Hey, everyone! Drew here. Happy Tuesday!
Coming soon: A billion birds.
In North Carolina, the poultry industry rules the roost. A team of reporters from The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer investigated the state’s largest agricultural industry that raises more than 1 billion chickens and turkeys, and generates even more billions of untreated waste each year.
Visit charlotteobserver.com/bigpoultry Dec. 1 through 7.
On to the news for today.
An arrest has been made in connection with the October death of Ahylea Willard.
Tyquawon Parker was arrested in Guilford County yesterday and charged with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and firearm by felon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a statement. Willard was found shot Oct. 23 at an east Charlotte apartment complex on Snow Lane, police said at the time.
Mary Ramsey has more on Parker’s arrest.
Affordable housing has long been a concern in the Charlotte area.
A hot real estate market in recent months coupled with rising interest rates on mortgages have done nothing to quell concerns.
For prospective home buyers, that means needing to have a budget in mind before house hunting and an understanding of what’s in reach within that budget.
Mary Ramsey gives a breakdown of what you can get at your chosen price point.
The Charlotte City Council voted to help the affordable housing situation last night.
The council opted to spend all the money left in its Housing Trust Fund in order to subsidize more than 600 affordable units.
The money will maintain between 15 to 60 years of affordability for 632 units expected to be built with the city’s subsidy.
Genna Contino shares some insight on the city council’s latest vote.
According to a recent report, Charlotte might not be the best place to find love.
WalletHub ranked the Queen City as the 116th best city for singles. The report looked at 182 of the largest cities in the U.S. and ranked them based on three categories: economics, dating opportunities and fund and recreation.
Evan Moore highlights the details from the report.
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