Posted at 3:41pm on Oct. 22, 2014
J.V. Washam Elementary: Kindergarteners learned about fire safety and saw Ladder 4 and the firefighters in their turnout gear when the Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue visited the school Oct. 8.
Posted at 2:39pm on Oct. 22, 2014
Athletes Against Bullies will kick-start its 2015 nationwide annual charity scramble with a golf tournament on Oct. 27 at the Firethorne Country Club in Marvin.
Posted at 9:03am on Oct. 23, 2014
Matthews resident Mackenzie Michel, 3, has gained her independence thanks to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, a national organization that donated a custom power wheelchair to Michel.
Posted at 2:20pm on Oct. 21, 2014
Dilworth resident Carolyn Laraway and Elizabeth Place resident Beth Stillitano both suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and are coordinating the second Fight the Flame 5K to raise funds and awareness.
Posted at 12:17pm on Oct. 28, 2014
Lottie Banner’s house has eyes, for the second year in a row.
Posted at 10:09am on Oct. 24, 2014
Providence High School freshman Noah Tobias travels to Spain to study medieval castle.
Posted at 12:15pm on Oct. 16, 2014
The vending machine may not be as quite as popular these days at Consolidated Planning Inc. in SouthPark.
Posted at 11:46pm on Oct. 17, 2014
In Union County, the most closely watched elections are the district and at-large races for Union County Board of Education, and the race for sheriff.
Posted at 2:39pm on Oct. 17, 2014
Compiled by Cindy Stern
Posted at 2:52pm on Oct. 15, 2014
Some residents of the Crestdale neighborhood and developments along Charles Street and Tanktown Road say the year-old Mecklenburg County Sportsplex has created a dangerous traffic situation.
Posted at 1:18pm on Oct. 16, 2014
The Loaves & Fishes Pantry at Harrison United Methodist Church, at the corner of Providence Road West and Lancaster Highway, will celebrate its fifth anniversary next month.
Posted at 4:16pm on Oct. 16, 2014
Teal T-shirts are symbolic at Raintree Country Club. Luann O’Connell created the T-shirts as a way to support her tennis doubles partner, Lynn Davis, who is battling cancer.
Posted at 4:34pm on Oct. 16, 2014
MetLife employees meet in the Ballantyne Corporate Park and take a 45-minute walk on a nature trail thanks to YMCA Corporate Wellness Center program.
Posted at 1:01pm on Oct. 17, 2014
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium on Oct. 15 hosted an Autism Awareness Night, which meant the aquarium made adjustments to its environment to make it more sensory-friendly for visitors.
Posted at 9:19am on Oct. 14, 2014
The incident was reported about 12:30 a.m. at a residence on Shirley Road, off S.C. 9, about 40 miles south of Charlotte.
Posted at 3:23pm on Oct. 9, 2014
For pianist Claire Ritter, it’s important to be in the moment when she’s composing.
Posted at 4:02pm on Oct. 14, 2014
Fifteen high schools from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Cabarrus County Schools and Fort Mill Schools kicked off the fifth annual drive Oct.6 at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
Posted at 4:23pm on Oct. 14, 2014
Harrison Culbreth took his first dance class when he was 3 years old.
Posted at 1:53pm on Oct. 10, 2014
News from schools in the south Charlotte area.
Posted at 12:45pm on Oct. 9, 2014
Irwin Carmichael will present a free women and teen safety course at the Levine Jewish Community Center on Oct. 12. Elizabeth Goforth, 20, says his tips from a previous course “may have saved my life.”
Posted at 11:20am on Oct. 9, 2014
Three Myers Park High School students are tackling substance abuse from a prevention and student-awareness standpoint.
Posted at 10:51am on Oct. 9, 2014
Carlos Davis said he was a pushy in networking until he sought mentors and read books about leadership and sales. In 2009, Davis founded Stand & Deliver LLC, a professional development firm that specializes in networking training.
Posted at 9:10pm on Oct. 11, 2014
The Comprehensive Transportation Plan for Matthews and Stallings, a $100,000 endeavor begun in 2012, is online at www.matthewsnc.gov.
Posted at 8:01pm on Oct. 7, 2014
Compiled by Cindy Stern
Posted at 3:38pm on Oct. 8, 2014
Oct. 18 is World Squash Day, and organizers of the new Charlotte Squash Club are inviting the public to an open house to see what the sport is all about.
Posted at 2:36pm on Oct. 2, 2014
The Crews Road Recreation Center continues to add programs and gain popularity in Matthews.
Posted at 2:17pm on Oct. 2, 2014
The Ballantyne Festival at the Morrison YMCA will showcase fun new activities for everyone from 11a.m.-9p.m. Oct.11.
Posted at 2:05pm on Oct. 2, 2014
Mollie McDonough’s artistic talents first surfaced when she was in high school in Cherrydale, Va., in the 1930s.
Posted at 12:03pm on Sep. 30, 2014
Our Bridge works with refugee and immigrant students at Winterfield, Merry Oaks and Billingsville elementary schools.
Posted at 4:00pm on Oct. 7, 2014
Mike Lassiter spent six years visiting every county in North Carolina.
Posted at 2:40pm on Oct. 3, 2014
News from south Charlotte-area schools.
Posted at 12:47pm on Oct. 2, 2014
When Theatre Matthews, a division of Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts, presents Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” in just a few weeks, audiences will see some familiar faces on the stage.
Posted at 10:11am on Oct. 1, 2014
Liz Bundy, a second-year student at Michigan Law School in Charlotte, split her summer between Brazil and Israel.
Posted at 1:56pm on Sep. 30, 2014
Katie Brown was unable to find gluten-free vegan granola at health-food stores, so she made it her mission to make a delicious vegan and gluten-free granola recipe that also was healthy.
Posted at 11:26am on Oct. 2, 2014
Portions of Elm Lane will be closed during the next couple of weeks, roughly three months behind schedule.
Posted at 10:51am on Oct. 2, 2014
There’s an old saying: “the third time’s the charm.”
Posted at 12:12pm on Sep. 26, 2014
Matthews commissioners plan to spend $5.5 million to widen a portion of the road from the Fullwood Lane intersection to the culvert just past the Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association ballfields.
Posted at 3:28pm on Sep. 26, 2014
Melanie Hempe never thought her son’s video-game hobby was a big deal.
Posted at 2:53pm on Sep. 26, 2014
News from south Charlotte-area schools.
Posted at 10:48am on Sep. 25, 2014
More than 60 residents spent a Saturday morning at Providence High School recently to discuss how to more effectively manage growth in Charlotte’s City Council District 7, which includes Ballantyne.