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Family and faith are the two most important things to Charlotte resident Hester McCardell Ford, who turned 109 years old on Aug. 15.

It’s 3:15p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon: School announcements blare over the sound system and a crowd of students floods the halls at Bruns Academy.

A group of Charlotte musicians will play a free concert Oct.4 to raise money for Charlotte Rescue Mission.

Carolina Panthers’ running back DeAngelo Williams talks about his late mother, and why it’s important to support breast cancer awareness, in advance of the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure event Oct. 4 at Marshall Park.

Compiled by Lauren Bailey

Berry Academy baseball players are among those playing football for the first time for the Cardinals, after the team lost 11 seniors to graduation and another 10 to transfer.

Trees clinging desperately to late-summer foliage and temporary canopies provided some shade on an otherwise sweltering day at the Charlotte Museum of History’ Backcountry Days, but there was little relief for craftsman Gordon Cable.

Innervision offers employment education and personal development for individuals suffering trauma, mental health or addiction problems.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, Kyle Rhodes moved to Charlotte, attending Johnson and Wales University and working at Barrington’s. The past two years he has worked as chef de cuisine at 5 Church under Chef Jamie Lynch, reinforcing his kitchen techniques.

A local network of teachers and organizations that hopes to use schoolyard gardens as a way to reach students has grown dramatically during its first year and is looking to expand even more.

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