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Bringing a spark

Bringing a spark

When the curtain rises for “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” 24-year old Carnelle Scott is working tirelessly on a dance routine to “The Star Spangled Banner.”  She twirls around her living… Read more »

Taste Italy at Trattoria

Taste Italy at Trattoria

Just beyond the southern border of south Charlotte, straight down Providence Road in Waxhaw, you will find a delightful dining establishment. In a most unassuming small strip mall is where… Read more »

Total Transformation

Total Transformation

When Myers Park junior guard Aliyah Mazyck steps onto the court, it’s pure magic.   She has everything coaches want in a player – speed, skill, a high basketball IQ… Read more »

Local neighborhoods see overall 3 percent crime drop

Local neighborhoods see overall 3 percent crime drop

Although south Charlotte police saw a 3 percent drop in crime in 2013, officers don’t plan to lessen their focus on decreasing property crimes in the area this year. South… Read more »

Wellness initiative helping thousands at Ballantyne businesses

Wellness initiative helping thousands at Ballantyne businesses

There’s yoga on putting greens, a field full of zumba-ers and food trucks straight from the farm. It’s all an attempt by leaders at the Ballantyne Corporate Park to help… Read more »

YMCA classes seek to provide a safer community

YMCA classes seek to provide a safer community

Life-threatening emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere and at anytime. That sobering fact has been the driving force behind a two-year partnership between the American Red Cross and the Morrison… Read more »

Helping boys chase their dreams

Helping boys chase their dreams

When Stephen Vaughn’s dad died just a few years ago, it helped put life into perspective for the former physical education teacher. Vaughn grew up in a faith-based home filled… Read more »

Creating inclusion in the gardens

Creating inclusion in the gardens

Two students at Providence High School are turning their senior exit projects into service projects that will help benefit a sometimes-overlooked group of students at the school. Providence High seniors… Read more »

Parents create a firm ‘foundation’ at Olde Providence

Parents create a firm ‘foundation’ at Olde Providence

It was just two and half years ago when a group of parents at Olde Providence Elementary School became fed up with the lack of funding and ever-growing needs at… Read more »

King of the Castle

King of the Castle

It was a scene Ardrey Kell coach Mike Craft said happens all of the time, but after a midweek practice in late January the Knights’ gym was totally cleared of… Read more »

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