Charlotte is ready for the DNC

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

Mike Johnson, right, with the Layton County Sheriff's office directs traffic along Church Street in Charlotte, N.C. A day before the Democratic National Convention starts, many streets were closed off already. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Mike Johnson, right, with the Layton County Sheriff's office directs traffic along Church Street in Charlotte, N.C. A day before the Democratic National Convention starts, many streets were closed off already. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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