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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mount Holly recovers after the flood

Mount Holly recovers after the flood

by Sarah Melton “It looked like something out of the Titanic.” That is how Vicki McManus described her business, SideTrax Sports Bar & Food, after seeing a massive flood rip… Read more »

Primary election sparks fly

Primary election sparks fly

by Tori Hamby The Charlotte City Council District 2 representative James “Smuggie” Mitchell faces a particularly odd primary election Sept. 13. Not only does the incumbent find himself up against… Read more »

Coulwood churches help 150 middle schoolers get ready for school

Coulwood churches help 150 middle schoolers get ready for school

by Tori Hamby As Coulwood Middle School’s newest sixth-graders filed into class on the first day of school, teachers had one less thing to worry about amidst all the first-day… Read more »

Utility helping make smart irrigation affordable

Utility helping make smart irrigation affordable

System: Smart systems pay for themselves, conserve water by Frank DeLoache Whenever Alan Hales a homeowner an estimate for a new irrigation system, he always the bid for the regular… Read more »

How local restaurants fared in health inspections

How local restaurants fared in health inspections

The Mecklenburg County Health Department inspected the following Mountain Island-area restaurants from Aug. 1 to 24: 28214 • Arby’s, 2501 Little Rock Road – 98 • Shoney’s, 2539 Little Rock… Read more »

Fat Parrot to be featured in upcoming television show

Fat Parrot to be featured in upcoming television show

by Alan Hodge A new TV series filmed in the Mountain Island area has turned cameras and heads to Fat Parrot pub. According to owner Paula Pierce, a location scout… Read more »

Half the lung, double the heart

Half the lung, double the heart

by Josh Carpenter DENVER – Lucy Parker is a fighter. The Mountain Island resident didn’t exactly have a clean bill of health during her childhood years. She was born a… Read more »

Thousands participate in weekend Warrior Dash

Thousands participate in weekend Warrior Dash

About 13,500 warriors from all over took part in the inaugural Carolinas Warrior Dash Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, at Rural Hill in Huntersville. The 3.08-mile course featured… Read more »

News Briefs for September

News Briefs for September

Charlotte election officials urge use of early voting CHARLOTTE – Early voting for the city of Charlotte primary election began in late August and continues into early September. Democratic primaries… Read more »

Working the weekend for our four-legged friends

Working the weekend for our four-legged friends

by Ciera Choate People from across Charlotte came together Sunday, Aug. 21, to raise money and awareness for Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control. Great Harvest Bread Company, 6420 Rea… Read more »