Superintendent public engagement survey launches

CHARLOTTE – The public engagement phase of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent search began Monday, Oct. 25, with the launch of an online survey asking students, parents and community members about qualities they want to see in the school district’s next leader.Until Nov. 7, those interested in taking the survey may do so at The survey will include questions about […]

Cornelius and Davidson mayors join Cannon School’s Board of Visitors

CONCORD – Cannon School recently welcomed community leaders throughout the Charlotte region, including Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte and Davidson Mayor John Woods, to sit on its newly established Board of Visitors.During the board’s inaugural meeting Sept. 30, members discussed key strategic issues facing Cannon School and its surrounding neighborhoods. The board will meet twice per year.“We are honored that so […]

Obituaries for October 28

Daphene L. CantrellDaphene Ledford Cantrell, 81, a retired Mecklenburg County District Court judge, died Oct. 16, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital, after a brief illness.A funeral service was held Oct. 20 at the Huntersville United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. Mike Goode and Monica Humpal, with burial at Northlake Memorial Gardens, Huntersville. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, was in charge.Born Feb. […]

Letters to the Editor for October 28

Swain has the qualities needed in a mayorEditor,I have served as fellow mayor with Mayor Jill Swain for the past three terms. During that time I have found Mayor Swain to bring a positive and problem-solving mind set to each situation.Mayor Swain works hard on issues involving her constituency, making sure Huntersville’s interests are served first and foremost. In addition […]

Sheriff issues tips for safe trick-or-treating

Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter is asking parents, drivers and children to be safe this Halloween and has issued a list of tips to keep in mind while out that night.“Halloween is a fun time in Lincoln County,” Carpenter said, “But let’s make it a safe time as well.”Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings, drive slowly through neighborhoods […]

North Mecklenburg High Debate and Speech team places third in Waxhaw

WAXHAW – Fourteen members of the North Mecklenburg High School Debate and Speech team placed third overall at a tournament at Marvin Ridge High School, in Waxhaw, Saturday, Oct. 22, competing against teams with as many as 50 members.Placing in the Marvin Ridge High School Maverick Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament were:• Junior James Williams, who placed second in humorous […]

Art festival coming to Symphony Park

CHARLOTTE – Symphony Park will soon host the inaugural Charlotte Fine Art Festival.Organizers expect there to be more than 10,000 pieces of original art, including works by painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, digital artists, glass, fiber and ceramic artists, to be available for purchase at the Nov. 5 and 6 event. People also can meet the artists and learn more about […]

Peninsula hosts Over the Tabletop

CORNELIUS – On Nov. 11, more than 35 local area designers, shops and florists will take part in Over the Tabletop at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.Many items on display will be offered for sale. The evening gala includes live and silent auctions, appetizers and a cash bar. The third annual event will support the HAMMERS program, which stands for […]

Students raise $600 for cancer research

Ashley Reid, a teacher at Chesterbrook Academy in Denver, is a breast cancer survivor. She and some of her two-year old students, from left, Ella Jones, Avery Garrett and Eva Johnson, participated in the school’s Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 14, which raised more than $600 for the Pretty in Pink Foundation. (Courtesy of Chesterbrook Academy)

Three ways to catch more fish this fall

Fishing with GusThree simple things can help you catch more fish this fall. Fish in the right place, at the right time and with the right bait.• The right places and best spots to begin fishing on Lake Norman are in and around points. Points are extensions of land masses that jut into the lake. The best places to fish […]