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Burmese store owner keeps strong ties to culture, those who need help

Posted at 11:12am on Nov. 11, 2014

Thanei Taithio proudly stands behind the counter at his convenience store, Taithio Family Store on the corner of Richland Drive and Monroe Road, greeting customers in their native tongue – Burmese and Chin.

Ardrey Kell theater students win awards

Posted at 2:18pm on Nov. 13, 2014

Advanced theater students from Ardrey Kell High School recently won several awards at the regional North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines.

Matthews to offer free tree banding class

Posted at 11:34am on Nov. 11, 2014

Learn how to protect your trees against canker worms that will eat the young leaves next spring.

YMCA volunteers honored at dinner in Ballantyne

Posted at 2:49pm on Nov. 7, 2014

Ardrey Kell High School Principal David Switzer told attendees Nov.6 at the Morrison Family YMCA Time Talent & Treasure Dinner that volunteers are what have made the Ballantyne community strong and cohesive.

School news

Posted at 3:07pm on Nov. 7, 2014

News from south Charlotte-area schools.

It’s time to start thinking about gingerbread

Posted at 11:50am on Nov. 6, 2014

Put on your apron and break out the rolling pin; it’s Gingerbread Lane competition time at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.

Common Heart collecting turkeys for those in need

Posted at 12:10pm on Nov. 6, 2014

The Indian Trail nonprofit Common Heart is collecting 700 frozen turkeys to provide Thanksgiving dinner for those who need a little extra help with the holiday meal.

Rea Road work may take even longer

Posted at 1:59pm on Nov. 6, 2014

South Charlotte residents will have to wait a few months longer until construction on a major corridor is complete, and some city staff are concerned the wait could be even longer.

Pineville’s Jeremy’s Jump to benefit those with special needs

Posted at 4:05pm on Nov. 6, 2014

The second annual Jeremy’s Jump, a 10-hour relay jump-a-thon, will be Nov. 16 at Sky High Sports in Pineville.

Morning Star labyrinth honors woman’s memory

Posted at 11:25am on Nov. 11, 2014

Behind the cemetery of the historic Morningstar Lutheran Chapel at 12900 Idlewild Road is a new legacy labyrinth, built to honor the memory of Shannon Christine Kennedy, who died in 2011 at age 36 after an extended illness.

Teacher likes her roles onstage and with kids

Posted at 2:28pm on Nov. 7, 2014

SouthPark resident Dyanna Sorvillo, 28, will perform the role of Cinderella’s stepsister Lucinda in “Into the Woods” at the Levine Jewish Community Center in Shalom Park on Dec. 6, 7, 13, and 14.

School news

Posted at 1:51pm on Nov. 5, 2014

News from Charlotte-area schools.

Is there a novel in you?

Posted at 3:37pm on Nov. 5, 2014

This month, local coffee shops and libraries may experience a surge in visitors diligently typing on tablets and computers.

Independence High theater students rated ‘Superior’

Posted at 12:35pm on Nov. 6, 2014

A group of Independence High School advanced theater students received high marks at the regional N.C. Theatre Conference High School Play Festival on Nov.1 at ImaginOn.

Hearing set for vacant Quail Hollow site

Posted at 9:36am on Nov. 6, 2014

Charlotte City Council will hold a public hearing Nov. 17 for a proposed development at a long-vacant Quail Hollow site.

Dr. Oz’s sleep prescription appeals to Mooresville students

Posted at 9:03am on Oct. 29, 2014

A group of 46 students from Brawley Middle School were among the excited crowd that welcomed television’s “Dr. Oz” to Mooresville on Oct. 9. He visited the school for a health and wellness event that’s part of the Integrative Health program created by a Brawley Middle teacher.

UNCC Urban Institute study shows bigger homes still popular

Posted at 12:29pm on Oct. 31, 2014

New construction homes in Mecklenburg County, including in Ballantyne, are getting bigger, a new study from UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute found.

Golf Club at Ballantyne to honor veterans

Posted at 1:12pm on Oct. 28, 2014

To celebrate Veteran’s Day, The Golf Club at Ballantyne will invite veterans and active military personnel to play the club’s 18-hole course for half-price Nov.9

Fort Mill High school will present the musical comedy production of “The Addams Family” next week.

Posted at 12:00pm on Oct. 28, 2014

The Nov. 6-9 production involves many students behind the scenes.

Avondale Presbyterian Church to host Nov. 8 Charlotte Art Collective art show

Posted at 2:12pm on Oct. 31, 2014

The Charlotte Art Collective will hold its annual holiday art show and sale at Avondale Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Building from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov.8.

Mint Hill, Mecklenburg plans to buy 160-plus acres for parks

Posted at 11:16am on Oct. 30, 2014

Park land is increasing in Mint Hill. Between the town and Mecklenburg County, more than 160 acres is slated to be purchased for the development of two parks.

Tailor-made greens a hit at this restaurant

Posted at 2:08pm on Oct. 30, 2014

The Gallery Restaurant at the Ballantyne Hotel is committed to locally grown ingredients.


Posted at 12:44pm on Oct. 31, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

School news

Posted at 12:55pm on Oct. 24, 2014

News from South Charlotte-area schools.

Halloween’s a ghastly success for Concord artist

Posted at 12:15pm on Oct. 28, 2014

For many, Halloween is a one-night deal spent in costume, mingling under store-bought cotton-spun spider webs and sipping “eyeball” punch in someone’s living-room-turned-ghoul-den.

MetLife is on the move in Charlotte

Posted at 11:15am on Oct. 24, 2014

MetLife is moving to another floor of another building within Ballantyne Corporate Park.

Concord mother’s baby credited with bringing her back from brink of death

Posted at 7:34pm on Oct. 23, 2014

The miracle of giving life would have been enough, but the miracle of Shelly Cawley, 23, of Concord and her healthy baby girl has given her family and friends much more to cherish.

5K to raise funds for RSD

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.

Anti-bullying golf tournament in Marvin will benefit CMS

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.

School news

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.

Wheelchair donated to 3-year-old

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.

Mint Hill infrastructure work continues

Posted at 9:44am on Oct. 23, 2014

While developers Childress Klein and Howard Hughes Corp. still aren’t ready to release a construction timetable for the Bridges at Mint Hill, they are continuing to work on the infrastructure.

Charlotte SouthPark friends show scary creativity for Halloween

Posted at 12:17pm on Oct. 28, 2014

Lottie Banner’s house has eyes, for the second year in a row.

Providence High School student lives archaeological dream

Posted at 10:09am on Oct. 24, 2014

Providence High School freshman Noah Tobias travels to Spain to study medieval castle.

At SouthPark company, nutrition course changes workers’ tastes

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.

12 running for Union County Board of Education seats

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.

School news

Posted at 2:39pm on Oct. 17, 2014

Compiled by Cindy Stern

New Matthews sports complex brings traffic issues

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.

Ballantyne food pantry celebrates its fifth year

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.

Teal T-shirts show Raintree club team’s strong bond

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.