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Monument is mystery in Matthews

Posted at 1:11pm on Dec. 12, 2014

There’s a mysterious monument in Matthews near the intersection of County Place Drive and South Trade Street.

Happening nearby

Posted at 12:45pm on Dec. 12, 2014

Kwanzaa 2014: The Charlotte community is invited to participate in “Kwanzaa, 2014 – A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.”

School news: CMS seeks interns for Spring 2015

Posted at 5:18pm on Dec. 11, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

South Charlotte crime numbers may be declining

Posted at 1:17pm on Dec. 5, 2014

After a third quarter in which the south Charlotte area saw a spike in thefts from cars, South Division Capt. Jim Wilson said he’s hoping to end the year with an overall reduction in crime.

Music hall of fame gets more space

Posted at 12:18pm on Dec. 5, 2014

Eddie Ray was all smiles as he greeted the inductees, family members, sponsors and other guests Dec. 4 who previewed the N.C. Music Hall of Fame.

Humane Society Holiday Shop is open

Posted at 11:17am on Dec. 3, 2014

Elaine Siegel, a York County real estate agent, goes by the name “Chief Elf” this time of year.

Winning film tells Charlotte stories

Posted at 10:21pm on Dec. 6, 2014

The winning documentary at the inaugural 100 Words Film Festival tells behind-the-scenes stories of social issues in Charlotte – using exactly 100 words.

Ballantyne Corporate Park now houses art from Zimbabwe

Posted at 4:54pm on Dec. 6, 2014

Ballantyne Corporate Park recently added three new outdoor sculptures to its 535-acre campus. The works of art are: “Contemplation,” by Onward Sango; “Dancer,” by Edmore Sango; and “Startled Buck,” by Sowet Muromdezi.

Religion news

Posted at 2:35pm on Dec. 5, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

A passion for helping animals

Posted at 11:10am on Dec. 3, 2014

Cindy Rodriguez, of Ballantyne, has been rescuing dogs and cats since childhood. She has volunteered with Carolina PAWS (Pet and Animal Welfare Society) since 2009 and with the Coalition to Unchain Dogs since 2010.

Religion news

Posted at 11:25am on Nov. 26, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Traffic, roads will be meeting’s focus

Posted at 2:26pm on Nov. 26, 2014

The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will meet Dec. 6 to discuss traffic and road projects in south Charlotte, organizer Ray Eschert said.

2 Charlotte residents chosen as UNC Phillips Ambassadors

Posted at 4:17pm on Nov. 25, 2014

John Farmer and Raymond Stanton, both of Charlotte, have been selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors. They each will receive a $5,000 grant for UNC Chapel Hill-approved study in Asia, according to a press release.

School news

Posted at 11:32am on Nov. 26, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Atherton Mill and Market born out of quest for fresh food

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

Lynn Shanklin Caldwell has become an advocate for fresh, local food and is on the forefront of Charlotte’s food scene. She oversees Atherton Mill and Market, a year-round community market in the South End.

Rock Hill nonprofit focuses on helping children with autism

Posted at 9:27am on Nov. 30, 2014

Through intense one-on-one therapy, Chrysalis Autism Center in Rock Hill is changing lives.

When it comes to music, newlyweds share passion

Posted at 1:28pm on Dec. 3, 2014

Newlyweds and professional singers Jennifer Reid Bumgardner and Harrison Bumgardner will be the first married couple to play principal roles in the fall musical presented by the Levine Jewish Community Center Visual and Performing Arts.

‘Mess’ composting cuts down on waste

Posted at 3:20pm on Nov. 26, 2014

Students at Elizabeth Lane Elementary recently began learning about, and practicing, composting as school officials helped them dump food scraps in one bin and trash in another.

Towns around Charlotte set to kick off holiday season

Posted at 3:20pm on Nov. 26, 2014

Towns throughout the area will host tree lightings this weekend to kick off the holiday season.

Rivalry yields food, community service

Posted at 1:44pm on Nov. 21, 2014

One of south Charlotte’s biggest rivalries has a little more ammunition now that Providence High School recently unseated Ardrey Kell as the reigning champs of the regional Student Hunger Drive competition.

Church wants to be local ‘spiritual crossroads’

Posted at 10:46pm on Nov. 25, 2014

A prominent SouthPark church will redevelop its property for mixed use after its church members voted in favor of the proposal.

This radio personality is a real doctor

Posted at 2:11pm on Nov. 21, 2014

Unlike Dr. Frasier Crane, TV’s best-known fictional psychiatrist, Dr. Melissa Tate is a real-life psychologist and radio personality.

School news

Posted at 2:36pm on Nov. 21, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Mint Hill official issues an apology

Posted at 2:43pm on Nov. 21, 2014

At the Nov.13 Mint Hill Town Board meeting, Austin issued an apology for his actions involving a loud party at his home.

James K. Polk birthplace in Pineville celebrates recent renovations

Posted at 2:55pm on Nov. 21, 2014

The James K. Polk birthplace in Pineville was in grave danger two years ago when state lawmakers discussed cutting funds for state historic sites. However, the budget cuts never came. And this month the state historic site celebrated the 219th birthday of the nation’s 11th president. The site also celebrated completion of more than $140,000 in renovations.

Charlottean is thankful for ‘where we are today’

Posted at 9:36am on Nov. 20, 2014

Peter Marmureanu’s early memories do not include the aroma of roasting turkey and pumpkin pie, or family gatherings.

School news

Posted at 2:53pm on Nov. 18, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Matthews hires new communications officer

Posted at 1:18pm on Nov. 19, 2014

Jen Thompson will become the communications director for the town of Matthews on Dec.1.

Doctor’s Rx: Heal thy whole self

Posted at 3:53pm on Nov. 19, 2014

When patients find themselves in the Emergency Department at Carolinas Medical Center – Huntersville, they may end up going home with more than a prescription.

Cabarrus County park named in honor of Vietnam War veterans

Posted at 9:10am on Nov. 20, 2014

About 70 Vietnam War veterans and scores of others gathered at the site formerly known as North Cabarrus Park Nov. 15 to dedicate it under its new name, Vietnam Veterans Park. They were joined by a retired three-star general and a nationally known war correspondent and author in honoring all Vietnam Veterans, living or fallen.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer gives shopping safety tips

Posted at 3:17pm on Nov. 18, 2014

Officer Bob Phelps of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s University City Division One offers a list of holiday shopping and home delivery safety tips.

Stallings inventor Brian Conti gains national attention

Posted at 2:02pm on Nov. 14, 2014

Brian Conti’s latest invention has caught the attention of some pretty notable publications including the Huffington Post, USA Today online, Gizmodo and several trade sites. Conti has designed bottleLoft, billed as “the world’s first magnetic bottle hanger for your refrigerator.

Builder celebrates new plan for south Charlotte site

Posted at 4:04pm on Nov. 19, 2014

Developer Copper Builders served hors d’oeuvres and wine to south Charlotte residents as bulldozers tore down existing structures.

Youth gains confidence through CAP program

Posted at 12:28pm on Nov. 14, 2014

In the few months Jamie McGregor has been in Charlotte, she’s become immersed in our community.

School news

Posted at 1:49pm on Nov. 14, 2014

News from south Charlotte-area schools.

Recent Eagle Scout awardees announced

Posted at 11:33am on Nov. 13, 2014

The Mecklenburg County Council Boy Scouts has announced its most recent Eagle Scout honorees.

Emissary role allows Israeli woman to learn, teach

Posted at 11:28am on Nov. 12, 2014

The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte has participated in the Shlichim program for the past 10 years and has been hosting a shlicha – a female emissary – since August. Shaliach travel the world to facilitate greater awareness and knowledge about Israel.

Matthews eliminates limits on towing charges

Posted at 11:57am on Nov. 13, 2014

A N.C. Supreme Court ruling has towns eliminating limits on how much car towing services can charge. Matthews commissioners recently voted 6-1 to revise the town’s towing ordinance, removing the maximum charge allowed when cars are towed from private property.

In south Charlotte, baseball skills targeted to kids who need help

Posted at 2:03pm on Nov. 13, 2014

A longtime south Charlotte youth sports leader has used his connections in the community to help a young baseball player who is recovering from cancer.

Burmese store owner keeps strong ties to culture, those who need help

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

Thanei Taithio proudly stands behind the counter at his convenience store, Taithio Family Store on the corner of Richland Drive and Monroe Road, greeting customers in their native tongue – Burmese and Chin.