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Posted at 1:45pm on Sep. 12, 2014

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Plantation Estates planning $138million expansion

Posted at 1:09pm on Sep. 12, 2014

Plantation Estates retirement community in Matthews will undergo a $138million expansion in anticipation of the growth of the area’s senior population as baby boomers age, the organization recently announced.

Corporate sports are growing in Ballantyne

Posted at 10:29am on Sep. 12, 2014

‘It is basically an explosion of corporate sports leagues’ recently, said Michelle Miller, associate executive director for the Ballantyne Village and Morrison Family YMCA.

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute study: Teacher turnover not all tied to pay

Posted at 9:45am on Sep. 12, 2014

Teacher turnover rates do not appear to be influenced by the income levels or geography of the households served by the school, according to a study by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute for MeckEd.

Charlotte 5K raises funds to fight childhood cancer

Posted at 11:08am on Sep. 11, 2014

Isabella was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, at 2 years old.

Builder asking for apartment approvals in Matthews

Posted at 11:35am on Sep. 11, 2014

Garry Smith of BrookChase Properties wants to build two boutique apartment buildings on half-acre lots in different locations, and has applied for proper zoning.

Companies say Ballantyne amenities attract businesses to the area

Posted at 11:00am on Sep. 5, 2014

Three representatives from companies in Ballantyne said during a meeting of the Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce that the community attracted them for a slew of reasons, including a skilled workforce, lifestyle amenities, a sense of community and accessibility to partnerships with other local businesses.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue steps in to help 130 birds

Posted at 11:19am on Sep. 11, 2014

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue volunteers recently made several trips to Wilmington to bring about 130 chickens, ducks, pigeons and quail to their Indian Trail headquarters for rehabilitation and adoption.

Charlotte Catholic senior strikes Girl Scout Gold Award

Posted at 12:09pm on Sep. 9, 2014

Ali Buck, a senior at Charlotte Catholic High School, has been awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve.

Marvin Ridge to host high school marching band review

Posted at 1:42pm on Sep. 4, 2014

The public will get an early look at the county’s high school marching bands at the Union County Marching Band Preview on Sept. 13.