Hello, Friday. It's Michael.
- ⛈ Stop me if you've heard this forecast before: High 80s and a chance of thunderstorms.
🎂 Happy birthday to Axios Charlotte members Julie Udoye, Susan McCarter, Diana McIntire, Emily Mills and Kelli Young.
🌎 Mark your calendar: More details have emerged about this September’s Charlotte SHOUT! festival, including appearances from Spike Lee, Randy Rainbow and a 23-foot sculpture of Earth.
- Tickets are on sale for paid events (much of the festival is free).
Today's Smart Brevity count is 1,036 words, a 4-minute read.