🌱 Hallmark Movie Filming in NC + Northeast Charlotte Homicide

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Hello again, everybody! It’s me, Alexis Goring, your host of the Daily. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town, including:

  • Filming is underway for a new Hallmark Christmas movie at the Biltmore Estate
  • A homicide investigation is underway in Northeast Charlotte
  • Home buyers in the Charlotte area are getting one of the worst values in the entire country

But first, today’s weather:

Times of clouds and sun. High: 51 Low: 27.


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Here are the top three stories in Charlotte today:

  • Benefits of a plant based diet (WCNC.com)
  • Charlotte: Pets Available For Adoption Nearby (Charlotte Patch)
  • Pet Of The Week: Meet Ruby! (WCCB Charlotte)
  • Local Event: Warehouse Sale Pop-Up Shoe Store Liquidation Sale (Patch)
  • We’re hiring telecommunicators to join the Charlotte Fire family. Entry level positions starting at over $50K annually with a $4K signing bonus. Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. (Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC via Facebook)
  • Today marks one year to the day Brooke Gibbons, our Director of Impact and Sustainability, ArtPop Cities Program, joined our organization and that is worth celebrating! Brooke is an indigenous CHamoru curator and arts leader. (ArtPop Street Gallery via Instagram)
  • Garinger High School English teacher, Greg Asciutto, has been named the City of Charlotte’s 2023 Educator Mentor of the Year! The award, given by the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance and Mayor Lyles. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
  • Congratulations to Juan Pablo Soto on his promotion to Battalion Chief. Born in Guatemala, Soto first came to the U.S. with the dream to follow his father’s footsteps into a branch of the U.S. military. (Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC via Facebook)
  • Our National Board Certified Teachers drive change and impact students, schools and communities. This #TeamNBCT week, we are celebrating the 60 new and 196 renewed National Board Certified Teachers! (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
  • Next time you’re walking through Uptown, take a minute to pause and enjoy local art lining these inner city streets! Thanks to our partners @uptown.clt artists like @bryantportwoodart and @addisonwahlerart pictured here are on display. (ArtPop Street Gallery via Instagram)
  • We want to hear from you! We are looking for input on the updated draft of the capital investment plan and potential changes to magnet programs and boundaries. Join us in discussion on Jan. 26 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
  • Our National Board Certified Teachers drive a change that impacts students, schools and communities. Read how certification made a difference for South Academy of International Languages counselor Angeline Walker. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools via Facebook)
  • Experience three evocative works by Brahms, Grieg, & Smyth performed by the Charlotte Symphony on Feb. 10 & Feb. 11 at Belk Theater. (Charlotte Symphony via Facebook)
  • Our beloved Halal Food Cart has been serving Uptown 7 days a week since 2016. Expect the same menu that you know and love, and now serving treats! Be sure to stop by today and congratulate them. (Charlotte Center City via Facebook)
  • We’re so fortunate to be able to showcase local art, and we’re very excited to host an exhibit from the talented students of the Holt School of Fine Art Classes! Stop by the District Attorney’s Office to see their work. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney’s Office via Facebook)
  • The Charlotte City Council on Monday allocated more than $5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to programs in the Charlotte area. Some of these federal funds will support new services. (City of Charlotte Government via Facebook)
  • Survivors of labor and sex trafficking may also be adult survivors of child sexual abuse. They deserve greater access to mental health resource. (Brave Step via Facebook)
  • We are in URGENT need of microwavable pantry meals! No frozen meals, please. These are used in the House, Family Room, and on our Happy Wheels carts. Visit our House #Amazon link below to help…(Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte via Facebook)
  • I lost my Sweetheart Peaches. I’m offering a $50 reward to whoever finds Peaches. She’s a White Pit with a black eye patch. (Nextdoor)
  • Please help us find Stormy. He is an indoor-only cat. A maintenance man let him out of the house while my parents were in the process of moving. He was lost on Tribune Dr. near Moores Chapel on the morning of Jan. 19. (Nextdoor)
  • Please be on the lookout for my dog. He is tan and white Chihuahua named Chico. He is 7 years old. Someone took his collar off without my permission, so he didn’t have it on when he escaped. (Nextdoor)
  • Found Cat. It’s a very sweet, petite gray and brown cat found in Steele Oaks/ Braddock Green. She seems young. We scanned for a chip, but sadly there isn’t one. (Nextdoor)
  • Found a brown dog wondering on June Drive in Echo Hills. He/she was too scared to let me get close but I was able to get ahold of the tie-out cable that she/he was dragging behind. It was in the road and almost got hit by a car. (Nextdoor)
  • I own a small upcoming house cleaning business. If anyone needs a deep clean and sanitation, I will only be charging $200 through the end of February. Let me know if any services are needed or you have any questions. (Nextdoor)

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Alexis Goring

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goring. I’m an East Coast Girl with a pulse for people, news and feature stories! I’ve worked as a freelance writer/editor/proofreader in the media industry for 15 years. I’m also a published author, experienced blogger, and founder of Writer at Heart Editorial Services. Visit my website for more details about me and my work. Here’s the link: https://alexisagoring.jimdofree.com.

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