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Plumb crazy 
for Joe (access required)

Americans haven’t heard the last of Joe the Plumber. Lucky us. Joe, a Republican whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher, is trying to flush Democratic U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur out of office. Wurzelbacher, who became a household name after he questioned ...

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Sorry, Jack (access required)

In the movie “Footloose,” there’s a weird scene where Kevin Bacon expresses his angst through dancing. (The Meckcetera team does it often; it’s quite cathartic.) It’s not known whether Rob Nixon, owner of sports bar Jackalope Jack’s, is angrily dancing ...

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For deer life (access required)

This month, national news was made when an Ohio sheriff gave the order to shoot and kill 48 exotic animals. Sorry, sheriff, but we were gunning down wildlife in North Carolina way before you. In September, North Carolina wildlife officials ...

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Stoned (access required)

If September campaign finance reports (those are the latest ones available) are any indication of a candidate’s chances to win an election, it doesn’t look good for Stone. Stone, with $100,190, isn’t sitting on nearly as high a pile of cash as ...

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Against 
the stream (access required)

The North Carolina Technology Association is hosting two briefings with politicians this month. One of them is today in Charlotte. But, surprisingly, the NCTA will not be using the ubiquitous technology that is streaming live video online to make the ...

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Scary calories (access required)

Nothing says Halloween like pancakes, right? Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, which has four Charlotte locations, certainly thinks so, and it is offering “Scary Face Pancakes” during October. The promotion includes an oversized buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping ...

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