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Author Archives: Hannah Chronis

Drought, heat cripples farmers

Drought, heat cripples farmers

County declares Stage 1 conservation measures Nancy Humphries, owner of Mouton Blanc Farms, walks onto an empty field that once was home to luscious tomatoes, ripe squash and other homegrown… Read more »

Morrison Famiy YMCA preps for annual triathlon

Morrison Famiy YMCA preps for annual triathlon

Run! Ballantyne enters sixth year, continues growing Six years ago, volunteers and staff from the Morrison Family YMCA executed an idea that had been in the works for months –… Read more »

Jobs on the line?

Jobs on the line?

Family Dollar’s Matthews-based distribution center employees face possible job loss Virginia-based Dollar Tree completed its billion-dollar purchase of Family Dollar on July 6, but the acquisition could result in job… Read more »

Bank, hotel coming to Ballantyne

Bank, hotel coming to Ballantyne

Site work has begun on the latest mixed-use development to hit south Charlotte. Ballantyne-based York Development Group’s project, to be known as Colinayre, will be located at the southwest corner… Read more »

Community officials break ground on Sara’s YMCA

Community officials break ground on Sara’s YMCA

Latest YMCA slated to open in January 2016 Smoky Bissell joined more than 50 members of the Ballantyne Corporate Park, YMCA of Greater Charlotte and south Charlotte community on June… Read more »

Allen Tate dies, legacy lives on

Allen Tate dies, legacy lives on

Real estate company founder, transportation advocate dies at 84 H. Allen Tate, Jr., founder and chairman of the Allen Tate Company, died at his home in Charlotte on June 22… Read more »

Rezoning petition sparks concern

Rezoning petition sparks concern

Developer seeks to put office space, storage at Ardrey Kell and North Community House roads More than 100 residents filled the room at the South Charlotte Banquet Center on June… Read more »

South Charlotte eyes mayoral race

South Charlotte eyes mayoral race

Last week was a busy one in Charlotte as Scott Stone and David Howard officially launched their campaigns to become the next mayor of Charlotte. Stone and Howard join current… Read more »

Providence junior launches computer company

Providence junior launches computer company

South Charlotte student helps elderly community with technology, computers Seventeen-year-old Preston Bessire received his first laptop as a gift from his grandfather when he was 8 years old. It wasn’t… Read more »

Is South Charlotte ready for de-annexation?

Is South Charlotte ready for de-annexation?

Development, traffic issues raise concern Taxation without proper representation. That’s the resounding message of SMART (South Mecklenburg Alliance of Responsible Taxpayers). The group, which formed in 2011, continues to pursue… Read more »