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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education acted Sept. 14 to maintain and strengthen health protections for students and staff during the continuing COVID pandemic, approving universal face coverings in schools and granting the superintendent additional authority to close schoo…


MATTHEWS – Planning staff with the Town of Matthews has been getting calls regularly from people interested in developing pieces of the 120 acres off I-485 and Idlewild Road. Staff describes the site as the eastern gateway into Matthews and one of the last remaining large pieces of undevelop…

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CHARLOTTE – Employment scams are on the rise in the turbulent job market created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Better Business Bureau study finds. BBB warns job-seekers to verify employment offers to avoid illegal jobs, identity theft and fake checks to which millions are exposed annually.

CHARLOTTE -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools attributes lower end-of-course performance among all demographic subgroups in nearly all grade levels and subjects during 2020-21 to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools continues to work on projects approved by voters in 2017 as COVID-19 puts increased pressure on supply chains across the construction industry.  

CHARLOTTE – Heading into Labor Day Weekend, Public Health Director Gibbie Harris said she was most worried about the thousands of people coming to town for the Clemson-Georgia football game at Bank of America Stadium.

CHARLOTTE – Ericia Turner told the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education on Aug. 24 that she couldn't wait to start her new role as district athletics director, but she also had something else on her mind.

MATTHEWS – Town Commissioner Larry Whitley was saddened to hear how a former colleague’s 38-year-old daughter passed away from COVID-19 one day after experiencing painful symptoms and three days prior to getting the vaccine. 

MATTHEWS – Matthews United Methodist Church will hold a forum to discuss its role in helping those affected by mental illness as well as what people affected by mental illness need from a faith community.

MATTHEWS – The Matthews Board of Commissioners voted to pass a proclamation that mandates masks be worn in any indoor public place, business or establishment within the town.

Editor’s note: Jennifer De La Jara, a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education, took time from a meeting this month to express how the community can move forward on issues of racism and sexual assault. Her remarks were edited slightly for clarity.