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News Briefs: Dec. 12 to 18, 2014

News Briefs: Dec. 12 to 18, 2014

BCC Rally contributes $199,000 to Koman Charlotte The BCC Rally has concluded its 11th year raising funds and awareness for breast cancer by announcing a gift of $199,000 to Susan G…. Read more »

Whipping up new opportunities

Whipping up new opportunities

Area residents sampled some homemade and creative food as they bid on valuable items at “Miracle on Monroe,” on Tuesday, Dec. 9, to help benefit the Community Culinary School of… Read more »

Ballantyne Breakfast Club meeting provides answers, leaves questions about roadways

Ballantyne Breakfast Club meeting provides answers, leaves questions about roadways

Representatives from Bissell, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Charlotte Department of Transportation and the North Carolina General Assembly presented updates regarding Ballantyne roads during the Ballantyne Breakfast Club… Read more »

‘Brody Brocken’ takes young readers to Europe

‘Brody Brocken’ takes young readers to Europe

Kids can now take a trip across Europe from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to local author Debra Dickson. Dickson is the craftswoman of “Brody Brocken and his… Read more »

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Sports Shorts: Dec. 12 to 18, 2014

Sports Shorts: Dec. 12 to 18, 2014

Katharine Franz wins state’s top volleyball honor Charlotte Country Day senior volleyball standout Katharine Franz has been named the 2014 N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year. Franz, who has committed… Read more »

Cardiac Cats return to state final

Cardiac Cats return to state final

After Vance scored late in the fourth quarter of a back-and-forth Western Regional final, Charlotte Catholic first-year coach Mike Brodowicz had a feeling what was coming next. His team had… Read more »

A Step Up

A Step Up

Based on a simple suggestion from her mother, Providence’s Grace Sullivan decided to give cross-country a try during her freshman year of high school. Sullivan had grown up as a… Read more »

It’s all in the swing

It’s all in the swing

Providence Day junior Roshnee Sharma said her life changed for the better two years ago when her father’s business relocated from Richmond Hill, Ontario to Charlotte. She was 13 years… Read more »

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Giving students warmth and love

Giving students warmth and love

Greenway Park Elementary School students can bear the cold winter this year with a new coat donated by New Charlotte Church, the south Charlotte school’s faith-based partner. New Charlotte Church… Read more »

Ardrey Kell finds their place at SETC

Ardrey Kell finds their place at SETC

Ardrey Kell High School’s theater department set out with a goal this year to put its program on the map and become the best program in the state. They feel… Read more »

South Charlotte schools ace academic competition

South Charlotte schools ace academic competition

Three south Charlotte schools qualified for the state finals of the Twelve academic competition that will take place Dec. 13 at Rogers-Herr Middle School in Durham. Myers Park and Ardrey… Read more »

Education Notes: Dec. 5 to 11, 2014

Education Notes: Dec. 5 to 11, 2014

Charlotte Catholic to perform Christmas concert The Charlotte Catholic High School bands will present “A Christmas Festival” concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church,… Read more »

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Arts & Entertainment Notes: Dec. 12 to 18, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Dec. 12 to 18, 2014

Young singers to bring holiday spirit to Charlotte Talented young singers from every corner of Charlotte will come together to share the spirit of the season on Friday and Saturday,… Read more »

Last weekend of LJCC’s “Into the Woods” connects fairy tale and family life

Last weekend of LJCC’s “Into the Woods” connects fairy tale and family life

Long before “Wicked” scorched Broadway with the Oz witches’ back story, a musical called “Into the Woods” blazed the trail when it premiered in 1986. Created by award-winning American composer… Read more »

Charlotte Chorale’s musical Christmas tradition gives back

Charlotte Chorale’s musical Christmas tradition gives back

One thing south Charlotte resident Renee Downey loves about performing with the Charlotte Chorale, is that the non-profit singing group offers “something for everybody.” Downey has been a part of… Read more »

Dashing into the giving season

Dashing into the giving season

The inspiration for Plaza-Midwood resident Clarkie Brown’s children’s book, “A Dasher Christmas” came while she was staying with her husband, Mike, in the couple’s cabin in the North Carolina mountains…. Read more »

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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 »

Relish the flavors of Burger 21

Relish the flavors of Burger 21

Only one word can describe our appetite for burgers: insatiable.  We just can’t seem to get enough, and in as many different ways as possible. Here is a yummy case… Read more »