Posted at 11:28am on Dec. 12, 2014
My 12-year-old son, Danny, started seventh grade this fall. That meant meant he was old enough to try out for a team sport at his school, Harris Road Middle.
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 11:39am on Dec. 10, 2014
Every year I ask myself how we can divest. How can we use this time of year to let go of things that don’t matter so we can focus on the things that do?
Posted at 2:54pm on Dec. 2, 2014
It’s time for some annual traditions, of the happiest kind, in Mount Pleasant.
Posted at 12:18pm on Nov. 25, 2014
In June, the county commissioners reduced the Cabarrus County Public Library’s staff and hours of operation. They should expand staff and extend hours of this institution, which exemplifies our highest civic standards.
Posted at 11:54am on Nov. 25, 2014
When we were in the middle of sweltering summer this past August, the last thing on our minds was Christmas.
Posted at 12:08pm on Nov. 25, 2014
The Mount Pleasant High School Marching Band just finished one its most successful seasons in years, capped by an impressive performance at a Bands of America competition in Atlanta.
Posted at 12:38pm on Nov. 20, 2014
Devotees of local food have a tough time at Thanksgiving. The modern Thanksgiving dinner bears almost no resemblance to the simple and unavoidably local fare that probably waas served at the Plymouth colony in 1621.
Posted at 4:25pm on Nov. 19, 2014
Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church starts season reaches out to all.
Posted at 12:21pm on Nov. 11, 2014
Imagine a quaint setting illuminated with twinkling white lights, the delicious smell of a bonfire in the distance, and a chill in the air encouraging you to seek warmth and fellowship in the village’s unique shops. That’s what awaits Nov. 22 in Gold Hill.
Posted at 2:14pm on Nov. 11, 2014
Joyce Roberts of Concord came to my door just a few days before the anniversary of Kristallnacht – German for “Crystal Night” – when Nazis in 1938 destroyed more than 250 synagogues and countless stores and homes.
Posted at 9:16pm on Nov. 13, 2014
The Mommies Network was founded in 2005 to meet the strong need for assistance to mothers everywhere. The chapter serving Cabarrus, Rowan and Stanly counties and has close to 400 members.
Posted at 12:23pm on Nov. 6, 2014
The four cousins are very close and see each other often. One organ donor jokes that lately a lot of their get-togethers have been health related, calling them “The One Kidney Club.”
Posted at 2:44pm on Oct. 28, 2014
They say that nothing brings out your inner control freak better than letting a child “help” you.
Posted at 9:33am on Oct. 29, 2014
This month, stay on top of basic garden chores: Clean up summer crop remains, prepare for frost, bring houseplants indoors, hoe and mulch against cool-season weeds. Band trees against cankerworms between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
Posted at 9:14am on Oct. 29, 2014
Halligan’s opened Oct. 10 but there’s still work to be done, the owners say.
Posted at 3:10pm on Oct. 29, 2014
Charles G. Monnett III & Associates launched a new teacher recognition program in August called Hometown Hero.
Posted at 7:23pm on Oct. 7, 2014
Neighborhood’s fare ranges from wine store and restaurant, Asian bistro and tavern food to pizza .
Posted at 4:09pm on Oct. 21, 2014
Jackie Mills really is a perfect fit as new branch manager of the Mount Pleasant Public Library.
Posted at 1:56pm on Oct. 2, 2014
Keeping libraries open and encouraging people to read responsible sources and learn basic facts of arguing any point would reduce blind aceeptance of people’s vulnerability to wild, unverified claims.
Posted at 8:39am on Oct. 9, 2014
N.C. Community Garden Partners, a statewide nonprofit, will have its popular annual community gardening conference Oct. 25 on the campus of UNCAsheville. It will offer workshops designed to strengthen community gardening skills.
Posted at 2:00pm on Oct. 9, 2014
On Oct. 18 the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society will present a “Walking Tour of Haunted Mount Pleasant,” with all-new scary stories.
Posted at 11:29am on Oct. 2, 2014
Something about yard sales makes us go a little nuts.
Posted at 1:13pm on Oct. 2, 2014
Fourth-grade teacher Tiffany Meadows and Principal Lynn Marsh launched the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS at W.R. Odell Elementary School. The cold was a shock, Marsh said, but easier than being a Human Hot Dog for juvenile diabetes research.
Posted at 11:39am on Oct. 1, 2014
A stately willow oak, probably 125 years old, stood in the way of access roads to the final section of Interstate 485. Even the men whose chainsaws did the work felt bad that they had to take it down.
Posted at 1:48pm on Oct. 2, 2014
For decades, the Lentz Harness Shop, at N.C. 49 and Lentz Harness Shop Road, was the place to go for harnesses, horse collars and perhaps a Coke and a visit with the owners.
Posted at 11:21am on Sep. 24, 2014
Leon Ensley, a coach, teacher and driver’s education instructor at Mount Pleasant High school, was respected by everyone as an ‘encourager.’
Posted at 10:07am on Sep. 18, 2014
Sam Tidwell said one goal of his cross-country trek is to try to prove that “generosity, trustworthiness and kindness will manifest in every environment.”
Posted at 2:35pm on Sep. 18, 2014
Sept. 27 will be the 25th time people have flocked to Gold Hill to remember its history, learn about the past, eat well and have a good time.
Posted at 9:38am on Sep. 10, 2014
David Henderson had planned to teach school his whole life. But a teacher’s salary was inadequate to support his growing family. So he found a way to combine his interests in teaching and in business.
Posted at 1:55pm on Sep. 9, 2014
“Talking Tombstones” provides information on “Mount Pleasant’s most interesting deceased citizens” and three historic local cemeteries.
Posted at 1:20pm on Sep. 3, 2014
Lewis and Jane Cress together have led studies at St. John’s Lutheran for a century. They also celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary recently.
Posted at 12:05pm on Sep. 3, 2014
It’s time to prepare your gardens for the new plants you’ll set out next month, to shop for bulbs you’ll be planting in October; and to plant leafy greens that can mature in around 50 days.
Posted at 10:48am on Aug. 27, 2014
At the beginning of 2015, after 72 years, Organic Gardening magazine will cease publication. Rodale Inc., Organic Gardening’s publisher, says it will rebrand the magazine as Rodale’s Organic Life, offering ‘a fresh spin on food, garden, home and well-being.’
Posted at 2:07pm on Aug. 27, 2014
“There’s no reason for anybody in the Mount Pleasant school district to go hungry,” said Harry Lassiter, founder of the Mount Pleasant Food Ministry.
Posted at 9:55am on Aug. 21, 2014
Both Mount Pleasant High and Middle schools have new principals, something that hasn’t happened in this small town since the last century. Both new leaders recognize and appreciate the Mount Pleasant schools’ unique ties to the community.
Posted at 10:50am on Aug. 21, 2014
The Cabarrus County Public Library welcomes everyone, regardless of class, race, color or religion, treats everyone the same and offers numerous resources with a minimal budget. It shouldn’t be politicized.
Posted at 3:52pm on Aug. 12, 2014
I may not want to browse the school-supply aisles at Walmart just yet, but I do feel a bit like lying down.
Posted at 10:28am on Aug. 13, 2014
Now that the Mount Pleasant High’s senior kicker and quarterback Austin Parker has verbally committed to play football for the Duke University Blue Devils, he’s a true (royal) blue fan.
Posted at 1:53pm on Aug. 7, 2014
Some of our neighbors probably think we got rid of it.