Billboards en Making Art 'Pop' On Highway Billboards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sometimes highway billboards are an eyesore. But the Arts and Science Council and a group called </span>ArtPop<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are trying to change that by placing the work of 20 local artists on billboards. Fifteen have already been chosen. And this week, the public can vote on the last five artists.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:50:51 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39937 at Making Art 'Pop' On Highway Billboards Episode 5: Charlotte's Tree Obsession <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to "</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a>,"<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the seven cities I've lived and worked in, Charlotte has got to be most green. When you're getting ready for an airplane landing, it's like you're descending into a forest. Once you're on the ground, you quickly learn trees are a big part of the city's identity.</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:45:51 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20592 at Episode 5: Charlotte's Tree Obsession Several Hundred Trees Cleared Since Billboard Law's Passage <P>A new North Carolina law that allows the state to override local tree-protection ordinances has resulted in the loss of several hundred trees that covered at least 50 acres near billboards in Charlotte, according to the city's arborist.&nbsp;</P> <P>How the legislation is implemented is still being determined by the state Department of Transportation. The process involves a public comment period that ends Friday.</P> <P>Before Senate Bill 83 passed last March, billboard companies were at the mercy of local ordinances if they wanted to cut down trees. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:32:56 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 4920 at Several Hundred Trees Cleared Since Billboard Law's Passage