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Ballantyne learns about village, park developments

Ballantyne learns about village, park developments

Ballantyne residents received a bevy of good economic news at last weekend’s Ballantyne Breakfast Club meeting, as they learned about projects planned across south Charlotte that should be coming to… Read more »

Rethinking the classroom

Rethinking the classroom

It took some time and adjustment from both teachers and students at first, but the Teach to One: Math program at McClintock Middle School is showing signs of success –… Read more »

Local teens receive a different kind of training

Local teens receive a different kind of training

Providence High School student Bryson Estridge always knew he wanted to become a firefighter after graduation. So it was a no brainer for the south Charlotte senior to enroll in… Read more »

Local schools getting safer

Local schools getting safer

Teachers at Alexander Graham Middle School have for years asked Principal Bob Folk to find a way to keep the school’s many exterior doors locked. But the task proved difficult,… Read more »

Giving hope to all dogs

Giving hope to all dogs

Adoption doesn’t have to be limited to the youngest, healthiest dogs. That philosophy drove Lisa Roney and her husband, Tim, to open their south Mecklenburg home to neglected dogs and… Read more »

2014 will be busy in Ballantyne

2014 will be busy in Ballantyne

This weekend’s Ballantyne Breakfast Club meeting will paint a picture of what Ballantyne residents can expect to see in terms of economic development in the area in 2014. Like the… Read more »

Property tax reval work continues locally

Property tax reval work continues locally

South Charlotte residents living along Weddington Road may have seen a vehicle driving slowly through their neighborhood last week, but it wasn’t a thief looking for an easy crime. It… Read more »

Rusty Onion is a fresh take on pizza

Rusty Onion is a fresh take on pizza

The place was Carmella’s Pizzeria for quite some time, but it closed, leaving Rotelli’s across the street as the closest pizza joint. Then Rotelli’s closed, but back across the street,… Read more »

Second wave of road construction coming soon

Second wave of road construction coming soon

Officials with Ballantyne’s Bissell Companies are preparing to start work on the next group of road projects aimed at improving congestion and adding pedestrian and bicyclist safety enhancements around the… Read more »

Ballantyne Festival starts gearing up early

Ballantyne Festival starts gearing up early

Leaders of the annual Ballantyne Festival are looking to hire an event planner to help turn this year’s affair into an even bigger spectacle than years past. The festival has… Read more »

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