signature fundraiser, 24 Hours of Booty, with a daylong celebration Jan. 24. The 18th annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute is a charity non-competitive cycling and walking event geared for all ages. It is scheduled to roll from 7 p.m. July 26 to 7 p.m. July 27 in Myers Park. The third annual walk will take place July 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone registering on Jan. 24 will receive a 24-percent discount when they use promo code REG24. Registration can be done that day at Founders Hall (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or Legion Brewing (5 to 7 p.m.). Those not able to register in person can do so at www.24foun dation.org or 704-365-4417 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. As part of the Jan. 24 celebration, 24 Foundation staff, volunteers and supporters will ride a Trolley Pub throughout Uptown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will distribute discount cards with offers to several businesses. 24 Foundation participants have raised more than $21 million over 18 years to support cancer navigation and survivorship programs and services. Beneficiaries include Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital, Queens University of Charlotte and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Visit www.24foundation.org for details.

CIAA Tournament leaving Charlotte in 2021 BALTIMORE – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has selected Baltimore over Charlotte and Norfolk, Va., as the official site of the 2021-2023 CIAA men’s and women’s basketball tournament. The tournament has been held in Charlotte for the past 13 years. It will remain here for the 2019 and 2020 tournaments. “This is an exciting time for the CIAA as we have an opportunity to bring the basketball tournament to a new market, moving it closer to many of our northern institutions who have traveled to Charlotte for more than a decade,” CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams said. “We are incredibly thankful for our partnership between the CIAA, the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. Charlotte is still our home. We are still headquartered here. We have built life-long friendships with our partners and the community that goes beyond the tournament. We plan to continue this great relationship.” The announcement came after a site selection process that included site visits to each city to assess athletic facilities, convention center, hotels and restaurant options for the week-long event. Want more news? Visit us online at www. thecharlotteweekly.com

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BUSINESS BRIEFS The program recognizes organizations that demonstrate leadership in the recruitment and employment of veterans. Showcase Realty’s broker-in-charge and owner, Nancy Braun, supports assisting veterans become successful entrepreneurs through real estate training, education and strong business building.

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, owned by Alyssa and Andrew Wilen, runs hands-on cooking classes, offers corporate lunch catering and hosts Saturday morning brunch.

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen among best entrepreneurial firms Above: Bob Sebrosky stands inside a rhomicuboctahedron he built out of wood. It sits on his property, along with more than 50 other geometric shapes and mathematical anomolies. Karie Simmons/SCW photos

The beauty of math IBM alum envisions wonderland of geometric shapes

Allen Tate Realtors raise $89K for education in region

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Some people know him as “the shape guy” or “mathematical Bob,” but no matter what you call Bob Sebrosky, the fact is the guy really loves his shapes. If you haven’t heard of him, maybe you’ve driven by his house on Rittenhouse Circle off Sardis Road North. The entire property is like a wonderland of tetrahedrons, bridges and walkways, cubes, octahedrons, helix staircases and icosahedrons, all handmade out of wood and ready to explore. Sebrosky worked at IBM for 30 years and has always been somewhat of a handyman, but his fascination with shapes started when a neighbor suggested he make a rhombicosidodecahedron. For those who are not a geometry teacher or mathematician, a rhombicosidodecahedron is an Archimedean solid and one of 13 solids constructed of two or more types of regular polygon faces. It has 20 regular triangular, 30 square and 12 regular pentagon faces, as well as 60 vertices and 120 edges. “I told him, ‘You’re nuts! You don’t even know what that is! I don’t even know what that is!” Sebrosky said. Although Sebrosky’s neighbor was very intelligent, he lacked the skills to build the rhombicosidodecahedron himself. He begged Sebrosky to do it, and after a few weeks of trial and error, he finally did. He made the first model out of cardboard and then a wood version measuring 5 feet in diameter. Sebrosky offered to donate the shape to the Town of Matthews so others could appreciate it, but town and park officials said the structure was too big and voiced concerns that children might play inside it and get injured. After a year and half, Sebrosky and the town eventually settled on a 30inch model made of plastic-coated steel. It was installed in Squirrel Lake Park in June. Since building his first rhombicosidodecahedron in 2000, Sebrosky has made more than 50 geometric shapes out of wood, both large and small. They are dispersed around his property, which he says has become somewhat of a photo-op for passersby

CHARLOTTE – Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen of Charlotte was recently recognized for the second year as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360 List. Owner and president Andrew Wilen said the company has increased its staff count and added corporate catering and Saturday morning brunch over six months. “As a business, we are consistently trying to add to our services and improve to what we are already doing,” owner and executive chef Alyssa Wilen. Visit www.entrepreneur.com/360 for details.

CHARLOTTE – Allen Tate Realtors throughout the region raised more than $89,000 to benefit public education, as part of the company’s 21th Annual FUNday event. More than 325 people attended an event Oct. 16 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with silent and live auctions, casino games and karaoke. Four FUNday events took place through its footprint in the Carolinas, raising more than $180,000. FUNday has raised more than $2.21 million for education across the Carolinas.

and those who hear about it through wordof-mouth. Over the years, he said, students from nearby high schools and universities have reported on the shapes for class projects, and summer math camps have stopped by to ogle at the geometrical oddities. “The first thing I say to people who stop by is, ‘Want to get inside a soccer ball?’” Sebrosky said, referring to the large, wooden truncated icosahedron in his backyard. “Kids climb inside and they just get a kick out of it.” The rhombicosidodecahedron in Squirrel Lake Park is just a small part of Sebrosky’s larger dream to create a public “math” garden made up of geometrical shapes called polyhedrons. These include the five Platonic solids, prominent in the philosophy of Plato, and the 13 Archimedean solids, which take their name from Archimedes. He was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer who discussed the shapes in his works. Given the difficult approval process he endured with the rhombicosidodecahedron, Sebrosky knows an entire “math” garden with all 18 polyhedrons in Matthews might be a long shot. In the meantime, he’s hoping the town will allow him to donate another shape, specifically the truncated icosahedron, also known as a soccer ball. He’s currently working on a proposal. “I’d like people to learn about the beauty of mathematics and geometry because geometry is really beautiful and artistic, too,” Sebrosky said. Want to know more? Information about polyhedrons can be found on www.polyhedrongarden.com.

Hotel snags experienced sales, marketing staffer CHARLOTTE – The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte hired Heidi Nowak as sales and marketing director. Nowak has more than 20 Nowak years of experience in sales, marketing communications, customer relationship management and operations in luxury hospitality. She worked for several years at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Begnaud joins insurance brokerage firm CHARLOTTE – Ann Begnaud has joined HUB Carolinas, an insurance, risk services and employee benefits firm. As personal lines practice leader, Begnaud will be responsible for creating and implementing strategies to retain business and drive new business throughout the CarBegnaud olinas. Most recently, Begnaud served as part of the Signature Client Group at Lockton Companies. Begnaud has more than 15 years’ experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, with a concentration in personal risk.

Showcase Realty lauded for employing veterans CHARLOTTE – The U.S. Department of Labor recognized Showcase Realty on Nov. 8 as a gold recipient of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award.

Family law attorney honored as STANDOUT recipient CHARLOTTE – Touchstone Family Law attorney Mallory Willink has been honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a member of the STANDOUT Class of 2018. Willink Willink has been an avid supporter of CFF for several years. Willnik has raised over $8,500 in support of CFF in less than three months. CFF’s STANDOUT program recognizes professionals throughout Charlotte for their contributions to the community.

Skin Therapy of Charlotte staffer earns credential CHARLOTTE – Carol Zoller, of Skin Therapy of Charlotte, recently achieved the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations Certified credential. She is one of only three estheticians in the state to achieve the credential. Requirements for the 50-day certification curriculum include licensure, professional skin care experience, liability insurance and certifications in First Aid, CPR and AED training.

Law firm adds 3 employees to Charlotte office CHARLOTTE – Hedrick Gardner recently hired three people to its Charlotte office. • Katherine Escalante, of the civil litigation team, graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as notes and comments editor of the Journal of Escalante Business & Intellectual Property Law. • Christian Ferlan, of the workers’ compensation team, graduated from the UNC School of Law, where he served as notes editor of the North Carolina Journal of Law Ferlan and Technology. • Farrah Raja, of the workers’ compensation team, graduated from the UNC School of Law, where she was honored for completing 110.5 hours of pro bono work. Raja

Bojangles’ opens restaurant, ‘Biscuit Theater’ in Waverly CHARLOTTE – Bojangles’ opened a new restaurant in Waverly with a ‘Biscuit Theater,’ where customers can witness buttermilk biscuits being made from scratch every 20 minutes. Customers will also notice metal artwork of the Charlotte skyline visible on the drive-thru side of the building, a nod to the brand’s 40-plus years in Charlotte. Other features include an updated food display area, open seating plan for small and large groups and free Wi-Fi. The 3,200-square-foot restaurant seats more than 60 customers from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays at 6308 Providence Farm Lane.

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Charlotte resident Medical professionals face penalties survives premiere of 'The Bachelor' by Justin Vick


Caelynn Miller-Keyes not only received a rose at the end of the season premiere of “The Bachelor,” but the Charlotte resident also shared an intimate kiss with this season's catch, Colton Underwood. Miller-Keyes may be the most recognizable contestant on the reality TV show, having earned first runner-up at this year's Miss USA pageant. Hannah Brown recognized Miller-Keyes, having competed against her in that very pageant as Miss Alabama. "Coming here, I didn't want it to feel like a competition in any way, but there she is dating the same man and I just hope we don't have to kill each other,” Brown said on the show. All 30 of the contestants tried to make a memorable first impression for Underwood, including giving the bachelor a bag of nuts, dressing as a sloth and arriving in a horse and carriage. Some women shared their culture, speaking in Spanish, Mandarin, Croatian and sign language. Another contestant even faked an Australian accent. Miller-Keyes, who is the reigning Miss North Carolina USA, wore a Miss North Carolina sash. She told Underwood that she was seeking a better title, revealing another part of the sash inscribed with Miss Underwood. Underwood vied for Becca Kufrin's heart in the 14th season of "The Bachelorette," which premiered in May 2018. While he didn't win Becca's heart, he competed in the fifth season of "Bachelor in Paradise," which premiered in

August 2018. Much attention on the show was given to Colton's virginity. Host Chris Harrison said at the top of the show that Colton, unlike bachelors in other seasons, has something to lose. Miller-Keyes told other contestants that Underwood was good looking and had calming eyes. He told Miller-Keyes that she had beautiful eyes before leaning in for their kiss. “He kisses very well for a virgin,” she said. “I was shocked at how he just took the initiative and drew me in. I was like wow. I was about it.” Underwood also kissed two other contestants that night. One contestant, Catherine, rubbed others the wrong way by continually interrupting their alone time with Underwood. The bachelor didn't mind her aggressive pursuit. "We're all a little a freaked out,” Miller-Keyes said on the show. “A lot of us didn't get a ton of time with Colton tonight, Unfortunately, that's because Catherine stole him time and time and time again." Miller-Keyes was among 23 women to advance to the second episode. The premiere ended with scenes from future episodes, many of which showed the cast struggling with their emotions. “I'm being emotionally tormented watching the guy that I'm falling in love with develop relationships with other women and they don't give a (bleep) about him,” Miller-Keyes said in one of the clips. “The Bachelor” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

The North Carolina Medical Board took action against these Charlotte-area professionals over 2018 for violations ranging from drinking to prescribing, according to public records.

Prescribing high doses Alexis Hubert Benjamin, a physician assistant in Monroe, was issued a public letter of concern April 23, following complaints, including prescribing high does of opioids and benzodiazepines together. The board reviewed records for three patients, finding that Benjamin didn't perform up to standard. He had to complete training for chronic pain management and prescriptions. Prescribing to coworkers, friends Jonas John Varaly, a doctor of osteopathic medicine in Charlotte, had his medical license suspended in March for two years, starting in May 2017, after the South Carolina Medical Board suspended his license. That board found that while Varaly was employed in Rock Hill, he prescribed controlled substances to coworkers, a friend's spouse, a romantic partner and himself. Drinking before work Dr. Gail Michele Griffin, who practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Charlotte, had her license indefinitely suspended in April after the medial board found she reported to work in August 2017 impaired by alcohol. Other findings detailed tardiness, absences and late patient responses and lab results. Getting arrested on drug charges Dr. Byron Christopher Leak, who practiced in Huntersville, voluntarily surrendered her license in May. A few days prior, he had been arrested on drug-related charges. Failing to have a chaperone Dr. Darlington Ibifubara Hart, who practiced internal medicine in

Charlotte-area medical professionals behaved for the most part this year, but some came under review by the North Carolina Medical Board.

Charlotte, had his license indefinitely suspended in October after the board found he didn't have a chaperone present while examining a female patient. Hart had to abide to this condition due to allegations of misconduct in 2010 and 2011. Testing positive for booze Dr. Giovanni Llibre, who practiced internal medicine in Charlotte, agreed to abstain from alcohol for five years in July 2017, but he had tested positive for alcohol consumption this year. The board issued an interim non-practice agreement, which prevents him from practicing until given

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“They can expand by 50 scooters when they demonstrate over a 30-day rolling average that they had more than three trips per unit per day,” Gallagher said. “So at the point that the number of scooters out there on the streets goes to less than two trips per unit per day, we’d want them to constrict their system. Our intent for this is to allow the system to grow when it’s being heavily used and allow it to return to balance when it’s being underutilized.” Other N.C. cities like Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro have since picked up on the e-scooter wave and taken pointers from Charlotte for the details. Now, Charlotte’s transportation and planning committee is looking to them for where to go next. Raleigh and Durham don’t allow sidewalk riding, whereas Greensboro only allows sidewalk riding outside of its downtown area. Charlotte is taking notes from Greensboro on this one, opting to prohibit riding on the sidewalk in the very center of Charlotte within the area bordered by Stonewall, College, 7th and Church streets. “Given the lower speeds in center city, that’s an appropriate place to have scooters go into the travel lanes and mix in with the traffic at speeds that are approximately 25 miles an hour,” Gallagher explained. The transportation and planning committee thinks of scooters like bicycles. People riding scooters should have the choice to ride in traffic lanes on the road, or in the sidewalk or bike lanes. However, the city will be limiting traffic lane travel for scooters to streets with speed limits 35 miles per hour or lower. “If one of those streets does not have a sidewalk or bike lane, and it’s posted at above 35 miles an hour, that may not be an appropriate street to ride an e-scooter down,” Gallagher said. Charlotte is the only of the four cities not to have implemented a fee on e-scooters. Vendors pay $50 per unit in Greensboro, $100 in Durham and $300 in Raleigh. Leaders haven’t decided whether to use a flat fee like in the other cities, or a dynamic fee. Council member LaWana Mayfield thought messing with dynamic fees wasn’t worth trying to reinvent the wheel. “If there’s already a model out there that has a per unit cost associated with it that offsets our cost and also brings revenue to the city, why would Charlotte be looking at working with a pilot?” Mayfield asked. “The easiest thing to do would be a per-

permission by the board president. Performing below standards Dr. Briggs Edward Cook Jr., who practiced in Huntersville, was reprimanded in June for not meeting standards in four cosmetic surgeries. The board took issue with one of his patients dying at the office after a revision surgery and Cook putting the cause of death as natural causes and cardiac arrest without requesting an autopsy. The board mentioned concerns over preoperative assessments, documentation and anesthesia. It placed restrictions on how he administers anesthesia.

unit cost,” Gallagher admitted. “But in considerations with the transportation and planning committee, there seemed to be interest in exploring a dynamic pricing approach that incentivizes better behavior. Just charging a per-unit charge may not address some of the behavioral issues out there with regards to, say, parking. So what we’re proposing to do is to explore whether we can use technology to improve parking behavior while simultaneously using that technology and data to charge a fee for parking and for utilizing the streets.” Following suit with Durham and Raleigh, Charlotte wants to implement an equity distribution requirement. “Then we also are proposing 20 percent of the e -scooters that are employed by the vendors each morning be distributed to low income neighborhoods in Charlotte,” Gallagher said. “We haven’t worked out quite the methodology yet for that, but we think that would get more access to more people across our city to the e-scooter options.” Council member Ed Driggs thinks the council should keep an eye on that program. “If that turns out departing too much from where the natural demand occurs and you’ve got underutilized scooters being put in places because we thought they should be served, it’s going to affect the economics of the business and the cost of the service to everybody else,” Driggs said. Council members could make a decision about the new ordinance as early as Jan. 14 but some, like Mayfield, aren’t sure they’re fully satisfied with the details. Council member Dimple Ajmera said it’s better just to get something out there for now. “There is a lot more certainty and this is a lot easier to understand than what we’ve had in the past,” Ajmera said. “There is no perfect solution here. We don’t have perfect sidewalks throughout the city, no perfect bike lanes. And if you continue to delay this, I think it adds a lot more complexity and confusion.” Mayor Vi Lyles agreed. “I don’t know if there is a perfect answer, but I do know that anything that we put in place – we can certainly come back and try and re-do,” Lyles said. “We’re looking right now for some solution that works to get these things some certainty around it so if somebody talks to you, you can say this is the rule this is the permit. And we can always come back.” As long as council gets their questions answered by the Jan. 14 meeting, they will make the decision then on the new permits, guidelines and ordinance.

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December 2018

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28210 Ayrshire 3916 Ayrshire Place Belingrath 6623 Wynfaire Lane

Dec. 12 Dec. 14

Beverly Woods 3718 Stokes Ave. Dec. 12 3901 Kitley Place Dec. 11 3908 Sussex Ave. Dec. 6 3720 Ashton Drive Dec. 3 Beverly Woods East 5511 Sharon Road Dec. 27 Cameron Wood 9639 Sweet Cedar Lane Dec. 19 3118 Sweet Oak Court Dec. 14 9819 Deer Brook Lane Dec. 3 Channing Hall 4643 Harper Court Dec. 14 Huntingtowne Farms 2208 Ramblewood Ln. Dec. 14 2409 Sugar Mill Road Dec. 11 Madison Park 809 Fairbanks Road Dec. 20 817 Stanfield Drive Dec. 20 5201 Glenham Drive Dec. 14 5545 Murrayhill Road Dec. 13 5001 Currituck Drive Dec. 12 5316 Baker Drive Dec. 11 Montclaire 2233 Stonewood Drive 5313 Seacroft Road 5431 Chedworth Drive 5410 Seacroft Road 5910 Rose Valley Drive

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Mountainbrook 3518 Highview Road Dec. 26 Park Crossing 10211 Hanover Hollow Dr. Dec. 7

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Park South Station 3817 Park South Station Blvd. Dec. 11 $367,000 Pine Valley 2017 Longleaf Drive Dec. 6 $98,000 Spring Valley 6633 Old Reid Road Dec. 6




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Olde Providence 6825 Heatherford Drive Dec. 21 7124 Edenbridge Lane Dec. 20

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Park Ridge 7906 Park Vista Circle Dec. 28 7401 Park Vista Circle Dec. 3

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Oakbrooke 12152 Honor Guard Ave. Dec. 12


Carmel Forest 4253 Carmel Forest Dr. Dec. 31


Carmel Station 4941 Virginian Lane Dec. 7


Courance 2244 La Maison Drive


Rea Woods 6200 Woodleigh Oaks Drive Dec. 17 $530,000 6430 Woodleigh Oaks Drive Dec. 14 $585,000

English Gardens 3619 English Garden Dr. Dec. 18


Summerlake 5621 Laurium Road Dec. 11 $910,000

Orchid Hill 6734 Red Maple Drive Dec. 27


Giverny 2608 Giverny Drive

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Governors Square 2339 Valencia Terrace Dec. 18

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Green Knoll 5220 Colony Road

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Polo View 6611 Flat Creek Drive


Huntcliffe 2432 Hartmill Court

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Innisfree 8237 Tifton Road

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Maison 2611 Mary Butler Way Dec. 14


Montibello 4912 Morrowick Road Dec. 6


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Mountainbrook 3610 Mill Pond Road Dec. 3


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Providence West 8255 Lansford Road Dec. 3



Ardrey Woods 8613 Cotton Press Road Dec. 7


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Ashton Grove 9136 Elrose Place Dec. 14


Raintree 10016 Whitethorn Drive Dec. 7


Reavencrest 7713 Noland Woods Dr. Dec. 28 $390,000 6722 Haddonfield Place Dec. 12 $340,000

Auburn Place 10327 Threatt Woods Drive Dec. 18

Ballantyne Country Club 14652 Villalonga Lane Dec. 18 $812,500 11027 Harrisons Crossing Ave. Dec. 12 $600,000 15214 Mccomb Manor Ct. Dec. 4 $660,000 Ballantyne Meadows 10915 Valley Spring Dr. Dec. 20 11310 Deer Ridge Lane Dec. 19 14111 Wild Elm Road Dec. 11

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Cady Lake 5126 King Arthur Drive Dec. 14


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Edinburgh 11817 Golspie Court

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Thornhill 10723 Summitt Tree Ct. Dec. 3


Touchstone 9637 Stanton Green Ct. Dec. 28


Weston Glen 14102 Eldon Drive Dec. 21


White Oak 6003 Dominion Place Dec. 14 6210 Creek Bend Drive Dec. 7

$380,000 $287,500

Williamsburg South 11140 Sir Francis Drake Drive Dec. 7 $330,000 Wynridge Estates 9820 Andrea Way Dec. 14 10003 Zackery Ave. Dec. 13

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the tricks of the trade. “He doesn’t even do it anymore, but he said he would show me how to cord chairs,” Duppstadt said. Most of the chairs that Duppstadt makes are for college and professional sports teams. The Carolina Panthers, at least in most years, is a top seller. Clemson and South Carolina are the top college requests. But Duppstadt has done the school colors and mascots from Oregon to Arkansas, but Alabama has been pretty popular of late. “Toward the end of this year, I made a ton of these,” Duppstadt said while showing off a custom-made Alabama chair. “I think Duke (basketball) chairs will be pretty popular in a couple of months.” But Duppstadt also does his fair share of non-sports chairs. He once weaved a chair with an image of the Brandenburg Gate in Germany on it. Another chair had the Starbucks logo on it. Military chairs are also popular. “I have been doing it for a while and I have done all different kinds of chairs,” Duppstadt said. “I once did a pair of chairs for two Florida State fans that were getting married, and they said that was the most talked about wedding gift that they got.” Duppstadt buys his lawn chair frames from a company in Massachusetts, and he was told by a representative at the company that only two other individuals buy blank frames to make corded chairs. “There is only one company in the United States that sells blank lawn chairs,” Duppstadt said. “Outside of the big box stores, I was told there was one guy in Michigan and one guy in California and myself that buys from them. It is a very unique hobby.” Depending on the pattern, it takes between nine and 14 hours to complete a chair. Most chairs cost between $175 and $200, with $70 of that being materials and shipping. The chairs are durable and are perfect for tailgating, Duppstadt said. “I really just sit here on my couch and work on the chairs while I am watching T.V.,” Duppstadt said. “You can leave

Barry Duppstadt made a pair of chairs for Boston Marathon bombing victims Nicole and Michael Gross of Charlotte. Photo courtesy of Barry Duppstadt

them outside over the weekend but don’t leave them out all summer. The sun will fade them, and then you have mildew if it is wet outside. It is a very heavy chair frame, it is all steel with wooden arms.’’ Duppstadt also makes many chairs for free, including a pair of chairs he fashioned for Nicole and Michael Gross of Charlotte, who were both seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. They were in Boston to watch Nicole’s mother, Carol Downing, compete in the marathon. “I read about their story and I was taken by it,” Duppstadt said. “They fell in love with them. Nicole called me up later and asked me to make chairs for her mother and father-in-law. My wife is a breast cancer survivor, so I have done (free) chairs for cancer patients.” Duppstadt goes to about four arts and craft shows a year but most of his business comes from word of mouth and from his website, www.barryschairs.com. But he does keep some of the more popular chairs in stock. “Someone will call and say, ‘Hey I am having a party this weekend and do you have a Cowboys chair in stock,” Duppstadt said. “I keep about 25 of the most popular ones in stock.”

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DINING SCORES The Mecklenburg County Health Department inspected these restaurants Dec. 21 to 27: Lowest scores • Charley's Philly Steaks, 11025 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville – 91 Violations include: Employee washed hands at hand sink that didn't have soap; front hand sink didn't have soap or paper towels; commercially processed cheese wasn't reheated hot enough; cheese was overstacked in container; one container of chicken had no date mark; two sanitizer buckets weren't labeled; and food debris was on racks, shelves and equipment throughout facility. • Cherry Blossom, 8206 Providence Road – 91.5 Violations include: Certified person in charge wasn't available; purple gloves were stored in front hand washing sink; raw chicken was stored above raw shrimp and steak; rice on the counter was held above 45 degrees; and no food items were date marked in walk-in cooler. 28134 • Charley's Philly Steaks, 11025 Carolina Place Pkwy. – 91 • Funta Sticks, 10400 Cadillac St. – 95 • Red Lobster, 9415 Pineville-Matthews Road – 93.5 28210 • Original Pancake House, 4736 Sharon Road – 98.5 • Sam's Mart, 10222 Johnston Road – 96.5 28211 • American Girl Charlotte Bistro, 4400 Sharon Road – 97 • Arthur's, 4400 Sharon Road – 93.5 • Bulla Gastrobar, 4310 Sharon Road – 93 • Publix deli, 4425 Randolph Road – 97 • Publix produce, 4425 Randolph Road – 100 • Showmars, 4400 Sharon Road – 95 • Shun Lee Palace, 4340 Colwick Road – 93 28226 • Bonefish Grill, 7520 Pineville-Matthews Road – 97 • Harris Teeter deli, 4100 Carmel Road – 97.5 • Jet's Pizza, 8700 Pineville-Matthews Road – 94 • Nakato Japanese Steakhouse, 8500 Pineville-Matthews Road – 97 • Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 6640 Pineville-Matthews Road – 98 28277 • Bella Fresco Cafe, 8200 Providence Road – 95.5 • Cherry Blossom, 8206 Providence Road – 91.5 • Earth Fare cheese shop, 12235 N. Community House Road – 98.5 • Earth Fare produce, 12235 N. Community House Road – 99 • Fresh Market deli & cheese, 10828 Providence Road – 94 • Harris Teeter produce, 15007 John J Delaney Drive – 98.5 • Harris Teeter Starbucks, 15007 John J Delaney Drive – 99.5 • Korean Restaurant, 7323 E. Independence Blvd. – 97.5 • Ma Ma Wok, 11914 Elm Lane – 97.5 • Malaya Kitchen, 8200 Providence Road – 94.5 • Red Robin, 3415 Toringdon Way – 94 • Roman's Delicious Dogs and Catering, 12239 N. Community House Road – 97 • Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, 9941 Rea Road – 93

Here's a rendering of the proposed Chick-fil-A on Woodlawn Road. Tami Porter is the owner/operator of the restaurant. Her family has been operating the Chick-fil-A since 1996, according to John Carmichael. Photo courtesy of City of Charlotte

Chick-fil-A on Woodlawn may trade indoor seating for better drive-thru by Yustin Riopko Contributor

CHARLOTTE – The Chick-fil-A on Woodlawn Road near Park Road might be getting a face lift. The Charlotte City Council heard a petition Dec. 17 that would allow the company to demolish the existing building and construct a new one on the 0.8-acre plot. The remodeled Chick-fil-A would offer no indoor seating. Instead, the company will install outdoor seating and expand the single lane drive-through to two lanes at the point of order. The drive-through would taper back into a single lane for the pick-up window, and there would be canopies over

the ordering and pick-up station allowing Chick-fil-A staff to serve cars out of order if their food is ready faster. Parking and circulation would remain similar, but would be limited to only rightin and right-out. John Carmichael, an attorney representing the development team, reasoned this sort of change will be good for traffic in the area, helping to reduce the queuing of cars off of the property onto Woodlawn Road. “The point of this is to increase the stacking of vehicles on the site and to make it more efficient by way of a new and modernized kitchen,” Carmichael said. “The reason for this is that 83 percent of their business is either drive-through or carry-out.”

Teachers earn national certification RALEIGH – North Carolina continues to lead the nation with the most teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Nearly 22,000 teachers in North Carolina have attained the certification (including 557 last month), which typically takes one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers and counselors should know. Candidates build portfolios that include student work samples, assignments and an analysis of their classroom teaching. North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson said students benefit from national certification, which helps teachers become highly effective in the classroom by reaching high standards. “Teachers who gain national certification go through a process of learning themselves to hone their practice and demonstrate mastery as teachers,” Johnson said. North Carolina accounts for nearly onefifth (18 percent) of all teachers nationally who are certified. Nationally certified teachers also account for 22 percent of the state's total teaching force. Seven school districts in North Carolina ranked among the top 30 districts nationally for numbers of certified teachers, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (fourth with 2,137) and Union County (30th with 448).



Certified teachers in North Carolina receive a 12 percent salary supplement to their regular pay and eight continuing education credits. The state provides low-interest loans to pay the $1,900 assessment fee and three paid release days from normal teaching duties for new candidates to develop portfolios. Teachers from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that earned certification include: • Art – Kimberley Pound. • Career and Technical Education – Alexa Brodsky, James King and Bernadette MacLeod. • English Language Arts – Kim Andrews, Amber Bowles, Andrew Brennan, Kathleen Cunningham, Kyle Czarcinski, Deborah Hamm, Joyce Hammersley, Michael Landers, Jeanette Marczesky, MarQuitta Sutton, Jamie Thomas and Lisa Thompson. • Exceptional Needs Specialist – Rebecca Billow, Karen Labs, Lenee Lassiter, Rebecca Mahan, Christina Oliveri, Kathleen Stopchick and Andria Sullivan. • Generalist – Andrea Banks, Lisa Barrett, Katie Botts, Lindsey Bray, Kathleen Burkitt, Joni Butler, Eulia Charles, Angela Forbis, Bethany Guthard, Mia Harmon, Margaret Jack, Katy Maltese, Joseph McEvoy, Elisa Mendez, Megan Newlin, Cynthia Newman, Amber Spicer, Robin Stiff, Leann Stoltenberg, Dyan Voorhees, Emily Warnke, Amanda Weaver, Jennifer Whitney and Yanhong Ye.

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John Kinley, senior principal planner for the city, explained the rezoning is necessary for these changes to happen, because the current zoning doesn’t allow restaurants with no indoor seating. “Staff recommends approval of the petition on the resolution of a couple minor site design issues,” Kinley said. “It is consistent with the [2013 Park-Woodlawn Plan] recommendation for a mixture of retail and office uses. It’s consistent with the plan’s emphasis on improving the pedestrian experience.” Council members could vote on the rezoning petition as early as next month. If it passes, this will be the first Chick-fil-A of its kind in Charlotte.

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Knights survive scare in rival Latin matchup by Andrew Stark andrew@cmgweekly.com

CHARLOTTE – Something seemed sort of off all night with Charlotte Christian, but the 17-1 Knights made just enough plays down the stretch to hold off Charlotte Latin’s relentless comeback effort to win 70-66 in both team’s CISAA conference opener on Jan. 8. “We weren’t as patient as I would have liked for them to be, but that happens some nights,” Charlotte Christian coach Shonn Brown said. “That’s life on the road in a conference game. It doesn’t matter what someone puts down on a

piece of paper, in the CISAA, which is an unbelievable conference, every night you are going to have teams competing and you are going to have the unbelievable happen. But we were good enough to weather their storm and make some free throws at the end to sort of hold them off.” With the Knights hanging to a 68-66 lead late, the Hawks fouled Appalachian State commit JC Tharrington with just over 7 seconds to play. Tharrington, who finished with 10 points, five rebounds and five assists, sank the first to put the lead at three. After a Latin timeout, he made the other to put the game out of reach.

But, at least at times, the game seemed to be out of reach much earlier, although the Knights never really found their stroke and uncharacteristically missed quite a few layups, many of which were in transition off steals generated from their relentless press. After the first quarter ended with the score knotted at 10, the Knights made their first mini-run mainly behind the play of senior wing Efosa Edosomwan. Playing at the back of the press, Edosomwan got his hands on a number of balls and made several steals as Latin see SURVIVE, Page 2B

Efosa Edosomwan skies to the basket for a layup in Charlotte Christian’s 70-66 win over Charlotte Latin on Jan. 8. Edosomwan played a pivotal role with 14 points and seven rebounds. Andrew Stark/SCW photo

Area home to five of top nine 2020 football stars by Andrew Stark andrew@cmgweekly.com

Providence sophomore Nyla McGill drives to the basket for two of her 10 points against Central Cabarrus. McGill led the Panthers to the 55-32 win with her first career triple-double. Andrew Stark/SCW photo


Panthers eyeing first league crown in nearly 30 years by Andrew Stark andrew@cmgweekly.com

CHARLOTTE – The Providence gymnasium is packed full with banners depicting the success of a number of Panther sports teams who have won conference, regional and state titles over the years. The basketball program isn’t among the most decorated. The boys team has had fleeting success at best since the days of former NBA and North

Carolina star Antawn Jamison. The girls basketball program has no famous alums and just one conference championship in its history. It was in 1992, nearly three decades ago and long before the parents of coach Jennifer Bean’s players probably even met, she jokes. But this year, with an improved bench and the same starting five back from a team that went 15-12 and had the school’s first winning season in so long nobody can even really remember, times are a changin’.

The Panthers are 13-1 and off to their best start ever. Earlier this season, they took a huge step toward validation and a conference title with a 64-61 win at Ardrey Kell. It was the first time the Panthers had ever beaten the Knights, the long-standing gold standard of the So. Meck 7 conference. “We had a little heart to heart about beating AK,” Bean said. “It was a good win, but now it’s over and we have to move on. Now see CROWN, Page 2B

Friedman’s third-place finish paces Chargers at Holy Angels Ten area teams compete in one of the region’s biggest wrestling tournaments by Andrew Stark andrew@cmgweekly.com

CHARLOTTE – Providence Day’s Nathaniel Friedman placed third in the 113-pound weight division and ran his individual record to 29-1 to pace area grapplers at the prestigious Holy Angels tournament that concluded Dec. 28 at the Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Friedman is a two-time defending NCISAA champion. He won his first title in 2017 in the 108-pound division, but last season went 41-3 and captured the 116-pound title. Friedman is now 137-16 in his career. At the Holy Angels, Friedman lost by decision to Poquoson’s Brett Poultney in the semifinals, but rebound-

ed with two wins, including his second decision win of the day over Avery County’s Ethan Shell, to finish third. Providence Day did not have additional individual placers, but the Chargers also got scoring bouts from Joey Ricco, Aidan Lorsson and Ben Joyner. The Chargers topped all see WRESTLING, Page 3B

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Each season, southern Mecklenburg and Union County-area football talent gets swallowed up and relocated to places like Stanford, Mississippi State, Harvard, North Carolina and seemingly everywhere in between as college coaches flock here. We so often produce the elite talent that fuels their endless searches. With the 2018 football season (and Class of 2019 prospects graduating this spring) in the bag, we can take a quick look forward at the next big recruiting names to know. For us, the list is deep and top heavy as our area boasts five of the top nine recruits and eight of the top 29 - in 247sports. com’s very early North Carolina’s Class of 2020 rankings. They are certain to change again before August, but they are interesting now. Three Providence Day and two Myers Park players rank within the top nine on the list, which all fall within the recruiting site’s top 202 players in the country regardless of position. Interesting note: Myers Park receiver Muhsin Muhammad, who ranks fifth below, transferred from Providence Day following his freshman season. Here’s the nine players in order: Jacolbe Cowan, Providence Day (6-5, 265-pound strongside defensive end) Rank: Four-star DE is No. 2 in state, the Cowan No. 6 strongside DE in the nation and the No. 52 overall prospect in the country. 2018 Highlights: Cowan has a nonstop motor that most teams try to avoid, but he can shut down an entire side of the field by himself if not well attended to. College: Not committed. Scholarship offers (30): Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, LSU, N.C. State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Penn State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Wisconsin.


Porter Rooks, Providence Day (6-1, 185-pound wide receiver) Rank: Four-star WR is No. 3 in state,

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Spirited Hawk rally falls short against Knights

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years ago. “The guys are doing a great job and I’m excited to move forward. The great thing about high school basketball is you can evaluate and look at your mistakes. I’m a practice coach so I can’t wait for tomorrow. And, it’s not like football where you have to wait a week, we’re right back at it and excited to get back and see Cannon on Friday.” Next week, the Hawks will travel to Covenant Day (Jan. 15) and Country Day (Jan. 18).

struggled to get into its offense. Edosomwan, who also had seven rebounds and two assists, scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half as the Knights used a 20-5 run turning a 10-10 game into a 30-15 blowout in the making. But Latin would cut it to 32-21 before the half. After the Knights again went up by 15 points at 40-25, the Hawks would start to chip away. After the third quarter ended at 50-44, the game never got above a five-point margin. When Latin tied it at 56, Peter Lash drilled one of his three 3-pointers to get the Knights back up by three. Latin cut the deficit to two points on two different occasions, but couldn’t come all the way back. “They were relentless and made some really big shots,” Brown said. “I think we were a little slack defensively, but (Latin coach) Chris (Berger) does a good job and, again, on the road you have to figure it out. I tip my hat to my guys on the road for not losing their composure, being strong with the ball, hitting free throws when we needed them the most and pulling it out.” Lash scored 13 of his team-high 18 points in the second half and added three rebounds. Paul Hudson was dominant at times inside and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Seth Bennett scored 10 as all five starters cracked double figure scoring. While it was a scare, it was the 17th win of the season for the Knights, a team many expect to compete for the NCISAA title this season. “The leadership from (seniors Bennett, Hudson, Tharrington and Edosomwan) is huge,” Brown said. “We talk a lot about having a resilience, but we have to continue to work on that because we probably shot the ball too quickly and didn’t make them guard us enough and we didn’t spread them out. “We figured it out and it is a conference win, but it shows us where we can be exposed and the things we have to work on. We have to continue to keep a growth mindset and we have to come to practice and work really hard on the things that have got us to where we are.” The Knights have a three-game homestand upcoming with Covenant Day (Jan. 11), Providence Day (Jan. 15) and Country Day (Jan. 18) on tap.

career, but a small glimpse at her massive impact in all that’s happening with Providence basketball. “She’s been so close to getting a triple-double, and in the tournament, she averaged 20 points a game,” Bean said. “But in all honesty we are a better team when she scores 10 points and has 10 or 12 assists. We play better as a team and we don’t want to depend on her to score because she does such a good job getting her teammates baskets.” McGill did get everyone involved against Central Cabarrus. Starters Lili Bowen (10 points), Jaylynn Askew (five points and four rebounds), Cameron Mulkey (13 points) and Grace Shires (five points) all got involved early and often. To Bean’s point, though, the bench was also a big factor with freshman guard Eva Butler (six points and three rebounds) leading a group of contributors that also included Marlow Chapman (four points), Lauren

Cope (two points and three rebounds) along with Averie Dibenedetto and Brynn Harrison who didn’t score against Central Cabarrus but played well. Bean said there have been four games this season where the entire roster has scored, but balance and transition are the key to their success. The Panthers backed up the Central Cabarrus win with another balanced game as McGill scored a game-high 11 points but Chapman, Shires and Mulkey all had 10 in a a 60-31 win over AL Brown the following night. But, Bean knows, conference championships aren’t won in early January. The Panthers beat West Meck 54-12 on Jan. 8 and travel to Olympic on Jan. 10 before a tough three-game stretch will go a long way in finding a league winner. “We have Berry, AK and South Meck back-to-back-to-back coming up,” Bean said. “But if we play like that and do what we do, we should do just fine.”

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CHARLOTTE – For much of Charlotte Latin’s CISAA-opening loss to Charlotte Christian, it was hard to tell which team was the one with just three seniors and which was one of the favorites to win a state title this year. In the end, the Hawks fell 7066, pushing their record to 9-6 while the Knights escaped and improved to 17-1 on the year. But the game, and the Latin season, didn’t always go as planned. The Hawks began the season just 1-3, but had won eight of their past 10 entering their showdown with Christian. And they didn’t back down against the Knights, perceived as one of the state’s most complete teams. The score was tied at 10 after the first quarter, but the Knights used a 19-5 run to pull away and go up 30-15. There was no quit despite being outscored 22-11 in the decisive second quarter. “We won three quarters, but the second quarter we dug ourselves a little hole and we can’t do that against a good team,” Latin coach Chris Berger said. “We have to execute our stuff, but we’ll figure it out. At halftime, we challenged our guys and we knew they’d respond. There’s no quit in those kids and I’m proud of our guys. That’s a very good team over there, and hopefully it will give our guys some confidence if we can take that from a loss.” The Hawks came roaring back, although it took some time. They trailed by 15 points again at 40-25 midway through the third quarter, but went on a 25-14 run to tie the game at 54. Although Latin last led when the score was 10-8 late in the first quarter, they tied the game on three other occasions before falling by four.

Charlotte Latin senior guard John Beecy hangs in the air and hits a floater over Charlotte Christian defender JC Tharrington. Beecy scored 19 of his game-high 23 points after halftime and led the Hawks upset bid, although they fell 70-66. Andrew Stark/SCW photo

Senior John Beecy, a tri-captain and one of just three Latin seniors on the roster, sparked the second half run by scoring 19 of his game-high 23 points after the break. Beecy hit 6-of-7 free throws, a pair of 3-pointers and scored on some dazzling moves in the paint. Junior guard Randy Johnson scored eight of his 13 after intermission and sophomore forward Graham Calton finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists. The Hawks are relatively

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our goal is to win the conference and move forward.” The Panthers have done that. They’ve already had some big wins aside from the Ardrey Kell game, including beating Charlotte Catholic, Myers Park, Weddington and Hough twice. “I think we have taken what happened last year and kept going with it,” Bean said. “We have a much deeper bench this year, which has been a phenomenal help. We have some guards coming off the bench that we didn’t have last year. That helps getting (superstar sophomore guard) Nyla (McGill) some rest and also my two starters some rest. Our game is transition. That’s how we have to play, so I need people who can come in with fresh legs. But they are playing with a lot of confidence.” Bean said before the Panthers lost their

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young – they start two seniors, two juniors and a sophomore and have another sophomore and freshman playing big minutes – but Berger won’t use that as an excuse. “It’s good and bad because we’re pushing some guys in the deep end and making them swim immediately,” he said. “Then we have guys who have played a lot of minutes for us. John Beecy has played since his freshman year and some of the juniors have played because we were really young a couple of

first game of the season by one point to Nation Ford on Dec. 27 maybe they were a little too confident. “It was a game we probably should have won, but in a way it may have been good for us because I think they were getting a little too up,” she said. “But we came back and the next day we beat Catholic and we only beat Hough by two points the first time we played them and then by 19 when we played them again at the tournament.” In that game, McGill was dominant with 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. The sophomore has had 14 assists twice, including the Ardrey Kell win, and was fantastic in the Panthers 55-32 win over Central Cabarrus on Jan. 3. McGill may have taken five shots from the field all game, but was absolutely dominant. McGill scored 10 points, but added 10 rebounds, 11 assists, six steals and a block in the win. It was the first triple-double in her young


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the No. 9 WR in the nation and is the No. 54 overall prospect in the country. 2018 Highlights: Rooks averaged about six catches and 90 yards per game last season and can make the extraordinary look effortless with his skill, route running, hands and leaping ability. College: Committed to N.C. State Scholarship offers prior to committing (29): N.C. State, Alabama, Arkansas, East Carolina, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin.


Muhsin Muhammad, Myers Park (6-0, 180-pound wide receiver) Rank: Four-star WR is No. 5 in state, the No. 25 WR in the nation and the No. 130 overall prospect in

the country. 2018 Highlights: Caught 58 passes for over 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns, but he is just as dangerous as a kick return man and any other way the Mustangs can get him the ball. College: Uncommitted Scholarship offers (11): Indiana, Michigan State, N.C. State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Purdue, Temple, Tennessee, Central Florida, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Cameron RosemanSinclair, Myers Park (6-0, 183-pound safety) Rank: Four-star safety is No. 8 in the state, the No. 9 safety in the nation and the RosemanNo. 187 overall prospect in Sinclair the country. 2018 Highlights: Roseman-Sinclair is known for a ball hawk that teams mostly avoid, although he did pick off two passes and defend six others. What separates him is the ball skills that make him third on the team in tackles. College: Committed to North Carolina Scholarship offers prior to commitment (5): North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee and Maryland Kedrick Bingley-Jones, Providence Day (6-4, 245-pound strongside defensive end) Rank: Four-star DE is No. 9 in the state, the No. 12 Bingley-Jones SDE in the nation and the No. 202 overall prospect in the country. 2018 Highlights: Bingley-Jones is a physical specimen that moves more like a safety than a quarterback-seeking weapon. Not only did he lead the Chargers in sacks, but Bingley-Jones was third on the team in tackles and a totally disruptive force. College: Committed to Florida Scholarship offers prior to commitment (19): Florida, Oregon, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi State, N.C. State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Virginia, Virginia

Tech and Wake Forest.


Quasean Holmes, Butler (5-10, 197-pound running back) Rank: Three-star RB is No. 19 in the state, the No. 67 RB in the nation and is the No. 818 overall prospect

in the country. 2018 Highlights: Holmes has a thick frame but plays with speed and elusiveness. Despite sharing carries all season he still went well over 600 yards and double figure TDs. College: Uncommitted Scholarship offers (3): Kent State, Syracuse and West Virginia


Lamagea McDowell, Charlotte Catholic (6-1, 215-pound running back) Rank: Three-star RB is No. 27 in the state, the No. 89 RB in the nation and the No. 993 overall prospect in

the country. 2018 Highlights: The state championship game Offensive MVP ran for 1,270 yards and 17 touchdowns despite sharing carries in a three-person rushing attack. College: Uncommitted Scholarship offers: None listed


Cedric Gray, Ardrey Kell (6-2, 190-pound wide receiver) Rank: Three-star WR is No. 29 in the state, No. 158 WR in the nation and is the No. 996 overall prospect in

the U.S. 2018 Highlights: Hauled in 55 catches for 891 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging over 16 yards per catch. College: Uncommitted Scholarship offers (4): Youngstown State, Marshall, Campbell and Kent State. Two players from Union County placed high in the 247Sports.com Class of 2021 early rankings: Will Shipley, Weddington Rank: Five-star running back is ranked No. 2 in N.C.’s Class of 2021, as the No. 1 RB in the country and as the No. 36 overall prospect in the nation. 2018 Highlights: Shipley led the state champs with 1,368 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns, but also caught 30 passes for 350 more yards and five more scores. He averaged seven yards every time he touched the ball. College: Uncommitted Scholarship offers (9): Arkansas, Duke, N.C. State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia. Gavin Blackwell, Sun Valley Rank: No. 3 in the state’s 2021 rankings, No. 4 WR in the country and is the No. 37 overall prospect in the nation. 2018 Highlights: Blackwell simply can’t be guarded one on one. He averaged over 22 yards per catch, but still hauled in 51 grabs for 1,136 yards and 19 touchdowns. College: Uncommitted Scholarship offers (5): Duke, East Carolina, Florida International, Maryland and Virginia Tech.

Red-hot Mustang boys gaining steam


CHARLOTTE – Myers Park had to wait until late into its basketball to be at full force with some of the football players taking a while to join the team and get into “basketball shape.” But, ever since the middle of December, the Mustangs have been gaining momentum and confidence. And after defeating Hickory Ridge 65-53 on the road on Jan. 8, they are 10-4 and riding an eight-game win streak they hope to extend at home against East

area team with 46 points, good for 44th overall in the 79-team field. Here’s how other area teams fared: Ardrey Kell (44.5 points, 47th place): Ishmael Williams (25-2) placed seventh in the 220-pound division. The Knights also got scoring bouts from Ismael Basquez, Josh Stewart, Anthony Rojas and Jose Hernandez. Myers Park (39, 51st): The Mustangs didn’t have any individual placers, but got points from Aaron Redfearn, Jake Harkleroad, Gianmarco Price, William Lowery and Ryan Sklar. Providence (32, 56th): The Panthers didn’t have any individual placers, but got points from David Satterfield, Noah Rupp, Jordan Cave, Amin Bakhtiari and William Cline. Independence (30, 58th): The Patriots didn’t have any individual placers, but got points from Christopher Salazar, Isaac Strickland, Cameron McClure and Alex Jordan. South Meck (21.5, 65th): Kyle Sanders (23-4) placed eighth in the 126-pound weight division to lead the Sabres, and South Meck also got scoring bouts from Cade Watrous and Ted Wright. Charlotte Catholic (20, 66th): The Cougars had no individual placers but Kurt Hayes, Jacob Fitzgerald and Tucker Brown all scored points. Country Day (12, 72nd): Sam Davis just missed placing with a loss in the quarterfinals, but scored all of the Bucs 12 points. Charlotte Christian (8, 77th): Hudson Jones failed to place at 220 pounds, but scored all eight of the Knights points. Porter Ridge, which competes in the Southwestern 4A, did quite well with 94.5 points, which was good for 18th place. Drew Dickson (27-4, 138 pounds) and John Arnett (30-5, 160) placed seventh to lead the way while Ryan Blanchard, Ericsson Cheek, Alex Gallagher, John Gallagher, Joseph Coble, Kolbi Tarlton, Trey Smith and Harrison Walser all scored.

Meck on Jan. 11. The Mustangs were coming off a huge 59-54 road win at Butler on Jan. 4 that sent shockwaves through the conference that Myers Park is for real. In that win, Duwe Farris hit 9-of-14 shots and scored a game-high 20 points to go with six rebounds. Caleb McReed added 10 points and nine rebounds while Drake Maye scored nine points to go with nine rebounds. Four nights later against Hickory Ridge,

the Mustangs broke open a close first half with a 19-11 run in the decisive third quarter. McReed was perfect in the game, hitting all seven of his field goal attempts and going 6-for-6 from the free throw line to finish with 16 points and five rebounds. Freshman Jacob Newman added 12 points while Maye added 10 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three assists.

Tabor, Bucs stop Cannon in OT in CISAA opener CHARLOTTE – Before last season’s 19 wins, no Country Day boys basketball team had produced a winning season in a decade. However, after the loss of one of of the team’s top players last year in DeAngelo Epps, it wasn’t immediately known whether the Bucs would be a flash in the pan or a team on the rise. But after Country Day came from behind late to outlast Cannon 84-82 in overtime on Jan. 8 the Bucs are 14-5 with huge games against league foes Providence Day and Charlotte Christian looming.



Country Day raced out to a 14-9 first quarter lead, but were trailing by three at halftime. The Bucs struggled some out of the break and trailed by 10 points going into the fourth quarter before Alex Tabor and Rylan McLaurin led the comeback. Tabor scored a game-high 34 points and added four steals and three assists. In the win, the senior guard also surpassed the 1,000-point plateau for his career. McLaurin, the senior point guard, did his part as well as he chipped in with 22 points and 10 assists. Junior Jackson Krisco also

played well, scoring 14 points and adding six rebounds. The Bucs have a huge game with Providence Day on Jan. 11 at home. Country Day has lost 14 consecutive games in the series against the Chargers, dating all of the way back to Jan. 20, 2012. Likewise, when Country Day takes on Charlotte Christian on Jan. 15, the Bucs will be facing a Knights team they’ve lost to four straight times and have gone just 2-18 against in the team’s last 20 matchups.

Falcon boys basketball looking to soar again CHARLOTTE – It’s been an up-anddown season so far for the United Faith boys basketball team, which is looking to break out of a three-game skid after falling 64-59 at Cannon on Jan. 4. The Falcons (7-11) started with wins in three of their first four games, but then lost six straight. After seeming to right the ship with wins in four of five December games, the Falcons have now lost three straight again. In the five-point loss to Cannon, junior Josh Massey led the Falcons with 16 points, while Ford Cooper scored 15 and Marcus Henderson added 10. Anjay Cortez scored just three points, but chipped in

with 12 rebounds, but the Falcons couldn’t overcome 23 turnovers. On the season, Massey (12.8 points, three rebounds), Cooper (10 points, 4.3 assists) and Jason Thompson (9.0 points, 4.3 rebounds) are the team’s scoring leaders. United Faith will look to get back in the win column when they travel to Statesville Christian on Sept. 11.

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THINGS TO DO Jan. 11 to 13

Building Expo The Charlotte Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo features hundreds of home experts at the Charlotte Convention Center. The expo is open noon to 7 p.m. Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 12 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13. Admission costs $5 for adults and free for minors. www.CharlotteBRL Expo.com. Various times; 501 S. College St., Charlotte

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Juniors Curling U.S. Gold Medalist Tyler George leads a juniors clinic for ages 11 to 17. Admission costs $10. Advance

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Energy in Light Play with lights and lasers as you explore the photoelectric effect at Discover Place Science. Learn how glow in the dark works. General admission costs $17 with discounts for children (ages 2 to 13) and seniors (60+). 704-372-6261 3 p.m.; 301 N. Tryon St.

DNA Origami Open House Create a double helix DNA model U.S. Gold Medalist Tyler George and learn about the way DNA gets meets fans at the Charlotte Curlits shape at Discovery Place Science. ing Association. Free admission to General admission costs $17 with visit the center, including meetdiscounts for children (ages 2 to 13) and-greet with George and phoand seniors (60+). 704-372-6261 tos with his gold medal. For $10, Noon; 301 N. Tryon St. guests ages 8 years and older will receive a short on-ice session, Ophelia the Opossum learning to sweep and throwing Join aSales Discovery Place Nature two rocks. WearYork clean Times tennis shoes The New Syndication Corporation educator and get nose-to-nose with and warm, layered clothing is goAvenue, New York, 10018 Ophelia theN.Y. Opossum at the museing on 620 ice. Eighth www.facebook.com/ For Information Call:um's 1-800-972-3550 Dragonfly Theatre. Admission events/1569846209784256/. costs $8. Members and children 2 10 a.m. toFor 1 p.m.; 6525 Old StatesRelease Wednesday, April 4, 2018 and younger get in free. 704-372ville Road

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Chamber Music The Providence Chamber Music Series’ first concert of 2019, “Two Great Russian Composers,” features chamber music works by Sergei Prokofiev and Alexander Borodin at Providence United Methodist Church. Musicians from the Charlotte Symphony perform Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass, op. 39 (1924). The Blue Ridge Chamber

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Wizarding World Mingle with wizards and fantastic creatures with a cocktail in hand while trying one of many spellbinding events at Science on the Rocks: Wizarding World of Fantastic Bugs. Admission costs $17 with discounts for children (2-13) and seniors (60+). Contact the museum for additional pricing for this event. 704-372-6261. 5 to 9 p.m.; 301 N. Tryon St.

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MLK Breakfast Soledad O’Brien, a journalist, documentarian and philanthropist, is the keynote speaker for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte's 25th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast at the Charlotte Convention Center. Tickets are available for purchase at the McCrorey YMCA. Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward youth programs. 8 to 9:30 a.m.; 501 S. College St.

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WE BUY: COMICS, VINYL LP’s, Military, Antiques, Collectibles, & more. 1-item or whole collection/estate. Precious Restorations 315 W. John St. Downtown Matthews. Tues-Sat 10-4. For more info visit preciousrestora tions.com

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HELP WANTED Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Business Analytics in Charlotte, NC: Delivers information technology solutions, using agile methodology, by researching, planning, communicating, managing process across the IT team and other departments and utilizing data from SAP SD, MM, FICO, BW, Oracle Financial Suites, Manhattan WMS, AS400, Mainframes and other enterprise systems. Infrequent travel. Requires: Bachelors + 5 yrs. exp. Please mail resume with cover letter to: XPO Logistics, Inc., 13777 Ballantyne Corporate Pl., 4th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28277, Attn: Recruiting, Refer to job code 201811-0413.

PERSONALS REWARD FOR RETURN OF LOST RING Ladies gold & diamond ring with great sentimental value lost 12/22 in Matthews Target, Marshalls, Harris Teeter area. 704-502-3489 or 704847-3376

FINANCIAL Beware of loan fraud. Please check with the Better Business Bureau or Consumer Protection Agency before sending any money to any loan company.

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Director, Quality Assurance (Charlotte, NC) Direct the writing & updating test scripts related to changes & new functionality; oversee & set the strategy for team execution & help to automate test scripts, doc findings of analysis & prep recommendations for implmtn of new systems or changes; doc & report bugs, including adding necessary test steps to address associated issues; support resolution of customer problems; lead & dvlp a team of QA engineers, system dvlpmt analysts; guide the IT team in following the Scrum/Agile processes; conduct on-site observation to ascertain unit functions. Req Bach’s of Engg in IT +10 yrs exp as Test Manager/QA Mgr/Test Lead. Email resume to Adria.Bush@baker-taylor. com, Baker & Taylor, LLC, Charlotte, NC 28217.

TOP CASH FOR CARS, Call Now For An Instant Offer. Top Dollar Paid, Any Car/Truck, Any Condition. Running or Not. Free Pick-up/Tow. 1-800761-9396

HELP WANTED PART TIME NEWSPAPER DRIVERS NEEDED - Candidates must have a clean driving record, proof of auto insurance and be able to lift 50-75 lbs. Additionally, the ideal candidate can work Thursday, Friday, or both and can make a long-term commitment to grow their workload and earnings. Must be able to pass DMV background check. For more information, please contact: adsales@ cmgweekly.com


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Financial Analyst III in Davidson, NC: Responsible for accurate forecasting and revenue recording on all CTS engineered-to-order projects executed under percent-of-complete revenue recognition (ASC-606). Primary business partner for the CTS Director of Project Management and responsible for maintaining a globally compliant revenue recognition process. 20-30% travel. Requires: (1) Masters + 1 yr exp. OR (2) Bachelors + 5 yrs exp. Mail resume with cover letter to: Ingersoll Rand Company, 800 E Beaty St., Davidson, NC 28036, Attn: April Peck. An Equal Opportunity employer, including disabled and vets.

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Specializing in Frameless Showers/Mirrors, Vinyl Replacement Windows & Foggy Broken Windows

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Call now for a FREE lime application included in any aeration package purchased!

• Lawn mowing • Landscape design and installation • Core Aeration and over seeding • Fertilization and weed control • Clean ups • Mulch and pine needle installation • Leaf removal NOW SCHEDULING SEEDING AND CORE AERATION

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SERVICES General Painting Company—Affordable painting services! $80.00 per room. Our services include painting, sheet rock, installation, popcorn removal and repair, wall­ paper removal, pressure washing, handyman, light plumbing and electrical. We appreciate our cli­ ents. FREE ESTIMATES: (980)214-6048

HELP WANTED Technical Delivery Mgr sought by Ally Bank: Req. BS in CS, IT, CIS, MIS & 7 yrs exp in tech design and devp. of banking and finance apps using ETL, Oracle PL/SQL and reporting tools. Position in Charlotte, NC. Mail resumes to Trisha Duke at 500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226. EO

NOW HIRING Delivery Drivers! For our Union County Routes. Weekly Routes Available. Contact us at adsales@cmgweekly.com for details.

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South Charlotte Weekly Jan. 11, 2019  

Vol. 19, Num. 2

South Charlotte Weekly Jan. 11, 2019  

Vol. 19, Num. 2


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