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Posted at 3:41pm on Oct. 22, 2014

J.V. Washam Elementary: Kindergarteners learned about fire safety and saw Ladder 4 and the firefighters in their turnout gear when the Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue visited the school Oct. 8.

Anti-bullying golf tournament in Marvin will benefit CMS

Posted at 2:39pm on Oct. 22, 2014

Athletes Against Bullies will kick-start its 2015 nationwide annual charity scramble with a golf tournament on Oct. 27 at the Firethorne Country Club in Marvin.

Wheelchair donated to 3-year-old

Posted at 9:03am on Oct. 23, 2014

Matthews resident Mackenzie Michel, 3, has gained her independence thanks to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, a national organization that donated a custom power wheelchair to Michel.

5K to raise funds for RSD

Posted at 2:20pm on Oct. 21, 2014

Dilworth resident Carolyn Laraway and Elizabeth Place resident Beth Stillitano both suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and are coordinating the second Fight the Flame 5K to raise funds and awareness.

Charlotte SouthPark friends show scary creativity for Halloween

Posted at 12:17pm on Oct. 28, 2014

Lottie Banner’s house has eyes, for the second year in a row.

Providence High School student lives archaeological dream

Posted at 10:09am on Oct. 24, 2014

Providence High School freshman Noah Tobias travels to Spain to study medieval castle.

At SouthPark company, nutrition course changes workers’ tastes

Posted at 12:15pm on Oct. 16, 2014

The vending machine may not be as quite as popular these days at Consolidated Planning Inc. in SouthPark.

12 running for Union County Board of Education seats

Posted at 11:46pm on Oct. 17, 2014

In Union County, the most closely watched elections are the district and at-large races for Union County Board of Education, and the race for sheriff.

School news

Posted at 2:39pm on Oct. 17, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

New Matthews sports complex brings traffic issues

Posted at 2:52pm on Oct. 15, 2014

Some residents of the Crestdale neighborhood and developments along Charles Street and Tanktown Road say the year-old Mecklenburg County Sportsplex has created a dangerous traffic situation.

Ballantyne food pantry celebrates its fifth year

Posted at 1:18pm on Oct. 16, 2014

The Loaves & Fishes Pantry at Harrison United Methodist Church, at the corner of Providence Road West and Lancaster Highway, will celebrate its fifth anniversary next month.

Teal T-shirts show Raintree club team’s strong bond

Posted at 4:16pm on Oct. 16, 2014

Teal T-shirts are symbolic at Raintree Country Club. Luann O’Connell created the T-shirts as a way to support her tennis doubles partner, Lynn Davis, who is battling cancer.

Ballantyne Corporate Park walking group offers health break

Posted at 4:34pm on Oct. 16, 2014

MetLife employees meet in the Ballantyne Corporate Park and take a 45-minute walk on a nature trail thanks to YMCA Corporate Wellness Center program.

Sea Life in Concord hosts Autism Awareness Nights

Posted at 1:01pm on Oct. 17, 2014

Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium on Oct. 15 hosted an Autism Awareness Night, which meant the aquarium made adjustments to its environment to make it more sensory-friendly for visitors.

Man dead, woman wounded in SC shooting

Posted at 9:19am on Oct. 14, 2014

The incident was reported about 12:30 a.m. at a residence on Shirley Road, off S.C. 9, about 40 miles south of Charlotte.

Art, jazz collaboration will come to CPCC

Posted at 3:23pm on Oct. 9, 2014

For pianist Claire Ritter, it’s important to be in the moment when she’s composing.

Charlotte students stage their own hunger games

Posted at 4:02pm on Oct. 14, 2014

Fifteen high schools from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Cabarrus County Schools and Fort Mill Schools kicked off the fifth annual drive Oct.6 at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

Dancer loves the thrill of being onstage

Posted at 4:23pm on Oct. 14, 2014

Harrison Culbreth took his first dance class when he was 3 years old.

School news

Posted at 1:53pm on Oct. 10, 2014

News from schools in the south Charlotte area.

Safety expert Irwin Carmichael offers tips to women, teens

Posted at 12:45pm on Oct. 9, 2014

Irwin Carmichael will present a free women and teen safety course at the Levine Jewish Community Center on Oct. 12. Elizabeth Goforth, 20, says his tips from a previous course “may have saved my life.”

South Charlotte golf tournament held to help fight substance abuse

Posted at 11:20am on Oct. 9, 2014

Three Myers Park High School students are tackling substance abuse from a prevention and student-awareness standpoint.

Carlos Davis’ networking journey produces bimonthly event

Posted at 10:51am on Oct. 9, 2014

Carlos Davis said he was a pushy in networking until he sought mentors and read books about leadership and sales. In 2009, Davis founded Stand & Deliver LLC, a professional development firm that specializes in networking training.

Matthews, Stallings working on roads plan

Posted at 9:10pm on Oct. 11, 2014

The Comprehensive Transportation Plan for Matthews and Stallings, a $100,000 endeavor begun in 2012, is online at www.matthewsnc.gov.

School news, Oct. 12

Posted at 8:01pm on Oct. 7, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Charlotte Squash Club to open its doors on Oct. 18

Posted at 3:38pm on Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 18 is World Squash Day, and organizers of the new Charlotte Squash Club are inviting the public to an open house to see what the sport is all about.

Matthews Crews Road Recreation Center expands offerings, gains popularity

Posted at 2:36pm on Oct. 2, 2014

The Crews Road Recreation Center continues to add programs and gain popularity in Matthews.

Ballantyne Festival wants to be area’s signature event

Posted at 2:17pm on Oct. 2, 2014

The Ballantyne Festival at the Morrison YMCA will showcase fun new activities for everyone from 11a.m.-9p.m. Oct.11.

Charlotte 94-year-old returns to her first love: Drawing

Posted at 2:05pm on Oct. 2, 2014

Mollie McDonough’s artistic talents first surfaced when she was in high school in Cherrydale, Va., in the 1930s.

Our Bridge program offers classroom aid to immigrant children

Posted at 12:03pm on Sep. 30, 2014

Our Bridge works with refugee and immigrant students at Winterfield, Merry Oaks and Billingsville elementary schools.

Photo collection highlights dying N.C. sites

Posted at 4:00pm on Oct. 7, 2014

Mike Lassiter spent six years visiting every county in North Carolina.

School news

Posted at 2:40pm on Oct. 3, 2014

News from south Charlotte-area schools.

Matthews town leaders have roles in upcoming play

Posted at 12:47pm on Oct. 2, 2014

When Theatre Matthews, a division of Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts, presents Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” in just a few weeks, audiences will see some familiar faces on the stage.

Charlotte law student had a busy summer

Posted at 10:11am on Oct. 1, 2014

Liz Bundy, a second-year student at Michigan Law School in Charlotte, split her summer between Brazil and Israel.

Diet change leads Charlotte teenager into her own business

Posted at 1:56pm on Sep. 30, 2014

Katie Brown was unable to find gluten-free vegan granola at health-food stores, so she made it her mission to make a delicious vegan and gluten-free granola recipe that also was healthy.

Roadwork on Elm Lane set to get started

Posted at 11:26am on Oct. 2, 2014

Portions of Elm Lane will be closed during the next couple of weeks, roughly three months behind schedule.

Mint Hill-area school boards seeking charter approval

Posted at 10:51am on Oct. 2, 2014

There’s an old saying: “the third time’s the charm.”

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.

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.

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.