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A song for the nation

A song for the nation

It’s not often you get invited to sing at an event as big as the U.S. Open, much less have the opportunity two years in a row. But that’s what… Read more »

Tuesday primary will set local election’s course

Tuesday primary will set local election’s course

Candidates for District 6 and 7 seats on the Charlotte City Council have been hard at work, knocking on doors, visiting area precincts and early voting sites and convincing residents… Read more »

Local businesses get update on city

Local businesses get update on city

Local business leaders learned about the state of the city at this week’s Ballantyne chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce meeting. Ron Carlee, Charlotte city manager, spoke at the… Read more »

Changing lives, one pitch at a time

Changing lives, one pitch at a time

The Make-A-Wish Foundation changed the lives of south Charlotte’s Landon Payne and his family after Landon was diagnosed with cancer at 4 years old. In an effort to give back… Read more »

A ‘collective’ effort

A ‘collective’ effort

The Girl Scouts in Hornets’ Nest Council Troop 440 are a shining example of how a small project can grow into a large-scale, collective effort to make life a little… Read more »

Ballantyne Festival, now a nonprofit, to return in October

Ballantyne Festival, now a nonprofit, to return in October

Organizers for south Charlotte’s annual Ballantyne Festival are taking the necessary steps to ensure the event will be around for the foreseeable future, and have high hopes this year’s event… Read more »

Businesses lend hand to kids in need

Businesses lend hand to kids in need

A group of south Charlotte businesses are working to bring attention to a local nonprofit and the families and children it serves. The Village at Robinson Farm and a number… Read more »

Local churches help fulfill needs of veterans

Local churches help fulfill needs of veterans

It’s often hard for veterans returning from active duty to adjust back into everyday civilian life. For some, it’s also hard finding acceptance at a time when wrestling with the… Read more »

Wingate’s Ballantyne classes start Monday

Wingate’s Ballantyne classes start Monday

Professors, administrators and electricians will be busy throughout the weekend at Wingate University’s new campus in Ballantyne. Teams are putting the final touches on the school’s new campus, located in… Read more »

Advocacy group pushes candidates on taxes, de-annexing

Advocacy group pushes candidates on taxes, de-annexing

SMART isn’t pulling any punches with its candidate survey. The South Mecklenburg Association of Responsible Taxpayers group wants to know if the city’s future leaders feel south Charlotte is getting… Read more »