At The Mint, Jonathan Schipper’s ‘Slow Room’ slowly destroys itself

Went back the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte Sunday to see the “State of the Art” show, and specifically the latest action on Jonathan Schipper’s “Slow Room.” This carefully arranged room of furniture has seen big changes since my last visit in April. All the objects are connected by strings to a winch hidden behind … More At The Mint, Jonathan Schipper’s ‘Slow Room’ slowly destroys itself

What NASCAR drivers do on their night off: Race go-karts

It’s Race Week in Charlotte – between last weekend’s NASCAR All-Star Race and this Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers had the night off Tuesday – so what were they doing? Racing, of course, at a go-kart track in Mooresville. It was the fourth annual Little 600, a kart race with racing stars … More What NASCAR drivers do on their night off: Race go-karts

Report says laws have helped improve region’s air

An annual report out this week shows air quality in North Carolina and other southeastern states is continuing to improve. Federal and state laws have made the difference, but there’s concern lawmakers may try to weaken those rules.  The 18th annual State of the Air report from the American Lung Association shows ozone and particle … More Report says laws have helped improve region’s air

Mowing lawns in white suits, as Davidson asbestos cleanup gets underway |WFAE

There was a strange sight in Davidson a few weeks ago – workers in white suits mowing lawns. It’s part of a $3 million asbestos cleanup by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at about 20 homes and other properties around an old mill.  The asbestos came from the old Carolina Asbestos factory, which operated nearby from … More Mowing lawns in white suits, as Davidson asbestos cleanup gets underway |WFAE