Country Day raising money for construction projects
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Country Day School hopes to complete its five-year $54 million capital campaign by the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Walker Poole and Wellford Tabor have led the Forefront Campaign, which includes capital projects that create innovative learning spaces, annual giving that supports people and programs, and an endowment to ensure long-term financial health.
• John and Claudia Belk Upper School Learning Center, including a state-of-the-art recording studio (opening fall 2020).
• Dowd Student Center, including cafeterias, restaurant-level kitchen and server space and campus store (fall 2019).
• Cannon Hall includes space for college counseling and tutoring along with an upper school makers space (fall 2019).
• Hance Lower School Learning Center, including after school, lower school makers space and computer lab (fall 2018).
• Purdy Center for Science and Mathematics includes eight lab spaces for sciences (fall 2018).
“For more than 75 years, Country Day has earned its place at the forefront of education, and we are continually improving and breaking new ground.” Head of School Mark Reed said. “The Forefront Campaign supports an ambitious vision that will ensure we continue to prepare students to contribute meaningfully to a changing world.”
Atrium Health opens new urgent care
CHARLOTTE – Atrium Health has opened a new urgent care location within Rea Farms.
Atrium Health Urgent Care Rea Farms opened Oct. 1 at 11115-b Golf Links Drive.
People suffering from a potentially life-threatening illness, such as chest pain, should go to the emergency department. But many times, a patient can be treated for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries at an urgent care location.
The new facilities will be staffed by physicians, physician assistants and nurses to treat conditions such as sore throats, earaches, bronchitis, colds, flu, minor cuts, burns, strains and sprains.
By reserving a spot online – at one of the new urgent care locations or one of Atrium Health’s 31 other locations – patients have a time frame of when they will be seen and receive a text message when their appointment time is near.
Empower for Hope raising money to help Burundi village
CHARLOTTE – Empower for Hope has been helping women from Charlotte to East Africa by employing them, selling their handcrafted goods and teaching them to become entrepreneurs.
With the money raised at A Night Under the Stars, the charity hopes to reach hundreds more. The casual outdoor event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Johnson home, 1800 Queens Road W. Tickets cost $25. Buy them at www.empowerforhopeevent.org.
Attendees will enjoy a casual outdoor evening with food, shopping and interactive stations where they’ll learn more about Empower for Hope’s mission to combat poverty and empower women to self-sufficiency.
The evening includes barbecue, drinks, African drumming and a silent auction.
Charlotte launches Send Me on My Way recycling initiative
CHARLOTTE – Envision Charlotte and the City of Charlotte have partnered with Sealed Air, Coca-Cola Consolidated and the Charlotte Area Transit System for Send Me on My Way, a campaign to educate residents and increase recycling rates.
The initiative will use ambassadors at companies to educate their employees about recycling.
CATS will collect certain plastics on a retired, retrofitted bus and deliver them to Coca-Cola Consolidated and Sealed Air. The plastics will become new packaging or transformed into new materials, such as polyester.
Bishop to focus on homeland security, small business
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dan Bishop (R-NC) will serve on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Small Business for the 116th Congress.
“North Carolina has one of the fastest growing economies in the United States and I’m eager to get to work on the Small Business Committee, pushing policies that cut red tape and help NC-09’s job creators flourish,” Bishop said. “Top priorities on the Homeland Security Committee will be securing our border and ensuring the prompt and effective distribution of disaster relief and capacities to respond to future natural disasters.”
CIAA to host 2020 Spades Tournament Challenge
CHARLOTTE – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced a partnership with PremiumSpades that will bring an officially sanctioned competitive spades tournament to the CIAA Basketball Championships.
The CIAA Spades Tournament Challenge will consist of a winner-takes-all two-on-two tournament during the CIAA Toyota Fan Fest on Feb. 28 and 29 in the Charlotte Convention Center.
The competition is open to adults. The winning team will be awarded $2,000.
Register at www.ciaatournament.org, the CIAA Mobile app or www.premiumspades.com/ciaa.