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News Briefs: Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, 2014

News Briefs: Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, 2014

Matthews selects communications director MATTHEWS – The town of Matthews selected Jennifer Thompson as the town’s communications director. Thompson, who will begin on Monday, Dec. 1, previously worked as communications… Read more »

Holiday festival returns to Matthews

Holiday festival returns to Matthews

MATTHEWS – Hundreds of people showed up on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Novant Health Matthews Medical Center for the hospital’s sixth annual Lighting of the Trees. The indoor tree-lighting… Read more »

All about that march

All about that march

MATTHEWS – Butler High School graduate Victoria Johnson will spend Thanksgiving morning strutting the streets of New York City leading the largest marching band to ever perform at the 88th… Read more »

Mint Hill commissioner apologizes for ‘loud’ party, releases statement

Mint Hill commissioner apologizes for ‘loud’ party, releases statement

MINT HILL – Mint Hill commissioner Lloyd Austin apologized at the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13, after police responded to a noise complaint at Austin’s… Read more »

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Bulldogs get their bite back

Bulldogs get their bite back

The Butler girls basketball team has a rich tradition of excellence since the school opened in 1997, but what the Bulldogs achieved last season takes the proud program back to… Read more »

Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

Five years ago the tide shifted in the Butler and Independence football rivalry. The Patriots had won eight of the first nine meetings in the series, but in 2009 the… Read more »

Return to Glory

Return to Glory

The majority of the players on Independence’s roster were younger than 10 years old the last time the Patriots won a state championship, and none of them were in high… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Nov. 5 to 11, 2014

Sports Shorts: Nov. 5 to 11, 2014

Charlotte Christian’s Brian Chaffin presented Under Armour All-American jersey On Oct. 30, Charlotte Christian offensive lineman Brian Chaffin received his jersey for the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game, which he… Read more »

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Education Notes: Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, 2014

Education Notes: Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, 2014

Covenant Day students participate in honors chorus MATTHEWS – Covenant Day School fourth-grade students Katie Creel, Kirsten Spolar and James Townsend and fifth-graders Emily Van Voorhis, Lauren Westbrook and Hannah… Read more »

Providence, Butler take top spots in hunger drive

Providence, Butler take top spots in hunger drive

Both Providence and Butler high school took top spots in the fifth annual Carolinas Student Hunger Drive, and also set a new record in food collection. Providence was the Division… Read more »

Students take a journey around the world during International Day

Students take a journey around the world during International Day

Students at Charlotte Secondary School traveled around the world without ever leaving their school as the Paideia school hosted its first International Day, on Friday, Nov. 21. The day allowed… Read more »

Education Notes: Nov. 19 to 25, 2014

Education Notes: Nov. 19 to 25, 2014

Parents, businesses can make mark at Matthews Elementary MATTHEWS – During the month of November, Matthews Elementary School parents and area businesses can purchase a tile to honor their child… Read more »

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

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

At 24 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,… 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 »

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Nov. 12 to 18, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Nov. 12 to 18, 2014

Mint Hill Arts announces Volunteer of the Month, ‘People’s Choice’ winners MINT HILL – Photographer Mary Ellis Young, former secretary of the Mint Hill Arts Executive Committee, was recently named… Read more »

Finding liberation in art

Finding liberation in art

Providence Day School art students took a visual trip to Central America last week as part of the school’s global artist-in-residence program. Costa Rican artist Fabio Herrera visited advanced middle… Read more »