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News Briefs: Aug. 15 to 21

News Briefs: Aug. 15 to 21

Marker drive considered another success The seventh annual Color the Park Marker Drive in the Ballantyne Corporate Park collected 16,266 packs of markers for area schools. The markers and 930… Read more »

Going for the ‘gold’ through celebrating faith

Going for the ‘gold’ through celebrating faith

Ali Buck has been involved with St. Matthew Catholic Church since she was a small child. So, it seemed natural for the 17-year-old to dedicate her Girl Scout Gold Award… Read more »

Ballantyne to discuss proposed apartments Saturday

Ballantyne to discuss proposed apartments Saturday

Ballantyne residents will have their chance this week to learn more about a 240-unit apartment complex proposed for a lot near the Morrison Family YMCA as the developers work to… Read more »

Local business leaders to meet legislators in D.C.

Local business leaders to meet legislators in D.C.

The annual Chamber to D.C. trip will be a little different than previous years for local business leaders.  Approximately 20 members of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce will travel to… Read more »

Opening up to the past: Library to host candid discussion about slavery

Opening up to the past: Library to host candid discussion about slavery

Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and H. D. “De” Kirkpatrick were classmates at Myers Park High School in the 1960s. They had no idea that the ancestor of one had owned the… Read more »

News Briefs: Aug. 8 to 14

News Briefs: Aug. 8 to 14

Promising Pages to host annual book sale Promising Pages, a local literacy advocacy group, will host a book sale Friday, Aug. 8, until 5 p.m. at South Mecklenburg High School…. Read more »

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

“Why do you still print newspapers?”  I’ve been asked that at more than one career fair from kids who probably don’t realize they’re asking a question I’ve struggled with myself… Read more »

Rinsing away the past: Area nonprofit pampers human trafficking victims

Rinsing away the past: Area nonprofit pampers human trafficking victims

An area nonprofit recently helped human trafficking victims wash away their old lives and put on a new face. SOUL 139 joins with partner ministries who help human trafficking victims… Read more »

Kearney’s Evolution Ortho wins Ballantyne Power Up

Kearney’s Evolution Ortho wins Ballantyne Power Up

Ballantyne businessman Rahsaan Kearney received a vote of support from his fellow business leaders when he was named the local winner of the Power Up Challenge this week. Kearney, who… Read more »

Despite increase, south Charlotte  still lowest in crime

Despite increase, south Charlotte still lowest in crime

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s second-quarter crime statistics show the Ballantyne-area South Division as having the fewest crimes in Charlotte through the end of June, despite a slight increase compared to… Read more »