John Short
| @thetrolleywalk |
I live in Elizabeth, work in Uptown, and spend my time loving where Charlotte's been and thinking about its future.

Which team will the $5,000 prize? Queen City Quiz Show finals take place Saturday and it’s free to attend

What was the original name of Johnson C. Smith University? By how much did the population of Charlotte increase when Camp Greene opened 100 years ago? How long...

Yard Art Day is coming and you should be about it

If you aren’t familiar with Yard Art Day, it is an annual “grassroots arts exhibition, curated by the community for the community” which is as simple as...

I went to Ramsey Park Beach and while it’s no Margaritaville, it’s nothing like the disaster last year

Last year people were very excited for Mecklenburg County’s first public beach to open. So many people wanted to check it out that in fact, the volume of...

Elizabeth as we knew it is dead, but that’s okay

The dedication ceremony for Independence Park’s new rose garden is May 20th. The roses and other plants in the garden it’s replacing demanded...

I got tired of Charlotte’s losing sports teams, but then I found Queens basketball

The past 12 months have not been kind to Charlotte’s sports teams. The Panthers had a 6-10 record in a disappointing follow-up to their highly enjoyable...

6 reasons you should care about the Belk Bowl

The Belk Bowl kicks off on December 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Uptown. The game has been around Charlotte for 15 years, is huge for the city from an economic...

How to make balls like you see on Hillside

You’ve almost certainly seen festive holiday light balls around town this time of year. Typically hanging in an impressive oak on an equally impressive...

Who actually votes in Mecklenburg County?

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly asking rhetorical questions to nobody about the city in which we live. Who is actually moving to Charlotte?...

Elizabeth neighbors made a pumpkin wall that’s 60 feet long

If you’re unfamiliar the Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall, it is one of Charlotte’s finest Halloween traditions. Each year, community volunteers in the...

Experience Paris Fashion Week in the QC while giving back

We are undoubtedly enduring some trying times as a community. When events as serious as what we’ve experienced over the past week are fresh in our minds, it...

The Stiletto Sprint is unlike any race in town

For most short road races in Charlotte the routine is the same. Get up early on a Saturday, toss on your running gear and head to a 5k course where you do...

The time David Copperfield blew up a Charlotte landmark

It’s no secret that Uptown Charlotte lacks a multitude of historic buildings. For one reason or another, many of the buildings from Charlotte’s past have...