News Briefs: Aug. 8 to 14

email 2Promising Pages to host annual book sale

Promising Pages, a local literacy advocacy group, will host a book sale Friday, Aug. 8, until 5 p.m. at South Mecklenburg High School.

Books will be sold for $1 unless otherwise marked, according to news release. Funds from the event will support the group’s efforts to promote literacy in area schools. 

South Mecklenburg High is located at 8900 Park Road. Find more information at

Animal Kneads Day coming soon

The annual Animal Kneads Day, a south Charlotte celebration which raises funds for animals in need, will take place Aug. 24, a Sunday, at Piper Glen’s Great Harvest Bread Company.

The event is the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care & Control’s largest fundraiser of the year, with all funds benefiting the free public spay and neuter program. People can visit the bakery, which is usually closed on Sunday, to purchase loaves of bread with all proceeds going to Animal Care & Control, according to a news release. The bakery and its employees volunteer their time and efforts to bake 1,000 loaves of bread for the annual event.

Last year’s event made more than $16,000 for the spay and neuter program. 

The bakery is located at 6420 Rea Road. Find more information at

Traffic pattern to change at Brixham Hill

The flow of traffic on Brixham Hill Avenue will change starting this weekend as crews continue working to improve congestion issues in Ballantyne.

The final phase of the Brixham Hill Avenue project will begin Saturday, Aug. 9, weather permitting. Drivers will no longer be able to make a left turn onto Conlan Circle when traveling from Johnston Road, but there will be several alternatives for reaching businesses on Conlan Circle. The Charlotte Department of Transportation ranked the intersection as one of the least safe in the city for years.

Work should be completed by the end of August.

Morrison YMCA field closed

Field 7 at the Morrison Family YMCA will be closed for turf renovations until Aug. 17, according to a notice at See the website for future updates on the project.

Curb work continues at Elm Lane project

Crews continue to work at the intersection of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Elm Lane as curb and gutter installation moves forward.

The construction of storm drainage, curb, gutter, sidewalk and paving on Ballantyne Commons Parkway between Ballantyne Trace Court to just east of Elm Lane is expected to be finished this week, according to a news release. The installation of concrete curb and gutter on southbound Elm Lane between Indigo Road and Ballantyne Trace Court also is scheduled for the first week of August, in addition to grading along the StoneCrest shopping center’s frontage on Elm Lane.

StoneCrest Chick-fil-A to see remodeling

The Chick-fil-A restaurant at the StoneCrest shopping center is scheduled to close on Aug. 30 for remodeling, according to a news release.

The work is expected to take two weeks, and the restaurant could reopen in mid-September. 

Chick-fil-A is located at 7910 Rea Road.

Section of Marvin Road to close next week

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close a section of Marvin Road between Johnston and Ardrey Kell roads on Monday, Aug. 11, to replace a pipe under the road.

The closure will be in place through Aug. 22, a Friday, according to a news release. Drivers can take Johnston and Ardrey Kell roads to bypass the closed section of Marvin.

Piedmont Natural Gas collects clothing for ministry

Employees of SouthPark’s Piedmont Natural Gas office collected clothes Thursday, Aug. 7, for people in need served by the Crisis Assistance Ministry.

People were able to donate clothes in front of the office at 4720 Piedmont Row Drive.

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