Sunday, November 26, 2006

Nearby North Carolina at Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Merry Oaks Elementary School principal Stan Frazier has been promoted to principal of E.E. Waddell High School. No word on who will replace him. More here.

Monday, November 13, 2006

I'm by no means an expert on this, but here are the headlines and those interested can dig deeper. In my neighborhood, Tom Poston's the expert on stuff involving streetcars:

"Citizens are encouraged to share their opinions on the future of all of the remaining rapid transit projects during the public hearing that will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at 5 pm in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte). If you would like to address the Metropolitan Transit Commission during the public hearing, please call 704-432-0490."

Here's a link to the CATS web site, to find the agenda for the meeting.

And for more information, visit here or call 704.336.RIDE.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What future voters care about, from KidsVoting, 2006 early results:

Questions for Grades 6-12
If your vote could direct excess funding to one national priority, what would it be?
Medical Research 30%
NASA 16%
Homeland Security 4%
Education 25%
Environment 25%

Political issues within which of the following will be most important to your future?
Iran 2%
Iraq 25%
Israel and Lebanon 15%
North Korea 10%
United States 48%

Which of the following would most benefit the Charlotte regional economy?
Light rail system 50%
Urban baseball stadium 5%
Center City arts 30%
NASCAR Museum 15%

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Pumpkin wall video here
Found link originally at Under The Water Tower, which credits Snaps.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

To see pictures of the public art by Jim Gallucci that will go in at the bridge on Central Avenue at Briar Creek, go here.
It's a place for visuals for the Merry Oaks neighborhood, for when Google Groups or Neighborhood Link just won't do.

The traditional pumpkin wall, in Elizabeth.
And another sign of the times: a small resident of the southern N.C. mountains.