Hello, Thursday. It's Emma Way.
- Weather: It'll be a cloudy and rainy day with a high of 53.
- 🎂 Happy birthday to Axios Charlotte members Mary Ann Ciciarelli, John Davis, Courtney Gendron, Gary Maniloff, Patrick Nagy, Karen Ransenberg and Jewell Ward.
Situational awareness: Our first virtual event is today from 12:30-1pm. Axios' Katie Peralta Soloff and I will interview Gov. Roy Cooper and Hornets president Fred Whitfield on economic recovery and the sports and entertainment industry. Register here.
Today's Smart Brevity™ count: 900 words, a 3½-minute read.