First Drip (9/11/13): Update in mayoral race, hot dogs, 9/11

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Come Nov. 5, Patrick Cannon will duke it out with Edwin Peacock for mayor after Cannon beat his Democratic opponent James Mitchell Tuesday night with 56 percent of the vote. Many council members, including Mayor Patsy Kinsey and John Autry, were re-elected to their seats. Why that's good for Charlotte's LGBT community.

If you haven't already, check out our music editor Jeff Hahne's great profile of a NoDa staple: the hot dog vendor many of us, particularly after a few too many drinks, know well.

On a more somber note, earlier this morning the White House held a moment of silence for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Click here for a list of the local commemorative services. And, read Scott Raab of Esquire's story on the ongoing saga that is the construction of the Freedom Tower.

Part of the 9/11 memorial, in lower Manhattan
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  • Part of the 9/11 memorial, in lower Manhattan

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