🌱 Holiday Fun + Christmas Weather + Fallen Officer Update

Hello, people of Charlotte! It’s me again, Cassie Fambro, your host of the Charlotte Daily.

First, today’s weather:

Sun and some clouds. High: 60 Low: 51.

Here are the top stories today in Charlotte:

  1. Holiday Fun For The Whole Family Across The Carolinas (WCNC.com)
  2. Charlotte Weekend Weather Forecast (Charlotte Patch)
  3. Charlotte Calendar: See What’s Happening In The Area This Weekend (Charlotte Patch)
  4. Sheriff’s office arrests FedEx driver in series of break-ins (Charlotte Observer)
  5. Truck Driver Charged After Officer Killed In I-85 Crash (Charlotte Patch)

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  • CMPD Animal Care and Control: “This kitty, known as Firefly, is number 5,000 for 2021 adoptions! WHOO! We have 7 days of 2021 left so let’s see if we can get another 100 adoptions.” (Facebook)
  • Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC: “Enjoying a cup of joe with CFD fire station 41! This station supports both CFD & NC Air National Guard (NCANG) firefighters as part of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport – CLT emergency response. #KeepKidsAwayFromHotLiquids #Sca…” (Facebook)
  • City of Charlotte Government: “A makeshift memorial to fallen Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Officer Mia Goodwin is growing near a patrol vehicle outside the University City Division station. Thank you to everyone who has expressed their gratitude throughout …” (Facebook)
  • ArtPop Street Gallery: “Can you believe there are only 9 days left till the end of the year? We’re celebrating by taking a look back at the Top 9 most-loved posts from this year!⁠ ⁠ 1. Announcing our #ArtPopCLT Cities Program Class of 2022! What a big year 2022…” (Instagram)
  • CMPD Animal Care and Control: “LOST DOG She was last seen on Coves Edge Lane in the Palisades. Contact 704-962-7034” (Facebook)

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Cassie Fambro

About me: A Texas-native, I’ve spent most of my life in Alabama but have recently moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. I have an avid interest in motorsports, so this makes the Carolinas an ideal region to call home. I have a decade of experience in journalism, graduating from the University of South Alabama with honors in journalism with a double major in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. I spent roughly five years of my career in front of a camera in TV news but I have spent years in print journalism and even earned a couple of cool awards like an Edward R. Murrow award along the way. I enjoy covering stories in education, healthcare, government and most of all, stories that directly help people and improve their lives in some way. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my partner Matt, and our two cats, Kenly and Gotenks, going to new restaurants and hanging out at racetracks.