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Monthly Archives: December 2010

A twist on a Christmas classic

A twist on a Christmas classic

By Gus Gustafson “A Visit from Capt. Gus” has become a Lake Norman tradition and is being repeated again this holiday season. Enjoy!     ‘Twas the night before fishing,… Read more »

Wright named controller for local newspaper group

Wright named controller for local newspaper group

Kelly Wright has been named controller of Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group, which publishes the Mountain Island Weekly and five other weekly newspapers. “Kelly has done a wonderful job as our… Read more »

Building permits extended for one year

Building permits extended for one year

CHARLOTTE – Charlotte and the six other municipalities in Mecklenburg County are allowing building permits not to expire. The lack of credit and dismal prospects for sales led many developers… Read more »

Neighborhood  program seeks  applicants

Neighborhood program seeks applicants

CHARLOTTE – Keep Charlotte Beautiful, one of the nation’s first affiliates of Keep America Beautiful, is accepting applications for the 2011 Adopt a City Neighborhood Program. Any neighborhood within city… Read more »

Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful wins  national award

Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful wins national award

CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County’s Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful recently received Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award at Keep America Beautiful’s 57th annual National Conference in Orlando, Fla. The award recognizes exemplary… Read more »

Mecklenburg County announces holiday closings

Mecklenburg County announces holiday closings

CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County government agencies and offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 27, for Christmas, and on Dec. 31 for the New Year’s holiday. This… Read more »

K9 officer Bear retires

K9 officer Bear retires

GASTONIA – K9 Bear, a 10-year-old Dutch shepherd, has retired from the Gaston County Police Department after serving the community for eight years. K9 Bear was certified as a Patrol… Read more »

Fed decision on Avastin dismays stage-4 breast-cancer patients

Fed decision on Avastin dismays stage-4 breast-cancer patients

by Frank DeLoache They already fight for their lives every day – all women diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer – but their struggle seemed to grow more desperate last week… Read more »

Pine Lake Prep buys campus for $20 million

Pine Lake Prep buys campus for $20 million

MOORESVILLE – On Friday, Dec. 17, the state’s largest charter school, Pine Lake Preparatory, purchased its 23-acre Mooresville campus. The school had been leasing the property at 104 Yellow Wood… Read more »

CMS ranks third nationally with newly certified teachers

CMS ranks third nationally with newly certified teachers

by Christina Rogers The National Board for Professional Teacher Standards has announced that 288 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers have earned National Board Certification this year – the largest number of new… Read more »