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N.C. Senate seeks to eliminate driver’s education requirement

N.C. Senate seeks to eliminate driver’s education requirement

Experts weigh in on the dangers of putting inexperienced drivers on the roads Fifteen-year-old students across the state could legally be able to hit the road without any previous behind-the-wheel… Read more »

Heat wave sends area residents indoors

Heat wave sends area residents indoors

Record-breaking temperatures sweep the region The effects of a mid-June heat wave were pervasive throughout the Charlotte area, as record-breaking temperatures swept the region last month. From farmers to utility… Read more »

Load of laughter, fun in ‘Mamma Mia!’

Load of laughter, fun in ‘Mamma Mia!’

“Mamma Mia!” splashed into the Levine Center for the Arts’ Knight Theater with a dose of fun, spandex and platform boots. The familiar show, which features ABBA’s greatest hits, takes… Read more »

Allen Tate dies, his legacy lives on

Allen Tate dies, his legacy lives on

Allen Tate, Jr., founder and chairman of the Allen Tate Company, died at his home in Charlotte on June 22 at 84 years old. The loss is a great one… Read more »

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Wallon’s the Lax Queen of the QC

Wallon’s the Lax Queen of the QC

Charlotte Catholic’s Natalie Wallon named Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly’s 2015 Girls’ Lacrosse Player of the Year If Natalie Wallon had an inner compass its destination was almost always the opposition’s goal…. Read more »

Q&A with Independence football coach Justin Hardin

Q&A with Independence football coach Justin Hardin

It’s been three months since Justin Hardin left Providence High School to become the head football coach at Independence after he guided the Panthers to a 10-4 (5-2 So. Meck… Read more »

Lock is key to Lions’ success

Lock is key to Lions’ success

Covenant Day’s Allan Lock is the 2015 Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly Boys’ Tennis Player of the Year Covenant Day tennis star Allan Lock is a natural athlete, but his path to… Read more »

Soronnadi learned to persevere from parents

Soronnadi learned to persevere from parents

Butler’s Chuka Soronnadi is the 2015 Matthews-Mint Hill Boys’ Track and Field Athlete of the Year Butler senior sprinter Chuka Soronnadi is an overcomer. Many people thought 2014 was going… Read more »

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N.C. Senate seeks to eliminate driver’s education requirement

N.C. Senate seeks to eliminate driver’s education requirement

Experts weigh in on the dangers of putting inexperienced drivers on the roads Fifteen-year-old students across the state could legally be able to hit the road without any previous behind-the-wheel… Read more »

Students to gather around the table all summer

Students to gather around the table all summer

Area students can ensure they’ll have breakfast and lunch each day this summer, thanks to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) summer program. CMS’s Child Nutrition Services will offer its Summer Food… Read more »

Education Notes: June 25 to July 1

Education Notes: June 25 to July 1

Forensics summer camp for CMS students Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students in eighth through 12th grades will have the chance to harness their speech and debate skills this summer at the CMS… Read more »

Education News and Notes

Education News and Notes

Teens can unmask creativity this summer MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Library will host an “Unmask! Interactive Art Workshop” this July to help teens exercise creativity. Local artist Cathay… Read more »

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Load of laughter, fun in ‘Mamma Mia!’

Load of laughter, fun in ‘Mamma Mia!’

“Mamma Mia!” splashed into the Levine Center for the Arts’ Knight Theater with a dose of fun, spandex and platform boots. The familiar show, which features ABBA’s greatest hits, takes… Read more »

Find your Fourth fun

Find your Fourth fun

Celebrate July Fourth with various activities The season for fireworks, parades and reflecting on the formation of the United States is here once again, and Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly is offering… Read more »

Civil rights and musical nights

Civil rights and musical nights

Violinist reflects on history while preparing for annual Charlotte Symphony patriotic concert In her 28 years of playing with the Charlotte Symphony, violinist Susan Blumberg has been through a lot…. Read more »

Flying high: Aerial artist Caroline Calouche

Flying high: Aerial artist Caroline Calouche

Dancer and choreographer Caroline Calouche’s vision is not the best, thanks to a family history of astigmatism and near-sightedness. When she started dancing at 8 years old, Calouche didn’t want… Read more »