First Drip (8/14/15): Silver Alert issued for missing Charlotte woman

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The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a 25-year-old Charlotte woman who went missing on Tuesday. Chemise Boyer was last seen at 8628 Stoneface Road wearing a scarf on her head and blue jeans. Boyer is described as being 5'2", 100 pounds, with brown eyes and short, black hair. Boyer is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other type of cognitive impairment.

Chemise Boyer. - COURTESY OF CMPD.
  • Courtesy of CMPD.
  • Chemise Boyer.

Former CMPD officer Randall Kerrick testified in own defense yesterday for two hours, stating that he feared for his life on the night he shot and killed an unarmed Jonathan Ferrell. He continued his testimony this morning. Kerrick often got emotional during his testimony yesterday, which did not affect Jonathan's brother, Willie Ferrell. "If he was sincere with all that crying, he would have apologized a long time ago," Ferrell reportedly said. 

An "In Loving Memory" sign will be posted on Poplin Road in Union County, where transgender teen Ash Haffner jumped in front of a car in February, committing suicide. Haffner, a student at Poplin Ridge High School, left behind a written diary about issues with gender identification and many accounts of bullying that came along with it. April Quick, Ash's mother, has signed a four-year contract with NCDOT for the sign. It is free of charge, but in return, Quick has agreed to do regular cleanups on the road.

The owners of VBGB have announced a plan to build a "sister concept" next door to their existing building in the N.C. Music Factory. The venture will be titled 8.2.0, a reference to its address on Hamilton Street, and will reportedly meld together a mix of entertainment offerings with an upscale karaoke lounge, arcade with retro-style games and multiple bars and an eclectic lounge. Construction is slated to begin in October, with a goal of opening March 1, 2016.

A woman who was reportedly inside a storage building that caught fire just before 3 a.m. in NoDa is OK, according to officials. A mattress in the building, just behind The Chop Shop, caught fire and did about $10,000 in damage, officials said. 


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