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Green Teacher Network blossoms in first year

Posted at 1:17pm on Sep. 9, 2014

A local network of teachers and organizations that hopes to use schoolyard gardens as a way to reach students has grown dramatically during its first year and is looking to expand even more.

Religion news

Posted at 12:38pm on Sep. 5, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

School news

Posted at 12:50pm on Sep. 5, 2014

News from south Charlotte-area schools.

Matthews Sportsplex proves a regional draw

Posted at 2:47pm on Sep. 10, 2014

As the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex in Matthews marks its first anniversary this month, the schedule for the coming year is filling.

DAR rededicates historical marker

Posted at 11:11am on Sep. 4, 2014

Cameras clicked as traffic whizzed past a landmark on Langtree Road near Herring Way, but no one took photos of passing cars and trucks. Instead, members of the Mary Slocumb Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and interested observers focused on a granite marker.

Bow-hunting applications draw concern

Posted at 5:06pm on Sep. 4, 2014

With the state’s deer-hunting season expected to start this week for archery enthusiasts, some hunters have asked the town of Matthews for permission to use bows and arrows in the town limits, which some residents object to.

801South worship experience targets unchurched

Posted at 4:56pm on Sep. 4, 2014

At 11 a.m. on Sundays, the renovated gym at Matthews United Methodist Church looks nothing like itself.

Traveling 9/11 exhibit calls Mooresville home

Posted at 2:46pm on Sep. 10, 2014

Mooresville-based Specialized Mobile Exhibits created a nationally touring 9/11 exhibit for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and it will celebrate its one-year anniversary on the road on Sept. 11

Colleges cautious about Ebola risk

Posted at 2:47pm on Sep. 10, 2014

A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus thousands of miles away has raised concern among local university and college officials that study-abroad programs and independent travel to affected regions could bring the deadly disease onto their campuses.

North Carolina wildlife group plans Kids in Nature Day

Posted at 4:43pm on Sep. 3, 2014

Habitat And Wildlife Keepers, the Matthews chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and several other organizations will host Matthews’ first Kids in Nature Day on Sept.13, complete with fishing, stream exploration and hikes.

Eagle Scout shares love of folk music through instrument-lending library

Posted at 9:57am on Sep. 4, 2014

The Charlotte Folk Society’s instrument-lending library is getting a new lease on life thanks to 17-year-old Davy Fee, a member of Boy Scout Troop 186 at Robinson Presbyterian Church in Mint Hill.

Giving Back

Posted at 3:34pm on Sep. 3, 2014

Compiled by Lauren Bailey

Guest chef’s meal at Davidson College spiced with perseverence

Posted at 12:33pm on Sep. 3, 2014

When the 1999 Davidson College alum Randall Mardus prepares Italian dishes and speaks to diners as the college’s first guest chef of the school year, he might also serve some humble pie.

New zoning in Ballantyne would allow salon

Posted at 3:34pm on Sep. 4, 2014

A south Charlotte developer wants to change the zoning for 6 acres of property near Ballantyne to allow a hair salon and other neighborhood services, according to documents filed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department.

Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge afternoon tea hits the spot

Posted at 10:42am on Sep. 3, 2014

At the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, tea is not just a warm drink: it’s an event.

School news

Posted at 3:32pm on Aug. 29, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Meeting puts the focus on HOA rights

Posted at 3:10pm on Aug. 29, 2014

Residents fed up with their homeowners association will have a chance on Sept. 16 to learn about pending legislation in the N.C. General Assembly that may change how associations conduct business.

Hendrick Center open at Charlotte Christian School

Posted at 2:29pm on Aug. 29, 2014

Less than a year after breaking ground on the new Hendrick Center for Arts and Science, the school’s student body gathered behind it as school officials and donors officially dedicated the 20,000-square-foot building.

Value of local town alliance is questioned

Posted at 11:00am on Aug. 29, 2014

Last spring, Matthews, Mint Hill, Indian Trail and Stallings formed an alliance to work on economic development for the region.

Charlotte walk to help fight hydrocephalus

Posted at 2:54pm on Aug. 26, 2014

Last year, Susan Slattery-Rogers teamed with Christy Ruth, whose daughter also has hydrocephalus, to bring a hydrocephalus walk to the Charlotte area.

Proposed ban rankles town leaders

Posted at 2:34pm on Aug. 27, 2014

Matthews Commissioners don’t condone smoking or tobacco use but they also recently made it clear they don’t want county officials telling them how to manage the issue.

New Charlotte Church forms strong ties with Greenway Park Elementary School

Posted at 11:54am on Aug. 28, 2014

The parking lot was overflowing with vehicles at the Greenway Park Elementary School open house earlier this month.

Chili cook-off turns into Autumn Festival

Posted at 12:23pm on Aug. 28, 2014

What started as a chili cook-off has become a day of food, games and entertainment, combined with the opportunity to help others.

Meet the Minister: Rev. John McSweeney, St. Matthew Catholic Church

Posted at 4:50pm on Aug. 28, 2014

Monsignor John McSweeney has been a priest in the Diocese of Charlotte since its beginnings. “You’re looking at an antique,” he says, laughing. He’s the third pastor of St. Matthew, today the largest congregation in Charlotte and one of the largest Catholic parishes in the United States.

Rankings show Sedgefield is heating up

Posted at 5:17pm on Aug. 21, 2014

Charlotte buyers hoping to score a great deal on a home in an up-and-coming neighborhood should invest in Sedgefield, according to a recent report from online real estate firm Redfin.

Meetings’ goal is ‘getting to know you’

Posted at 5:27pm on Aug. 21, 2014

It’s a simple concept. A Ballantyne social hour that meets twice a month, after work at 5:30 p.m.

The Avett Brothers help put Cabarrus incubator farm in national spotlight

Posted at 9:07am on Aug. 22, 2014

When the Avett Brothers promised financial help to keep the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Park operating after it was cut from the county budget, donations and other offers of came pouring in from Avett fans.

Tell us the news you’re proud of

Posted at 11:47am on Aug. 20, 2014

Do you remember the first time you saw your name or picture in the newspaper for an athletic feat you were proud of?

Charlotte’s Tony Purcell helps young attorneys learn their roles

Posted at 12:44pm on Aug. 20, 2014

Purcell is the 2014 recipient of the Unsung Hero Award from Leadership Charlotte, one of its legacy awards given to individuals who have made an impact on the community.

School news

Posted at 4:05pm on Aug. 21, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Local equipment company is leaving Mint Hill

Posted at 12:15pm on Aug. 21, 2014

AC Controls Co., an instrumentation and controls equipment distributor and service provider is leaving Mint Hill and headed to Concord.

School news

Posted at 11:44am on Aug. 22, 2014

News from schools in the south Charlotte community.

Matthews Alive! festival offers town a chance to show off

Posted at 10:23am on Aug. 22, 2014

The 22nd Matthews Alive! festival will kick off at 6p.m. Aug.29 in downtown Matthews and run through Labor Day weekend.

Patriot’s Day to benefit Folds of Honor

Posted at 10:21am on Aug. 22, 2014

While aiming for a hole-in-one this Labor Day weekend, golfers in Ballantyne also will be helping those serving the nation.

CMS leader backs county sales-tax hike

Posted at 2:22pm on Aug. 20, 2014

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison addressed a standing-room-only Ballantyne Breakfast Club meeting Aug.16, covering topics including the loss of teachers to South Carolina and a proposed 2014 sales-tax referendum.

Duke Mansion, gardens getting makeover before 100th anniversary

Posted at 12:21pm on Aug. 24, 2014

In the early 1900s, the Duke Mansion in Myers Park was the place to go on a Sunday afternoon.

PAWtism Festival set for Labor Day weekend

Posted at 3:28pm on Aug. 19, 2014

The bond between dogs and children with autism will be highlighted during a three-day fundraising festival over Labor Day weekend in downtown Matthews.

Matthews: 2 new principals are ready to go to work

Posted at 11:35am on Aug. 15, 2014

At least 40 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools principals received re-assignments this summer, and two elementary schools in Matthews have welcomed new leaders to their top position.

School news

Posted at 3:06pm on Aug. 14, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Sea Life Aquarium guests in Concord give blood during Shark Week

Posted at 11:50am on Aug. 13, 2014

Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills teamed up with the American Red Cross in a blood drive aimed at replenishing the area’s depleted blood supply. To promote the effort, they chose to educate donors about a species that loves blood: sharks.