🌱 Community Health Center Under Investigation + Salata Opens New Location

Hello friends! I’m back with your new edition of the Charlotte Daily, fresh off the press. Here are all the most important things to know about what’s happening locally, including:

  • Atrium Health will be hosting flu shot clinics this month.
  • Whistleblowers tell Charlotte Community Health Center
  • Salata Salad Kitchen, a Leader in Built-to-Order Salad Kitchens, Opens Second Local Location

But first, today’s weather:

Quite sunny. High: 82 Low: 55.


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Here are the top five stories from today in Charlotte:

  1. Atrium Health will be hosting flu shot clinics October 1 and 15 at primary care practices in the Charlotte area. “Health officials in Charlotte are urging people to get their flu shot ahead of what they expect to be a potentially severe flu season. The CDC says the best time to get a flu shot is late October so you’ll be protected when the flu is at its peak“, reports the WCNC. (WCNC.com)
  2. On September 22, “student-athletes traveled to Niner Elementary to participate in a field day with the students. It was a fun day of games and activities that was enjoyed by both the kids and Athletes It was also another great opportunity for Charlotte Student-Athletes to volunteer within the greater Charlotte community. … The Charlotte Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) plans many community service activities as a way for student-athletes to be active within their community and help improve the overall experience of student-athletes,” according to Charlotte Athletics. (Charlotte Athletics)
  3. Whistleblowers talk about the Charlotte Community Health Center. HeaterPiper and a second former employee, James Wankel, spoke to WBTV to detail what they say are serious financial problems in the operation of the health center. The whistleblower pair’s allegations include poor patient record keeping, billing practices that resulted in patients being overcharged for services they should have received for free or at minimal cost, poor administration of grants and internal financial controls that did not meet generally accepted standards. accounting principle,” reports WBTV. (WBTV)
  4. If you like custom salads, this news is for you! Salata Salad Kitchen, a leading bespoke salad kitchen, will celebrate the grand opening of its second Charlotte location on October 13 with two days of celebrations, including a bootcamp with Charlotte wellness influencer Emily Breeze and retired NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss, followed by a day of gifts and charitable donations and more. The 2,400 square foot location will open at 9825 Sandy Rock Pl., Suite 5B, Rea Farms. It will offer online ordering through its app with pickup and delivery available for fans on the go, as well as food and catering services.” RSQ magazine reports. (RSQ magazine)
  5. The County of Mecklenburg The district attorney tackles a system error that led to the dismissal of 16,000 charges. Spencer B. Merriweather III tells WCCB that his office is working to reinstate those charges after his office became aware of the computer error last week. Merriweather says the issue arose as his office struggled to prioritize cases of a more serious nature. The district attorney’s office entered into a process with the North Carolina Courts Administrative Office (AOC) last month to dismiss a number of low-priority traffic and misdemeanor cases, allowing prosecutors to focus their resources on more serious trafficking and crime cases. As soon as the computer error was detected, the prosecutor’s office took immediate action to stop the process, and the office received AOC’s full support and cooperation to resolve this issue.“, reports WCCB Charlotte. (WCCB Charlotte)

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Today in Charlotte:

  • Fall Plant Sale: Open to the public Friday and Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  • Performance by Greg Steinfeld at Town Brewing Co. (6:30 p.m.)
  • Billy Cobham’s performance at Middle C Jazz (7:00 p.m.)
  • Michael Blackson at The Comedy Zone (7:00 p.m.)
  • Performance by Shemaine and Crimson Soul at Studio 229 on Brevard (7:00 p.m.)
  • Jade Catta-Preta performance at The Comedy Zone (7:00 p.m.)
  • Charlotte Symphony: Elgar’s Cello Concerto at the Knight Theater (7:30 p.m.)
  • Representation of the poets in the fall of 2022 at the Church of Forest Hill (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Performance by Carin Leon at the Bojangles Coliseum (20:00)

From my notebook:

  • We have 40 kennels over capacity and need foster families and adopters now. Please consider adopting (fees are waived!) Foster Home. (CMPD Animal Care and Control via Facebook)
  • Coming October 10: Don’t miss a free performance by CSO musicians! Enjoy original works by CSO cellist Jeremy Lamb, Scott Joplin, Weezer Shostakovich at MoRA’s barn. Sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. (Charlotte Symphony via Facebook)
  • After Fall Works’ opening night on October 13, audience members are invited to stay for a 30-minute chat session with artistic director Alejandro Cerrudo…(Charlotte Ballet on Facebook)
  • An ode to nature, Beethoven “musically expresses his desire to live in the countryside” in his Pastoral Symphony. Discover his portrait of nature animated by the Charlotte Symphony, on October 28 and 29 at the Knight Theatre. (Charlotte Symphony via Facebook)
  • Our mission is to provide a safe, affordable, and caring home for families of children receiving care at Charlotte area medical facilities. Families are stronger when they are together. (Artwork from Ronald McDonald Houses of Greater Charlotte via Facebook)
  • The Swarm is looking for new hornets! Yes, you heard us: we are recruiting! Are you looking for a rewarding and fast-paced career? Do you like helping others? (Charlotte Fire Communications “Fire Alarm” via Facebook)
  • In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the DA’s office is hosting a Mecklenburg County Community Support Services banner that features the stories of survivors. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney’s Office via Facebook)
  • There are 10 DAYS left to apply for our open call for the 2023 #ArtPopCLT Cities program! ⁠Full program and application details in our submission guidelines are available for download on the open calls page of our website. ⁠(ArtPop Street Gallery via Instagram)
  • Mélanie, 12, has disappeared! If you have any information or see it, please call me at this number: 704-771-0565. (The next door)

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Alexis Goering

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goring. I’m an East Coast girl with a pulse for people, news, and reporting! I worked for 15 years as a freelance writer/editor/editor in the media industry. I’m also a published author, an experienced blogger, and the founder of Writer at Heart Editorial Services. Visit my website for more details about me and my work. Here is the link: https://alexisagoring.jimdofree.com.

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