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Posted inArts & Culture

Vincent Van Gogh’s Head Takes Flight in Ballantyne

Blumenthal Performing Arts has partnered with Lighthouse Immersive for the presentation of a 91-foot tall head of Vincent van Gogh hot air balloon, which launched Tuesday, December 7 in Charlotte to celebrate the success of the Immersive Vincent van Gogh Exhibit. The balloon crew arrived on scene at Ballantyne’s Backyard Park, located at 11611 North Community House […]

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Harris and Buttigieg Visit Charlotte

Vice president Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg paid a visit to the Queen City December 2, to talk about President Joe Biden’s recently passed $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure law. While White House spokesperson Jen Psaki has repeated the line time and again to reporters that current President Joe Biden plans to run again […]

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North Carolina Slapped with Lawsuit over Birth Certificate Discrimination for Transgender People

The State of North Carolina is being sued for an antiquated and discriminatory policy requiring transgender people to have undergone “sex reassignment surgery” in order for them to obtain an accurate birth certificate reflecting who they are.  “It’s dehumanizing and demoralizing being denied a birth certificate that reflects who I am,” says plaintiff Lillith Campos, […]

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Governor Cooper Appoints Gay Man as NCDHHS Deputy Secretary to Lead Department

Governor Roy Cooper announced November 30, that North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy K. Cohen will be stepping down from the agency after five years of service to the state.  Governor Cooper has appointed Kody Kinsley, current NCDHHS Chief Deputy Secretary for Health and lead for COVID operations, to succeed […]

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Fox News Suggests Omicron COVID Variant was Created to Make Pete Buttigieg President

Several Fox News hosts have suggested the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is part of a conspiracy to get Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg elected president in 2024. The hosts of Fox & Friends were talking November 27 about the most recently isolated variant of COVID-19, which is shutting down international travel and raising concerns that more […]

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NC Lt. Gov. in Hot Water Again: Mark Robinson Caught on Video berating Democratic State Senator Julie Mayfield for calling out his hateful words

Anti-LGBTQ North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (R) allegedly wagged his finger in the face of a state lawmaker who made a speech about supporting LGBTQ people, yelling at her for “equating Black people with gay people.” “It was a rant. He berated her, and he yelled as loudly as he could,” said state Sen. […]

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Charlotte Native Dena J. King Is Sworn In As Top Federal Prosecutor for Western NC District

Dena J. King was officially sworn in Monday, November 29 as United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Ms. King was nominated by President Joe Biden on September 28, 2021, and was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 19, 2021.  Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger administered the oath of […]