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Celebrate the season with a local church

Celebrate the season with a local church

As the holiday rush draws to a close, a handful of local churches are taking time to celebrate the season’s sacred side with special Christmas services. So whether you’re looking… Read more »

News Briefs: Dec. 17 to 22, 2014

News Briefs: Dec. 17 to 22, 2014

Mint Hill PD sends notice for found property MINT HILL – Mint Hill Police Department has lost-and-found property in their possession, according to a news release. The department has the… Read more »

Mint Hill Zaxby’s faces discussion over construction issues

Mint Hill Zaxby’s faces discussion over construction issues

MINT HILL – Zaxby’s restaurant will soon have a home in Mint Hill, though there are still concerns over what amenities the new store will have. The Mint Hill Board… Read more »

A passion for painting

A passion for painting

MINT HILL – For Ken Halstead, art is a way of life. Halstead grew up in a household full of artists and learned to appreciate art at a young age…. Read more »

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The New Black and Gold Standard

The New Black and Gold Standard

Tanner Sutter remembers walking into his first cross-country practice as a freshman at Providence, a school that has produced success at all levels of the sport, and at first felt… Read more »

A step up

A step up

Based on a simple suggestion from her mother, Providence’s Grace Sullivan decided to give cross-country a try during her freshman year of high school. Sullivan had grown up as a… Read more »

Covenant Day girls blazing a new trail

Covenant Day girls blazing a new trail

Since the 2008-09 season, the Covenant Day girls basketball team has hovered around mediocrity as the Lions have gone 78-85 during that stretch. Last year they made the playoffs for… Read more »

An Army Of One

An Army Of One

The Independence girls golf team had one of its finest seasons in recent memory, but to Patriot freshman Parker Melting it was simply the beginning of what has all the… Read more »

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Butler earns grant to innovate school’s media center

Butler earns grant to innovate school’s media center

MATTHEWS – A group of theater students at Butler High School felt the school’s media center needed an update. The group detailed what Butler’s media center lacked, such as outdated… Read more »

Education Notes: Dec. 17 to 22, 2014

Education Notes: Dec. 17 to 22, 2014

Independence seniors win writing contest MINT HILL – Independence High School seniors Caleb Canipe, Christian Mills and David Toma won the 2014-15 Martin Luther King Jr. Writing contest and will… Read more »

CMPD identifies suspect of threats against Providence HS

CMPD identifies suspect of threats against Providence HS

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has identified the person who initiated social media threats this weekend against Providence High School, located at 1800 Pineville-Matthews Road, but no charges have been… Read more »

Dancing into the spotlight

Dancing into the spotlight

Four years ago, theater students at Independence High School were looking for an outlet. Tight financial times and budget cuts had depleted their theater program, but after two years of… Read more »

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Arts & Entertainment Notes: Dec. 10 to 16, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Dec. 10 to 16, 2014

Silent Images documentary takes first place in film festival MATTHEWS – Silent Images, a Matthews-based nonprofit dedicated to telling stories of hope in the midst of oppression and hardship, recently… Read more »

‘Fame Jr.’ to debut at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

‘Fame Jr.’ to debut at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

MINT HILL – Actors at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy will take audience members back in time this weekend to an era of big hair, heavy makeup and flashy clothing as… Read more »

Cultivate kids’ love of music at Symphony’s ‘Magic of Christmas’

Cultivate kids’ love of music at Symphony’s ‘Magic of Christmas’

At 18 years and counting, the Charlotte Symphony has provided a Christmas tradition for a generation. Adults who went to the concert as children are now bringing their own families, and… Read more »

Telling the tales of Africa

Telling the tales of Africa

Writing has been important to Emmanuel Ngwainmbi since he was 10 years old. The Matthews resident, who hails from Cameroon, Africa, first began writing as a child when he was… Read more »