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CPCC to create presence in south Charlotte

CPCC to create presence in south Charlotte

College expands corporate learning with new Ballantyne Center, associate degree program Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Business and Industry Learning department has had an active March, as the college made… Read more »

Stone Theatres to build 14-screen theater south of Ballantyne

Stone Theatres to build 14-screen theater south of Ballantyne

Stone Theatres and MPV Properties announce plans for largest theater in Lancaster County Stone Theatres and MPV Properties announced March 16 plans to build a 14-screen multiplex theater at RedStone,… Read more »

South Charlotte resident builds vertical garden for low-income students

South Charlotte resident builds vertical garden for low-income students

Charlotte Catholic sophomore’s garden supports Brookstone Schools students, teaches healthy eating Katherine Smith, a 16-year-old sophomore at Charlotte Catholic High School, built and installed a vertical garden for the students… Read more »

News Briefs: March 20 to 26, 2015

News Briefs: March 20 to 26, 2015

SouthPark’s BAKU chef to open new restaurant Chef Michael Shortino, executive chef at BAKU in SouthPark, will open a new restaurant concept called Futo Buta on May 1, a Friday,… Read more »

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Sports Shorts: May 20 to 26, 2015

Sports Shorts: May 20 to 26, 2015

Myers Park wins state championship, loses appeal CHAPEL HILL, NC – The chant of “let us play, let us play” rang throughout the Smith Center in Chapel Hill following Myers… Read more »

Toby and Goliath

Toby and Goliath

Charlotte Latin’s Toby Okwara named 2015 Wrestler of the Year It’s pretty obvious Charlotte Latin senior Toby Okwara doesn’t like to be the center of attention. But when one has a… Read more »

Sports Shorts: March 13 to 19, 2015

Sports Shorts: March 13 to 19, 2015

Hastings leaves Ardrey Kell for Providence Day Providence Day School announced on March 10 that Ardrey Kell coach Adam Hastings will be its next varsity football coach. Hastings said he… Read more »

Sabres rediscover winning ways

Sabres rediscover winning ways

It takes time to build a program, or in South Meck’s girls basketball team’s case, resurrect one. Cristie Mitchell completed her fourth season as the Sabres coach, and is finally… Read more »

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Myers Park students walk to increase literacy in South Sudan

Myers Park students walk to increase literacy in South Sudan

Myers Park High School students will walk three miles in an effort to bring educational materials to South Sudanese students. The school’s Any1Can Club will host the Any1Can 2015 Walk… Read more »

CMS sees decrease in dropouts, suspensions

CMS sees decrease in dropouts, suspensions

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools saw decreases in dropout rates and suspensions over the past school year, according to the annual 2013-14 Consolidated Data Report presented to the North Carolina School Board on… Read more »

Education Notes: March 20 to 26, 2015

Education Notes: March 20 to 26, 2015

Charlotte Latin places first in chemistry competition Charlotte Latin’s Upper School chemistry team placed first among all public and independent Mecklenburg County schools in the 2015 UNC (University of North… Read more »

Beverly Woods takes art to the next level

Beverly Woods takes art to the next level

Beverly Woods Elementary School tends to make its art shows larger than life and this year is no exception. Last year, Beverly Woods art teacher Gail Glunz and Lauren Reddick,… Read more »

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‘Kinky Boots’ takes sass, creativity to high-heeled heights

‘Kinky Boots’ takes sass, creativity to high-heeled heights

Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper’s “Kinky Boots” took flair and passion to a new level as part of the Blumenthal Performing Arts PNC Broadway Lights series. The show brought humor,… Read more »

Lightwire illuminates classic stories at Wingate’s Batte Center

Lightwire illuminates classic stories at Wingate’s Batte Center

The magic of live theater usually starts in the dark. In productions of New Orleans-based Lightwire Theater, the lights stay off. As the audience’s eyes acclimate to the darkness, 3D… Read more »

A&E Notes: March 13 to 19, 2015

A&E Notes: March 13 to 19, 2015

Charlotte Museum of History to host Women’s History Tea CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Museum of History will host a Women’s History Tea on March 22, a Sunday, at 4 p.m…. Read more »

Opera Carolina’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ is a sweet treat

Opera Carolina’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ is a sweet treat

If you think about the original Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, “Hansel and Gretel,” it’s pretty terrifying. Children who eat too much are stranded in the forest to die, when a witch… Read more »

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Tantalizing tastes of Mexico

Tantalizing tastes of Mexico

A small dining spot is nestled within the shops at the Tower Square Shopping Center on Pineville-Matthews Road. This place is a hidden gem for the palate. I only recently… Read more »

Viva flavor! Viva Chicken!

Viva flavor! Viva Chicken!

Thousands of vehicles travel by Toringdon Circle shopping center on Johnston Road in south Charlotte. A few restaurants have come and gone within the circle without success, and it’s clear… Read more »

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 »