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Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

by Alan Hodge When man-made or natural disasters happen, the vast majority of people are totally unprepared, and the North Carolina Ranger Corps intends to remedy that potentially tragic situation…. Read more »

City gives ReVenture thumbs up

City gives ReVenture thumbs up

by Andrew Batten CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council approved an amendment to its waste management plan Monday, Dec. 13, that gives Mecklenburg County the go-ahead to begin working on… Read more »

Boy Scout helps a garden grow

Boy Scout helps a garden grow

Eric Nicholas Thompson, a member of Troop No. 51, earned the Boy Scout’s highest honor, the rank of Eagle, while helping Mountain Islanders to enjoy their own vegetable garden. In… Read more »

Crescent Resources plans industrial park

Crescent Resources plans industrial park

by Sarah Melton The City of Mount Holly will hold a public hearing Jan. 10 for its first annexation case in five years. Crescent Resources, a Charlotte-based real estate company,… Read more »

Goodwill faces growing need for donations

Goodwill faces growing need for donations

CHARLOTTE – As area unemployment numbers continue to hover above 10 percent, Goodwill is asking for additional donations during the holiday season to help fund the organization’s local job training… Read more »

Curb It! Christmas holiday collection schedule

Curb It! Christmas holiday collection schedule

CHARLOTTE – The holidays generate tons of waste and the city’s Solid Waste Services is ready to collect. To ensure items are collected on schedule, Charlotte residents are reminded of… Read more »

Bojangles’ raises $62,000 for Toys For Tots

Bojangles’ raises $62,000 for Toys For Tots

CHARLOTTE – During the past two weeks Bojangles’, in partnership with WBTV-TV in Charlotte, has raised $62,293 for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys… Read more »

Therapeutic Rec invites the public to “Beauty is a Beast”

Therapeutic Rec invites the public to “Beauty is a Beast”

CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s Therapeutic Recreation program offers a free performance of “Beauty is a Beast” at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 1900 Emerywood Drive, on Saturday, Dec…. Read more »

Trading pints for pounds

Trading pints for pounds

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will donate six pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for each blood donation in January and February. The Pints… Read more »

Local nonprofit honored by governor’s coalition

Local nonprofit honored by governor’s coalition

Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center, which supports victims of sexual abuse, was honored this month with the Governor’s Crime Commission Award for Crime Victims’ Services. Pat’s Place was commended at… Read more »