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City Life: Readers' Picks

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LOCAL HERO Mayor Pat McCrory

LOCAL ZERO (tie) Gloria Pace King & Mayor Pat McCrory

BEST ACTIVIST (INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP) Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN)

BEST LOCAL CHARITY Habitat for Humanity

3815 Latrobe Drive
704-376-2054

BEST NEW SLOGAN FOR CHARLOTTE "Don't Bank On It"

BEST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT Mayor Pat McCrory

WORST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT County Commissioner Bill James

PUBLIC OFFICIAL MOST IN NEED OF TASERING County Commissioner Bill James

BEST USE OF TAX MONEY Light Rail

BIGGEST WASTE OF TAX MONEY Light Rail

BEST LOCAL ATHLETE Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers

BEST THING TO SHOW OFF TO OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS U.S National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
704-391-3900

BEST NEW BUILDING/ATTRACTION EpiCentre

210 E. Trade St.

MOST MISSED OLD BUILDING Athens Restaurant

WORST EYESORE The Arlington (aka "The Pink Building")

315 Arlington Ave.
704-373-1766

BEST HOTEL The Westin

601 S. College St.
704-375-2600

BEST MUSEUM Discovery Place

310 N. Tryon St.
704-372-6261

BEST AREA TO LIVE IN CHARLOTTE Dilworth

BEST PRE-GAME HANGOUT DOWNTOWN Parking Lot Tailgating Parties

WORST INTERSECTION Queens, Queens, Providence and Providence

BEST FESTIVAL Festival in the Park

BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR EXERCISE Freedom Park

1900 East Blvd.
704-432-4280

BEST PLACE TO GET BACK TO NATURE U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
704-391-3900

BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE-WATCH SouthPark Mall

4400 Sharon Road
704-364-4411

BEST GOLF COURSE Quail Hollow Country Club

3700 Glen Eagles Road
704-552-1800

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