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Videos by Iredell County veterans tell the stories of hometown heroes

Posted at 3:35pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Tommy Rieman speaks calmly and matter-of-factly about his life’s extreme highs and lows since he deployed to Iraq as a 21-year-old in 2003.

Charlotte kids getting involved raising money for charity

Posted at 10:32am on Jul. 16, 2014

The Morgan children raised $700 for The Lunch Project, a Charlotte-based nonprofit organization that provides lunches for Tanzanian children at school.

Firm revives plans for Matthews retirement community

Posted at 1:18pm on Jul. 17, 2014

Erickson Living recently purchased 100 acres at McKee and Pleasant Plains roads in Matthews to revive its plans for a Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Ballantyne gets a new, quick health-care option

Posted at 1:39pm on Jul. 17, 2014

Novant Health has opened its first Charlotte-area express clinic in Ballantyne, which offers extended hours to treat common medical conditions without an appointment.

Queen’s Feast offers array of restaurants

Posted at 12:21pm on Jul. 11, 2014

Always wanted to try that restaurant your friends talked about?

Range at Ballantyne expects August opening

Posted at 12:12pm on Jul. 11, 2014

The Range in Ballantyne is expected to have its grand opening on Aug. 9, a few months behind schedule because of inclement weather.

Ballantyne is focus of new Wingate University business television show

Posted at 11:12am on Jul. 11, 2014

Wingate University is producing a new local television program, “Wingate University Business Roundtable,” designed to examine issues concerning the Charlotte region’s key business leaders.

Pineville places new restrictions on car dealerships

Posted at 3:08pm on Jul. 10, 2014

Council was ‘concerned about over-saturation’ of that business, especially near historic Main Street.

School news: Back-to-School event to grace ballpark on Aug. 2

Posted at 3:38pm on Jul. 10, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Temple finds central home in University City

Posted at 1:50pm on Jul. 9, 2014

When a member of Temple Or Olam mapped where the congregation lived, meeting in Concord didn’t make sense anymore.

Breakfast Club’s next meeting will focus on schools

Posted at 10:54am on Jul. 10, 2014

The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will host a meeting in August to update residents on what to expect in the coming school year.

Matthews is considering a sister city in France

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

Some residents of Sainte-Maxime, France, want to partner with residents of Matthews to learn more about the respective home countries, build friendships across the ocean and even visit each other.

10th Big Day at Lake held this week

Posted at 10:06am on Jul. 11, 2014

When Cornelius businessman Dave Yochum came up with Big Day at the Lake, his idea was to give some underprivileged children a day of swimming and boating on Lake Norman.

Arts center leaving town

Posted at 4:21pm on Jul. 2, 2014

After weeks of negotiations between the town of Pineville and the Civic & Cultural Arts Center, the nonprofit voluntarily left town in late June.

Ballantyne’s Hall Farm may be sold for development

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

For nearly a decade, Ballantyne-area families have visited Hall Farm for a little taste of the country. But the farm could soon be sold and developed.

Free swimming program for Grier Heights kids going strong

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

CrossRoads Corporation collaborates with Johnston YMCA, Antioch Baptist Church to give underprivileged Grier Heights kids free swimming program

Charlotte woman now helps others deal with illness’ pain

Posted at 11:30am on Jul. 2, 2014

According to the Myositis Association, the condition is muscle inflammation and “can be caused by infection, injury, certain medicines, exercise and chronic disease.”

Charlotte Guardian Ad Litems program forges lasting ties

Posted at 10:09am on Jul. 2, 2014

For the past couple of years, south Charlotte’s Sterling Oliver has volunteered as the Guardian Ad Litem for Isaiah Roberts, 18, who recently graduated from Myers Park High School.

Matthews Holiday Haus set to close

Posted at 9:28am on Jul. 2, 2014

After 17 years in business – that’s 18 Christmas seasons – the Holiday Haus in historic downtown Matthews is closing.

Religion news

Posted at 8:34am on Jul. 1, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Mecklenburg program for single dads brings tips, kinship

Posted at 9:33am on Jun. 27, 2014

In Mecklenburg County, Clay Parker is one of the first educators to work primarily on providing education, home visits and other services for single fathers. He has learned that many single dads, including those from low socioeconomic situations, want to be good parents.

Matthews utility relocation delays bridge replacement

Posted at 12:55pm on Jun. 27, 2014

Repairs to a Matthews bridge in desperate need of improvements have been delayed as crews work to relocate utilities first, said N.C. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jen Thompson.

Commission says house is worthy of historic status

Posted at 10:52am on Jun. 27, 2014

At the request of Margaret Phillips, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission has reviewed her property at 131 W. Charles St. in Matthews and deemed it worthy of Historic Landmark status.

Love of art started early for Charlotte painter

Posted at 3:45pm on Jun. 26, 2014

Saundra Hardy Snyder is painting in her quiet home studio in Montibello near SouthPark on a recent afternoon.

Ballantyne popularity far exceeds nearby areas, data show

Posted at 3:25pm on Jun. 26, 2014

The flurry of home buyer activity in Ballantyne’s 28277 ZIP code doesn’t appear to have a spillover effect in neighboring ZIP codes, according to recent real estate data.

Fatal shooting in Rock Hill

Posted at 7:43pm on Jun. 29, 2014

A Rock Hill man was fatally shot early Sunday, authorities said.

People news: Eagle Scout project benefits preschool

Posted at 1:40pm on Jun. 25, 2014

News about your neighbors in the Charlotte area.

Charlotte’s Camp SOAR enriches kids, volunteers

Posted at 4:28pm on Jun. 24, 2014

A record crowd attended Camp Special Olympics Athletic Retreat from June9-13 at the Levine Jewish Community Center this year.

Charlotte communities plan activities for holiday week

Posted at 12:24pm on Jun. 26, 2014

Red, white and blue will be the colors of the day as towns and neighborhoods throughout the south Charlotte region offer free, family-friendly parades and activities to celebrate Independence Day.

Pineville crash victim was Charlotte woman, police say

Posted at 11:23am on Jun. 26, 2014

Pineville police on Thursday identified the victim as Amanda Jean Fiskewold-Ziegler.

Civic & Cultural Arts Center, Pineville leaders to discuss arts group’s budget

Posted at 3:52pm on Jun. 19, 2014

The Civic & Cultural Arts Center is expected to release a new budget proposal to Pineville in the next month, after officials requested the nonprofit pare its original budget.

Memory Center Charlotte works with one of life’s hardest losses

Posted at 11:57am on Jun. 20, 2014

Kathy McLaughlin doesn’t recall how she and her sister, Diane Tucker, found Dr. Charles H. Edwards II of Memory Center Charlotte.

Charlotte’s St. Stephen UMC sees pastor the Rev. Tom Latimer reassigned to Jamestown

Posted at 4:09pm on Jun. 18, 2014

Charlotte pastor Tom Latimer’s move to Jamestown United Methodist near High Point this month will be his eighth pastoral appointment.

Religion news

Posted at 9:58am on Jun. 19, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

South Charlotte school news

Posted at 4:22pm on Jun. 18, 2014

News from schools in the south Charlotte area

Ballantyne’s 28277 ZIP is the number people love

Posted at 10:32am on Jun. 20, 2014

The Ballantyne area is the second-most-moved-in ZIP code in the country, at least for May 4-31, according to a recent report from Welcomemat Services.

School news

Posted at 10:07am on Jun. 18, 2014

Bailey Middle: The seventh- and eighth-grade band earned a superior rating and third place in their division at the Music in the Parks Festival held in Williamsburg, Va., in late May.

Water fowl rescued in south Charlotte in need of homes

Posted at 10:34am on Jun. 19, 2014

With baby bird season in full swing and more birds arriving every day, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is running a special Adopt-a-Thon through July15 to make room for new feathered guests.

Myers Park students send memes to help South Sudan

Posted at 3:24pm on Jun. 18, 2014

Hundreds of freshman at Myers Park High School recently combined centuries-old literature and modern technology to send a message to elected officials: Advocate for peace in South Sudan.

In Charlotte, taste tests begin for this year’s Victorian Tea

Posted at 2:58pm on Jun. 17, 2014

Matthews Woman’s Club is celebrating the event’s 25th year.