WFAE Interview with Dr. Ron Carter, President of JCSU

Marshall Terry recently interviewed Dr. Ron Carter, President of Johnson C. Smith University on how the Historic West End has shaped Charlotte as a New South city and to ask questions about a new book published by the University in the summer of 2014. Some very interesting discussion regarding revitalization of the Northwest Corridor and the urban neighborhoods comprising the area closest to uptown. 

Here's a link to the WFAE website and audio from the interview....WFAE Interview w/ Dr. Ron Carter at JCSU.

Trolley Car No. 85 Moves Out of CATS Light Rail Facility

The historic trolley Car No. 85, Charlotte's last (known) remaining original streetcar in existence, was moved out of the Charlotte Area Transit's (CATS) light rail maintenance facility on Thursday, October 9th, to a secure location in north Charlotte. The move comes as a result of Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) requiring more space in their maintenance facility to house new light rail vehicles for the Blue Line LRT. 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, which owns Car No. 85, will provide the car to Lakewood Trolley, when the Lakewood Line is ready for operations. 

Below is a link to video shot documenting the delicate move....

https://vimeo.com/108803709