Posted at 2:59pm on May. 14, 2013
Led by a student spirit group named Creek Chaos and supported by the Mallard Creek High Athletic Booster Club, fundraising efforts are in place to support the construction of a combination concession stand and press box in the near future.
Posted at 12:47pm on May. 9, 2013
NorthEast Coalition: Speakers will discuss the Charlotte airport, city budget and taxes, Panthers stadium upgrades, transportation needs and more at a Northeast Coalition meeting at 2 p.m. May 19 at the University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd. Speakers will include City Manager Ron Carlee, Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon, several City Council members and County Commissioner Trevor Fuller. Refreshments will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Posted at 2:46pm on May. 14, 2013
Residents who live along the proposed path of the Blue Line Extension, which will connect University City to Charlotte’s light rail system, are worried that it will harm them.
Posted at 10:53am on May. 9, 2013
Try treating your mom to one of these Mother’s Day events with Earth-friendly themes.
Posted at 12:07am on May. 8, 2013
No buyer was found who was willing to pay the high cost of rehabilitating the 1915 structure.
Posted at 11:09am on May. 8, 2013
Charcoal gives better flavor if you ditch the lighter fluid, he says, but Americans buy one-third more gas grills.
Posted at 10:00am on May. 6, 2013
“When illness strikes,” says Temple Beth El Cantor Andrew Bernard, “the possibility of healing remains a reality even when the possibility of a cure does not.”
Posted at 10:19pm on May. 5, 2013
Trees are the culprits for most spring pollen allergies, UNC Charlotte experts say.
Posted at 11:46am on May. 2, 2013
Town hall meeting: District 4 City Council member Michael Barnes will host a town hall meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 16 at the IKEA Community Room, 8300 Ikea Blvd. Speakers include Barnes, City Manager Ron Carlee, CATS staff members Carolyn Flowers and Danny Rogers, Eric Hunter of the N.C. Department of Transportation, Johanna Quinn of the Charlotte DOT and new police captains for the University City, North Tryon and North divisions. Topics will be upcoming District 4 projects, the Blue Line extension, and updates on Interstate 485 and I-85.
Posted at 2:17pm on May. 7, 2013
Motivated in part by the bicycle traffic death of a Myers Park student last year, Charlotte City Council updated an ordinance recently that stipulates where residents can put roll-out bins.
Posted at 11:32am on May. 2, 2013
In May, University City swings on the garden gate. We come in cool and rainy – and go out roasting in the summer heat. But we have a lot to enjoy in between those times.
Posted at 8:21pm on May. 1, 2013
It’s for everybody, but newcomers will get a fine introduction to the city.
Posted at 12:50pm on May. 2, 2013
Freedom by Design does community build project at Chantilly Montessori school by creating outdoor learning space.
Posted at 1:38pm on Apr. 25, 2013
Bike event: The 13th annual BIKE! Charlotte event will take place April 26-May 12. It’s 17 days of bicycle-related events encouraging the use of bikes for transportation and recreation. The calendar is online and includes Cycle Charlotte, the family-friendly bike ride with three supported bike routes from South End to uptown. All the events are free. www.bikecharlotte.org.
Posted at 5:05pm on Apr. 25, 2013
Teachers are meant to be honored through the mural because it’s a teaching tool, allowing students to learn about state and city music, commerce, civics and history.
Posted at 10:00am on Apr. 24, 2013
The time may come when we won’t run out to the store, but up to it.
Posted at 5:32pm on Apr. 25, 2013
No one seems to have noticed that Charlotte canceled its big uptown “Clean and Green” Earth Day event in 2011. Organizers blame reduced funding, banker's green trumping Mother Earth green.
‘From the Back of the Line’ is a documentary that follows the lives of seven undocumented immigrants living in Charlotte.
Posted at 11:56am on Apr. 25, 2013
Hannah Levinson is a 25-year-old graduate student with lazy ringlets of strawberry blonde hair that cascade over her dark-framed eyeglasses, and a penchant for the expression “Oy!” that hints at her family’s Yiddish roots.
Posted at 5:37pm on Apr. 25, 2013
Third annual Can You Dig It tour promises to be the best garden tour yet, organizers say.
Posted at 3:27pm on Apr. 18, 2013
Environmental Way, a company that brings sustainable energy practices to other businesses, hosts the Green Goats and Garden festival and will showcase environment-themed artwork from UNCC students.
Posted at 12:15pm on Apr. 18, 2013
No one who talks to Walter Taylor can avoid taking in the scar that’s gouged from the top edge of his cheekbone to the corner of his lips.
Posted at 12:50am on Apr. 22, 2013
The Charlotte Green Initiative, a student-led committee, tries to stop stadium waste before it happens.
Posted at 3:26pm on Apr. 18, 2013
Festival: University City Partners will host the Green Goats and Gardens Festival 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27 at 1000 Louis Rose Place at the University Research Park. The festival is family-friendly and will have a bike inspection and rodeo, a UNCC student art show, an adopt-a-dog station, and exhibitions of green products, farm stands and health and wellness stations. Kids can color a picture of a goat to enter for the chance to win a bike. www.greengoatsandgardens.com.
Posted at 1:06pm on Apr. 21, 2013
Sow Much Good farm, which began in Huntersville, is expanding with a second farm off Sunset Road to try to reach more people on Charlottes westside.
Posted at 10:22am on Apr. 19, 2013
The local food movement last week made some ground-breaking progress, as three Cabarrus County farming families announced the opening of Peachtree Market, a small grocery store that will sell local and regional products.
Posted at 12:47pm on Apr. 18, 2013
Outfielder Bri Gwaltney hopes her legacy will lift the younger players on the 49ers team
UNCC professor, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library bilingual specialist pen a children’s play for all cultures
Posted at 8:33pm on Apr. 17, 2013
When Elizabeth Murray decided to find a bilingual children’s play for UNC Charlotte’s Theatre Department to perform, the search made her feel as if she had been cast in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”
Posted at 12:01pm on Apr. 17, 2013
Construction of the Toby Creek Greenway Phase 2, linking UNC Charlotte with Autumnwood, will begin in the spring of 2014,
Posted at 11:43am on Apr. 11, 2013
April is the time for local spring plant sales, offering a chance to pick up choice varieties while supporting some excellent local gardening programs. Two of the best sales take place in University City.
Posted at 4:34pm on Apr. 9, 2013
Full house of viewers see images of Jupiter, Orion Nebula, other heavenly bodies at UNCC’s new observatory.
Posted at 7:04pm on Apr. 10, 2013
Crescent Communities on Wednesday broke ground on Alexander Village, a 63-acre multi-use development at University Research Park. The first phase is a 320-unit luxury apartment community called Crescent Alexander Village (formerly Circle Alexander Village), that sits on 27 acres on Senator Royall Drive south of Mallard Creek Church Road.
Posted at 3:25pm on Apr. 4, 2013
Sean Carroll, who studies the Higgs Boson particle, theoretical and astrophysics, comes to UNC Charlotte to give lecture on the particle and other mysteries of the universe.
Posted at 12:17pm on Apr. 4, 2013
Though just starting, Charlotte man has shown ability to rank among world’s best paralympic runners
Posted at 2:24pm on Apr. 2, 2013
The annual free, self-guided event brings Grove Park and Ravenwood neighbors together, organizers say.
Posted at 2:30pm on Apr. 2, 2013
People enjoy learning about science, when it’s hands-on and explained in a way they can understand.
Posted at 2:10pm on Apr. 2, 2013
Hungry birds, fish can lead you to where you should be angling
Posted at 9:57am on Apr. 4, 2013
That March, seductively spring-like temperatures had misled some into planting as much as a month too early.
Posted at 3:58pm on Mar. 28, 2013
Higher learning: The UNC Charlotte Research Institute will hold a Venture Knowledge Session on public relations at 11:45 April 4 at the Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. CEOs, founders and leaders of entrepreneurial ventures and startup businesses and are welcome. Patrick McClean, an entrepreneur, writer and teacher, will lead the session on improving skills for entrepreneurs and non-marketing types to communicate better. Lunch provided. Registration required; send contact information to Carolyn Smith at email@example.com.
Posted at 5:37pm on Mar. 30, 2013
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system is expanding hours at a dozen branches this week, including opening all of its community and neighborhood locations on Mondays.
Posted at 10:42am on Mar. 29, 2013
Murrell, 91, and Kitty Cook, 90, said love, patience and respect kept them together for 64 years.
Posted at 11:07am on Mar. 28, 2013
Charlotte Club for Motorists, recognized recently by the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association, will participate in the Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway April 4-7.
Posted at 12:01pm on Mar. 27, 2013
Drag queens perform in outrageous, raucous fundraiser for Regional AIDS Interfaith Network.
Posted at 12:14pm on Mar. 27, 2013
Members of Rise Up offer GED classes, life skill classes, life coaches, even babysitting to help women escape their traffickers and leave the club scene altogether.
Posted at 3:03pm on Mar. 25, 2013
Large corporations with energy interests are moving into the University City area. Most recently Areva, a company focused on nuclear and renewable energies, announced it would move its North American headquarters to Innovation Park this year. The company already employs 600 people in the university area.
Posted at 3:14pm on Mar. 24, 2013
Monday meeting will provide information on registering for tournaments
Posted at 2:58pm on Mar. 22, 2013
Store draws wide range of ages, stocks movies, video games, music CDs
Posted at 11:31am on Mar. 21, 2013
Elementary school beats out six other Charlotte schools in a Facebook contest; Burpee gives 500 plants, plus growing tips, to residents.
Posted at 6:06pm on Mar. 21, 2013
OBRA Collective members hope to expose more people to immigration/deportation issues through art galleries.
Posted at 12:45pm on Mar. 22, 2013
On the wall in UNC Charlottes Rowe Lower Gallery hangs a restaurants old industrial dish rack.
Posted at 11:12am on Mar. 20, 2013
After closing last season on a 1-9 slide, Charlotte baseball team gets 1,000th win early in 2013