The King of the South debate continues:
“We could’ve easily become a Knoxville, Greensboro or Richmond,” Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory was quoted as saying in a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution story. “Instead we compete, fortunately, with Denver, Dallas and Atlanta.”
A Knoxville News Sentinel blogger today takes issue with the comment in a post entitled "Charlotte mayor knocks Knoxville."
He notes: "A few years back, the mayor of Charlotte got a bouquet of flowers from his counterpart in Atlanta, but he might not get the same treatment from Knoxville boosters. ...Ouch!"
Observer associate editor Mary Newsom columnist recently weighed in on the matter.
It all started with the AJC article alleging that "Charlotte, the Queen City, maintains pretensions of one day surpassing Atlanta as economic King of the South. Sam Williams, head of Atlanta’s Chamber of Commerce, says dream on."
Click here to read the entire Charlotte vs. Atlanta story.
- Doug Miller