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Having served metro Charlotte for years, we know that no two patients have the same orthodontic needs. That's why we offer a variety of treatment options to correct each patient's unique concerns, along with payment plans that make braces affordable for every family. You can rest easy knowing that our team specializes in the latest innovations in the field of orthodontics. This allows us to treat our patients in the most efficient, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing ways possible.
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If you're looking for an orthodontist in Charlotte, NC, who is professional, trustworthy, and compassionate, look no further than Chad Johnson Orthodontics. Your pathway to a beautiful smile starts by choosing the treatment options best for your lifestyle.
Our orthodontic practice in Charlotte does things a little differently than others. Our doctors want to get to know you, your family, and your oral health goals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we know that each smile our doctors help create is as unique as the person it belongs to.
That's why our practice offers several orthodontic solutions customized to your individual orthodontic needs. If you're a new patient, we know you probably have important questions that need answers. That's why new patients always receive a complimentary orthodontic consultation, so you can learn about the best treatment options for your budget and lifestyle.
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CHICAGO — The San Antonio Spurs are the victors of the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes after a dramatic reveal at the 2023 Draft Lottery on Tuesday saw them convert their 14% odds -- tied for the best with Houston and Detroit -- into the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. San Antonio secured the top overall pick for a third time in franchise history, giving the franchise a chance once again to reset -- as they did with David Robinson in 1987 and with Tim Duncan in 1997 -- around a big man viewed as a generational prospect.T...
CHICAGO — The San Antonio Spurs are the victors of the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes after a dramatic reveal at the 2023 Draft Lottery on Tuesday saw them convert their 14% odds -- tied for the best with Houston and Detroit -- into the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. San Antonio secured the top overall pick for a third time in franchise history, giving the franchise a chance once again to reset -- as they did with David Robinson in 1987 and with Tim Duncan in 1997 -- around a big man viewed as a generational prospect.
The Charlotte Hornets moved up two spots and won the second overall pick in the draft, while the Portland Trail Blazers moved up to the No. 3 pick. The Houston Rockets fell to the fourth pick and the Detroit Pistons, in a stunner, fell all the way to No. 5.
NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announced the results inside the W375e ballroom in the sprawling McCormick Place event center to chaotic reactions across the room. Much of the lottery order as it was revealed in countdown style -- from No. 14 to No. 1 -- held true to form based on pre-lottery statistical odds. That was until Detroit, which had tied for the best odds of winning the No. 1 pick, fell all the way to No. 5. Houston fell two spots from its pre-lottery position to No. 4, while Portland, Charlotte and San Antonio all moved up two spots each.
The San Antonio Spurs have WON THE NBA DRAFT LOTTERY pic.twitter.com/apV6cuUQZn— Kyle Boone (@kyletheboone) May 17, 2023
The Spurs have won the No. 1 pick in the lottery two previous times and both times they made picks that paid off for decades. In Robinson and Duncan, the franchise secured pillars who helped them win five NBA championships under Gregg Popovich.
Here are three takeaways from a momentous night at the NBA Draft Lottery
Peter John Holt, the on-stage lottery representative for the Spurs and the chairman of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, was all smiles as he sat on stage awaiting his franchise's fate Tuesday. He then quickly let loose and broke into an outburst of elation as the Hornets were revealed to be the owners of the No. 2 pick, giving by process of elimination the Spurs the top overall pick.
"LET'S GO!" he shouted, slamming his fist on his dais as NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announced the Hornets pick. "WHOOOOOO! LET'S GO!!"
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Charlotte firefighters are battling a massive five-alarm fire at a construction site.The fire started Thursday morning in the South Park area located in south Charlotte along Liberty Row Drive.The video shows large smoke clouds and fire rising into the area from Barclay Downs Drive and Fairview Road.At least one person was injured and two are missing, according to WCNC. They also said more than 90 firefighters rescued 15 workers at the construction site including a worker tr...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Charlotte firefighters are battling a massive five-alarm fire at a construction site.
The fire started Thursday morning in the South Park area located in south Charlotte along Liberty Row Drive.
The video shows large smoke clouds and fire rising into the area from Barclay Downs Drive and Fairview Road.
At least one person was injured and two are missing, according to WCNC. They also said more than 90 firefighters rescued 15 workers at the construction site including a worker trapped on a crane. They said the worker was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A construction worker on the scene of the massive fire told WCNC Charlotte that he and his crew were working in the building before the massive blaze. He said the building was set to become a 239-unit luxury multifamily community, known as Modera SouthPark.
According to its website, Modera SouthPark is a wood-frame, podium-style community consisting of twin buildings that make up 239 apartment homes including a mix of spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with an average square footage of 1,100 and various layouts available.
The first move-ins were slated for spring 2024.
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Fire officials do not know how the fire started at this time.
Police are asking people to avoid the following areas: Liberty Drive, Fairview Road, Assembly Street, Barclay Downs Drive and Park South Drive until all flames are contained.
Massive fire at a construction site in Charlotte.
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The average price of rent has gone up 28% since 2020, according to a new report. Here's how much you have to make to afford an apartment in Charlotte.The price of rent continues to climb in North Carolina with the average person paying 28% more than they did in 2020, a new report found.The report, published by QuoteWizard, a website that helps consumers find ...
The average price of rent has gone up 28% since 2020, according to a new report. Here's how much you have to make to afford an apartment in Charlotte.
The price of rent continues to climb in North Carolina with the average person paying 28% more than they did in 2020, a new report found.
The report, published by QuoteWizard, a website that helps consumers find insurance rates, shows that the average cost of rent in North Carolina has gone up dramatically in North Carolina since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The average one-bedroom apartment in North Carolina now costs $1,092, up 4% from one year ago. The good news is rental prices are starting to cool down some, but even with slight decreases in some places, the average price of a one-bedroom rental nationwide has risen 20% since 2020.
Affordable housing is scarce, especially in Charlotte, where low-income workers and middle-class families are struggling to afford places to live. Charlotte rent prices have been on the rise for some time, with folks reporting major increases at properties across the Queen City. One woman said her rent typically would go up anywhere from $30-$70 a month, but her building was looking to raise her rent by nearly $600.
A Zillow study earlier this year found it would take over four people earning minimum wage to afford an apartment in Charlotte. That study found a typical one-bedroom apartment in the Queen City will set you back about $1,300 a month, over $200 more than the North Carolina average. The average two-bedroom rental comes in at $1,552.
To put those monthly figures in perspective, someone would need to earn more than $61,000 to comfortably afford a one-bedroom rental in Charlotte. Renters looking at two-bedroom apartments would have to make over $70,000 per year.
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Firearm Detection Dog, Smokey, has been trained to roam the mall with a K-9 handler.Firearm Detection Dog, Smokey, has been trained to roam the mall with a K-9 handler.Published: Wed May 17 2023CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Northlake Mall is rolling out new security measures to help protect shoppers after several shootings on the property in recent months.WBTV got an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the new protocols.Prior to these enhanced measures, the mall provided 24/7 security and a youth supervision ...
Firearm Detection Dog, Smokey, has been trained to roam the mall with a K-9 handler.
Published: Wed May 17 2023
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Northlake Mall is rolling out new security measures to help protect shoppers after several shootings on the property in recent months.
WBTV got an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the new protocols.
Prior to these enhanced measures, the mall provided 24/7 security and a youth supervision policy, requiring any shopper 17 and under to be accompanied by an adult on Fridays and Saturdays after 3 p.m.
Firearm Detection Dog Smokey is joining the Allied Universal Securities team at Northlake Mall.
“He’s trained on everything from various things to area search, vehicles, and he can search people as well,” K-9 Handler Angel Hernandez said.
Hernandez, who works for Allied Universal Securities, trained with Smokey for four months. Smokey can detect bombs and firearms.
“Dogs don’t lie so it’s a good way to get rid of the weapons if there are any,” he said.
Since the mall opened in 2005, there have been at least eight shootings on the property. Most recently in April, someone stabbed a man after stealing his Apple watch.
Smokey joins other new security protocols, including more off-duty officers, large public view monitors, more than 140 CCTV cameras, and vehicle recognition that cross references with CMPD’s programs.
Hernandez says Smokey’s detection methods can go undetected by shoppers.
“It’s a very casual process, when it happens people don’t even know they’re being screened by the K-9,” he said.
In the event that he detects a weapon, they follow a protocol between Allied Universal Securities and CMPD.
“It is brought up with security, and CMPD is also in on the communications as well, and then we go from there on whether approaching the subject,” he said.
Some shoppers believe Smokey could make a real impact.
“I’ve heard a lot of stories about people not being safe when they come here, people not wanting to come here because of the shootings,” shopper Kwame Yeboah told WBTV. “I think the increased security will make everyone feel at ease.”
Others said they think safety measures should be taken a step further...
“I feel that they should put metal detectors in,” shopper Tiffany Bennett said. “It would help.”
Smokey and Hernandez are licensed through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (AFT) and will be recertified annually.
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NewsMore flexibility and convenience for customersWASHINGTON – Customers can soon take advantage of additional opportunities to travel on the Piedmont as Amtrak and NC By Train add a daily roundtrip for service between the vibrant comme...
More flexibility and convenience for customers
WASHINGTON – Customers can soon take advantage of additional opportunities to travel on the Piedmont as Amtrak and NC By Train add a daily roundtrip for service between the vibrant commercial center of Charlotte and state capital of Raleigh. Tickets are now available to purchase for travel beginning on July 10.
To meet the increasing demand for passenger rail service and provide additional capacity, customers will have 10 daily options to choose from. The Piedmont stops in Cary, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury and Kannapolis.
“We’re excited to offer these new services for NC By Train customers,” said Jason Orthner, the Rail Division director at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). “The trend of increased ridership over the last year has shown the need for new service options.”
The number of daily departures between the two cities will increase from eight to 10.
The new service will provide passengers with:
The increase in service is driven by demand. In 2022, North Carolina’s intercity passenger rail service had the highest ridership in its 32-year history. In April, after having its best first quarter ever, NC By Train boasted its second highest ridership month with more than 53,300 passengers.
Customers will continue to take advantage of existing amenities such as the Piedmont Lounge car, which offers onboard snack and drink vending machines. North Carolina Volunteer Train Hosts assist customers and provide information about rail passenger service and points of interest within North Carolina.
The Piedmont and Carolinian, which travels daily from New York to Charlotte, offer large spacious seats with ample legroom and no middle seat. Customers can stay connected throughout the entire journey (no “airplane mode”) with Wi-Fi included in the price of a ticket and outlets at every seat. Amtrak offers one-of-a-kind journeys with the chance to relax, move about freely, work or play and connects customers to more than 500 destinations.
The Piedmont and Carolinian trains are sponsored by NCDOT and operated by Amtrak. The service is paid for through state funding and passenger fares.
Complete schedule information is available at ncbytrain.org. To purchase tickets, visit ncbytrain.org or call 800-BY-TRAIN. Additional information can be found at Amtrak.com or by calling 800-USA-RAIL.