School district releases 2013-14 calendar

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2013-14 school year at its April 10 meeting.A committee of district teachers, principals, administrators, parents and community members designed two versions of the calendar with various options for teacher work days, annual leave days and holidays throughout the 215-day school year. The committee also conducted an online […]

Better Bodies Boot Camp

HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a new way to increase endurance and strength, lose weight and tone up: Better Bodies Boot Camp. Better Bodies 4 Us is offering a five-week physical conditioning class for men and women. The class is designed to increase participants’ energy and strength by challenging them to complete circuit training drills, […]

Hough softball steps up to bat for autism awareness

by Tori HambyCORNELIUS – Every game is important for Hough High School softball player Hannah Jones, but when the pitcher took the mound recently, she had a bigger goal in mind than striking out her opponents.Hannah and her teammates came together Tuesday, April 17, to organize a charity softball game against rival Hopewell High School that raised $700 for the […]

Bark comes to the park

HUNTERSVILLE – The eighth annual Bark in the Park Dog Festival comes to Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mecklenburg Park and Recreation event features a day of pet-friendly fun with free parking and admission. Dogs will compete for best costume, best bark, largest dog, smallest dog, best trick, […]

Insurance agents to play dodgeball for charity

CHARLOTTE – Community Matters, insurance partners of Charlotte, will host a dodgeball tournament April 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sports Connection, 10930 Granite St.Insurance professionals from more than 40 Charlotte insurance companies will participate. Teams are challenged to raise $1,000. Proceeds will benefit United Family Services and the Shelter for Battered Women.Visit for more information.

Making the grade

Cornelius ElementaryThird-grade A Honor Roll: Benjamin Bonner, Abigail Misch and Alexandra Whiteside.Third-grade A/B Honor Roll: Tyler Adleman, Brayden Alleman, Hallie Arko, Ayush Bodhale, Alyssa Bourdow, Nate Bowen, Imani Brown, Olivia Cashion, Ayden Chelf, Matthew Coleman, Kylie Fitzgerald, Leyton Fredrick, Joshua Fuerst, Mackenzie Fuller, Elizabeth Garris, Mia Greco, Joseph Griffith, Ella Hauser, Caleb Hollen, Abigail Hunt, Sota Kaneko, Elle Karras, Aedan […]

Davidson student one step closer to Olympics

by Katie OrlandoCaroline Queen started this journey at age 9, and she’s riding the tide all the way to the London 2012 Olympics.Queen, a sophomore at Davidson, finished second in the women’s kayak slalom at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Whitewater Slalom at the U.S. National Whitewater Center the weekend of April 14. The finish secured Queen a spot […]

Moore joins Park Avenue

CORNELIUS – Jan Moore recently joined Park Avenue Properties, a real estate and property management firm.The Asheville native worked in marketing and advertising before beginning her real estate career in 1992.For more information, call 704-334-2626.

Latta tees it up at Trump

MOORESVILLE – Historic Latta Plantation will hold its 2012 Latta Open Golf tournament on Monday, April 23, at The Point Lake and Golf Club in Mooresville, now under its new ownership as The Trump National Club Charlotte. The tournament format is captain’s choice with a fee of $175 per player or $150 each when registered as a foursome. Tournament begins […]

Emergency department opens in Huntersville

by Katie OrlandoHUNTERSVILLE – North Mecklenburg residents now have another option for emergency care.Carolinas HealthCare System opened a freestanding full-functioning emergency department for patients Monday, April 16, at CMC-Huntersville, 16455 Statesville Road.“We can handle anything from lacerations and ankle sprains to critical care, which is heart attack, stroke,” Emergency Department Medical Director Ed McCutchen said.CMC-Huntersville operates as an extension of […]