Posted at 10:15am on Nov. 14, 2014
Vance volleyball coach Troy Whitehurst was named conference coach of the year as his team earns respect on the court.
Posted at 3:29pm on Nov. 13, 2014
A training program that started in University City less than a year ago, teaching how to respond in an active-shooter situation, is now gaining traction citywide.
Posted at 8:37am on Nov. 12, 2014
The fall concert of the UNCCharlotte Department of Dance will have a diverse program, mixing classical ballerinas and contemporary dancers; 19th-century tutus and modern black leotards; antiwar themes and West African masquerades. The concert, a showcase of student talent under the direction of UNCC professors, will be performed Nov. 20-23 on campus.
Posted at 4:12pm on Nov. 12, 2014
Nextdoor is a virtual way for community residents to connect with each other.
Posted at 3:13pm on Nov. 13, 2014
Food drive: Our Foundation for Children, a nonprofit based in University City, is accepting donations of nonperishable food for needy families.
Posted at 2:50pm on Nov. 6, 2014
Months after hundreds of UNCCharlotte students experienced delays moving into their new University City-area apartments, some say they’re still waiting for developers to honor their original agreements.
Posted at 3:39pm on Nov. 6, 2014
North Carolina music: Author and photographer Daniel Coston will present a free program about N.C. music from the 1960s to the present 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 22 at University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd. Reservations aren’t required. Details: 704-416-0150.
Posted at 1:37pm on Nov. 6, 2014
Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer has posted eight shutouts, including three in past four games.
Posted at 2:19pm on Nov. 6, 2014
Pickleball, a cross between tennis and table tennis, is growing in popularity, particularly among senior adults. Mallard Creek Recreation Center hosts games Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Posted at 2:44pm on Oct. 28, 2014
They say that nothing brings out your inner control freak better than letting a child “help” you.
Posted at 12:58pm on Oct. 29, 2014
The top eight teams in the Charlotte Cornhole Series final tournament Nov. 1 will share $2,500.
Posted at 3:17pm on Oct. 28, 2014
The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team was fighting for one of the top eight spots in the standings to qualify for the Conference USA tournament, which Charlotte will host Nov. 5-9.
Posted at 8:52am on Oct. 30, 2014
Matt Tifft always enjoyed Martinsville Speedway as a boy, so when the UNC Charlotte freshman recorded an eighth-place finish in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the tough little short track, he couldn’t quit smiling.
Posted at 9:33am on Oct. 29, 2014
This month, stay on top of basic garden chores: Clean up summer crop remains, prepare for frost, bring houseplants indoors, hoe and mulch against cool-season weeds. Band trees against cankerworms between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
Posted at 4:16pm on Oct. 30, 2014
Major improvements could be in store for the University City area if voters approve the nearly $146million in city bonds, local business and community leaders say.
Posted at 12:52pm on Oct. 28, 2014
The formation of Diane Glenn’s The Gift of Life Foundation grew out of her experience with breast cancer and a special 39th birthday celebration. It has raised thousands of dollars and made financial donations to local and national partners. It also has provided assistance to cancer patients (and their caregivers) experiencing financial hardship as a result of their diagnoses.
Posted at 9:39am on Oct. 29, 2014
Displaced from the new route that Prosperity Church Road will take once the last leg of I-485 is finished next year, 225-year-old Prosperity Presbyterian Church’s main entrance will connect to the new Benfield Road. The change has upset church members concerned about access and centuries of tradition.
Posted at 12:15pm on Oct. 28, 2014
For many, Halloween is a one-night deal spent in costume, mingling under store-bought cotton-spun spider webs and sipping “eyeball” punch in someone’s living-room-turned-ghoul-den.
Posted at 12:58pm on Oct. 22, 2014
Proceeds from the Jamie Szot Memorial Baseball Tournament benefit Nik and Jayson Szot, whose father was killed in a motorcycle accident in August.
Posted at 7:38pm on Oct. 23, 2014
Harrisburg Family House Restaurant, offspring of the well-known but now-defunct Athens Restaurant of uptown Charlotte, offers good food at reasonable prices.
Posted at 2:06pm on Oct. 23, 2014
Flu shots for veterans: Veterans can get free flu shots at a drive-thru clinic in University City provided by the Salisbury VA Medical Center.
Posted at 2:16pm on Oct. 23, 2014
University City residents can get an update on the progress of the Charlotte Area Transit System’s Lynx Blue Line Extension and other local transportation improvement projects during two public meetings this week.
Posted at 11:26am on Oct. 20, 2014
About 150 high school students from Vance, Independence, Providence and Rocky River were part of the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy project to package food for the hungry.
Posted at 3:02pm on Oct. 14, 2014
Halloween marks the mid-point of our monthlong window for planting garlic here in Charlotte, mid-October through mid-November. Bury those pale little cloves, so cool and still, in the garden, and like magic they will produce big fat bulbs around the Fourth of July.
Posted at 11:18am on Oct. 15, 2014
Julia Cirone smiled and welcomed participants to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte’s Buddy Walk at UNC Charlotte’s Jerry Richardson Stadium on Oct.11.
Posted at 8:19am on Oct. 15, 2014
Vance High’s seven-member girls’ golf team is the first of its kind since the school opened in 1997.
Posted at 1:25pm on Oct. 9, 2014
Jonathan Isley joined hands with 14 school-aged, adolescent and adult siblings of people with Down syndrome at the Carolinas Down Syndrome Conference.
Posted at 12:36pm on Oct. 9, 2014
The No. 10 UNC Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team has five players with at least three goals in the first nine games.
Posted at 12:56pm on Oct. 9, 2014
Made possible by a $2million donation from alumni Vickie and Gene Johnson, the new marching band will debut in the 2015 football season. The announcement was made Oct.2 at the site of the band program’s future facility, named for the donors.
Posted at 8:39am on Oct. 9, 2014
N.C. Community Garden Partners, a statewide nonprofit, will have its popular annual community gardening conference Oct. 25 on the campus of UNCAsheville. It will offer workshops designed to strengthen community gardening skills.
Posted at 12:19pm on Oct. 9, 2014
University City residents will have two chances this month to meet with police about community concerns, learn how to prevent becoming a victim of crime and ask questions of officers who patrol their neighborhoods.
Posted at 2:14pm on Oct. 9, 2014
Mallard Creek Barbecue: Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church will host its 85th annual barbecue at 10 a.m. Oct.23 at its community house, 11400 Mallard Creek Road.
Residents of Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood are among the first players for the Charlotte Women’s Rugby Club
Posted at 12:30pm on Oct. 1, 2014
The Charlotte Women’s Rugby Club is playing its first games this season after a couple years of recruiting players.
Posted at 11:29am on Oct. 2, 2014
Something about yard sales makes us go a little nuts.
Posted at 9:32am on Oct. 1, 2014
At St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s shave-athon, ‘shavees’ promise sponsors they’ll shave their heads in exchange for donations to the childhood cancer research charity.
Posted at 2:07pm on Oct. 1, 2014
Check out these tips on planting in fall; plus, UNC Charlotte has a new community garden.
Posted at 11:39am on Oct. 1, 2014
A stately willow oak, probably 125 years old, stood in the way of access roads to the final section of Interstate 485. Even the men whose chainsaws did the work felt bad that they had to take it down.
Posted at 9:59am on Oct. 2, 2014
University City–area motorists who travel south on North Tryon Street/U.S. 29 in their daily commute will be rerouted later this month, when the state begins replacing a pair of bridges over Mallard Creek.
Posted at 11:59am on Oct. 1, 2014
Vance senior quarterback Omar Baker has led the Cougars to a 4-1 start, the only loss coming to state power Richmond Senior.
Posted at 10:05am on Oct. 2, 2014
Attention nonprofits: To be included in the Observer’s annual Giving Guide, visit www.charlotteobserver.com/giving and click on the submissions link. The once-a-year guide offers information about human service nonprofits needing donations and volunteers. The deadline for submissions is noon Oct.10.
Posted at 11:45am on Sep. 23, 2014
Six-foot junior setter Britney Held gives the 49ers an extra attacker on the front line.
Posted at 4:36pm on Sep. 24, 2014
Family-run La Michoacana, in Nations Square on North Tryon, offers exotic homemade Mexican-style ice cream, tropical fruit ice pops and other treats.
Posted at 1:17pm on Sep. 25, 2014
Attention nonprofits: To be included in the Observer’s annual Giving Guide, go to www.charlotteobserver.com/giving and click on the submissions link. The once-a-year guide gives information about human-service nonprofits that need donations and volunteers. The deadline for submissions is noon Oct.10.
Posted at 1:33pm on Sep. 25, 2014
A chance to meet with high-level city officials has a town hall meeting in University City ‘sold out,’ officials said. At-large City Councilwoman Claire Fallon said she’s planning a similar meeting at a larger venue.
Posted at 11:25am on Sep. 18, 2014
Student athletic trainers earn community service hours and gain valuable experience while helping their classmates at Mallard Creek and Vance high schools.
Posted at 1:37pm on Sep. 18, 2014
A number of changes in University Research Park indicate that business interest in the area is still lively, University City leaders say.
Posted at 2:30pm on Sep. 18, 2014
Commuters can expect relief and better connectivity as the N.C. Department of Transportation wraps up construction on the Interstate 485 outer loop and the state’s first interchange in the new turbine design.
Posted at 1:18pm on Sep. 11, 2014
During UNC Charlotte’s Constitution Day panel discussion, “Can the Police Search Your Cell Phone?” students and community members are invited to learn more about the legal precedents in place in an age of digital evidence.
Posted at 1:01pm on Sep. 11, 2014
Walk safely near the Blue Line: Construction is ramping up on the Lynx light rail Blue Line Extension, and the Charlotte Area Transit System has posted a video on Facebook and Twitter about how to safely walk near light-rail construction zones: https://www.facebook.com/CatsBlueLineExtensionUpdates or https://twitter.com/BLEupdates.
Posted at 9:22am on Sep. 10, 2014
Ozpresso on North Davidson Street in Charlotte’s NoDa arts district will satisfy your Aussie coffee fix.