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Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Community Issues in East and West Sides

Charlotte, N.C. (January 31, 2013) – Charlotte’s East and West side community members will have an opportunity on Feb. 6 to discuss issues surrounding economic development, the streetcar, corridor revitalization and community empowerment at a town hall meeting. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Johnson C. Smith University’s Biddle Hall, 100 Beatties Ford Road.

The Town Hall will feature Ronald L. Carter, Ph.D., president of Johnson C. Smith University;Mary Newsom, UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute; W. Clay Grubb, Grubb Properties; Billy Maddalon, Morehead Inn/VanLandingham Estate; Charlotte City Council members John Autry, James Mitchell and Patsy Kinsey;  N.C. Senator Malcolm Graham, chairman of the Beatties Road Task Force.

About JCSU

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 23 fields of study to more than 1,600 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit or follow the university on social media sites Facebook , Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.   



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