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CHARLOTTE – N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson, a candidate for US Senate, held town halls in six counties over the weekend during stops on his 100 in 100 effort. The campaign has held 24 town halls in the last 26 days.

MINT HILL – Principal Ericia Turner reflected on how the Class of 2021 endured through their high school experience, including losing classmate Modesty Shelton to a car crash as sophomores and having school interrupted by COVID-19 as juniors. 

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As I write this, the Charlotte region is projected to be entering its first “heat wave” week of 2021. This means daily high temperatures will be 90 degrees or more. Coinciding with this, we are entering drought conditions as we’ve not seen a soaking rain for a few weeks with little rain anti…

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CHARLOTTE — Independence High School Principal David Legrand is tired of hearing the word “unprecedented” when talking about the past 15 months of the pandemic. Still, he said it’s the best way to describe the final leg of the Class of 2021’s high school journey.

MATTHEWS – Principal Sheila Nelson assured Carmel Christian School's 78 graduates May 28 that they will one day tell their grandchildren about their senior year of high school during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while they attended classes on the private school's campus most of the time, they …

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MINT HILL — Tucked away in the McEwen Shopping Center on Lawyers Road, a stone's throw from Home Styles Gallery, sits a quaint little cafe that’s unassuming and bright. Plants adorn the outside and sunflowers are painted on the windows, beckoning passersby to explore what must be a friendly …

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MATTHEWS — The Goddard School named Brittany Joyner from The Goddard School of Matthews a regional winner of the 2021 Teacher of the Year Awards. Joyner joins 11 other Goddard teachers nationwide who were selected from a record-breaking number of nominations this year. In addition to being n…

MATTHEWS – Matthews Fire & EMS will update its uniforms, patch and the facade of Fire Station 1 as part of a rebranding effort designed to convey a more professional department, according to Chief Rob Kinniburgh.

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Communities across southern Mecklenburg and western Union counties are reintroducing popular outdoor summer concerts as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. We've listed some of the region's most popular series below.

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MATTHEWS — Next time you step inside Fullwood Market on East John Street, look to your left and you’ll see a familiar red, circular symbol. In its center, there’s a hand holding out a cup of hot coffee, as if offering it to you like a friendly neighbor.

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MATTHEWS — Samm Jones describes her family as athletic, creative and outgoing, but one thing she says they’re not is outdoorsy — they never hike and they don’t go camping. Of course, that all had to change when Samm, Raymont and their daughters, Jada and Jade, got a spot on a reality TV show…

MATTHEWS – When Natisha Rivera-Patrick started as president and CEO of the Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity, 11 families were on the chapter's waiting list to receive a new home.