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Brightmore of South Charlotte opens, wins national award

Brightmore of South Charlotte opens, wins national award

New senior living center to hold grand opening in June Liberty Senior Living’s Brightmore of South Charlotte will open its doors to prospective residents during a grand opening celebration on… Read more »

First Christian Church celebrates 100th birthday

First Christian Church celebrates 100th birthday

First Christian Church, at the corner of East Boulevard and Dilworth Road East, will celebrate its centennial anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31. The church began with… Read more »

SUGAR. tastes sweet success

SUGAR. tastes sweet success

South Charlotte-based food truck to open store in Ballantyne For more than 20 years, Kathi Alexander had a dream and a vision. Before relocating to south Charlotte several years ago,… Read more »

Sardis Presbyterian senior pastor announces retirement

Sardis Presbyterian senior pastor announces retirement

Dr. Thomas Kort to retire after 27 years at south Charlotte church Dr. J. Thomas Kort, senior pastor at Sardis Presbyterian Church, will retire on June 14. Kort will move… Read more »

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South Charlotte schools reign supreme in state championships

South Charlotte schools reign supreme in state championships

Six private schools win NCISAA rings State championships are hard to come by. But things are different in Charlotte, especially in the southern part of the Queen City, which has… Read more »

Hawks charge past Providence Day

Hawks charge past Providence Day

It was only right sophomore center back Emily Wise scored No. 1 seed Charlotte Latin’s (17-0-2) game-winning goal against No. 2 seed Providence Day (12-4-4), as the Hawks beat the… Read more »

Knight baseball does it again

Knight baseball does it again

Charlotte Christian’s baseball team swept Wesleyan Christian Academy (11-1 on May 15 and 7-0 on May 16) in the North Carolina Independent 3A state championship series to win its 14th… Read more »

Bucs girls’ lax complete hat trick

Bucs girls’ lax complete hat trick

Charlotte Country Day girls’ lacrosse team beat No. 2 seed Durham Academy, 16-10, on May 16, to win its third consecutive North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association state championship. “Obviously,… Read more »

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Voices on the wall

Voices on the wall

Community House eighth-graders take break from test prep to recreate Berlin Wall Eighth-graders at Community House Middle School transformed the brick walls outside of their school building into a piece… Read more »

Second time’s the charm for Carolina STEM?

Second time’s the charm for Carolina STEM?

Science-, computing-focused charter high school could open its doors this August When David Johnston and Julian Macri met on a soccer field sideline as their children played, little did they… Read more »

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Education Notes

South Charlotte students earn merit scholarship The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners, including south Charlotte students. The scholars were chosen from more than… Read more »

Charlotte Catholic grows community with new renovations

Charlotte Catholic grows community with new renovations

Charlotte Catholic High School has welcomed a more student- and fan-friendly campus through the renovations to Keffer Stadium as well as the construction of a new parking deck. Lead developer… Read more »

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‘Pippin’ piques life perceptions

‘Pippin’ piques life perceptions

The Tony-award winning Broadway musical “Pippin,” directed by Diane Paulus, captivated the audience with a riveting and risqué reinvention of this 1970s original musical at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s… Read more »

Arts and Entertainment Notes

Arts and Entertainment Notes

Music by the Sea to host first annual performance Beth Arentsen, professional singer and songwriter, started teaching voice lessons to Charlotte-area students, 5 to 15 years old, this year. Artensen… Read more »

Keeping it ‘reel’

Keeping it ‘reel’

Back Alley Film Series presents ‘Roar’ When Jay Morong first watched the 1981 film, “Roar,” the Back Alley Film Series (BAFS) director of programming had an unusual reaction. “Who thought… Read more »

Arts Notes

Arts Notes

Community School of the Arts builds partnership with Musical Composer Damien Sneed Community School of the Arts’ (CSA) Charlotte Children’s Choir will perform with accomplished pianist, conductor, composer and arranger… Read more »

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Culinary News and Notes

Culinary News and Notes

Taste of the Carolinas offered at Carowinds through May 17 Carowinds will host “Taste of the Carolinas” – a culinary event offered Saturdays and Sundays through May 17. Guests can… Read more »

Culinary Notes

Culinary Notes

New pastry chef at Gallery Restaurant Within the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is one of south Charlotte’s critically-acclaimed restaurants – Gallery. Benjamin Kallenbach has been appointed Gallery restaurant’s executive pastry… Read more »

Bravo to Buca

Bravo to Buca

There was a time, not that long ago, when residents of south Charlotte had few restaurants to choose from, so when a new dining establishment was being built right next… Read more »

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 »