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Union County Girl Scouts travel to Europe, make memories

Posted at 1:19pm on Aug. 15, 2014

Hornet’s Nest Girl Scouts Troop 1279’s journey to Europe began at least three years ago, when the girls voted to join the Girl Scouts international travel group in the 2014 tour.

Restaurant news: Mellow Mushroom growing in Charlotte area

Posted at 2:13pm on Aug. 15, 2014

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers continues to grow in the Charlotte area, recently opening a store in Rock Hill at Manchester Village.

NC Music Factory will host this year’s Charlotte Oktoberfest

Posted at 2:34pm on Aug. 15, 2014

Guests this year will be able to sample more than 350 beers from more than 100 breweries, check out local food vendors and enjoy live music from U-Phonik and Stella Rising.

Southern accent: Summer vacation can be a pain in the neck

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.

Charlotte chef’s journey lands him at Vine American Kitchen

Posted at 12:23pm on Aug. 8, 2014

Sam Diminich, 37, took on the executive chef position at Vine American Kitchen this past spring, motivated by the restaurant’s chef-driven approach and its commitment to ‘a great restaurant experience.’

More door-to-door efforts noted in Union

Posted at 1:06pm on Aug. 8, 2014

I’ve heard from three more readers with steak-seller stories to share. They responded to a column I wrote last month recounting my scamlike experience with a young man who pulled in my driveway to sell frozen steaks from the back of his dark brown pickup truck.

All about people: Charlotte is home to former German decathlete

Posted at 11:42am on Aug. 8, 2014

Wolfgang Heise competed as a decathlete in Germany before moving to the United States.

Waxhaw incubator helps small businesses get started

Posted at 12:09pm on Aug. 8, 2014

It’s a commonly accepted belief that businesses grow in one of two ways: They either develop through internally created ideas and expansions or they merge with an existing business.

Fishing with Capt. Gus: I caught questions; you can catch the answers

Posted at 2:17pm on Jul. 29, 2014

This column attempts to answer some of the questions posed by our readers. Here are a few that might be of interest to everyone.

Charlotte’s Billy Graham Library collecting school supplies

Posted at 9:13am on Jul. 31, 2014

A yellow school bus will be parked outside the Billy Graham Library this week, and library staff hope that by Aug.9 it will be filled with school supplies.