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City manager defends spending at local forum

City manager defends spending at local forum

Some south Charlotte residents are wondering if Charlotte’s new city manager will do a better job of dispersing taxpayers’ money throughout all areas of the city, asking when south Charlotte… Read more »

City approves tax increase despite local reps’ concerns

City approves tax increase despite local reps’ concerns

Charlotte City Council approved the 2013-14 fiscal budget and 3.17-cent tax increase on Monday night, June 10, without the support of south Charlotte’s two district representatives. Ballantyne-area representative Warren Cooksey… Read more »

Summer Pops returns to SouthPark

Summer Pops returns to SouthPark

Arrangements from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and familiar tunes from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Mission Impossible” will soon fill SouthPark’s Symphony Park as locals flock to the Charlotte Symphony… Read more »

Wingate to bring numerous programs to Ballantyne

Wingate to bring numerous programs to Ballantyne

Wingate University began saying goodbye this week to Matthews, as the school announced it will move programs and classes from the town to the massive Ballantyne Corporate Park off Interstate… Read more »

City manager to bring budget discussion south

City manager to bring budget discussion south

New Charlotte city manager Ron Carlee will speak about this year’s budget and his thoughts on the city’s future in Ballantyne on Tuesday, June 11 – a day after city… Read more »

Selling 20 gallons of lemonade

Selling 20 gallons of lemonade

Kristi Longley first learned of Alex Scott from a book, one she bought to help her young son understand the disease that claimed his father’s life. Longley had no idea… Read more »

Concert to benefit Park Road Park project

Concert to benefit Park Road Park project

County officials hoping to build a memorial playground at Park Road Park need a big turnout at an upcoming fundraising concert. Nnenna Freelon and The Branford Marsalis Quartet will perform… Read more »

Jury selection starts June 10 in SouthPark murder case

Jury selection starts June 10 in SouthPark murder case

The trial against 20-year-old Chauncey Sterling will start June 10 when attorneys begin to pick a jury in the first-degree murder case. Sterling, then 18, was charged in 2011 with… Read more »

Conference could be ‘starting point’ for change

Conference could be ‘starting point’ for change

Lynn Ivey hopes Monday’s discussion on aging in Charlotte changes the way people look at the role of seniors in the community and serves as a starting point for celebrating… Read more »

Troop 8 marks big milestone

Troop 8 marks big milestone

It’s the rich history and tradition that has made south Charlotte’s Boy Scouts of America Troop 8 successful. Established before Interstate 485, Rea Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway, the troop… Read more »

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