This is part of an ongoing series titled Mailbag, items readers submit via our feedback form (not social media, everybody already sees that). We get a ton of feedback, this is not close to everything (it’s about 4%).
“Love it ‘bro’.” – J
“Just FYI, that Queens job is in Canada” – S
Ted: Yes, I screwed up. Not that there’s anything wrong with Canadian jobs.
“Three’s Teddie not free throws. Cmon man!” – K
Ted: Yes, I screwed up.
“Thanks for starting this. As someone who has been kinda anti-Charlotte for a few years while livin’ it up in the NC High Country, my fate was sealed when I got engaged to a native Charlottean (they DO exist!) and I’ll be making the QC my home in a few months.” – A
“Is it asking too much to expect proper grammar and for you to know the difference between ‘its’ and ‘it’s’? Please watch the grammar but, otherwise, keep up the good work.” – J
Ted: We’ll get better at copy editing over time. Give us some time to improve and iterate.
“I subscribed to the Axios Charlotte a week ago. Where I was feeling homesick, disconnected, and confused, the CA has helped me feel more connected to Charlotte. I’m glad you’re out there.” – E
In response to: The story behind Jeff Brokaw’s tattoo.
“That guy’s tattoo was the real deal.” – My Mom
Ted: Thanks Mom. Love you.
In response to: What happened to Philosopher’s Stone?
“A topic that has been very interesting to me- and you touched on it in the P-Stone post- is if Charlotte is sacrificing culture and a chance to develop a real community in exchange for dozens of soulless apartment buildings. Everywhere you look another 100+ unit building is being erected. Do we need that much inventory? Will we still need it in 10 years once those buildings are no longer ‘new’? Do people want to live in college-style dorms or would they prefer smaller buildings with character?” – E
“I just read Tim’s bit on dive bars….He needs to return to the Thirsty Beaver. One of our favorite dive bars. It is the quintessential dive bar in our books. My husband has a deep appreciation for Natural Light in a can and The Thirsty Beaver allows him to enjoy a cold natty light while enjoying the (free) juke box full of the country classics (who can say no to Waylon Jennings). Hope Tim can make it back to “the beav” soon Thanks!” – N
Ted: Natty Light in a can sounds exactly like college. I’m in.
“I loved the dive bar article. I was just commenting to someone the other day, other cities embrace their aged buildings and establishments where as Charlotte seems to tear them all down to build something that looks nice and new. I have talked to people who have said Charlotte has no culture and I think this is the main reason they have that perception.” – J
In response to: Why I choose Revolution over Myers Park Country Club
“Favorite quirks (of Revolution): (1) If you play at 2pm in the afternoon in the fall, you’ll follow the sprinklers all the way around the course. I’ve asked for years why they don’t reverse the sprinkler order and the response, ‘I don’t know.’ (2) Willy on the 9th hole. If you cut the 8th he’ll run out and steal your ball. And then try to sell you used golf balls on the 9th tee. When he goes home he hides the balls in holes around the course so he doesn’t have to carry them. I gave him a sleeve of ProV1’s a couple years ago and he called me ‘Fancy Balls’ for the rest of the summer. (3) Third/fourth hole – only stretch I’ve found in Charlotte where you can hit a tee shot (on 3), drop your bag, grab a putter and driver, and not need to pick up your bag until you walk up 4 fairway. (4) The random passersby who stop at the bench on the short par 4 5th that backs up to the highway. Often drinking a beer in a bag. Never, ever, ever playing golf. (5) You can walk 9 holes in 75 minutes if you play halfway decent (and I don’t).” – J
Ted: Thanks Fancy Balls.
“Great (also funny) article on the Revolution golf course. I just hope not too many people read it and crowd up the course! haha. It’s not to far from my place in Wesley Heights and it’s great to get out there for a quick 9.” – B
In response to: I don’t always workout hard, but when I do, I prefer F3
“I am a huge F3 fan and have recently started a new workout that starts an hour later and meets at the Food Truck Friday lot. It was aimed at getting my buddies who scoff at the 5:30 am start time a little bit more of a chance to get out there and get introduced to F3.” – C
Ted: Great idea.
In response to: I’m Not Racist But…
“LOVED Katie’s piece; wish I’d been that insightful at that age.” – A
“I just read Katie’s brilliant piece ‘I’m Not Racist But…’ and I wanted to reach out… Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in NC and in fact, NC’s growth of Asian Americans has grown at the fastest rate of any other state in the South since 2000.” – G
“Very good article Katie (I’m not racist but…) I found it both innocent and insightful, It’s always refreshing to meet someone who wants to gain a better understanding of the complexities of life. I find it very irritating when people say “I don’t see color” I understand the point that they are trying to make, but wouldn’t it be better to say “I see color and I embrace it!”. Over the years I have been blessed with a very diverse group of really good friends and my life has been riched due to them and I’m sure they would say the same. So my advice to you as you journey though life is to carry love in your heart, keep an open mine, laugh as much as you can and understand that true friends no matter their color are more valuable than gold. Have a exciting life!” – M