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News Briefs: Oct. 17 to 23

News Briefs: Oct. 17 to 23

Carolina Breast Friends’ Pink Boots Ball raises over $100K On Sept. 13, Carolina Breast Friends hosted their fifth annual Pink Boots Ball. The event was held at Carmel Country Club, and… Read more »

Local gym helps kick cancer to the curb

Local gym helps kick cancer to the curb

Hundreds of men and women from the Charlotte-area put their best foot forward to help fight breast cancer at 9Round kickboxing gym in Ballantyne on Thursday, Oct. 16. As a… Read more »

Find your fall fun

Find your fall fun

Summer is over, fall is in the air, and that means annual fall festivities, candy, hayrides, corn mazes, farm fun, spooky thrills and, of course, Halloween. If you’re searching for… Read more »

Hope for chronic sinusitis sufferers

Hope for chronic sinusitis sufferers

Life just became a lot easier for patients suffering from chronic sinusitis, thanks to a less invasive procedure that can produce the same results as traditional sinus surgery, but with… Read more »

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A New Era

A New Era

There were whispers in the south Charlotte community that South Meck football would look a little different this season. But as a program that’s gone 36-82 since 2004 and hasn’t… Read more »

Game Changer

Game Changer

Take a look at the Panther football team and they don’t look like the teams of prior years. They’re bigger and stronger, but that’s only part of the story. Watch… Read more »

Defending the Castle

Defending the Castle

What a difference a season makes. Last year Ardrey Kell alternated wins and losses on a weekly basis as they went 6-5 before falling hard to eventual state champion Mallard… Read more »

Cougars continue to roar

Cougars continue to roar

Coming into this season, much of the talk surrounding the Charlotte Catholic football team was focused on what they didn’t have. They were replacing long time coach Jim Oddo with… Read more »

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Bright colors help bright minds

Bright colors help bright minds

Preschoolers at an area Title I school can now learn numbers and the alphabet in a creative way thanks to Covenant Day School senior, Katie Thomas, who renovated an empty… Read more »

Growing into servant leaders

Growing into servant leaders

Some area high school students are learning how to become servant leaders through a program launched by Chick-fil-A restaurants. Students from Providence High School, among others, gathered at Vance High… Read more »

Giving the clothes off their backs

Giving the clothes off their backs

Mecklenburg County foster children will receive new threads thanks to a donation from Covenant Day School’s (CDS) high school students. CDS’s Beta Club hosted a competition to collect clothing for… Read more »

Rallying for the Rocky River family

Rallying for the Rocky River family

Rocky River High School faculty, staff and students rallied for a member of its school community on Friday, Oct. 10. During the school’s homecoming football game against East Mecklenburg, the… Read more »

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Falling Slowly: “Once” closes Blumenthal’s 2013-14 Broadway Lights season in applause

Falling Slowly: “Once” closes Blumenthal’s 2013-14 Broadway Lights season in applause

The feel of Blumenthal Arts’ production of “Once” is a far cry from the usual, “better than you” air many theatre productions can create. While the magic of a Broadway… Read more »

Arts & Culture News & Notes: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Arts & Culture News & Notes: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Tree Party opening reception Sept. 5 Ciel Gallery is partnering with the nonprofit TreesCharlotte to host “Tree Party,” a national exhibition that will open next month. The show, juried by… Read more »

Art & Culture Notes: Aug. 15 to 21

Art & Culture Notes: Aug. 15 to 21

Arts & Science Council accepting grant applications The Arts & Science Council is currently accepting applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant. The grant provides funds of up to $2,000… Read more »

Charlotte graduate stays on her toes

Charlotte graduate stays on her toes

While her classmates were walking across the stage at Oven’s Auditorium to celebrate graduation last month, Performing Learning Center’s eLearning Academy graduate Eleanor “Ellie” Frith was preparing for her performance… Read more »

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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 »

Umai enjoyable, though price is not

Umai enjoyable, though price is not

The Quail Corners shopping center has recently undergone a transition, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you haven’t been there in some time. Along with a more aesthetically pleasing design,… Read more »

Elwood’s– the brothers’ food sings

Elwood’s– the brothers’ food sings

Most everyone would agree that if you want a real challenge, especially one that will most likely result in a financial catastrophe, just open a restaurant. If you want to… Read more »