🌱 Free Garage Door Giveaway + New Police Dogs To Detect Drugs

Hello all. It’s me, Alexis Goring, your host of the Charlotte Daily — back in your inbox with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. Without further ado…

First, today’s weather:

A heavy t-storm in the pm. High: 95 Low: 76.

Here are the top five stories in Charlotte today:

  1. A shooting on Pinnacle Drive Tuesday morning in northeast Charlotte killed one person. When police arrived on the scene, they were directed to the location of a person who had multiple gunshot wounds. Medics took the victim, 27-year-old Fuaad Maerua Ali, to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. No arrests have been made yet. (WBTV)
  2. Door Systems, a residential and commercial door installation and repair company, is hosting a special giveaway to celebrate its hometown (Charlotte). According to EIN News, it ise giving away “a free overhead door to a deserving nonprofit organization, as well as a free garage door to one lucky homeowner in the Queen City area.” (EIN News)
  3. Charlotte’s premier comedy festival will return to multiple venues in uptown this August! According to WCCB Charlotte, “Blumenthal Performing Arts, Queen City Comedy and The Comedy Zone will come together to host The Queen City Comedy Experience from July 31 through August 28. Officials said the festival will highlight several dozen local and national acts from a wide variety of genres including musician Weird Al Yankovic, Comedy Bang Bang! Live!, stand-up comedian Bill Bellamy and legendary sketch and improv comedy troupe The Second City (headliner for the 2022 festival).” (WCCB Charlotte)
  4. North Carolina politics heated up with the hot weather this summer. During its short session, the legislature approved a budget with bipartisan support. However, according to the WFAE, it “failed to legalize sports betting and medical marijuana remains illegal, but the question of expanding Medicaid is still up in the air. The US Supreme Court is playing a role in our politics, too. Roe v Wade, debate has begun on the fate of abortion restrictions here.” (WFAE)
  5. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has brought on two dogs—a pointer named Groot and a Labrador retriever named Treadstone — to help law enforcement. According to WCNC, these dogs are “trained and will be employed to search for and alert to drugs or follow a human scent to assist with locating criminal suspects, missing Alzheimer’s patients and lost children.” to the sheriff’s office, “Bulla donated $25,000, which covers the cost of both dogs, handler training, and K9 body armor. The dogs were purchased according to and trained by Highland Canine, Harmony, NC.” (WCNC.com)

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From my notebook:

  • Charlotte Fire responded to an apartment fire which left 12 residents displaced. Investigators found that the fire was accidental electrical and partially caused by an overloaded surge protector. (Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC via Facebook)
  • *LOST DOG* She’s a 13-year old, 75 lbs., tan/brown lab mix that escaped out of our fence at night and onto the Raintree golf course. She is not chipped and unfortunately did not have her collar on. Contact 980-333-5372 if you see her. (CMPD Animal Care and Control via Facebook)
  • *Missing Kitty* Her name is Christo and she is wearing a pink collar. Christo has a very loving home that wants her back! Please contact me if found! (Nextdoor)
  • Neighbors found a husky in front of Arlington Baptist Church with no tags! A very sweet pup. Please message me if this is your dog or know who he belongs to! (Nextdoor)
  • Please help me find my dog. She’s a medium size Keeshond mixed with gray and beige. She ran away from home on July 3 around 10 pm because she got scared of the fireworks. She had no collar or harness on when she was last seen. (Nextdoor)

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That’s it for today! See you tomorrow morning for another update.

— Alexis Goring

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goring. I’m an East Coast Girl with a pulse for people, news and feature stories! I’ve worked as a freelance writer/editor/proofreader in the media industry for 15 years. I’m also a published author, experienced blogger, and founder of Writer at Heart Editorial Services. Visit my website for more details about me and my work. Here’s the link: https://alexisagoring.jimdofree.com.

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