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Charlotte kids prep for national scrabble tournament

Posted at 2:15pm on Apr. 11, 2014

Charlotte students are preparing for the National School Scrabble Championship in Providence, R.I., where they will compete later this month.

Race to benefit Down syndrome will be held April 26

Posted at 1:24pm on Apr. 11, 2014

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte will host its second 5K, ‘3-2-1 Dash for Down Syndrome’ in Blakeney Professional Center on April 26. The race raises money for the Research Down Syndrome Foundation for cognitive research and funds local educational opportunities.

Covenant Day School, neighbors at odds over noise from sports complex

Posted at 9:58am on Apr. 10, 2014

Matthews commissioners plan to re-examine the town’s noise ordinance next month, and Sardis Forest residents are hoping changes will be made.

Packaged meals come full circle for refugee in Charlotte

Posted at 9:09am on Apr. 10, 2014

Jeroline Peah spent four years in a refugee camp in Mali after her family fled from a civil war in their home country of Liberia. The family of eight lived in what amounted to a storage unit, and occasionally they’d get a few meals of packaged dried food such as rice and beans. Now she’s helping to prepare those meals for others.

4 towns team up for economic development

Posted at 10:30am on Apr. 10, 2014

Indian Trail, Matthews, Mint Hill and Stallings have formed a four-town alliance to work together on economic development.

Charlotte-area patients connecting through virtual support

Posted at 11:16am on Apr. 10, 2014

Levine Cancer Institute, working with Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, is offering the opportunity for virtual support groups.

Charlotte’s Ballantyne Corporate Park: Working to get fit

Posted at 11:59am on Apr. 10, 2014

With dozens of pocket parks, trails, ponds and fields, Ballantyne Corporate Park offers a convenient excuse for the 14,000 employees of the 300 companies there to get fit during the workday.

Pineville, Mecklenburg County move toward pact over T-ball fields

Posted at 1:49pm on Apr. 11, 2014

During a close vote decided by the mayor, Pineville Town Council members decided to proceed with an agreement with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to bring T-ball fields back to town.

Charlotte Soccer Academy to break ground on Carolina Sportsplex this month

Posted at 1:11pm on Apr. 11, 2014

The nonprofit Charlotte Soccer Academy will break ground on its new sports complex in Pineville this month, giving players a home after years of using rented fields throughout Mecklenburg County.

South Charlotte School news

Posted at 12:36pm on Apr. 8, 2014

News from schools in the south Charlotte area.