Posted at 1:18pm on Mar. 5, 2014
The Lake Norman Volleyball Club 14 Black team finished first at the Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic Feb. 14-16 in Washington, D.C.
Posted at 4:14pm on Mar. 4, 2014
For Charlotte Civic Orchestra, area composer Dean Kluesner writes music to go with silent Harold Lloyd film.
Posted at 1:46pm on Mar. 5, 2014
Three very different seniors are set to lead this year’s Vance golf team – in Anthony Bondi, Allen Harris and Torin Dorn – but the combination seems to work.
Posted at 9:20am on Mar. 5, 2014
T.D. Elder told of the challenges she encountered – including desegregation – in working as a public health nurse with the Mecklenburg County Health Department from 1962 to 1989.
Posted at 12:41pm on Mar. 4, 2014
The last time the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team did not make the post-season was the 2001-02 season.
Posted at 12:01pm on Mar. 5, 2014
More than 80 apartments for senior adults could be developed on Beatties Ford Road if a requested rezoning is approved by Charlotte City Council this spring.
Posted at 2:11pm on Mar. 5, 2014
Harmless inks mean our newsprint is safe to use as sheet mulch
Posted at 3:25pm on Feb. 26, 2014
The Charlotte Flights youth track and field club will host registration for its 2014 season 2-4p.m. March2 at Revolution Park Sports Academy.
Posted at 5:26pm on Feb. 27, 2014
Neighborhoods’ retreat: UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute sponsored the Charlotte Neighborhood & Business Services board retreat Feb.15 at the Center City Building of UNCC. The retreat was an opportunity for representatives from Charlotte neighborhood associations to learn about their own neighborhoods and services offered by the city. The group heard from representatives from the city and university as well as a neighorhood representative from Grove Park, Emily Wu. After the opening meeting, individual neighborhood groups spent the morning in facilitated sessions with their neighbors to review data reports on the neighborhoods and develop visions for their communities’ future.
Posted at 11:04am on Feb. 26, 2014
He says he wants to meet with residents often, and that the Lynx Blue Line extension will transform University City when the line is complete in 2017.
Posted at 3:49pm on Feb. 26, 2014
March is ideal for planting such spring vegetable favorites as broccoli, lettuce, root crops and peas. The trick is to get them growing fast and happily before the weather heats up in May and June, when they get roasted right in the garden.
Posted at 11:43am on Feb. 26, 2014
In the fall, University City will become home to the Charlotte region’s first charter school specializing in science, technology, engineering and math, intended exclusively for high school students.
Posted at 10:11am on Feb. 27, 2014
With nine students either 15 years old now, or turning 15 in the calendar year, Countryside Montessori is looking to make its mark in Charlotte’s United States Tennis Association intermediate team division for the first time this spring.
Posted at 12:25pm on Feb. 26, 2014
When it came time to name a captain for the 2014 girls’ soccer team at Vance High School, coach Matthew Clapp knew that no matter what selection tactic he used, the choice was going to be Karen Martinez.
Posted at 12:56pm on Feb. 27, 2014
Passenger vehicles that use Cameron Boulevard on the UNCC campus east of Mary Alexander Road will be detoured for nine to 12 weeks. Pedestrian and bus traffic will remain largely unaffected, officials said, as construction work on Martin residence hall enters its final stages.
Posted at 3:09pm on Feb. 25, 2014
Myers Park graduate Jessica Perez is showing progress by cracking the Charlotte 49ers singles lineup.
Posted at 5:09pm on Feb. 18, 2014
Thanks to its new printing press in University City, The Charlotte Observer has gotten a lot more colorful lately. The changes have some gardeners worried. Do the Observer’s vivid inks mean it is no longer safe to use in the garden?
Posted at 2:41pm on Feb. 19, 2014
UNC Charlotte Psychology Professor Ryan Kilmer, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology, focuses on improving life for children and adolescents in the Charlotte area.
Posted at 3:19pm on Feb. 19, 2014
Five University City-area wrestlers placed at the 4A West Regional Feb. 16 at Hough, qualifying them for the state tournament Feb. 20-22 in Greensboro.
Posted at 11:26am on Feb. 19, 2014
Nearly 15 years after coaching college baseball star Garrett Wittels, Brian Larsen says he’s found a young player at Northside Christian who reminds him of the former standout in freshman shortstop Seth Morgan, who – believe it or not – is about to enter his third year as a starter on the Knights varsity team.
Posted at 12:03pm on Feb. 19, 2014
Including three home tournaments in February, 15 of the 49ers’ first 18 games were scheduled to be at home.
Posted at 4:33pm on Feb. 19, 2014
Duathlon: The fourth annual University City Duathlon and 5K will be held May 3 at the David Taylor Corporate Center.
Posted at 11:25am on Feb. 20, 2014
Construction work on the Mallard Creek Road realignment is set to start at the beginning of March, but officials said it will likely be early to mid-summer before residents and traffic in University City are affected.
Posted at 12:58pm on Feb. 11, 2014
Learn what being a PI in Charlotte is like from Allen Cowan first novel, “Vice Versa,” a humorous detective novel, to be self-published in March.
Posted at 11:43am on Feb. 18, 2014
Today’s meeting will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Oasis Shriners Center, 604 Doug Mayes Place.
Posted at 11:11am on Feb. 18, 2014
A series of injuries derailed the Mallard Creek’s softball season last year, but it didn’t prevent Breanna Herman from having an excellent freshman campaign.
Posted at 6:55pm on Feb. 11, 2014
In late winter, the shrub opens its delicate blooms, preparing for spring with the scent of heaven.
Posted at 1:55pm on Feb. 13, 2014
Civil rights activist: UNC Charlotte alumnus and civil rights activist Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. will return to campus Feb.19-20 as part of the Alumni Association’s “Celebrating African American Legacies” slate of events. Chavis will participate in the screening of the film “Blood Done Sign My Name” at 7p.m. in the Student Union movie theater. There will be a discussion with Chavis after the movie about his fight for civil rights. The event is free and open to the public. Chavis will be recognized at a reception 6:30-8:30p.m. Feb.20 at UNC Charlotte Center City. Admission to the reception is $10 per person and is open to the public. Register for the reception at http://alumni.uncc.edu/events/celebrating-african-american-legacies-reception.
Posted at 4:44pm on Feb. 11, 2014
Plates are increasingly being stolen off cars parked at University City businesses, driveways and apartment parking lots.
Posted at 9:50am on Feb. 13, 2014
The UNCC men’s tennis team defeated Conference USA foe Alabama-Birmingham 5-0 on Feb. 9 as the 49ers improved to 2-1 overall. The doubles teams of Jack Williams/Alex Calott, Kamil Khalil/J. Massalle Ferrer and Forrest Edwards/Paul Cisti were victorious. Khalil, Massalle Ferrer, Calott and Cisti all won their singles matches.
Posted at 12:50pm on Feb. 11, 2014
Those who have had internships earn starting salaries $5,000 to $10,000 higher than those who haven’t.
Posted at 9:57am on Feb. 13, 2014
The first thing Mallard Creek baseball coach Ryan Resendez said about this year’s Mavericks team is that it’s the most committed group he’s had in his five years at the helm.
Posted at 4:45pm on Feb. 12, 2014
At Metrolina Expo coin show, Tom Wood offered coins from the era during Jesus’ lifetime.
Posted at 10:41am on Feb. 13, 2014
The panel’s goal is to bring innovative industries to the area, creating jobs.
Posted at 1:04pm on Feb. 11, 2014
This past year, Rachel Roff celebrated seven years of her growing business and wanted to give something meaningful back to her fellow single moms.
Posted at 5:13pm on Feb. 14, 2014
Charlotte returns to Conference USA which is rich in baseball tradition. Team replacing most of its lineup.
Posted at 11:09pm on Feb. 7, 2014
Head coach Billy Boykin and his father, Jim, a volunteer assistant, are helping Charlotte get back on the winning track.
Posted at 1:58pm on Feb. 6, 2014
Tiny nation will be the only one from Africa to field athletes at Sochi.
Posted at 12:42pm on Feb. 4, 2014
N.C. DOT says the project will improve rail capacity, efficiency and safety.
Posted at 8:49am on Feb. 5, 2014
Since scientists began the count to track bird migration and health trends, it’s proved to be a helpful tool. Set out food, get inexpensive binoculars and a field guide to birds.
Posted at 12:56pm on Feb. 6, 2014
Dustin Browne’s story began because of his work on the wrestling mat, but the more he talked and the more the Observer heard from those close to him, the more the story became about something much more than his impressive record on a high school sports team.
Posted at 10:27am on Feb. 6, 2014
UNCC professor to discuss book on “seditious fiction” of the period.
Posted at 1:47pm on Feb. 6, 2014
The Charlotte 49ers football team will play an 11-game schedule in 2014, school officials announced Feb. 4.
Posted at 3:39pm on Feb. 3, 2014
The Whitewater Race Series at the U.S. National Whitewater Center will feature 14 different events this year.
Posted at 12:54pm on Feb. 6, 2014
Thefts from autos and buildings are still among the most frequent crimes that occur in University City.
Posted at 11:54am on Jan. 30, 2014
The University City Road Runners’ club, now in its 12th year, has more than 100 members of all ages and continues to grow.
Posted at 2:07pm on Jan. 30, 2014
Health-care reform: The School of Nursing in UNC Charlotte’s College of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with its alumni chapter, will host its third annual Distinguished Lectureship Conference Feb. 6 at UNC Charlotte Center City. The conference, “The Impact of Health Care Reform on Special Populations,” will offer interactive sessions on the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect populations such as women, senior adults and military veterans; and on issues related to prevention and costs, as well as challenges and solutions for health care. Susan DeVore, chief executive officer of Premier Healthcare, will be a featured keynote speaker. Other speakers will be Michael Bleich, the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and Professor at Washington University (Mo.); and Laurie Zephyrin, national director for reproductive health for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Posted at 1:53pm on Jan. 29, 2014
Charlotte’s Recreational Services division has held a weekly NFL Pick’em Contest program for 16 years, but it is holding its first-ever NFL Pick’em Super Bowl Contest this week.
Posted at 12:11pm on Jan. 30, 2014
Lew Massey, a high-scoring guard who starred on the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team during its trips to the 1976 NIT Finals and 1977 NCAA Final Four, died Jan. 24, school officials announced.
Posted at 11:20am on Jan. 30, 2014
Drivers will have unchanged access to businesses, residences