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Myers Park

Scholastic Cup winner: Myers Park High School took first place in the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities Scholastic Cup, which is awarded to the best high school in the state. Myers Park earned the title for achieving the best overall performance among nine scholastic competitions.

Matthews

New CATS route: The Charlotte Area Transit System has started Route 94 - Matthews/Mint Hill Shuttle for the Lawyers Glen Assisted Living Center, Levine Senior Center and Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care. Hours are 9-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-4:20 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. There will be stops at Mint Hill Festival and Windsor Square shopping centers to allow connections to other transit bus services throughout Mecklenburg County. To schedule a pickup: 704-336-7433. For all schedule changes, visit www.ridetransit.org.

SouthPark

New chairman: Bill Gill, owner of W.H. Gill & Associates/Nationwide Insurance, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the local nonprofit Bright Blessings, which helped more than 2,000 homeless children in Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus and York counties last year.

South Charlotte

Help for veterans: Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont and CPCC are helping veterans returning home from service gain employment through the Operation Independence training program. Details: 704-332-0272.

Pineville

Town meeting: The town meeting, normally held the second Tuesday of each month, will be held 6:30 p.m. June 21 at the Hut Meeting Facility, 413 Johnston Drive. The public hearing on the town budget will be held at that time. Call 704-889-2291.

Ballantyne

Lecture series: The Lower Providence Community House will continue its lecture series 3 p.m. June 12 at the Community House, 9735 Community House Road. This month's lecture will feature Dan Nance, a local historian and artist who specializes in military history. The event also will feature his art and books. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Details: 704-905-8334.

Ballantyne

Fundraiser: The Chris Canty Foundation, a nonprofit that uses sports to reach out to at-risk youths, will host its annual Champions Gala 6:30-10 p.m. June 17 at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The event will feature a dinner, live entertainment and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $100. Details: thechampionsgala.eventbrite.com.

Ballantyne

Cooking class: The Cooking School at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge will have a one-day class 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 18 at the hotel, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The class will give a brief overview of sushi, fish and shellfish preparation. Cost is $75 a person and reservations are required. Details: 704-248-4100.

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