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It's the first Saturday night of a new initiative; three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers hitting the streets on foot or bike from 6 p.m. until 4 a.m.
East Charlotte residents got a chance to weigh in on what they would like to see in their new regional recreation center at Eastway Park
It was a perfect weather to enjoy a hike and Carolina Thread Trail was the place to do it Saturday.