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Charlotte Christian School will hold five open houses for parents and prospective students. Junior kindergarten and kindergarten open houses are 9:30 a.m. Oct. 8 and 28, 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Parents of children entering grades 1-5 are invited to a 9:30 a.m. open house Nov. 4. A 3 p.m. open house Nov. 14 is for parents of children in all grades.

The new school year brings fresh school supplies, clothes and backpacks. Many Fort Mill kids also have bragging rights to a brand new school. Pleasant Knoll Elementary is one of two new elementary schools to open its doors Aug. 19.

Mike Rabinowitz isn't the type of person to sit around and wait for things to happen.

An unmarked warehouse on the edge of an industrial park seems an unlikely place to change children's lives.

A new arts group will hold its first Ballantyne community meeting next week to talk about ways to develop arts and culture in what one expert says is an underserved area.

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Of all the people Sandra Huerta met over the years at support group meetings for families grieving the loss of a child, one face in particular stays with her.

Charlene Henderson of Waxhaw used to make her playfully designed skirts and shirts just for herself, because she couldn't find what she wanted in stores.

From the Reid House to Renfrow's Hardware, Matthews School to the Crestdale Community, a new book mixes the history of Matthews with many residents' favorite recipes during the past 100-plus years.

Organizers say that despite some rain, last weekend's Mint Hill Highland Games broke attendance records.

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