Thursday, January 22, 2009

In-Depth Charlotte Neighborhood News Now Available Online

In-Depth Charlotte Neighborhood News Now Available Online

CHARLOTTE, NC - In-depth news about Charlotte neighborhoods is now
being published online by, using an innovative
source created to provide "hyperlocal news."

Charlotte neighborhood news now carried on
includes frequently updated records of police calls for service,
building permit inspections, food establishment inspections, Charlotte
photos from, locations in the media, business reviews, new
real estate listings, new public library items, minutes of public
bodies such as City Council and zoning meetings, and more.

"Our Neighborhood News section is organized by zip code, since there
are over 150 neighborhoods and that would have been unwieldy," said
Buck Lawrimore, editor of "We believe this is
the first time that the extensive resources of, which
is operating on grants from the Knight Foundation and others, have
been made available to Charlotte residents. Charlotte was one of the
first major U.S. cities to be included in the database,
and the information they have provided is simply amazing."

"This is part of a growing national trend called hyperlocal news,"
Lawrimore said. "It means news localized down to the neighborhood
level and of particular interest to the people who live in those
neighborhoods. We also invite people who live in Charlotte's
neighborhoods, as well as local businesses and organizations, to
submit neighborhood news to us directly through our website." is a service of Lawrimore Communications Inc., a
marketing, public relations, and web design firm founded in Charlotte
in 1979.