Monthly Archives: December 2019

Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Kris Cole

There’s an old Far Side cartoon showing vultures sitting in a tree wearing dark sunglasses and listening to headphones. The caption says, “Birds of prey know they’re cool.” It’s always good for a laugh! But maintaining the population of sick and injured raptors in Mecklenburg County is also a lot of work.

Enter the Carolina Raptor Center — started in a basement at UNC-Charlotte nearly 45 years ago, and now grown to a place at Latta Plantation that has taken in more than 20-THOUSAND birds and released 8-thousand of those back into the wild. It’s a long, wild history… and getting bigger and better as we speak. Kris Cole joins us now on Charlotte Real Estate Talk to tell us just HOW cool these birds are!

Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Andrew Knoblich

“Get a job, kid!” – we’ve all heard it, but finding a job can be daunting. If you’re an employer, you probably know the challenges with finding summer staff. You probably didn’t know that Charlotte has a program to meet these needs.

The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program has been connecting teens and jobs for years. Andew Knoblich joins us on Charlotte Real Estate Talk to tell us all about the program and how employers – and kids – can get involved!

Charlotte Real Estate Talk: Sydney Duarte

In a city full of bankers, you often hear that what Charlotte needs is more of a funky, artsy vibe to attract young people. We’re getting there… with NoDa now a very popular place to live, and murals popping up around South End and North End as appreciation for them grows. They make Charlotte a more colorful place to call home, amid all of the glass and steel.

We have with us today on Charlotte Real Estate Talk, one of the people who makes our home more colorful with murals. Sydney Duarte – you might know her as the “traveling gypsy” on Instagram – paints murals with her mom, who is also an artist. You can check out one of them on the side of Two Scoops Creamery and we can’t wait to hear where else. Welcome Sydney, and first, thanks for making Charlotte more colorful!