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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 »

(Re)Membering Reggie

(Re)Membering Reggie

I got chills when the student section at the Mosack Athletic Center burst into cheer at halftime of Providence Day’s boys basketball game on Jan. 24. The students didn’t personally… Read more »

Scouts to unite against local hunger

Scouts to unite against local hunger

Thousands of Scouts across Mecklenburg County will unite next weekend in an effort to feed people in need living in the Charlotte region. The Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy… Read more »

Debated Weddington Road apartments get city approval

Debated Weddington Road apartments get city approval

A controversial low-income apartment complex was approved this week for Weddington Road in a Charlotte City Council conversation that had the area’s representative defending the reputation of some south Charlotte… Read more »