Hello, Monday, it's Ashley.
☔️ Weather: High of 69 with a chance of showers.
🎂 Happy birthday to Axios Charlotte members Ellen Creede, Danielle Hutcheson, Sarah Nutter, Tatia Prieto and Caitlin Rudzinskas.
Situational Awareness: North Carolina will face South Carolina in the Duke's Mayo Bowl Dec. 30 at Bank of America Stadium.
Today's Smart Brevity count is 974 words, a 3.5-minute read.