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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Putting a positive spin on counseling

Putting a positive spin on counseling

Mount Holly Counseling Center owner Michelle Cawn wants to eliminate the negative stigma sometimes associated with seeking help from a therapist. “Everybody hits a bump in the road,” she said…. Read more »

Making cake a family affair

Making cake a family affair

Hollie Buck; her mother-in-law, Gina Buck; and sister-in-law, Jennifer Buck Yarbrough, have gone from making sweet treats for friends and family to opening their own business, Sugar Diva’s Custom Cakes…. Read more »

Teacher finds new type of students

Teacher finds new type of students

A sweet, shy basset hound inspired Katy Johnson to do something she loves – work with dogs. The basset hound was the first dog Johnson owned as an adult, but,… Read more »

Mountain Island Charter students bake up a business

Mountain Island Charter students bake up a business

by Tori Hamby Seventh-graders Alexis Chapman, Jessalyn Killilee and Lizzy Griffin had no idea that creating their own business would be so difficult. “At first, I thought it would just… Read more »

Mountain Island Charter students discuss politics with state rep

Mountain Island Charter students discuss politics with state rep

N.C. Reps. John Torbett (pictured), R-Gaston, and Kelly Alexander, D-Mecklenburg, visited Mountain Island Charter School on March 25 to tour the school and speak to students. Torbett also conducted question-and-answer… Read more »

Mountain Island celebrates Earth Day with festival

Mountain Island celebrates Earth Day with festival

MOUNT HOLLY – Students, teachers and parents are invited to “go green” April 9 at Mountain Island Charter School’s inaugural Earth and Arts Day Celebration. Through the event, the school,… Read more »

Science contest deadline approaches

Science contest deadline approaches

Middle school students with a passion for science have only two weeks left to enter the 2011 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a chance to win $25,000. To… Read more »

River Oaks fifth-graders to present “The Whiz”

River Oaks fifth-graders to present “The Whiz”

Fifth-graders at River Oaks Academy, 1015 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, presented a musical production of “The Whiz” the evening of March 31 in the school’s multipurpose room. Before taking to the… Read more »

Carolina Montessori hosts peace pole re-dedication,cultural festival

Carolina Montessori hosts peace pole re-dedication,cultural festival

Students, parents and staff at Carolina Montessori Academy are gearing up for their Annual International Cultural Festival and Peace Pole Re-dedication on April 30. The event begins at noon as representatives… Read more »

School Notes for April

School Notes for April

• CMS schools: Spring break is April 18 to 22. • Coulwood Middle: The school will hold a career fair April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon in the gym…. Read more »