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Artist creates souvenir poster for skating championships

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.

Pineville considering Town Council term changes

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.

Piper Glen resident has an intricate train setup to claim his time

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.

COSKids has new director

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.

Mint Hill’s sidewalk work progressing

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.

Religion news

Posted at 8:25am on Jan. 23, 2015

Compiled by Erica Batten

School news

Posted at 8:31am on Jan. 23, 2015

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Charlotte Ebola survivor speaks to group at Charlotte Christian

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.

Retired UNCC professor shifts into role of artist

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.

Charlotte SouthPark firefighters give assist to girl’s passion

Posted at 1:36pm on Jan. 23, 2015

Charlotte’s Fire Station 16 firefighters decided neighbor Faith Walker, 12, needed a basketball hoop.

School news

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.

Economist in Ballantyne: Local, U.S. forecast looking up

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.

South Charlotte Realtors’ business is the way they serve others

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.

New apartments proposed for Park Woodlawn

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.

After finding ANSWER, Sonya Muhammad now gives them as a scholarship program mentor

Posted at 10:31am on Jan. 16, 2015

Sonya Muhammad always wanted to go to college; ANSWER scholarship made it possible.

Matthews thrift store ZABS Place hires young adults with special needs

Posted at 10:00am on Jan. 14, 2015

ZABS Place, run by Friendship Circle of Charlotte, opened in November.

South Charlotte man’s jewelry making kindles a passion to help others

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.

Matthews property owners still getting tax refunds

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.

Mint Hill builders, board discuss plans at quarterly meet

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.

Security cameras coming to 2 parks

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.

School news

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:

UNCCharlotte panel to discuss why black men matter

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.’

2 south-Charlotte development projects to be considered

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.

Ballantyne zoning plan gets mixed reviews

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.

New Publix in Mint Hill means new traffic patterns

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.

South Charlotte seniors reflect on historic headlines

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.

11th annual Charlotte Jewish Film Festival to be held Feb. 14-March 2

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.

At 100 years old, Indian Trail man just keeps on moving

Posted at 1:53pm on Jan. 7, 2015

Howard Arcon began his career as the Great Depression was in full swing.

School news

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.

School news

Posted at 5:50pm on Jan. 8, 2015

Compiled by Cindy Stern

The Rev. Russell Benton is new pastor at Mint Hill’s Philadelphia Presbyterian Church

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.

ASAP sports program helps disabled get back in the game

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.

Mild weather may not last all winter in Charlotte region

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.

Charlotte MMA teacher says sport is about confidence

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.

Sharon Road could play host to townhouses

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.

Ballantyne spearheads computer donations

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.

School news

Posted at 3:51pm on Jan. 1, 2015

Compiled by Cindy Stern

Owner of Linda’s Childrens Shoppe moving to shop in Mint Hill

Posted at 10:03am on Dec. 30, 2014

After 30 years in Matthews, Linda’s Childrens Shoppe is closed, almost.