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Inaugural Ballantyne Ball raises funds for Isabella Santos Foundation

Inaugural Ballantyne Ball raises funds for Isabella Santos Foundation

On Feb. 14, a Saturday, Ballantyne Resort and Lodge will host the inaugural Ballantyne Ball – the first-of-its-kind charitable gala developed with the giving heart of the south Charlotte community… Read more »

American Ebola survivor returns home

American Ebola survivor returns home

Area women from the Charlotte Christian School community and beyond heard the brave story of Nancy Writebol, one of the first American survivors of Ebola, at a luncheon on Jan…. Read more »

City Council approves new Publix in Cotswold

City Council approves new Publix in Cotswold

Charlotte City Council unanimously approved a rezoning application on Tuesday, Jan. 20, to allow for the development of a new Publix Super Market in Cotswold. The store will follow openings… Read more »

News Briefs: Jan. 23 to 29, 2015

News Briefs: Jan. 23 to 29, 2015

Portion of I-485 named for H. Allen Tate, Jr. South Charlotte real estate firm Allen Tate Company and the Charlotte Chamber announced on Wednesday, Jan. 14, a portion of Interstate… Read more »

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Queens of the Castle

Queens of the Castle

Jordan Muhammed, Darah Dewalt and Deja McCain, three seniors at Ardrey Kell, have been playing basketball together since middle school. But things look a lot different now than they did… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Jan. 23 to 29, 2015

Sports Shorts: Jan. 23 to 29, 2015

Ardrey Kell’s Hughes commits to Brevard Ardrey Kell junior Ashley Hughes announced her verbal commitment to Brevard College for soccer on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Hughes led the Knight team in… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Jan. 16 to 22, 2015

Sports Shorts: Jan. 16 to 22, 2015

Latin soccer players announce college choices Three Charlotte Latin girls’ soccer players announced their college choices on Jan. 14. Defender Perry Zollicoffer will continue her soccer career at Davidson; midfielder… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Jan. 9 to 15, 2015

Sports Shorts: Jan. 9 to 15, 2015

Providence Day hosts Inaugural Queen City Relay Invitational swim meet Providence Day swim coach Kristina Bond and Butler swim coach Amanda von Thron joined forces to launch an inaugural Queen… Read more »

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East Meck welcomes day of service for Charlotte community

East Meck welcomes day of service for Charlotte community

Nonprofit organization Hands On Charlotte hosted its annual MLKserve2015 event on Saturday, Jan. 17 at East Mecklenburg High School, located at 6800 Monroe Road in south Charlotte. “What we do… Read more »

Education Notes: Jan. 23 to 29, 2015

Education Notes: Jan. 23 to 29, 2015

South Meck teachers earn grant South Mecklenburg High School teachers earned a Teacher Innovation Grant of $3,000 on behalf of the Charlotte Hornet’s Foundation. Teachers Alison Johnson, Nhora Saxon, Haley… Read more »

Providence students step up to help elementary school in need

Providence students step up to help elementary school in need

When Steele Creek Elementary School Principal Merita Little needed help filling backpacks for the school’s backpack program before winter break, Providence High School students took on the challenge. “Here at… Read more »

Providence Day School students conduct independent STEM projects

Providence Day School students conduct independent STEM projects

Providence Day School (PDS) students explored individual science projects this semester through a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) research and design class. Through the class, students developed independent study projects… Read more »

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Learn rock, Rachmaninoff at Ballantyne School of Music

Learn rock, Rachmaninoff at Ballantyne School of Music

Kelly Massaro didn’t always realize her daughter, Paolina, was musically gifted. “When Paolina was a baby, she had colic and screamed all the time,” Massaro said. “Now I know she… Read more »

A&E Notes: Jan. 23 to 29, 2015

A&E Notes: Jan. 23 to 29, 2015

Carolina Voices to hold auditions Jan. 24 for MainStage Choir Carolina Voices, Charlotte’s volunteer choral arts organization, will hold auditions for its MainStage Choir on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 1… Read more »

Newsies: Child labor and striking have never looked this fun

Newsies: Child labor and striking have never looked this fun

Based on the 1992 box-office flop that had a gradual rise to cult following after, “Newsies” the musical is charming its way into audiences’ hearts in its Broadway tour across… Read more »

Y Not? Educating Ballantyne in Art, Dance, Theater

Y Not? Educating Ballantyne in Art, Dance, Theater

Tucked away in the second floor of the Ballantyne Corners shopping center is the Ballantyne Arts Center, a jam-packed hub of art activity for children and young people interested in… Read more »

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1,000 degrees– Now that’s hot, Tony Sacco’s!

1,000 degrees– Now that’s hot, Tony Sacco’s!

This pizza joint boasts a coal burning oven, sauce and dough made in house and fresh toppings cut by hand. On the menu, they claim, “NO FREEZERS, FRYERS, GRILLS or… Read more »

La Catrina’s is La Mediocre

La Catrina’s is La Mediocre

The building that was once Michael Arthurs, and before that O’Shea’s Irish Pub, has been culinarily reincarnated again. The place is in a prime location, in the booming growth of… Read more »

Temptress of tacos

Temptress of tacos

TTW is not a texting term. It stands for tacos, tequila and whiskey (and spells Bakersfield). You might wonder why the name, Bakersfield, for the newly-opened temptress of tacos on… Read more »

Authentic taste makes Malaya

Authentic taste makes Malaya

Thousands of people in cars, hungry for cuisine that is appealing and somewhat unique, pass across the front of this eatery every week, and many may not even know it… Read more »