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Protests have cropped up around the country since this past weekend, with many continuing into the week. Protests in North Carolina continued into a fifth night, Tuesday, June 2, with the day starting out peaceful. However, Uptown Charlotte some violent altercations were reported as curfew moved in, and a few arrests were made.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were tweeting live during the late-night protests in Uptown last night.

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Continuous swiping through dating apps like Tinder and Bumble might be the activity of many during this quarantine season. If looking for a lifelong partner isn't the move, swiping to find a furry friend to take care of might be a better option. Animal adoption in North Carolina and beyond are getting a lot easier with this app created by true Carolinians. 

"My wife and I had recently found out that we were having our first child. While telling our friends about the great news they recommended an app called Kinder that would help us find names we liked in a fun tinder-like swiping interface," said the creator of Petly to Narcity. 

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People are flocking to find contact from anything, even if it's not another human being. Now more than ever animal adoptions are seeing a massive influx of adopters and foster parents passing through their doors. There's even an animal adoption in Charlotte that has a special program just for cats who will trade a hard days work for a home. 

The Humane Society of Charlotte in North Carolina do their best to find loving forever homes for their many rescued animal friends.

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Sometimes we have to laugh through the pain. Right now, many people are seeking to find relief during these trying times, including North Carolina residents. There's actually a new art piece, and one of the coolest murals in Charlotte, that's not only a testament to the times but also a comedic breath of fresh air.

27-year-old artist Darion Fleming is a D.C. native that has called Charlotte home for the past seven years. He used his artistry and perspective to create a piece that pretty much sums up our current reality. 

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In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, many Americans are unsure of what to expect next and how to proceed. Many businesses have closed, but few are trying to contribute to helping fight the crisis. A liquor store in Charlotte is doing its part by manufacturing an in-demand product.

Doc Porter's Distillery is a spirits shop in the Lower South End of Charlotte, North Carolina. They have produced several major spirits (vodka, gin, bourbon, and rye) in their local distillery since 2014. 

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The transition into the adult world (and actually being on your own) can be a little terrifying, especially if you're moving to a city where you do not know anyone. The world is your oyster and for the first time, you get to decide where you plant your roots. It's been announced that some of the best places to live in the U.S. include these two North Carolina cities that you have to visit to experience for yourself.

Curbed recently released a list of the 10 best cities for people wanting to relocate, and two of North Carolina's major cities made it on the list. Charlotte and Raleigh are growing in population and modernization, making them hubs for quality millennial living. 

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Snow in the South is seriously unheard of. The weather is (not shockingly) already warming up around these parts, so the thought of snow seems ludicrous. It's actually going to snow in Charlotte this weekend so queue up the Frozen soundtrack and grab your gloves because your white Christmas is coming late.

According to the National Weather Service 7-day forecast, Charlotte will see its first snowfall of the decade. Saturday's (January 18) forecast says there's an 80% chance of snow before 8 a.m. Some are even reporting it as a first alert.

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If you thought the whole fried chicken sandwich craze was over, you thought wrong. It's still going and perhaps this is the best highlight of it all because you can get free Chick-Fil-A, Popeyes AND Zaxby's in Charlotte right now. You read that right, all three chicken empires are giving away free food for all.

The chicken competition has reached its peak because now three fried chicken kings are no longer fighting about who is the best, they are competing to see who can give away the most free food (for a limited time).

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Usually bank robbers disguise themselves with ski masks, but a Charlotte thief is taking bank heists to a whole new level. The Bad Wig Bandit has robbed three Charlotte-area banks sporting a different bad wig each time. As hilarious as this sounds, the FBI is desperately searching for the culprit and they need your help.

This Charlotte bank robber seriously is the poster child for zero cares given. You'd think that wearing a wig wouldn't be a clever disguise, but we guess he is good at hiding because he's nowhere to be found.

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An aspiring rapper from Charlotte stole from a bank and it's the talk of the Internet because people are seriously baffled. The 29-year-old collectively stole loads of cash from a Wells Fargo bank vault in Charlotte and decided to flex his mad stacks on social media. Needless to say, he was caught and incarcerated and Twitter is responding in the most hilarious ways with GIFs that say it all. 

Arlando Henderson is an up-and-coming rapper who also doubled as a banker at Wells Fargo in Charlotte where he was (ironically) hired to guard the cash vault. Well, those days are over because he has collectively stolen $88,000 from the vault within the past eight months.

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You probably have a love/hate relationship with the airport, just like every other human out there. It's fun because you're so excited to get to your destination, but the lines are what is the killer. Luckily, North Carolina airport CLT is trying to solve this issue. The Charlotte airport just broke ground on a new terminal and the expansion is huge. 

The Charlotte Douglas Airport saw 12.5 million originating passengers last year alone, so this is a pretty popular airport to arrive and depart from if you live in the South. This number didn't even include the 33 million connecting passengers that came through in 2018. 

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From the recent "Unicorn" meteor shower to the Dracanoid shower, the South has witnessed a lot of astronomical wonder this year. The giant galaxy above us is constantly mustering up something amazing, including the decade's last full cold moon Thursday. You can see the marvelous lunar spectacle from Charlotte and other cities in the Eastern time zone on Dec. 12.

The "Cold Moon" gets its name from its time of occurrence; when the weather starts to get chilly. Thursday morning's cold moon has previously been referred to as "nvda gutiha" ("Snow Moon"), by The North Carolina’s Eastern Cherokee tribe and "Christmas Moon" by the Colonial Americans. 

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