As the weather gets warmer, residents all across southern Mecklenburg are flocking to parks. From baseball to lacrosse, running to mountain bike riding, fishing to disc golf, walking or observing wildlife, festivals to movies and concerts on the lawn, you can find it at a park nearby.
Queens Grant High senior Savannah Von Kaenel's play was chosen as one of three winning high school entries in the North Carolina Young Playwrights Festival hosted by the North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators.
Saturday morning cadets (most aged 12-18 years old) from Charlotte's MER NC 111 Search and Rescue squadron placed wreaths at the graves of veterans in Pineville's Crown Memorial Park cemetery. It was part of the National Wreaths Across America event, a day when people across the country placed wreaths in cemeteries nationwide, including Arlington National Cemetery.
On senior night, Darius Johnson, who has served four years as manager of the soccer teams at Providence High School, got to live his dream. He was in the starting lineup for one of the biggest games of the year.
Rev. Billy Graham's grandson, Will Graham, also an evangelist, spoke about Graham's love of his hometown and of baseball just before Sunday's 5:05 p.m. game between the Knights and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. 98-year-old evangelist Billy Graham was honored Sunday during the Charlotte Knights' "Faith and Family Night." Charlotte-born Graham's first career aspiration was to be a Major League baseball player.