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Mayoral candidates meet in Ballantyne, discussion focuses elsewhere

Mayoral candidates meet in Ballantyne, discussion focuses elsewhere

The first half of Tuesday’s live mayoral debate seemed more like a question-and-answer session as opposed to a political debate, as the city’s four leading Democrats appeared to agree with… Read more »

News Briefs Aug 28

News Briefs Aug 28

BREWPUBLIK expands service to south Charlotte BREWPUBLIK, a custom craft beer delivery service, has expended its business to south Charlotte and will cover the 28277, 28134, 28226 and 28210 zip… Read more »

Community Spotlight: Ray Eschert

Community Spotlight: Ray Eschert

Ray Eschert founded the Ballantyne Breakfast Club in 2001. The group’s goal is to “provide the south Charlotte-Ballantyne area residents, business leaders, developers, elected officials and services providers with a… Read more »

Business Briefs Aug. 28

Business Briefs Aug. 28

Charlotte dubbed ‘king of N.C. small business landscape’ Credibly Business Index, an emerging Fintech platform that lends to small and medium-sized businesses, recently named Charlotte the “king of the North… Read more »

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What we learned from week one

What we learned from week one

Mallard Creek is the best team in the city, and likely the state. The Mavericks were out to make that known on Aug. 22 with a 58-6 drubbing of one-time… Read more »

Football game previews: week two

Football game previews: week two

Butler (1-0) at Mallard Creek (1-0) Friday at 7 p.m. Similar to Independence, Butler has the defense to hang in there with Mallard Creek; however, Mavericks defensive end Josh Brown,… Read more »

Sports Shorts Aug. 28

Sports Shorts Aug. 28

Mustang soccer adjusts to new team Myers Park boys’ soccer coach Bucky McCarley said his team is hard-working and eager to get better. The Mustangs have depth, and are technically… Read more »

Veteran leadership carries AK soccer

Veteran leadership carries AK soccer

Ardrey Kell’s boys’ soccer team is in good hands. The Knights 20-man roster has 17 seniors, who will provide key veteran leadership. “If you don’t have that experience and you… Read more »

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Polo Ridge teacher accused of possession of child pornography

Polo Ridge teacher accused of possession of child pornography

Fifth grade Polo Ridge Elementary School teacher Timothy Olson Scott was arrested by the Union County Sheriff’s Department about two weeks before the start of school and charged with possession… Read more »

DPI to study new testing assessment model

DPI to study new testing assessment model

Although many teachers and families across the state express distaste for standardized testing, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) plans to add multiple, shorter tests throughout the year,… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Ardrey Kell student paints hope for children’s future

Student Spotlight: Ardrey Kell student paints hope for children’s future

Ardrey Kell High School junior Sneha Mehrotra picked up a paintbrush in the hopes of helping children across the world. Sneha placed third in U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger’s 2015 Congressional… Read more »

Bracing for impact: TAs in too deep

Bracing for impact: TAs in too deep

Imagine just starting your job for the year and realizing it might only last two weeks. That’s what teacher assistants (TAs) across the state, including in Mecklenburg County, might have… Read more »

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South Charlotte author releases memoir

South Charlotte 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 »

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 »

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 »

Follow the yellow brick road

Follow the yellow brick road

‘The Wizard of Oz’ to celebrate 20 years of community theater Audiences will travel via twister to a place somewhere over the rainbow, as Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts… Read more »

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Foodies unite at Futo Buta

Foodies unite at Futo Buta

This is new and exciting. This is a culinary coup. Charlotte is experiencing a restaurant revolution that shows no signs of letting up. Case in point is one of the… Read more »

Culinary News and Notes

Culinary News and Notes

John’s Country Kitchen closes John’s Country Kitchen closed on Saturday, May 30. Johnny and Maria Margiotis opened the establishment on Central Avenue 38 years ago; the business was most recently… Read more »

Culinary News and Notes

Culinary News and Notes

Taste of the Carolinas offered at Carowinds through May 17 Carowinds will host “Taste of the Carolinas” – a culinary event offered Saturdays and Sundays through May 17. Guests can… Read more »

Culinary Notes

Culinary Notes

New pastry chef at Gallery Restaurant Within the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is one of south Charlotte’s critically-acclaimed restaurants – Gallery. Benjamin Kallenbach has been appointed Gallery restaurant’s executive pastry… Read more »