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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

School news

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

Compiled by Cindy Stern

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

Builder wants to add 44 townhouses in Ballantyne

Posted at 12:11pm on Sep. 19, 2014

David Weekley Homes, based in Houston, wants to build as many as 44 townhouses on 5.5 acres on the north side of Endhaven Lane between North Community House Road and Misty Ridge Lane.

Charlotte Teen gets insight during last-minute Israel journey

Posted at 2:00pm on Sep. 19, 2014

On July14, two days before 18-year-old Noah Goldman was set to leave for a monthlong tour of Israel, the trip was postponed due to the escalating violence in that region.

Charlotte Catholic School to build parking deck

Posted at 12:48pm on Sep. 19, 2014

Charlotte Catholic High School is preparing to break ground on its new parking garage as early as December, a move some parents say will improve safety at the school.

HOA talk drew crowd to library

Posted at 12:18pm on Sep. 18, 2014

At least 80 people showed up Sept. 15 for a meeting to discuss pending homeowners association legislation and how to get more involved, according to organizers with a homeowners’ advocacy group.

Charlotte’s Covenant Presbyterian seizes role in peace effort

Posted at 12:53pm on Sep. 17, 2014

Covenant Presbyterian Church will welcome nine students from Bethlehem, in the West Bank, who will join in the Festival of Bright Lights, a celebration of food, arts, music and teaching open to the community.

Cancer Survivors Day set for Oct. 5

Posted at 12:54pm on Sep. 17, 2014

The Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute is carrying on a traditional event for all cancer survivors next month – picnic style.

New shop focuses on homemade, homegrown, handmade

Posted at 1:00pm on Sep. 17, 2014

Locally made products are becoming the focal point in Ballantyne Village.

Proposed homes in Mint Hill behind Publix would need exemptions

Posted at 10:27am on Sep. 18, 2014

Big changes are coming to Mint Hill’s downtown. A new Publix grocery store is under construction and set to open in a few months.

School news

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

News from south Charlotte-area schools.