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Both cfa Academy basketball teams are close to capturing the Metrolina Athletic Conference

Posted at 4:48pm on Jan. 29, 2015

Both the boys’ and girls’ teams basketball teams are vying to topple Northside Christian for conference supremacy.

Happening nearby

Posted at 11:40am on Jan. 29, 2015

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of “The Octonauts,” a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium through Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573.

Northside Christian girls’ basketball goes from 1 win to state-title contender

Posted at 4:38pm on Jan. 26, 2015

Northside Christian girls’ basketball coach Ashley McGuirt has made the Knights a state-title contender in just two seasons.

49ers rally behind annual blood drive

Posted at 1:04pm on Jan. 23, 2015

American Red Cross and Lamda Chi Alpha partner for the sixth annual 49ers For Life blood drive, collect 800 units

Student needs give rise to UNCC campus food pantry

Posted at 9:47am on Jan. 21, 2015

Food pantries are sprouting up on college campuses across the nation, part of an emerging trend that’s beginning to shed light on a subject with little data so far: hunger and food insecurity among the college crowd.


Posted at 11:40am on Jan. 22, 2015

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University City ice rink hosts curling tour Jan. 23-25

Posted at 12:51pm on Jan. 14, 2015

Learn to stack, sweep and kizzle kazzle like the professionals when the World Curling Federation Olympic Celebration Tour comes to University City.

Mallard Creek girls’ basketball responds after losing top player to injury

Posted at 3:48pm on Jan. 12, 2015

The Mallard Creek girls’ basketball team started 11-4 despite losing its best player, Chantel Williams, to a season-ending injury.

Charlotte Boxing Academy sending two fighters to national tournament.

Posted at 1:14pm on Jan. 14, 2015

Brothers Jamaal and Jabari Gregory, coached by their father Tim Gregory, will travel to Spokane, Wash., for the USA Boxing Elite National Championships.

University City greenway construction set for spring

Posted at 11:13am on Jan. 14, 2015

A greenway project linking the UNCCharlotte campus to nearby neighborhoods and retail has cleared a key hurdle with the state Department of Transportation and is now on track to begin construction this spring.


Posted at 4:48pm on Jan. 15, 2015

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UNCCharlotte panel to discuss why black men matter

Posted at 12:12pm on Jan. 14, 2015

UNC Charlotte’s Real Talk – A Community Conversation series will continue its discussion of the African-American male this month with ‘Heart and Soul: What the Health of the Black American Male Means to the Entire Community.’

Carson Ferguson earns 2nd national championship at age 14

Posted at 4:55pm on Jan. 9, 2015

Competing for a national championship wasn’t in Carson Ferguson’s 2014 plans when the season began, but a blown engine in his dirt late model changed things.

Beekeepers’ regional network looks to attract new hobbyists

Posted at 3:18pm on Jan. 8, 2015

Multiple beekeeping groups are preparing to start honeybee schools, where beginners can interact with experienced beekeepers as they learn how to make a hive thrive. It’s a step that could help fight the decline of the species.

ASAP sports program helps disabled get back in the game

Posted at 10:22am on Jan. 7, 2015

Carolinas HealthCare System’s Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program helps people with physical disabilities get off the athletic sidelines.


Posted at 4:27pm on Jan. 8, 2015

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Mild weather may not last all winter in Charlotte region

Posted at 8:08am on Jan. 8, 2015

Last week’s cold snap notwithstanding, this winter has been milder so far than 2013-14. That won’t necessarily continue for the rest of the season. Enjoy it, but prepare for the worst.

Healthier 49ers indoor track and field team hopes for improvement

Posted at 12:33am on Jan. 9, 2015

The Charlotte 49ers indoor track and field team is hopeful that a healthier squad will lead to a better conference finish.

BLE construction will continue to play major role for UCity in 2015

Posted at 5:07pm on Jan. 8, 2015

University City officials called 2014 a tremendous year for area growth and believe that a number of the projects that made it so – many involving transportation – will carry through the new year.


Posted at 1:44pm on Dec. 31, 2014

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49ers women’s basketball gets hot heading into winter break

Posted at 8:54am on Dec. 30, 2014

Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball won three of their four games before the holiday break.

Happening nearby

Posted at 9:28am on Dec. 31, 2014

Senior open play is an open gym time for adults older than 55. Cost $1. 7-8:30 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234;

Stepping up in crunch time: A look back at the fall sports season

Posted at 3:39pm on Dec. 24, 2014

The University City News looks back at the 2014 fall sports season, highlighting some of the best individual performances.


Posted at 3:46pm on Dec. 24, 2014

Taking down Christmas: Beginning Jan.5, Solid Waste Services will collect natural Christmas trees (all decorations removed) as yard waste.

Huntersville octogenarian marks bachelor’s degree off bucket list

Posted at 4:11pm on Dec. 23, 2014

As it is for many, December has been hectic for Beverly Coberly.

Police ramp up efforts on Charlotte-area roads for holidays

Posted at 2:59pm on Dec. 24, 2014

State and local law enforcement agencies have a strong presence on area roads as the 2014 holiday season comes to a close, despite national statistics that show drunken-driving-related fatalities were down in 2013 from the previous year.

Sugaw Creek Jaguars rally around each other

Posted at 10:59am on Dec. 16, 2014

Teammates on the Sugaw Creek Cross Country for Youth team learned to rally around each other in hard times.


Posted at 4:26pm on Dec. 18, 2014

Roads opening: The Charlotte Department of Transportation has announced the opening of Benfield, Ridge, Craven Thomas, Robert Helms and Prosperity Ridge roads as of Dec.17.

It’s a turning point: Spade the veggie garden

Posted at 8:50am on Dec. 17, 2014

Food growers can celebrate today’s winter solstice with an ancient ritual: Spading the vegetable garden.

Happening nearby

Posted at 3:14pm on Dec. 18, 2014

Harrisburg Presbyterian is collecting turkey and ham donations to benefit local food banks and pantries. Monetary donations will be put toward bulk purchases. 9 a.m.-noon. Harrisburg Presbyterian Church, 4815 N.C. 49, Harrisburg 704-455-2491;

Officials continue to seek resident feedback on update to UCity Area Plan

Posted at 3:27pm on Dec. 18, 2014

As work continues on an update to the plan that will help guide University City development along the light rail extension, officials say they want to receive more feedback from residents.

UNCC filmmaker documents grassroots effort to bring Hornets name back to Charlotte

Posted at 8:38pm on Dec. 14, 2014

After three years of filming, a documentary about the grassroots effort to bring the Charlotte Hornets NBA team name back to its home city has a release date in the spring.

In December, rest, read up after a few chores are done

Posted at 8:30pm on Dec. 9, 2014

December is time to band trees against cankerworms; plant bulbs, trees, shrubs and woody herbs; start early vegetables indoors; and prepare spring beds.

Charlotte 49ers club hockey team moving forward with former player as coach

Posted at 3:44pm on Dec. 9, 2014

Now a UNC Charlotte graduate student, club hockey coach Dave Kenehan played for 49ers for five seasons.

Clean Graffiti Project puts children-supportive messages on sidewalks

Posted at 4:29pm on Dec. 9, 2014

Imagine trudging along the path to school and stumbling upon a message such as ‘Hold your head up high’ or ‘Do good’ written on the sidewalk.

Artist gets inspiration from homes’ wood frames

Posted at 1:52pm on Dec. 11, 2014

During the residential construction boom a few years ago, Ted Lott saw masterpieces everywhere he traveled across the country.

Cross country helps the Mallard Creek wrestling program

Posted at 3:54pm on Dec. 2, 2014

The Mallard Creek wrestling team is off to a 6-0 start, including a victory over state power Lake Norman.


Posted at 3:36pm on Dec. 4, 2014

Shaping the future: Residents can help shape University City’s light-rail-powered future and get a construction update on the Lynx Blue Line Extension project at a Dec.9 meeting.

NoDa celebrates Krampus, Santa’s ‘nasty helper’

Posted at 1:27pm on Dec. 2, 2014

NoDa, a neighborhood known for quirky fun, recreates Krampuslauf, event, with Santa’s devil helper chasing people through the streets.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools educators, UNC Charlotte students bring arts-based learning to classrooms

Posted at 3:56pm on Dec. 4, 2014

A partnership between a local elementary school, UNCCharlotte and a national nonprofit not only is benefiting young students but training future educators.

Charlotte Curling Association christens its own ice

Posted at 12:31pm on Dec. 4, 2014

The Charlotte Curling Association will have a grand opening and community open house 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13 to introduce its new dedicated curling facility on Old Statesville Road, replacing play at the Pineville Ice House.

UNCC botanist Mellichamp honored on retirement

Posted at 12:58pm on Dec. 2, 2014

Larry Mellichamp, director of UNCCharlotte’s Botanical Garden and a professor of botany, will retire at the end of 2014 after almost four decades on the faculty.

Meck County residents asked for input on Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted at 6:16am on Dec. 1, 2014

Residents of Mecklenburg County are being asked for their input on which natural disasters and hazards they believe are the greatest risks for their communities.

Hardware shop shifted by light rail

Posted at 11:54am on Nov. 26, 2014

Faulk Brothers Hardware has been forced out of its location by construction of Charlotte’s LYNX Blue Line Extension. Now the staff is transforming the new location, only half a mile away.


Posted at 12:15pm on Nov. 26, 2014

Holiday title swap: The University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd, will host “Book Talk: Festive Holiday Title Swap for Twenties and Thirties,” 6:30p.m. Dec.4.

Charlotte 49ers volleyball finishes season on high note

Posted at 10:15am on Nov. 25, 2014

The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team made it to the conference tournament and had a non-losing season for the first time since 2010.

Charlotte foundation won’t let theft stop Spirit of Giving

Posted at 6:35pm on Nov. 20, 2014

A Nov. 20 break-in and the theft of new clothing and toys is not dampening the generosity of event organizers who aim to help children. But in spite of the crime, Our Foundation for Children will go ahead with its annual Spirit of Giving event Dec. 13 at 5630 Phillips St. in Charlotte.


Posted at 6:40pm on Nov. 20, 2014

Operation Toy Soldier: This holiday season, Powles Funeral Home and Carolina Cremation will participate in Operation Toy Soldier, a toy drive for the children of local active and non-active military service members. New, unwrapped toys can be donated Dec.1-21 so they can be delivered right before Christmas. Donate at Powles Funeral Home, 913 W. Main St., Rockwell, or at Carolina Cremation locations: 650 Industrial Ave., Salisbury, and or 8517 Davis Lake Parkway, Suite D-3, Charlotte, Operation Toy Soldier is sponsored by Veterans Funeral Care. For details visit

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer gives shopping safety tips

Posted at 3:17pm on Nov. 18, 2014

Officer Bob Phelps of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s University City Division One offers a list of holiday shopping and home delivery safety tips.

Charlotte women’s basketball team takes a new approach to this season

Posted at 3:32pm on Nov. 18, 2014

Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball coach Cara Consuegra says team will focus on the process rather than the end results.