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Local girls set sights on beating summer hunger

Local girls set sights on beating summer hunger

There are a whopping 2.3 million Girl Scouts in the United States today, according to the Girl Scouts of USA official website. That’s a lot of cookies being sold –… Read more »

Ballantyne’s Driggs sees some local potential in trip north

Ballantyne’s Driggs sees some local potential in trip north

Partnering with local towns and always looking forward were two of the lessons area leaders brought back to Charlotte after Ballantyne’s councilman Ed Driggs and other officials visited Minneapolis, Minnesota,… Read more »

Public to weigh in on new NCDOT project formula

Public to weigh in on new NCDOT project formula

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will roll out the new strategic mobility formula next summer, and residents will have a chance to lobby for projects they feel are most… Read more »

Overcoming high peaks: Charlotte resident to hike Kilimanjaro despite disability

Overcoming high peaks: Charlotte resident to hike Kilimanjaro despite disability

Hiking up a mountain is not a simple task for anyone, particularly when the mountain is 19,341 feet tall. But 23-year-old Charlotte resident Nate Davis will take on the challenge… Read more »

City approves Kuykendall rezoning despite protest, lawsuit threat

City approves Kuykendall rezoning despite protest, lawsuit threat

Charlotte City Council voted nearly unanimously this week to rezone land at the corner of Kuykendall and Providence roads to make way for a 134-unit retirement center against a protest… Read more »

Knocking down pins to fight cancer

Knocking down pins to fight cancer

Area residents will soon knock down pins for the third straight year to raise money for cancer-related programs. The Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute will host Bowling 4 Booty… Read more »

News Briefs: June 27 to July 3

News Briefs: June 27 to July 3

Sharon Academy open after remodeling  The Sharon Academy child care center opened this week after more than a year of planning, rezoning, permitting and construction. The center, at 5301 Sharon… Read more »

Local crime stats on target with 2013 despite recent spike

Local crime stats on target with 2013 despite recent spike

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s South Division has seen nearly the same amount of incidents so far this year as in 2013, though recent trends have caused some concern for local… Read more »

Giving students the gowns off their backs

Giving students the gowns off their backs

Students halfway across the world will be able to share in some of the same pomp and circumstance as Charlotte kids thanks to the help of recent graduates.  A number… Read more »

Local man turns hobby into career

Local man turns hobby into career

Photography is in David Jaffe’s genes. “My grandfather was a hobby photography, my father was a hobby photographer, it’s kind of in my blood,” Jaffe said. Jaffe picked up his… Read more »