Charlotte is a city brimming with newcomers.
By some estimates, about 120 people move here each day, making it one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.
Travon Wallace moved here from Washington, D.C., less than a year ago.
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I am a fourth-grade teacher.
My hobbies are working out and reading. I play video games every now and again.
What brought you here?
I was looking for a city where I could settle down and eventually purchase a home.
What do you like best about Charlotte?
I love everything about Charlotte. However, I really love the level of Black success here. I feel that Charlotte really is the mecca of North Carolina.
What do you like least about Charlotte?
I really hate the potholes.The city has to do something about those.
How do you hope to get involved in the community?
I plan to get more involved helping the homeless population within the warmer months. I will be providing food, clothes and toiletries to those in need.
What’s been your most memorable moment since moving here?
I have so many memorable moments, but I would have to say attending a Charlotte Hornets game earlier this year.
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