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There’s nothing wrong with bandwagon fans

There’s nothing wrong with bandwagon fans

I don’t know why I still have a Facebook account. Every time I log on, it seems there’s another comment made, article shared or post “liked” that makes my skin… Read more »

Allow me to present Charlotte’s Golden Globes for government

Allow me to present Charlotte’s Golden Globes for government

Have you ever heard of the Golden Globes? It’s a seven-minute YouTube clip of a British dude hurling obscene jokes (not Gordon Ramsay) at Hollywood’s most famous stars. There’s also… Read more »

All I want for Christmas is a mouse game

All I want for Christmas is a mouse game

My 5-year-old son, Caleb, loves Donkey Kong. I’m not talking about these modern Wii or Xbox games. I’m talking about old-school, mid-1990s Super Nintendo Donkey Kong. Last summer, I decided… Read more »

Realizing a lesson in need

Realizing a lesson in need

The holiday season for an education reporter at a local newspaper can be simultaneously heartwarming and stressful. For the weeks leading up to schools’ holiday breaks, I’m on a wild… Read more »

Road Wars: Leaders to fight for CRTPO control

Road Wars: Leaders to fight for CRTPO control

Express Lanes project has I-77 commuters mad Elected leaders in Lake Norman are so desperate to stop the Interstate 77 Express Lanes project, they are willing to wreck relationships with… Read more »

Thank you for supporting changes at the Weekly

Thank you for supporting changes at the Weekly

It seems appropriate, during this week of Thanksgiving, to express my gratitude to a couple of groups of people, the first being you, our readers. Five months ago, our company… Read more »

Opinion: Some parents want to stick their feet in cement

Opinion: Some parents want to stick their feet in cement

Student reassignment is never going to make everyone happy. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has already recognized that and realizes it must walk a careful line to bridge the gap… Read more »

Dear Santa, fulfill Charlotte’s most glaring needs

Dear Santa, fulfill Charlotte’s most glaring needs

I’m too old to sit on Santa’s lap, so I’m going to visit SouthPark Mall and pay a kid to give that bearded fat man my Christmas wish list. No… Read more »

I dressed up as a ballerina and didn’t offend anyone

I dressed up as a ballerina and didn’t offend anyone

Two days before Halloween I received a text from my brother-in-law who’s a current sophomore at my alma mater, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The text was… Read more »

Mecklenburg should become 51st state

Mecklenburg should become 51st state

Mecklenburg County should consider building a wall. Kind of like the fancy one Donald Trump is talking about along the Mexico border, only ours will be designed to keep state… Read more »