Jul 13, 2015 - News

Agenda for Monday July 13

Hello Monday.

I’ve decided to read a book a week in this, my thirtieth year of existence. I realized the only way to get myself to do this would be to implement a “no phone in bed” rule. I know myself well enough to realize that when I say “I’m going to bed to read” I’m actually definitely going to bed to mindlessly troll through Instagram for like an hour until I pass out.

So that’s the new rule. My first book is Better Than Before, a book about habit formation (like no phones in bed) because I like order and consistency and do not like reading fiction. Wish me luck.

VITALS

Today’s Weather: 94. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.
Today’s Stat: $104. Average cost per person at McNinch House, which tops CBJ’s list of upscale restaurants according to cost. 
Today’s Job: Global Communications Manager at Sealed Air. Apply.
Today’s Charlottean: Andy Goh, Director of Content for QC Independent Radio, for redefining the radio experience.

ORIGINALS

Meet the guy who’s covered 30,000 square feet of public space. 11 questions with muralist Will Puckett.
Odds are you’ve seen the artwork under the Matheson Avenue bridge, on the wall at Jack Beagle’s and now sprawled across the marquee at Neighborhood Theatre. But you may not know it was all created by the same artist. Joshua sits down with the man behind the murals.

6 Queen City street styles for summer
I love everything about what Chelsea and Moona are doing to draw attention to unique everyday fashion seen out and about in Charlotte. Here they pull six of their favorite summer street looks along with suggestions for how to recreate them yourself.

UPRISING turns a childhood toy into an intense interval workout
I got to try out this new gym in Cornelius that centers its intense interval workouts around the humble jump rope. Completely destroyed me in 30 minutes flat.

Restaurant Review: Pho Hong Vietnamese Noodle House
Amanda needed a good old fashioned American 4th of July full of grilled meat to the max to send her running into the warm embrace of a Vietnamese noodle bowl. She says yes to the fish tank, pho and tableside grilled lettuce wraps. 

SOCO Gallery and Tabor are now open in Myers Park and I’ll just move in if that’s cool
Two influential women in town, Chandra Johnson and Laura Vinroot Poole, have opened up separate shops in a shared space on Providence Road, bringing contemporary art and menswear fashion together under one roof. 

49 local non-profits create simple, 3-item wish lists #summershareCLT
Summer is a huge time of need for many non-profits so Share Charlotte is making it easier than ever to give by letting organizations create a wish list linked directly to an Amazon-powered online shop. Click, buy, give. Easy.

TALKING POINTS

Charlotte Knights baseball is the top minor league draw. CBJ reports BB&T ballpark’s average attendance of 9,500 fans makes it the most well attended in the 14-team International League.

The Confederation of North, Central, American and Caribbean Association Football Gold Cup is coming to Charlotte. Zach breaks down everything you need to know about the games coming to Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday, including the very important acronym CONCACAF. Agenda Briefing.

Red Ventures to hire 500 employees in the next two months. CBJ reports the average new hire earns between $45,000 and $60,000.

UNCC student pays parking fines in loose change. The Observer reports rising senior Stephen Coyle paid off his debt with 11,000 pennies weighing 60 pounds. Hilarious.

Have a great week, and please pencil and/or type a pretzel bun burger from VBGB into your planner and/or mobile device calendar. It’s important.

– Katie

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