Good afternoon, Charlotte. Kristen here. Have company coming to town for the holidays, or just hosting a lowkey celebration with your close friends? Regardless, you’ll need something to eat.
CharlotteFive’s Heidi Finley proposes making a reservation for your holiday crowd, or preordering a meal to pick up. Here are some Charlotte restaurants you can order from, for those of you who want to avoid spending the holidays in the kitchen.
Alright, let’s dive into today’s headlines:
The North Carolina GOP is reviewing allegations that Michele Woodhouse, a GOP chapter chair and candidate for the newly-drawn 14th Congressional district, hindered the campaigns other Republican candidates.
What’s happening here?
Two Republican candidates in NC-14, Bruce O’Connell and Wendy Nevarez, have said Woodhouse either discouraged their candidacy or denied them equal standing with U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (Cawthorn has since switched to run in the 13th district).
Now, Woodhouse is running for Congress herself in NC-14.
Woodhouse denies the accusations.
According to Jeff Moore, the communications director for the NC GOP, the organization was looking into the complaints. He declined to provide further comment.
Find out more in this exclusive by the Observer’s Will Wright.
A suspect was arrested after firing a gun on uptown Charlotte’s Tryon Street around 11:15 a.m. today, police said.
The shooting happened near Trade Street, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Capt. Brad Koch said. The area was closed to traffic for a period of time after the incident.
A car pulled up on Tryon, and a passenger got out. They began firing several rounds into the vehicle, Koch said.
Officers nearby tried to get the shooter to surrender, but a foot pursuit began.
Officers arrested the suspect a short distance away from the scene.
This is a developing story. Stay updated here with the Observer’s Jonathan Limehouse.
NASCAR Racing Experience owner Robert ‘Bob’ Lutz has been charged with aggravated assault and strangulation against a female, according to Metropolitan Nashville Police Department online arrest records.
Lutz, 52, is the former owner of the now-closed Myrtle Beach Speedway, and is the president and CEO of both the Richard Petty Driving Experience and Driving 101, LLC. That’s the parent company based in Concord of both the NASCAR Racing Experience and the Mario Andretti Racing Experience.
According to records, Lutz was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in a downtown Nashville hotel.
Our colleague at The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News, Alan Blondin, has the rest of the details.
Arrival, a British electric vehicle company, is adding 150 jobs and investing $11.5 million in a battery module production facility off Yorkmont Road.
‘Can’t be a blood sport.’ Can CMS, county turn corner on failing schools dispute? by Anna Maria Della Costa
School and county leaders met Monday night, “a step” toward Mecklenburg County’s board of commissioners and Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members working together to remedy the city’s failing schools, the school board’s consultant AJ Crabill said.
It’s about to be unseasonably warm out there, folks.
The weather outside is frightful ... but inside cozy houses, Charlotteans sport decked-out evergreens, a centuries-old holiday ritual. But do you know how the Christmas tree tradition came about in the English-speaking world? Charlotte’s namesake had a lot to do with it
With the Observer’s Sara Coello, learn more about how Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz brought the Christmas tree trend to the Western world.
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