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Now, today’s weather:

A t-storm in the afternoon. High: 91 Low: 72.


Here are the top five stories in Charlotte today:

  • It turned out to be an unexpected treasure, a hand-inked sheet measuring 4 by 5 feet—and drawn in 1855. Dubbed the Harris Map, it is the oldest detailed map yet known of Charlotte. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library via Facebook)
  • Charlotte Symphony in Performance returns to WDAV this Saturday! Tune in at 6 pm to hear your CSO perform Beethoven’s Fourth, Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, & Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto featuring principal clarinetist Taylor Marino. (Charlotte Symphony via Facebook)
  • NOW ON SALE: Five highly-anticipated performances this fall! Get tickets today for our Annual Gala Concert: An Evening with Rhiannon Giddens. (Charlotte Symphony via Facebook)
  • We know you’ve heard it before, and we are not trying to dog you out, but these 3 simple tips can keep you safe in Charlotte. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department via Facebook)
  • We will be sharing stories from our incredible Backpacks & Basics build throughout the next few weeks but we wanted to give a big shout out to all of our volunteers. (Classroom Central via Facebook)
  • Rebekah has been with us all summer guiding our students at Summer Camp. She graduated from UNC Charlotte where she earned her BA in Theater Design and Tech with a minor in Dance. (Children’s Theater of Charlotte via Facebook)
  • Have you had the pleasure of meeting our web designers at Influx? Since Brave Step’s start in 2014, Influx generously stepped up to help us build a website and maintain it. (Brave Step via Facebook)
  • 101—That’s the amount of opportunities our scholars had across 12 sites to expand their summer learning fun with various enrichment activities. (Charlotte Freedom School Partners via Facebook)
  • I am looking for someone to re-home my baby Aphrodite. I have been hit with a life change that has left some uncertainties. The last thing I want is my baby to be in an unstable environment. (Next door)
  • Please be very careful when hiring anyone for babysitting or other in-home services. There are several families who hired a babysitter through Nextdoor app & this woman entered their home and stole possessions, jewelry…(Nextdoor)
  • FREE Toys and clothes for 3-4-year-old boy! If any mother needs them for their boy, I’ll be happy to donate them. Please contact me. (Next door)
  • Did anyone on or near Tennyson Drive get a package with my name on it today? It shows delivered at 6:11 am by USPS but I don’t have it and I don’t have the mailman on my camera either. It’s unfortunately a one of a kind item. (Next door)
  • Looking for a new fur baby? Buy this 10-week-old Pomchi for $800. (Next door)

You’re officially in the loop for today. See you all tomorrow morning for another update!

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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