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City Council District 7 meeting focuses on zoning, schools

Posted at 10:48am on Sep. 25, 2014

More than 60 residents spent a Saturday morning at Providence High School recently to discuss how to more effectively manage growth in Charlotte’s City Council District 7, which includes Ballantyne.

Group helps parents, kids handle video games

Posted at 3:28pm on Sep. 26, 2014

Melanie Hempe never thought her son’s video-game hobby was a big deal.

School news

Posted at 2:53pm on Sep. 26, 2014

News from south Charlotte-area schools.

Matthews commissioners vote to expand South Trade Street

Posted at 12:12pm on Sep. 26, 2014

Matthews commissioners plan to spend $5.5 million to widen a portion of the road from the Fullwood Lane intersection to the culvert just past the Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association ballfields.

‘Evening of Believing’ offers rock star treatment

Posted at 11:47pm on Sep. 24, 2014

The Sandbox hosted its fourth annual “An Evening of Believing” prom on Sept.19. The event honored 238 young people who have terminal illnesses or life-altering conditions.

Charlotte Light the Night Walk set for Oct. 18

Posted at 9:51am on Sep. 25, 2014

The Light the Night Walk starts at Charlotte Knights Ballpark at 300 S. Church St.

School news

Posted at 11:33am on Sep. 24, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

New Ballantyne trail has meaningful name

Posted at 2:10pm on Sep. 26, 2014

Smoky Bissell, head of Bissell Cos. and the primary developer of Ballantyne, named the new trail after Charles and Lydia Willard, friends of Bissell and his wife, Margaret Gragg Bissell.

Mint Hill youths get creative to serve community

Posted at 3:50pm on Sep. 26, 2014

Three Mint Hill area youths have found some creative ways to serve their community.

Deer-hunting season raises plenty of issues

Posted at 9:12am on Sep. 28, 2014

As bow-hunting enthusiasts eagerly await the upcoming deer-hunting season, many county and municipal governments are navigating a forest of weapons restrictions, safety concerns, an ever-growing deer population and citizens’ desire to hunt them.