Charlotte is ready for the DNC

Charlotte kicks of the Democratic National Convention with a party, CarolinaFest.

Proponents of DC statehood, from left, David Lowell, John Cappozi and Ann Howell hand out literature outside the Democratic National Convention. DC Mayor Vincent Gray will speak during the convention. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

Proponents of DC statehood, from left, David Lowell, John Cappozi and Ann Howell hand out literature outside the Democratic National Convention. DC Mayor Vincent Gray will speak during the convention. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

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