This post is pretty much on the run so lets get this party started.
Cedar Update: Its spring and things are moving or at least boats are moving. So for the muck that run our City County Government its good news that I have my hands full of boats, bad news is that it keeps me away from Charlotte's crazy political scene.
On the other hand last Saturday we did a wedding with a full Marine honor guard.
Joyful and sobering at the same time.
Joyful for the new couple committed to each other who said their vows in the fading light of a spring afternoon just below the Ravenel Bridge from a yacht in Charleston Harbor.
Sobering because without a doubt the young Marine will soon be deployed to somewhere in the middle east leaving his young bride behind.
Airport Taxi Gate: No surprise that Charlotte City Council voted to trash Jerry Orr's Taxi master plan idea.
What is surprising is that 5 council members voted against the motion to trash the idea and start over.
Plus you got to love the last minute posturing by Curt "the clown" Walton deciding that having a Taxi Cab Company known as "Convicted Felons R Us" getting a tightly contested contract is not in the "best interest of the city" ...... d'oh!
VCU and the Final Four: Who would have thought Chief Monroe's Alma mater would end up in the final four? Could you have predicted?
Surprisingly Chief Monroe isn't wearing the school colors, nope not so much as a mention of side bet. I wonder why?
CPI Security Identify Yourself: You might be hearing more from CPI Security in the future, seems the head of the alarm company spoke at the Charlotte Police academy and is now if reports are correct, donating fire extinguishers to CMPD.
Perhaps as many as one for every CMPD cruiser.
Now I don't want to cry foul, but what is the "quid pro quo" for giving away $10,000 worth of fire extinguishers?
I'd guess a one source endorsement for alarms in Charlotte? Clearly if trimming the taxi companies from 12 to 3 is a good idea, how about trimming the alarm companies down from eight to one?
Vance High School Thugs at it Aagain? According the the "Local Paper" Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say officers were called to the school about 7 a.m. and that they worked with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools security officers to bring the situation, which occurred in the school's cafeteria, under control.
Davidson, Conner and Meeks
CMPD spokesman Officer Robert Fey said police used a Taser to subdue Donavan Meeks, 17, who was charged with disorderly conduct, inciting a riot, and resisting an officer.
During Meeks' arrest, police arrested two other teens, Fey said. DaQuan Davidson, 19, was charged with disorderly conduct and inciting a riot after police said he was seen standing on a cafeteria table and attempting to incite other students.
Another student, D'Aunte Conner, 17, was charged with inciting a riot and damage to property after police said he tried to escalate the situation and punched and damaged a cafeteria window.