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.
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. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.
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.
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.’
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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Posted at 8:54am on Dec. 30, 2014
Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball won three of their four games before the holiday break.
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; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.
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.
Posted at 4:11pm on Dec. 23, 2014
As it is for many, December has been hectic for Beverly Coberly.
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.
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.
Posted at 8:50am on Dec. 17, 2014
Food growers can celebrate today’s winter solstice with an ancient ritual: Spading the vegetable garden.
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; hpcministry.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.OperationToySoldier.com.
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.
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.