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Hey Y’all - thanks for your support over the past year. It means a lot that over 5,000 people are interested in hearing our takes on art and culture while building our community.
As we close in on our one-year anniversary, we’re honored to have been nominated by Queen City Nerve readers as the Best Blog in Charlotte. We’d be humbled to have your vote as well, and while you don’t have to fill out the entire ballot, some good friends of Y’all Weekly are up for awards as well - and some categories are just plain fun (though choosing between Chubby and Sir Minty for Best Mascot is a tough one).
Note: Y’all is on page 4, question Q.56 of the ballot.
“Best in the Nest” City Life Cheat Sheet
Q.6 - Best City Improvement
Rebekah & Sam have done a lot of work on Vision Zero, and it’s an important initiative to save pedestrian lives. Charlotte loses almost 100 people to vehicle-involved deaths every year. In a perfect world that number should be zero, but it can be much lower than it is now.
Q.26 - Best Local Sports Figure
We’re hoping LaMelo has a career year for the Hornets, but when it comes to someone who is always out griding in the community and on the pitch it’s hard to beat Charlotte FC star (and UNC Charlotte alum) Brandt Bronico. Like many members of the Crown, he’s working to bring much needed resources to low-income communities, and his grindset on the pitch speaks for itself
Q.36 - Best Journalist
It’s impossible to go wrong in this category. Carroll Walton is one of the most experienced journalists covering Charlotte FC, and broke the biggest local soccer story of the year. Hunter Saenz and Joe Bruno are both well-known for having their finger of the pulse of the community (also we loved the wedding photos). WJZY’s Jody Barr has emerged as a hard-working investigative reporter in the market. However, we’d be shocked if the winner is anyone other than Steve Crump, the legendary Charlotte reporter and documentarian our community lost this year.
Q.39 - Best Local Podcast
One of many categories where it’s hard to go wrong, but Charlotte Soccer Show stands out for their efforts in building community with watch parties that bring out a diverse group of soccer fans, and by recording the podcast at spots all over Charlotte. Doesn’t hurt that hosts John & Danny have extensive sports media experience that they bring to a crowded market of Charlotte FC podcasts.
Q.54 - Best Twitter Account
CLT Development, run by Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission member Clayton Sealy, is an amazing inside source for everything Charlotte - not just development.
Q.56 - Best Web Blog
Q.57 - Best Local Activist
Don’t make us choose! You can’t go wrong with Ray McKinnon or Cameron Pruette.
Special Mention - Best Rapper
Under his stage name “Red Jesse,” our arts & culture reporter Jesse Boykin Kimmel is up for “Best Rapper” in the Charlotte region. Vote in the Arts & Culture section here.
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