Hello, Thursday. It's Katie
- ☀️ Weather: 87 and sunny. Glorious.
🎁 Happy birthday to Axios Charlotte members Keith Alyea, Eric Banks, Richard Eustice, Maggie Fahy, Al Fiero, Maxwell Hanks, Blaine Hurst and Rich Mathieson.
⚾️ Good luck to Ryder Ryan of Huntersville and the rest of the U.S. men’s Olympic baseball team as they take on South Korea in the semifinals this morning at 6am.
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