Charlotte man to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’ + Invasive fly found in the state

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Hey folks! KJ here. The big argument of my long weekend was which city has the best pizza?

I may be a bit biased, but I prefer a classic New York slice over anything (sorry, Chicago). Speaking of, CharlotteFive’s Lorenza Medley reports on a brand new pizzeria from Queens that’s expanding to Charlotte. She has all the cheesy details here.

Food aside, we got some interesting stories to get to this Tuesday afternoon. Thanks to audience engagement intern Sydney Bergan for her help.

1. A Charlotte man will appear on ‘Jeopardy!’ this week. Here’s how to watch.

Jake Marvin of Charlotte recently competed on an episode of “Jeopardy!” hosted by Mayim Bialik.
Jake Marvin of Charlotte recently competed on an episode of “Jeopardy!” hosted by Mayim Bialik.

Who is the Charlotte banking analyst appearing on “Jeopardy!” tonight?

23-year-old Jake Marvin, who works in JPMorgan Chase’s SouthPark office, studied finance and economics at the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated a semester early in December 2020. Originally from Minnesota, Marvin moved to Charlotte two years ago.

“It was a great experience, and I was glad I had the chance to do it,” Marvin told The Charlotte Observer.

Marvin said he’s barred by show policy from revealing how he did until the show airs, but he did reveal some other details about the experience with Joe Marusak.

2. Swarms of invasive fly found in North Carolina can disrupt outdoor events, state says

Invasive spotted lanternflies have been found in North Carolina for the first time, the state says. The infestation is in Forsyth County.
Invasive spotted lanternflies have been found in North Carolina for the first time, the state says. The infestation is in Forsyth County.

An invasive fly species from Asia has now entered the Tar Heel state. But do they come in peace?

The spotted lanternfly is known to “attack hops, fruit trees, and many ornamental plants,” and “mating swarms” can become large enough to overwhelm outdoor events such as weddings and tours, NC State University Extension reports.

The flies are attracted to popular plants used for landscaping around homes and businesses.

More on that story from Mark Price.

3. From fireworks shows to parades, see some of the best photos and videos from the Fourth of July weekend

Jervay Vanderhorst, of Charlotte. N.C., records the fireworks display on his phone during SkyShow at Truist Field in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, July 4, 2022.
Jervay Vanderhorst, of Charlotte. N.C., records the fireworks display on his phone during SkyShow at Truist Field in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, July 4, 2022.

The Fourth of July has come and gone in Charlotte, but our visual journalists were out and about capturing some of the best sights from last night.

People gathered at Truist Field to watch fireworks show takes place after a Team USA baseball game for the SkyShow— the largest fireworks show in the Southeast. And earlier in the day, the Charlotte Museum of History hosted the U.S. Oath and Naturalization Ceremony welcoming new citizens, an event that was halted during COVID.

Check out this gallery from Alex Slitz and Arthur Trickett-Wile.

4. Here’s what to do if your 4th of July weekend flight out of Charlotte is put on hold

Lines form at ticket counters Friday morning, July 1, 2022 at the Charlotte Douglass International Airport.
Lines form at ticket counters Friday morning, July 1, 2022 at the Charlotte Douglass International Airport.

The holiday rush at CLT Airport was real this weekend. There were hundreds of delays and even reports of a computer glitch with cancellations from American Airlines.

If you happen to be a traveler still trying to get home after the holiday weekend, Evan Santiago has a list of a few things you can try to boost your chances.

5. Some more stories to read

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