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Monthly Archives: March 2011

From the office to the racetrack

From the office to the racetrack

Businessmen find thrills, success in off-road racing by Hugh Fisher Darren Lingafeldt and Jay Pool have been neighbors in Mountain Island for eight years. They’re businessmen. Pool is a sales… Read more »

High schools decline in crime

High schools decline in crime

by Andrew Batten CHARLOTTE – Hopewell and West Mecklenburg high schools reported another decline in crime and violence during the 2009-10 year, according to a report released last week by… Read more »

Firefighting tradition under threat

Firefighting tradition under threat

by Alan Hodge Since its founding more than a half century ago, the Cooks Community Volunteer Fire Department has seen the once rural area it serves experience some of the… Read more »

Yarmolenko murder  trial set to begin

Yarmolenko murder trial set to begin

Staff report Jury selection began March 14 in the case of one of two men accused of murdering a Charlotte college student whose body was discovered in 2008 on the… Read more »

Orphaned bird sets milestone at Raptor Center

Orphaned bird sets milestone at Raptor Center

An orphaned baby owl has a new home, and the Carolina Raptor’s Center has its 15,000th patient. The great horned owl was transferred from the Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in… Read more »

Champion showdown scheduled for Scottish games

Champion showdown scheduled for Scottish games

The annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival will return April 15, 16 and 17, and the competition is already heating up. Huntersville native Eric Frasure will return to defend his world-record… Read more »

Mountain Island library branch hosts resume writing class

Mountain Island library branch hosts resume writing class

CHARLOTTE –The Mountain Island branch of the Mecklenburg County library will host a free class on tightening up that resume. On March 25, the library staff will teach a class… Read more »

Drought conditions improve after heavy rains

Drought conditions improve after heavy rains

The U.S. Drought Monitor said major rainstorms that pushed through the area in early March have improved drought conditions to moderate levels. Mountain Island Lake though is still below its… Read more »

Angels of ’97 dinner this week

Angels of ’97 dinner this week

HUNTERSVILLE – The 15th annual Angels of ’97 spaghetti dinner and auction take place Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the North Mecklenburg High School cafeteria…. Read more »

West Meck Debate Team to re-try historic court cases

West Meck Debate Team to re-try historic court cases

The West Mecklenburg High School Debate Team will lead the Kids’ Court Saturday, March 19, as they re-enact the trials of three historic Mecklenburg County cases. Those attending will get… Read more »