QCityMetro reporter Kylie Marsh sent in a request for persons to contact her who are interested in commenting on west side crime issues in the context of Police Chief Johnny Jennings’ comments this week that department vacancies need to be filled and that the N.C. Raise the Age Act and low bail/bond amounts contribute to juvenile crime. “I’d like to speak to community members about their concerns for crime in the area and if they believe collaboration with police is a solution to those issues.” Marsh can be reached by e-mail or at (919) 491-6302.
Sept. 15: Community Relations Open House, free, 4-7 p.m., outside at Belmont Center, 700 Parkwood Ave.
Sept. 17: Charlotte Charter Chapter American Business Women’s Association’s Hattitude! Tickets: Pamela Bell, 704-763-8157.
Sept. 18: Sunday Funday at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 11 am.-2 p.m., 2600 Beatties Ford Rd. Voter registration available.
Sept. 21: Training on Infectious Disease Prevention and Control with Emphasis on COVID-19, 9 a.m., virtual, free. Register.
Oct. 15: “Mental Illness: How to Recognize Mental Illness Behaviors,” a virtual mental health symposium, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Info and registration here.
Nov. 17: Schul Urban Institute Forum, afternoon, UNCC Dubois Center uptown.
Nov. 19: “Health Resources: Connecting People to Health Resources,” a virtual mental health symposium, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Info and registration here.
Candidates & Elected Officials
Carol Sawyer 9-8
Joyce Waddell 9-12
Nonprofits & Government