I’m writing about making I-277 a river to promote my brand.

Some people are talking about walling off uptown Charlotte with a moat. It’s a joke. But what if it’s not a joke?

An depiction of Interstate 277 near uptown Charlotte as a river. Courtesy: CLT Development.
The re-routed Hocking River in Athens, Ohio. Pic via Wikimedia Commons: OhioOat / CC BY-SA
The Cape Fear River passes underneath the Interstate 295 bridge in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The Charlotte Coliseum, home of the original Charlotte Hornets, in 2000. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/Chris Miller
The headline of a story on wcnc.com from October 24, 2011.

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Senior editor/writer at Our State magazine & SB Nation Longform contributor. Previously Charlotte magazine, WCNC-TV, U.S. National Whitewater Center.

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Jeremy Markovich

Senior editor/writer at Our State magazine & SB Nation Longform contributor. Previously Charlotte magazine, WCNC-TV, U.S. National Whitewater Center.