South Charlotte

Book team heading to state contest

A Marvin Ridge Middle School team of readers has made it to the state finals this week for a book-reading competition.

Battle of the Books tests teams of students on their knowledge of 27 books. The event is sponsored by the N.C. School Library Media Association.

Marvin Ridge has won the county competition for the past four years, but this year marked the first time it won the regional contest, propelling it into the state championship Tuesday in Greensbo.