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Parents, students to learn more about CMS magnet options

Parents, students to learn more about CMS magnet options

It’s a new year – and that means another chance for students looking to explore new program options in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to enter the district’s first lottery. The annual CMS… Read more »

Second Harvest gets new ride

Second Harvest gets new ride

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina recently received a new set of wheels from Bissell Companies, filled with more than 350 turkeys. The Ford E250 Cargo Van and turkeys… Read more »

Children, elderly get donations, gifts for holiday

Children, elderly get donations, gifts for holiday

A local business gave children and senior citizens the Christmas they wished for this year through employee donations. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, located in the Ballantyne Corporate Park, donated… Read more »

Rea Road widening project nears next step

Rea Road widening project nears next step

Drivers who use Rea Road north of N.C. 51 will see some changes in the next few weeks as Charlotte crews continue work on a project that was years in… Read more »

Students at South Meck, Collinswood become amigos

Students at South Meck, Collinswood become amigos

Students in South Mecklenburg High School’s Spanish Immersion class are using their Spanish-speaking skills to show students at Collinswood Language Academy that learning the language can be fun and entertaining…. Read more »

Lasting Impact

Lasting Impact

The dilemma of choosing between playing academy soccer or for their school teams can be a tough one for most high school-aged soccer players. Academy typically has the highest-level players… Read more »

Local students hang out with Charlotte’s Superman

Local students hang out with Charlotte’s Superman

Students in south Charlotte recently had the chance to go Christmas shopping with one of Charlotte’s biggest celebrities. Eight students from Collinswood Language Academy in south Charlotte, along with 16… Read more »

Wingate looking for bigger impact in Ballantyne

Wingate looking for bigger impact in Ballantyne

With only a few months at the new Ballantyne campus and the first semester under their belt, officials at Wingate University are already looking at ways to grow their south… Read more »

City hears debate on Weddington Road apartments

City hears debate on Weddington Road apartments

Charlotte City Council members entered the fray this week in an ongoing debate over a proposed low-income resident apartment project that has some south Charlotte neighborhoods up in arms. Critics… Read more »

Falcon Leaders ease classroom stress

Falcon Leaders ease classroom stress

You don’t have to be a parent or an adult to volunteer and make a difference in local schools – that’s the belief of leaders at Smithfield Elementary School and… Read more »

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