In the wake of recent attacks, students at Davidson College and UNCC are raising questions about whether they’re getting enough information and support to protect themselves from sexual assault. They’re asking administrators to be more transparent about what’s happening and how they’re handling it.
A $25 million construction contract for a new school in east Charlotte is on Tuesday’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board agenda. It will offer Spanish-English magnet seats and relieve crowding at Albemarle Road elementary and middle schools.
Akshra Paimagam of Randolph Middle School correctly spelled words including “tchotchke,” “peacenik,” “pastina,” “imprecatory,” “chronotype,” “dunlin” and “lysis” en route to winning the 2017 Charlotte Observer Spelling Bee on Monday at ImaginOn’s Wells Fargo Playhouse.
A lifelong double-leg amputee, high school senior Christopher Shallal uses his circumstances to explore the latest technological advances in prosthetics and to help others facing the same situation. He plans to major in biomedical engineering.
Despite some nerves Akshra Paimagam, from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, prevailed at this year's spelling bee. 27 contestants from 13 counties in North and South Carolina participated in the 63rd. regional spelling bee presented by The Charlotte Observer.
Antonio Gatewood, 23, was one of 10 men who attacked, stomped and robbed bystander during the violence that hit the city after the Sept. 20 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.