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Paying for a better commute

Paying for a better commute

Details emerge about I-485, U.S. 74 express lanes Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter was visibly frustrated July 27 when representatives from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) could not give Charlotte… Read more »

Nine file for CMS board of education

Nine file for CMS board of education

Residents campaign for one of the board’s three at-large seats Election filing closed last week and nine area residents stepped into the spotlight to represent the entire district in the… Read more »

The Flower Boutique flourishes

The Flower Boutique flourishes

Local business relocates, adds vendors to storefront MATTHEWS – In an era where small businesses are closing their doors right and left, it’s rare to see a local company expanding… Read more »

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Matthews seeking ‘youth voice’ for planning board MATTHEWS – The Matthews Town Planning Board is seeking a teen representative for the 2015-16 school year who is “interested in making a… Read more »

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Huntley leaves legacy on Butler field

Huntley leaves legacy on Butler field

Butler’s Jordan Huntley is the 2015 Matthews-Mint Weekly Baseball Player of the Year Whether it was beating on a trashcan in the dugout, exhorting his teammates to play harder or… Read more »

Birch gave blast to Indy bats

Birch gave blast to Indy bats

Independence’s Lizzy Birch is the 2015 Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly Softball Player of the Year The Charlotte 49ers mined for local softball talent, and found the gold standard in Independence senior… Read more »

Leave it to Deaver

Leave it to Deaver

Providence’s Ellie Deaver is the 2015 Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year Providence’s Ellie Deaver was in a class of her own this spring. The Charlotte 49ers… Read more »

Q&A with Country Day football coach Drew Witman

Q&A with Country Day football coach Drew Witman

It’s been two months since Charlotte Country Day hired Drew Witman to succeed his father, Bob Witman, as the school’s next football coach. Witman, a Country Day alum, takes the… Read more »

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Butler junior finds inspiration after science conference

Butler junior finds inspiration after science conference

MATTHEWS – Fifteen-year-old Gina Scott, a rising junior at Butler High School, was among more than 7,000 high school honor students from across the country at the inaugural Congress of… Read more »

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Education Notes

Carmel Christian STEM team experiment explodes on rocket MATTHEWS – Carmel Christian School’s (CCS) STEM research students spent months creating a microlab experiment scheduled to be aboard Space X, which… Read more »

Pipeline to future drug use

Pipeline to future drug use

Youth marijuana, pharmaceutical drug use stays stagnant, other drug use decreases With adolescents on summer break having more free time, medical professionals are concerned some students use that lack of… Read more »

Education Notes: July 16 to 22

Education Notes: July 16 to 22

Matthews Elementary collects books for NCDPI MATTHEWS – Matthews Elementary School was one of 13 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to collect books for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s (NCDPI)… Read more »

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Local author releases memoir

Local author releases memoir

South Charlotte resident Resa Goldberg was waiting for an elevator when she received the email that Moonshine Cove Publishers wanted to publish her first book. Two more offers followed. The… Read more »

Theater group to bring Shakespearean tragedy to Mint Hill stage

Theater group to bring Shakespearean tragedy to Mint Hill stage

Production of ‘Hamlet’ to mix classic drama with modern flair MINT HILL – “To be, or not to be,” pondered by Hamlet, is perhaps the most famous question from a… Read more »

‘Annie’ lights up the stage in a home-run production

‘Annie’ lights up the stage in a home-run production

With fiery red hair and a personality to match, the title character from the Broadway musical “Annie” is one of America’s most famous orphans. The show has been produced many… Read more »

Hoshicon unites the area’s anime, manga subculture

Hoshicon unites the area’s anime, manga subculture

Hoshicon, a three-day Japanese culture and animation event held annually in Charlotte, helped Conner Bennett become who she is today. Now a 19-year-old college student, the Waxhaw native is social… Read more »