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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted at 3:06pm on Aug. 14, 2014
Compiled by Cindy Stern
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.
Posted at 10:14am on Aug. 15, 2014
The Mint Hill Lions Club recently donated $600 to provide transportation for visually impaired people to attend the North Carolina Lions VIP Fishing Tournament at the Outer Banks in October.
Posted at 1:32pm on Aug. 14, 2014
Matthews Plantation Estates is preparing for a $138million expansion near the intersection of Fullwood Lane and South Trade Street, but deed covenants threaten to throw a wrench in the developer’s timeline.
Posted at 9:46am on Aug. 20, 2014
In five years, Mike Boulware hopes the Waxhaw community will be glad he came.
Posted at 12:04pm on Aug. 15, 2014
Rahsaan Kearney‘s company, EvolutionOrtho, got a boost recently when Kearney won the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Ballantyne Chapter’s PowerUp Challenge.
Posted at 11:53am on Aug. 14, 2014
The final segment of Interstate 485 is scheduled to be complete before the end of the year, and a footrace on the new segment will celebrate it and raise money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Posted at 3:31pm on Aug. 12, 2014
Big bass will eat insects, larvae, snakes, worms, frogs, crayfish, grass shrimp, rodents, baby ducks and even their own offspring, as well as bream, crappie and white perch.
Posted at 3:17pm on Aug. 12, 2014
Compiled by Erica Batten
Posted at 1:43pm on Aug. 8, 2014
Compiled by Cindy Stern
Posted at 11:57am on Aug. 10, 2014
A proposed apartment complex on a property zoned for retail space has some Ballantyne residents concerned about how it will impact traffic and schools.
Posted at 9:42am on Aug. 8, 2014
Three former SEALs complete 12.5-mile course to raise money for veterans
Posted at 11:14am on Aug. 8, 2014
ESPNs new SEC Network launches next week from its Charlotte production hub.
Posted at 4:13pm on Aug. 7, 2014
The Ballantyne Corporate Park’s seventh annual Color the Park Marker Drive for Classroom Central recently collected 16,266 packs of markers and 930 other school supplies.
Posted at 11:01am on Aug. 7, 2014
A team of scientist at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis developed a less-costly, more efficient way to measure free radicals in athletes
Posted at 4:00pm on Jul. 31, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in south Charlotte are seeing an increase in home invasions, auto theft and robberies.
Posted at 4:24pm on Jul. 31, 2014
The Humane Society of Union County is partnering with Stewarts Village Gallery to recreate some of the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of The City of Light for Paws in Paris, a fundraiser.
Posted at 4:32pm on Jul. 29, 2014
Mooresville native Cotton Ketchie claims he doesn’t like change; however, talk to him a few minutes and a different picture emerges. Change drives Cotton.
Posted at 2:20pm on Jul. 31, 2014
Michele Gay, one of the country’s leading advocates for improved school security and safety, wants to educate children and those responsible for their safety.
Posted at 9:39am on Jul. 31, 2014
While Charlotte Premium Outlets opened this week near Steele Creek, Mint Hill residents say they still are waiting for the long-promised Bridges at Mint Hill shopping complex.
Posted at 4:20pm on Jul. 30, 2014
Kevin Kronk spent years in the business world, but he never abandoned his passion for making music.
Posted at 10:31am on Jul. 31, 2014
The police departments of Matthews and Mint Hill are inviting residents to participate in National Night Out on Aug.5.
Posted at 1:02pm on Jul. 24, 2014
Resident Alan Ross, 86, founded the miniature-boat club to make use of the lake, in an attractive courtyard on the community’s campus near SouthPark.
Posted at 10:04am on Jul. 25, 2014
A church in Ballantyne is bringing an urban food trend to south Charlotte.
Posted at 11:22am on Jul. 25, 2014
DeAnne Bennett left corporate America to aid the world’s needy.
Posted at 12:13pm on Jul. 25, 2014
Information from south Charlotte schools.
Posted at 11:33am on Jul. 24, 2014
Springhill Suites at the intersection of Johnston Road and North Community House Road will expand its capacity by 40 rooms.
Posted at 9:36am on Jul. 24, 2014
Mint Hill is one of 17 North Carolina municipalities selected to receive a North Carolina Park and Recreation Trust Fund Grant if state legislators approve the proposed budget.
Posted at 2:34pm on Jul. 23, 2014
Charlotte nurse Julianna Clair provided life-changing surgeries with colleagues on Mercy Ship in Pointe-Noire, Congo, for one year.
Posted at 1:41pm on Jul. 22, 2014
On Aug. 1, Statesville will host the Statesville Criterium Bike Race, one in a series of five races in different cities over six days. Professionals and amateurs alike will race in the criterium, which will cover 0.6 miles in downtown Statesville in several races lasting 30-60 minutes, depending on the rider’s ability.
Posted at 9:37am on Jul. 23, 2014
Denver’s Rock Spring Campground is preparing for its 184th annual Rock Spring Methodist Camp Meeting, to start on July 28 and span the first two weeks of August. Thousands of people attend the old-fashioned religious revival program, which consists of singing, daily worship and sermons led by local clergy.
Posted at 12:17pm on Jul. 18, 2014
This fall, Citizen Schools will add a second program for sixth-graders at Quail Hollow Middle School in South Charlotte.
Posted at 6:04am on Jul. 24, 2014
The new bridge will allow motorists to access the outerbelt without having to wait at a traffic signal.
Posted at 10:47am on Jul. 18, 2014
Residents at Plantation Estates bowl in a competition benefitting Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research.
Posted at 12:53pm on Jul. 18, 2014
News from schools in the south Charlotte communities.
Posted at 10:28am on Jul. 18, 2014
As of last month, Beads Inc. of Charlotte is in a new location, at 339 Circle Ave., with an expanded staff.