Posted at 11:33am on Jun. 24, 2014
The young betray all that is bad about their generation with just two annoying habits: The exclamation point and the selfie.
Posted at 10:27am on Jun. 18, 2014
The Miss Mount Pleasant Independence Day pageant on June 26 will open the town’s celebration this year, which will start in earnest with a parade June 28.
Posted at 8:43am on Jun. 11, 2014
Kids seem to cause more chaos when they’re not doing chores, and they have plenty of time for play even if they do help around the house.
Posted at 1:38pm on Jun. 11, 2014
When growth was a blessing and a problem here, folks who had lived here for generations did not mince words about the folks like me who were moving here in droves, who were “not from around here.” Twenty-some years later, I find we’ve done pretty well on managing our problems with good will, good spirits and a lot of hopeful dedication to the tasks we face.
Posted at 2:16pm on Jun. 11, 2014
He’s Alive Church launched in Concord on April 20, attracting close to 700 worshipers to its first official service.
Posted at 10:01am on Jun. 12, 2014
J.P. Morgan was 22 years old before he started driving race cars. Now, he possesses 13 Pro Cup Series victories, two series championships and is planning his entrance into NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East.
Posted at 2:19pm on Jun. 4, 2014
To catch a fish, think like a fish; that means catch each species by luring it with bait according to how they catch their food.
Posted at 10:42am on Jun. 4, 2014
Panning for gold may be the highlight of most people’s visit to Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site. The site will to stage is annual statewide gold panning competition June 14.
Posted at 10:52am on May. 27, 2014
Ever wonder why bass fishermen move around so much? The answer is simple: They’re attempting to catch as many fish as they can in a very short period of time. To do so, they target aggressive bass, the ones that hit as soon as the bait touches the water, and then they move on.
Posted at 1:56pm on May. 28, 2014
My childhood in the Midwest is a source of memories and stories to tell, but it is no longer home.
Posted at 11:52pm on May. 27, 2014
Mount Pleasant High’s top administrator, who is leaving after nearly 20 years at the eastern Cabarrus County school, says her final commencement this month will be bittersweet.
Posted at 9:26am on May. 21, 2014
Good teaching means building relationships, finding motivators, providing one-on-one help, she says.
Posted at 10:43am on May. 21, 2014
Close-Knit Closet is an apt name for the massive clothing drive going on now at Mount Pleasant High School. The plan is simple: Get gently used clothing to people who need it.
Posted at 10:29am on May. 15, 2014
The people I know who teach, care. That’s why they became teachers. But I live in a state where teacher pay is among the worst in the nation.
Posted at 12:00pm on May. 15, 2014
The path to stardom that 16-year-old Austin Porter is taking is paved with Tweets, YouTube views and Facebook likes. He’s got an army of fans – called “rePorters” – who connect with him online, and a budding career that keeps him very busy.
Posted at 1:53pm on May. 6, 2014
Susie Avett said her life after the Avett Brothers hit the bigtime is much the same as it always was, but ‘it’s more fun.’ She and her husband, singer-guitarist Jim, have lived in the same eastern Cabarrus County house for 34 years.
Posted at 8:59am on Apr. 30, 2014
The Judy Garland film version of “The Wizard of Oz” is a fun and colorful show with great music that everyone knows. That familiarity adds an extra challenge for the Mount Pleasant High School cast: playing characters everyone knows and loves, but in a way that doesn’t copy the movie version.
Posted at 12:55pm on Apr. 29, 2014
After three decades together – and then some – the relationship offers us particular rewards. Miraculously, they transcend the time we give them.
Posted at 10:29am on Apr. 23, 2014
Two from Mount Pleasant finished first at a recent Skills USA North Carolina competition.
Posted at 3:57pm on Apr. 22, 2014
A 14-year-old Concord girl has passion for music, will be old enough next year to try out for the competitive TV show.
Posted at 2:28pm on Apr. 23, 2014
The animals in the aquarium are awesome, and the reviewer learned a lot about them. Workers there also are willing to answer any and all questions.
Posted at 12:28pm on Apr. 16, 2014
Cabarrus couple got involved in volunteering at Mount Pleasant Elementary School through their granddaughter. Now they’ve made themselves indispensable, working one-on-one with students, correcting papers, making copies and doing anything else the teachers ask.
Posted at 10:30am on Apr. 16, 2014
The killing of three people April 13 at Jewish institutions near Kansas City, Kan., forces us to ask: How can we end acceptance of and indifference toward the 2,000-year-old hatred of Jews?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted at 3:00pm on Mar. 25, 2014
Charlotte’s Spartan Sprint obstacle race took place March22-23 at Porter Farms in Georgeville.
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.
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.
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.
Posted at 12:08pm on Feb. 27, 2014
For many children, school is the only source they have for square meals
Posted at 9:32am on Feb. 27, 2014
For the next month – until April 5 – the Reed Mine Historical Site is hosting a traveling exhibit called “Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge: 1718.” It features items recovered from a shipwrecked vessel belonging to Blackbeard the pirate.
Posted at 12:23pm on Feb. 18, 2014
Sweet tea, lighthouses, shagging, Native Americans and fish sticks. What’s the common thread?
Posted at 12:46pm on Feb. 18, 2014
In Genesis 27, Jacob is egged on by his mother, Rebecca, to steal Esau’s blessing. He lies to his father, Isaac. Jacob is a liar, a trickster, and a thief.
Posted at 4:31pm on Feb. 11, 2014
Gateway To Athens restaurant, in Concord’s Afton Village, will offer samples of its scratch-made entrees 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21.
Posted at 3:28pm on Feb. 4, 2014
Times are changing too fast for me – and so is our language.
Posted at 3:08pm on Feb. 4, 2014
Football-themed drive at grade school brought in cans for Mount Pleasant Food Ministry.