Posted at 12:01pm on Jul. 22, 2014
Lynn Holmes took up boxing only two-and-a-half years ago as a way to stay fit; now she’s a Golden Gloves national champion.
Posted at 2:23pm on Jul. 15, 2014
Women’s soccer’s biggest star brings former teammates in collegiate and international soccer to Cabarrus County to lead soccer camp for girls.
Posted at 2:46pm on Jul. 15, 2014
Thousands of youths will visit UNCCharlotte this summer to participate in camps conducted by 49ers athletics teams.
Posted at 3:02pm on Jul. 15, 2014
Art Henson is competing on a national level in track and field for the first time in four years. His 12-year-old daughter, Ariana, and 11-year-old son, Marcus, have taken up the sport this year for the first time.
Posted at 2:00pm on Jul. 18, 2014
Late blight, the dreaded disease that wiped out the East Coast tomato crop in 2009, has shown up again in North Carolina.
Posted at 5:22pm on Jul. 16, 2014
University City residents in the Newell area can get updates on future transportation projects and those already begun during a public meeting July31 with local and state officials.
Posted at 8:53am on Jul. 17, 2014
Lauren Klein, a 20-year-old freshman at UNCCharlotte, is one of 60 college students worldwide to win the United Nations’ “Many Languages, One World” essay contest. She received round-trip airfare and accommodations to participate in a five-day Global Youth Forum in New York at the end of June.
Posted at 12:13pm on Jul. 17, 2014
A bill signed into law earlier this month will pave the way for $129million in capital improvements on the UNC Charlotte campus.
Posted at 1:32pm on Jul. 17, 2014
Celtic music: Fiona Ritchie, founder and host of the weekly Celtic music show “The Thistle & Shamrock” on National Public Radio, was recently appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II “for services to broadcasting and traditional Scottish music.” The show originated at WFAE-FM while Ritchie was an exchange student from Scotland at UNC Charlotte.
Posted at 11:25am on Jul. 8, 2014
Sugaw Creek Racquet Association plays competitive matches against similar clubs from cities throughout the Southeast.
Posted at 9:42am on Jul. 9, 2014
Working in your garden in July, stay hydrated, control weeds, take cuttings, prune shrubs and trees to control growth and start vegetable seedlings indoors to transplant in August.
Posted at 3:10pm on Jul. 7, 2014
LeMar Reid says he was one of the first African-American students to graduate from North Mecklenburg High’s JROTC program.
Posted at 3:52pm on Jul. 9, 2014
Five Charlotte 49ers athletes were named Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year for their sport, the most of any conference school.
Posted at 10:37am on Jul. 8, 2014
Justin Seager joins two brothers and two Charlotte 49ers teammates playing professional baseball.
Posted at 11:39am on Jul. 2, 2014
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission stocked 162,500 fingerling hybrid striped bass in Lake Norman on June 23. This is the second year that hybrids, rather than striped bass, have been stocked by the state.
Posted at 4:00pm on Jul. 1, 2014
The iCan Bike program, created by nonprofit charity iCan Shine Inc., specializes in teaching kids with disabilities the ability to ride a bike in less than a week.
Posted at 8:34am on Jul. 1, 2014
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Posted at 10:24am on Jul. 2, 2014
Belk Gymnasium will close for renovations and reopen in fall 2015 with new recreational amenities.
Posted at 10:49am on Jul. 1, 2014
Charlotte Ambush is holding adult and youth programs at Breakaway Sports.
Posted at 11:05am on Jul. 1, 2014
Red Bull Global Rallycross will return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte July25-26.
Posted at 12:51pm on Jun. 24, 2014
Highland Creek, the large subdivision that straddles the Mecklenburg/Cabarrus county line with 4,300 homes and about 15,000 inhabitants, now has a farmer’s market of its own.
Posted at 4:09pm on Jul. 2, 2014
A vintage red-and-gold Probat coffee roaster that weighs close to a ton has transformed the interior of Smelly Cat Coffee on East 36th Street in North Davidson. The Probat produces batches of delicious coffee beans for the coffeehouse three days a week.
Posted at 12:35pm on Jul. 2, 2014
ZIP codes within Huntersville and University City were among the top 20 most “moved-into” areas in the United States during May, and local officials say that isn’t a surprise.
Posted at 1:13pm on Jun. 24, 2014
Concord’s Leatherman Lane Farm will host Dog Lovers Day noon-5 p.m. July 12.
Posted at 11:30am on Jun. 24, 2014
Vance Athletes Unite is a new Vance High School initiative to promote school spirit, pride and harmony. Members recently attended a North Carolina Outward Bound School session.
Posted at 1:14pm on Jun. 25, 2014
The first African-American student from North Mecklenburg High’s ROTC program recently graduated as a commissioned officer from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Posted at 9:30am on Jun. 24, 2014
Mallard Creek junior infielder Kaelyn Brown was named to the N.C Softball Coaches Association 4A All-District 6 team.
Posted at 3:14pm on Jun. 17, 2014
MLS veteran and former Charlotte 49ers All-American Jon Busch has passion for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
Posted at 3:24pm on Jun. 18, 2014
The Angel Boys soccer team, based at Mallard Creek Park, will represent the Michael’s Moon nonprofit organization at a national championship tournament.
Posted at 2:42pm on Jun. 17, 2014
Mallard Creek High finished tied for 11th in the 2013-14 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A Wells Fargo Cup standings, recognizing overall athletic achievement.
Posted at 2:58pm on Jun. 19, 2014
The long-term closure of a popular route from University City and points north into NoDa has many neighborhood businesses focusing not on traffic detours but on the positive changes to come.
Posted at 3:07pm on Jun. 17, 2014
The last thing most Charlotte-area gardeners are thinking about now is lettuce, broccoli or greens. Strange as it may seem, however, those fall crops deserve a place on every gardener’s summer priority list.
Posted at 11:24am on Jun. 13, 2014
Charlotte 49ers right-handed pitcher Ryan Butler’s college career took various directions before he landed at Charlotte for one season. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in June.
Posted at 2:14pm on Jun. 10, 2014
Conserving beneficial insects is not just an environmentally responsible thing to do, N.C. State University scientist says. It can improve control of pests such as aphids. It is the job of natural enemies to clean up after and between insecticide applications.
Posted at 12:24pm on Jun. 11, 2014
Last month, UNCCharlotte’s rocketry team won the Best Vehicle Design award in the NASA Student Launch competition, beating 31 other university teams from across the country in the contest’s rocket construction category.
Posted at 11:12am on Jun. 12, 2014
Mallard Creek finished third and Vance seventh in the final Wells Fargo Conference Cup rankings for the MECKA 4A conference.
Posted at 1:28pm on Jun. 10, 2014
Highland Creek summer swim league team has won six consecutive North Star League championships.
Posted at 1:53pm on Jun. 12, 2014
Cyber Defense Research award: The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have renewed UNCCharlotte’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research. In 2008, the university was one of the first in the country to receive this designation. UNCC’s College of Computing and Informatics is home to the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability Center, the focal point of cyber security research at the university.
Posted at 12:07pm on Jun. 5, 2014
Leanne Kinsella, Paulette DeRonda, Classic Graphic fundraise for CMPD
Posted at 11:43am on Jun. 5, 2014
UNC Charlotte will host a 49ers Football Ladies’ Night Out July 21 at Jerry Richardson Stadium.
Posted at 1:11pm on Jun. 4, 2014
Grid store on North Tryon offers shoppers a variety of desktop and laptop computers, flat-screen TVs and gaming systems. Goodwill celebrated the grand opening May 31.
Posted at 2:37pm on Jun. 4, 2014
George R.R. Martin, whose novels form the basis for HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones,” was guest of honor at Charlotte’s annual gathering for devotees of science fiction and fantasy May 30-June 1.
Posted at 3:34pm on Jun. 3, 2014
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Posted at 10:01am on Jun. 5, 2014
UNC Charlotte is becoming a popular choice for many Charlotte-area track and field star athletes, and coach Bob Olesen prides himself on recruiting the best the city has to offer. Recently, the Charlotte 49er men’s 4x100-meter relay team, which includes a Hopewell High and Victory Christian Academy graduate, was invited to compete at the NCAA National Championships June 11-14. High jumper Trey McRae will join them.
Posted at 10:15am on Jun. 4, 2014
Senior Quashawn Cunningham helps Mallard Creek boys’ relay team win and places first in two individual events.
Posted at 2:16pm on Jun. 5, 2014
Police are urging University City residents to remain vigilant in keeping home garages secure after what they describe as a recent rash of burglaries.
Posted at 1:31pm on May. 29, 2014
NBA star and former Davidson and Charlotte Christian basketball player Stephen Curry will hold a free three-hour instruction session for 50 under-privileged children in the Concord, Charlotte and Huntersville areas June18 at Cannon School in Concord.
Posted at 1:00pm on May. 27, 2014
Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer was the only team to win a championship of any kind in Conference USA this year.
Posted at 1:51pm on May. 29, 2014
Start edible crops throughout the month; keep up with picking them; start winter crops to be transplanted in August; and mow your fescue at 3 inches or taller to shade out weeds.
Posted at 2:19pm on May. 27, 2014
Nick McCahan and Mary Jo Rigney had their jerseys retired by Countryside Montessori school.