Queen City Nerve https://qcnerve.com Charlotte's Alternative Newspaper Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:54:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://qcnerve.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cropped-QCN-SOCIAL-ICON-32x32.jpg Queen City Nerve https://qcnerve.com 32 32 163162579 5 Things To Know: CMPD Officers Cited for Role in Death of Harold Easter https://qcnerve.com/harold-easter-cmpd-officers-cited/ https://qcnerve.com/harold-easter-cmpd-officers-cited/#respond Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:50:24 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=22289 Five Officers Cited for Termination for Role in Harold Easter’s Death CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings announced on Friday that the department’s internal review board has cited five officers for termination for their involvement in the death of Harold Easter, who died after suffering a medical emergency while in police custody in January. The department will …

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CMS Rolls Out Reopening Plan for In-Person Learning https://qcnerve.com/cms-reopening/ https://qcnerve.com/cms-reopening/#respond Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:50:40 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=22248 Local parents now have a timeline for when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students will return to in-person learning after local and state leaders announced plans earlier this week. On Wednesday, the CMS Board of Education voted to roll out a phased plan that allows students to return to in-person learning by grade level.  The CMS plan …

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$35 Million in Funding Sits Idle as North Carolina Nursing Homes Suffer https://qcnerve.com/north-carolina-nursing-homes/ https://qcnerve.com/north-carolina-nursing-homes/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:21:03 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=22212 Federal regulators can fine North Carolina nursing homes upward of a half-million dollars when facilities go seriously wrong — as in the case of a Fayetteville resident who died after staff found her with fire ants covering her face and upper body. The deadly 2019 incident described in state records brought a fine of more than …

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Savage Love: Red Flags Are Flying https://qcnerve.com/savage-love-premature-or-right-on-time/ https://qcnerve.com/savage-love-premature-or-right-on-time/#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:27:34 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=22153 I’m a straight man who’s been dating a woman for not quite four months. In the beginning things were light, but they started to get heavy quickly. Two weeks in she revealed her very serious abandonment issues and then began asking me whether I really loved her and demanding reassurance that I wasn’t going anywhere …

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Che Apalache Frontman Returns to North Carolina to Make a Difference https://qcnerve.com/che-apalache-frontman-returns-to-north-carolina-to-make-a-difference/ https://qcnerve.com/che-apalache-frontman-returns-to-north-carolina-to-make-a-difference/#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:38:39 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=22156 As a Grammy-nominated bluegrass musician, Joe Troop is no stranger to making some noise himself. But with his new video series Pickin’ for Progress, he’s using his platform to inspire people to tell their stories, providing a megaphone for voices that too often go unheard. He’s also encouraging people in rural North Carolina to reclaim …

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PREMIERE: Kristen Lay Takes Unexpected Turns in New Single and Video https://qcnerve.com/premiere-kristen-lay-takes-unexpected-turns-in-new-single-and-video/ https://qcnerve.com/premiere-kristen-lay-takes-unexpected-turns-in-new-single-and-video/#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:42:43 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=22131 Kristen Lay gives an enigmatic expression as she parts the veil, passing from cool green light suggesting jungle shade to the hazy yellow of grasslands. She turns slowly and goes further — into the heart of the galaxy, surrounded by spiral stars like swirling snow. This is just some of the imagery of “The Place …

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Opinion: Charlotte Can Create Affordable Housing With ‘YIMBY’ Movement https://qcnerve.com/opinion-yimby-affordable-housing/ https://qcnerve.com/opinion-yimby-affordable-housing/#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:30:39 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=22120 For those of us who’ve grown up around the Queen City, she’s only gotten more beautiful with age. The Southern capital of banking has become a premier hub for technology, energy and finance, complete with the fifth-highest major city population boom in the country. That’s led to a more diverse and inclusive economy, but also …

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Charlotte Hornets Leaders Discuss Swarm the Polls Campaign https://qcnerve.com/charlotte-hornets-leaders-discuss-swarm-the-polls-campaign/ https://qcnerve.com/charlotte-hornets-leaders-discuss-swarm-the-polls-campaign/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:31:27 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=22113 With all that space in the Spectrum Center and no big events to bring in the crowds, the Charlotte Hornets announced in July that the arena will be opened as an early voting site during the last two weeks of October. But the organization isn’t stopping there. On Tuesday, the Hornets will host Swarm the …

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Welcoming Week 2020: Stories of Humanity From Our Immigrant Neighbors https://qcnerve.com/stories-of-humanity-from-our-immigrant-neighbors/ https://qcnerve.com/stories-of-humanity-from-our-immigrant-neighbors/#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:42:57 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=22098 The following is part of a new project in which Hannah Hasan adapts her ongoing Muddy Turtle Talks spoken-word storytelling event series showcasing immigrants for the pages of Queen City Nerve. Visit their website to learn more and check for Epoch Tribe’s upcoming events. This month, she rings in Welcoming Week 2020 with stories from …

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Voting By Absentee Ballot Has Already Begun in N.C. https://qcnerve.com/the-suffragist-north-carolina-voting/ https://qcnerve.com/the-suffragist-north-carolina-voting/#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:03:56 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=21816 If you’re running behind on all things voting, now is the time to get caught up. Make sure you’re registered, or update your registration, on the N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE) recently revamped website. Then, if you haven’t yet, request your absentee ballot here. If you have already requested your absentee ballot from the …

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