Three things to pay attention to this week
— Moral Monday in Charlotte: Protestors heading to the Queen City on Monday as supporters, led by North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber, hope to host local protests in cities across the state. The movement has criticized some of the General Assembly’s Republican-backed legislation, including the recently passed elections and unemployment benefits bills. The event is being held at 5 p.m. in Marshall Park in downtown Charlotte.
— The Dr. Phil Show: Rowan County’s recent mystery case involving missing 15-year-old Erica Parsons is slated for the national airwaves starting Tuesday. Parsons’ adoptive parents, Sandy and Casey, will be on the show, which was recorded prior to the Federal Bureau of Investigation executing a search warrant on the family’s Salisbury home. Parsons went missing in 2011, but the couple claims their daughter was living with a relative in Asheville. The special two-part ‘Dr. Phil’ continues Wednesday.
— City Council: The city will hear recommendations from a committee studying ways to preserve the city’s trees on Tuesday. The committee has been working on text amendments to the city’s tree canopy preservation ordinance for months. City Council meets at 4 p.m. in City Hall, 217 S. Main St.