The woods and fields of the Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville echoed with the sounds of gunfire, rebel yells and shouts of "Huzzah" on July 20. 43 recruits, attending the Civil War Camp, were reenacting the "Bloody Lane" battle, set in 1865 at Appomatix Courthouse, Va., which pitted the 2nd NC Union (US) Troops against the 53rd NC Confederate battalion. Matthew Waisner, site director and commander for the camp, said, "They were recruits on Monday, they graduate today as soldiers."
CharlotteUAV is a drone company owned and operated by two Air Force verterans, Bretten Smith and his friend Walter Lappert. The duo builds and pilots their own unmanned aircrafts and contract them for things such as surveying land. Aerial footage courtesy of CharlotteUAV.
It’s been intense for the past five school years, as the $50 million Project LIFT that emerged has experimented with new paths to success, including a year-round calendar at Bruns, Druid Hills, Thomasboro and Walter G. Byers K-8 schools.
100 boat hosts and 75 volunteers on the land provided a fun day on the lake to 170 at risk children and their matches in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program on July 22. The matches were treated to a morning of water sports on the lake followed by lunch with games, entertainment and water slides for their families and the volunteers at the Duke Energy Explorium in Huntersville.
The Board of Elections has been accepting registrations for those wishing to run for office in Charlotte-Mecklenburg county since January. July 21st at noon is the deadline and the last hour always proves to be more than interesting.
More than 500 items ranging from a Bentley convertible to a 5-carat diamond ring were on the block Thursday as auctioneers sold off the former possessions of the late Rick Siskey, the Charlotte businessman accused of operating a long-running Ponzi scheme.
Before launching into his fast-paced patter, auctioneer Leland Little kicked off the sale by welcoming bidders in person at the Charlotte Convention Center, on the Internet and calling in by phone. “This is an unusual opportunity as you can all see for yourself, from the vehicles to the jewelry to the coins to the nice furnishings,” Little said.
Many north Mecklenburg residents have lambasted the toll lanes as unfair. Others are upset that the project isn’t adding any extra free lane capacity to I-77 and that all of the expansion is with new express toll lanes.
Local high school students worked to build little free libraries for the community at one of CPCC's STEM Summer Experience camps on Wednesday. The small wooden boxes will be distributed in certain neighborhoods to help provide free books to underprivileged individuals.
Johnny Fly Co., an online sunglasses and leather bag retailer is opening it's first physical store on Wednesday. The shop will open up in NoDa and will sell the same merchandise as the online store but with a more personal touch.