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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Blast off!

Blast off!

STEM education launches local school to new heights by Tori Hamby Say the words “science” or “math” to the average elementary school students and you’ll likely hear groans of frustration… Read more »

Eco-industrial park site taken off Superfund list

Eco-industrial park site taken off Superfund list

by Tori Hamby CHARLOTTE – Mountain Island’s ReVenture Park is ready to become the region’s first eco-industrial park, now that it’s no longer classified as hazardously polluted. The U.S. Environmental… Read more »

CaroMont wins two-year battle to build ER

CaroMont wins two-year battle to build ER

by Tori Hamby CHARLOTTE – Mount Holly residents may see a shorter trip to the emergency room after all, now that a major healthcare system agreed to end its two-year… Read more »

Charter school requests city annexation

Charter school requests city annexation

by Alan Hodge MOUNT HOLLY – A local charter school wants Mount Holly officials to annex land at its new, permanent location. Mountain Island Charter School which currently operates out… Read more »

Bringing ‘Hope’ through horses

Bringing ‘Hope’ through horses

by Molly Reitter Nineteen-year-old Malcolm Greenwood rides a horse, Rocky, around the arena at Mount Holly’s Shining Hope Farms as Debbie Cloy gives him instructions from the ground. She tells… Read more »

East Gaston guidance school counselor dies after cancer battle

East Gaston guidance school counselor dies after cancer battle

School remembers her 26-year tenures by Tori Hamby MOUNT HOLLY – An adored East Gaston High School guidance counselor and former 2010 Gaston County Guidance Counselor of the Year passed… Read more »

Teaching on the front lines

Teaching on the front lines

Central Piedmont Community College’s partnerships with business paying dividends for students, companies by Mark Zenow HUNTERSVILLE – As the economy inches toward recovery, the Huntersville campus of Central Piedmont Community… Read more »

Building a ‘stronger community’

Building a ‘stronger community’

Bicycle wreck drives man to build safer, more devoted training group by Hugh Fisher Billy Doherty doesn’t like to focus on the wreck that nearly ended his life. “It’s old news,”… 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 Dec. 21 to Jan. 26. Critical violations for restaurants scoring less than 93 also are listed. Mountain Island… Read more »

Mountain Island group members rev their engines

Mountain Island group members rev their engines

The Fun In Serving Him – or FISH – senior group of Calvary Baptist Church of Charlotte at Mountain Island recently took a trip to the NASCAR Hall of Fame… Read more »