The faces behind 12 popular Charlotte Twitter accounts


Twitter is fun. You can use it to interact with individuals you may not normally cross paths with. You can use it to interact with organizations all over the city. Or the world. You can share news, or photos, or web links, or too much personal information. And in the middle of it all, you can wonder, “Who the heck am I actually interacting with?” Especially when it comes to group accounts.

Let’s take a look at the faces behind 12 popular organizations’ accounts in the Charlotte Twitter bubble:

Charlotte Magazine

Handle: @CharlotteMag

Run by: Publisher Richard Thurmond, web/arts editor Andy Smith, executive editor Michael Graff and senior editor Kristen Wile


Great for: Themed guides to the city

Historic South End

Handle: @SouthEndCLT

Run by: Varian Shrum, neighborhood development consultant at Charlotte Center City Partners, and Tobe Holmes, director of Historic South End at Charlotte Center City Partners


Great for: Retweeting important neighborhood updates

Belk Bowl

Handle: @belkbowl

Run by: Miller Yoho, director of communications — Charlotte Sports Foundation


Great for: Comic relief. And drumming up hype about the Dec. 30 Belk Bowl.

The Comedy Zone

Handle: @ComedyZoneCLT

Run by: Brian Baltosiewich, social media manager


Great for: Keeping up with the next comedy performance.

QC Exclusive Magazine

Handle: @qcexclusive

Run by: Publishers Brett Barter and JP Grice


Great for: Keeping tabs on happenings around town

Levine Children’s Hospital/Carolinas HealthCare System

Handles: @LevineChildrens@Carolinas

Run by: A team that includes Lauren Moskowitz, Tamar Raucher, Ben Brown, Beth Thompson, Jennifer Gammage, Marcia Meredith, Claire Simmons, Jason Schneider, Seth Stratton and Andrew Hall.

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Great for: Unexpected motivation

 Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

Handle: @HBGanttCenter

Run by: Alexys Taylor and Sharon Holm

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Great for: Artist updates

Yelp Charlotte

Handle: @yelpcharlotte

Run by: Nikki Wolfe


Great for: Food news you can use

Novant Health

Handle: @NovantHealth

Run by: Patrick Sills, senior social media specialist


Great for: Keeping an eye on news from the region’s medical community.

Amelie’s French Bakery

Handle: @AmeliesBakery

Run by: Stefanie Haviv, Amelie’s PR/social media/graphic/web designer


Great for: Stimulating cravings

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Handle: @thebechtler

Run by: Andy Goh, digital communications specialist

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Great for: Sharing arts news

…and some laughs.

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Handle: @Charlotte_Five

Run by: Editors Corey Inscoe and Katie Toussaint


Great for: You know, getting you connected to Charlotte stuff and things.

Photos: Charlotte Magazine, Ken Noblezada Photography, Miller Yoho (#selfie), Brian Baltosiewich, QC Exclusive, Carolinas HealthCare System, Sharon Holm, Poprock Photography, George Lainis, Brian “BT” Twitty Photography, Mark Hames


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