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Bethel Elementary School team heads to state competition

Posted at 12:59pm on Apr. 9, 2014

A team of five fifth-graders from Bethel Elementary School in Midland recently won the Cabarrus County Fire and Life Safety Bowl, a competition of fire knowledge. Now they’re drilling for the state championship competition.

Cox Mill High in Concord stages ‘Once upon a Mattress’

Posted at 6:08pm on Apr. 3, 2014

Cox Mill High School students will stage the musical April 10-13. The school’s theater teacher credits her parents with instilling her love of theater. She says theater classes give students confidence, prepare them for job interviews, teach them how to handle mistakes and more.

April 15 means more than taxes in Charlotte area

Posted at 10:08am on Apr. 2, 2014

By Tax Day, summer vegetables such as tomatoes, green beans, sweet corn and squash should be safe from a late frost.

Church stages drive-through Easter drama

Posted at 2:46pm on Apr. 1, 2014

For the past two years, First Baptist has hosted a drive-through Christmas program. So they’re going to “make a big deal of Easter” and try something similar.

On Common Ground: Let spring bring life, love and hope

Posted at 11:17pm on Mar. 31, 2014

April always brings memories of a lost sister. But now it’s filled with gratitude for all that was best in her.

Spartan Sprint was back for a 5K obstacle race in Georgeville

Posted at 3:00pm on Mar. 25, 2014

Charlotte’s Spartan Sprint obstacle race took place March22-23 at Porter Farms in Georgeville.

Concord woman says diet put MS in remission

Posted at 12:44pm on Mar. 20, 2014

Using what’s known as an antigen leukocyte antibody test, foundation is committed to helping others find their path to wellness through food intolerance testing.

Rescuing daffodils means singing a different song

Posted at 11:52pm on Mar. 18, 2014

With its references to storms and wind, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” apparently wasn’t the right song to sing while trying to protect early blooms from late wintry blasts.

Challenged Mount Pleasant Middle School 7th-grader with a lot of fans takes the court, scores

Posted at 3:01pm on Mar. 11, 2014

A challenged Noah Page helped at practice and served as water boy at home basketball games… then suited up for the final game.

Mount Pleasant teacher, cancer survivor will spend night in school trophy case to raise money for Relay For Life team

Posted at 12:49pm on Mar. 5, 2014

Julie Stephenson hopes to raise money for Mount Pleasant Tigers Relay For Life team – and the fight against cancer – by spending a night in a trophy case at Mount Pleasant Middle School.