Posted at 10:53am on Jan. 22, 2015
Jessica DeHart ice skated once as a kid and wasn’t very good at it. The Mooresville portrait artist preferred roller-blading.
Posted at 1:38pm on Jan. 16, 2015
Starting in November, Pineville may become the first municipality in Mecklenburg County to go to four-year staggered terms for council members.
Posted at 9:19am on Jan. 22, 2015
Dan Kragnes isn’t worried about how he will fill his time when he retires from his job as a digital product specialist with Kodak in a few years.
Posted at 1:31pm on Jan. 22, 2015
Sue Sproat recently was named executive director of the nonprofit COSKids Child Development Center and its parent organization, Christ Our Shepherd Ministries.
Posted at 1:42pm on Jan. 22, 2015
Crews currently are working on a segment along N.C. 51 from Carving Tree to Quail Ridge Drive.
Posted at 8:25am on Jan. 23, 2015
Compiled by Erica Batten
Posted at 8:31am on Jan. 23, 2015
Compiled by Cindy Stern
Posted at 12:31pm on Jan. 23, 2015
Nancy Writebol, a missionary who made international news last summer after contracting Ebola in West Africa, said earlier this month that her time of rest and recovery in Charlotte is coming to an end.
Posted at 12:57pm on Jan. 23, 2015
Jerry Pyle of Matthews is a professor emeritus in UNC Charlotte’s Department of Public Health Sciences. But in retirement, he is pursuing his passion for art.
Posted at 1:36pm on Jan. 23, 2015
Charlotte’s Fire Station 16 firefighters decided neighbor Faith Walker, 12, needed a basketball hoop.
Posted at 3:36pm on Jan. 21, 2015
Compiled by Cindy Stern
Summer camp providers should enter information now for The Charlotte Observer’s annual summer camp database to be published March 1
Posted at 10:57am on Jan. 21, 2015
If you sponsor a summer camp, now’s the time to be included in The Charlotte Observer’s online database and in print.
Posted at 10:12am on Jan. 16, 2015
Wells Fargo Securities economist Michael Brown recently told a meeting of Ballantyne-area professionals that 2015 should be a year of economic growth, locally and nationally.
Posted at 5:40pm on Jan. 17, 2015
Daniel Callahan and his assistant, Cori Ray, enjoy using real estate as conduit to rally people around causes for greater good.
Posted at 1:12pm on Jan. 17, 2015
Residents of Park Woodlawn are split about a proposed apartment complex replacing a 48-year-old community.
Posted at 10:31am on Jan. 16, 2015
Sonya Muhammad always wanted to go to college; ANSWER scholarship made it possible.
Posted at 10:00am on Jan. 14, 2015
ZABS Place, run by Friendship Circle of Charlotte, opened in November.
Posted at 10:21am on Jan. 14, 2015
A Ballantyne man created stuART designs to sell his jewelry and donate all of the profits to the Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund.
Posted at 11:30am on Jan. 15, 2015
Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor Ken Joyner said recently that Matthews may have to refund as much as $600,000 to residents whose property was over-valued during the 2011 countywide property revaluation.
Posted at 3:44pm on Jan. 15, 2015
The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners – four commissioner and a mayor – holds workshops each quarter to give developers an opportunity to pitch ideas and get board reaction before investing the money for zoning changes and detailed site plans.
Posted at 1:52pm on Jan. 16, 2015
Seven security cameras linked to a sophisticated cloud computing system will allow Waxhaw police and other town officials to monitor and record activity at two downtown parks.
Posted at 8:31am on Jan. 16, 2015
Open house: A general open house will be held Jan. 22 at 8:45 a.m. in the Media Center for parents of rising freshmen/new students, with optional tours beginning at 8 a.m. Administration, counselors, parents and current students will be available to answer questions. Parking will be available in the bus lot at the school’s side entrance across the street from Southminster Retirement Community. Tours may also be scheduled by request: SouthMeckHSPTSATours@gmail.com.
Posted at 12:12pm on Jan. 14, 2015
UNC Charlotte’s Real Talk – A Community Conversation series will continue its discussion of the African-American male this month with ‘Heart and Soul: What the Health of the Black American Male Means to the Entire Community.’
Posted at 1:56pm on Jan. 9, 2015
Two Ballantyne-area zoning proposals that attracted homeowner attention in recent months are headed for a final Charlotte City Council decision Jan.20.
Posted at 2:42pm on Jan. 9, 2015
On Jan.21, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners is expected to decide on a Ballantyne zoning petition that has conflicting recommendations from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg staff and zoning committee.
Posted at 11:47am on Jan. 8, 2015
After laying out $15million for real estate, construction and road improvements in the middle of Mint Hill, developer Stiles Corp. finally will start seeing some return on its investment.
Posted at 1:22pm on Jan. 9, 2015
Members of the Oasis senior enrichment program at the Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center reflected on news headlines from the past 26 years at a recent event.
Posted at 10:09am on Jan. 7, 2015
The festival will feature 14 foreign and domestic films that inclue documentaries, dramas, romantic comedies and action thrillers.
Posted at 1:53pm on Jan. 7, 2015
Howard Arcon began his career as the Great Depression was in full swing.
Posted at 3:07pm on Jan. 7, 2015
Metro School: Cognitively disabled students used iPads and a music app to perform the school’s annual holiday music event in December.
Posted at 5:50pm on Jan. 8, 2015
Compiled by Cindy Stern
Posted at 10:14am on Jan. 9, 2015
The historic church has been without a permanent senior pastor since the retirement of former senior minister Chuck Williamson in July 2012.
Posted at 10:22am on Jan. 7, 2015
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program helps people with physical disabilities get off the athletic sidelines.
Grateful heart recipient Bobbie Misenheimer from Huntersville urges others to consider organ donation
Posted at 3:10pm on Jan. 7, 2015
Heart transplant recipient Bobbie Misenheimer of Huntersville is looking forward to 2015 with a new heart full of gratitude and energy to spare. She’s excited about telling her story and educating others on the importance of lifesaving organ transplants.
Posted at 8:08am on Jan. 8, 2015
Last week’s cold snap notwithstanding, this winter has been milder so far than 2013-14. That won’t necessarily continue for the rest of the season. Enjoy it, but prepare for the worst.
Posted at 3:49pm on Dec. 31, 2014
Paul Booe owns two MMA schools, the main one in Matthews and a smaller one on South Boulevard in Charlotte.
Posted at 10:47am on Jan. 2, 2015
A vacant piece of property off Sharon Road could become the site of a new townhouse and apartment community, according to a zoning petition filed with the city of Charlotte.
Posted at 4:21pm on Dec. 31, 2014
Ballantyne Corporate Park employees and residents will have a chance in January to donate used computers to help children in Guatemala.
Posted at 3:51pm on Jan. 1, 2015
Compiled by Cindy Stern
Posted at 10:03am on Dec. 30, 2014
After 30 years in Matthews, Linda’s Childrens Shoppe is closed, almost.