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%), but it’s a good sample.
Can we do a feature or poll on what beach Charlotteans frequent? I mostly hear Folly/Edisto or the Outer Banks. Personally, my pup and I prefer Oak Island, but the mosquitos there have us wondering if the grass is greener (if the water is bluer?) elsewhere. – A
Ted: Good question. I’ve wondered this myself. I want to go to Bald Head because I heard they only have golf carts on the island.
I’d like to share a “TALKING POINT” for your consideration. I’m not sure if you every get “political”, but there’s a big bad bill sitting on Gov. Pat McCrory’s (HB405 aka AgGag) desk that is creating quite a bit of controversy and chatter in Charlotte and North Carolina. It started off as a bill being vehemently opposed by non-conventional agricultural farmers and animal activists, but has now garnered a strong opposition from the AARP, health care professional and parents because it basically makes it illegal to for any employee to take undercover footage at work including nursing homes, daycare centers and factory farms. It’s bad news for our state. Here’s an editorial from the Observer…. Word on the street is that McCrory will sign or veto it this week. Hopefully enough people will call his office (919-814-2000) and convince him to veto before it’s too late. Thanks so much! PS – I never use “bro”. – V
“Intrigued with Red Ventures. And that Dinner Lab, interesting. Charlotte is very innovative! And yes, it needs a Med School.” – Mom
Ted: Thanks Mommy!
In response to me leaving a “C” off of UNCC while describing the uptown building.
“That’s the UNC CHARLOTTE center city building that looks weird. Not to be confused with UNC-CH. It’s a common mistake. But super annoying to us alums when it happens in our own city! Let’s keep the Chapel Hill cheaters up the road whenever possible mmmkay? Thanks for listening, bro. (Just kidding on the bro thing. But seriously, easy mix up just don’t let it happen again….alas I will rescind my subscription and dwindle your readership by one whole person) Y’all rock. I love this concept.” – E
Ted: Sorry! And great use of “mmmkay?”
In response to our first longform story by Dion: The Great Wall of Charlotte
“Longform” – YES! I like this concept for the newsletter, especially coming from skilled writers like Dion! I think the different sides of the wall’s generalizations are a bit exaggerated — however, assist in revealing how his relationship with Lydia affected him so greatly. Happy that he let go (he seems a lot cooler than Lydia anyways) and that Charlotte recaptured his heart. I’m obsessed, too. Am glad that your team is doing this Axios Charlotte thang! The newsletter is the bee’s knees.” – S
“Great to see your article on the Garden District. All of us here like to think we live in the best community in the city! We are a true New Urban, mixed housing, mixed income, walkable neighborhood within the Center City. And we have an annual pie contest! Here is an article from 10 years ago this week.” – M
“I just wanted to say thank you for the article on my shop! It has gotten me some much needed attention! I have gotten many likes on my Facebook page from it, which is a great help as I have only been in the area for almost 2 years and don’t know many local people to help get the word out and haven’t advertised since it is so expensive. I love all the articles of yours that I have read so far! Many are on my interests! Looking forward to more!” – Wendy, Owner
Ted: I bought my wife a Teavana tea set for Christmas one year. It was not a good Christmas… Glad that I now know about your store!