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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Council seat changes hands

Council seat changes hands

New face appears on Mount Holly City Council by Alan Hodge New Mount Holly City Council member Jason Gowen took his seat at the dais for the first time earlier… Read more »

Ex-USA Today publisher buys Monitor

Ex-USA Today publisher buys Monitor

by Josh Lanier Craig Moon, the former president and publisher of USA Today, purchased the four newspapers in the northern division of Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group. At a meeting with… Read more »

Shoe-crazed shoppers force open Northlake mall doors

Shoe-crazed shoppers force open Northlake mall doors

by Josh Lanier Impatient shoppers at Northlake Mall ripped a door off of its tracks early morning Dec. 23 as they tried to snag a pair of Nike’s latest pair… Read more »

Firefighter won’t be charged in fatal shooting

Firefighter won’t be charged in fatal shooting

Police say he was defending his life by Tori Hamby The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office said that a Mountain Island homeowner who shot and killed a man he caught… Read more »

For Eagle project, teens build trails at Raptor Center

For Eagle project, teens build trails at Raptor Center

by Frank DeLoache As a kid, Brandt Woolf remembers he loved driving from south Charlotte with his parents to visit the Carolina Raptor Center, on the grounds of Latta Plantation… Read more »

‘Hollydays’ in Mount Holly

‘Hollydays’ in Mount Holly

Despite the chill in the air, this year’s Mount Hollydays drew one of its largest crowds ever to downtown Mount Holly on Dec. 9. Festivities included musical performances on the… Read more »

Parents, community members sound off on superintendent search

Parents, community members sound off on superintendent search

by Tori Hamby HUNTERSVILLE – As Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools gets closer to choosing a new superintendent in March, area parents told schools officials they want to see a leader interested in… Read more »

How local restaurants fared in health inspections

How local restaurants fared in health inspections

The Mecklenburg and Gaston County health departments inspected the following restaurants from Nov. 26 to Dec. 21. Critical violations for restaurants scoring less than 91 also are listed. Mountain Island… Read more »

Christmas in Belmont

Christmas in Belmont

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ETJ may see increase in fire tax

ETJ may see increase in fire tax

CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County residents living outside of any city limits may see a rise in the amount of taxes they pay for fire department protection. County commissioners met Dec…. Read more »