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Monthly Archives: March 2012

East Gaston crowns its queen

East Gaston crowns its queen

Students compete for Miss East Gaston High title East Gaston High School awarded the title of Miss East Gaston High to student Kaylan Puckett during the March 3 pageant held… Read more »

Residents: Charter school location unsafe for school traffic

Residents: Charter school location unsafe for school traffic

Council members delay annexation vote by Tori Hamby and Alan Hodge Residents in a Mountain Island neighborhood say they have some concerns about the proposed new location of a local… Read more »

Lennon: CMS break-up doesn’t take note of tax issues

Lennon: CMS break-up doesn’t take note of tax issues

by Tori Hamby and Josh Lanier A move to split Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools into three independent school districts is gaining traction in the Lake Norman community. But some school board members… Read more »

Mount Holly nonprofit still recovering from August floods

Mount Holly nonprofit still recovering from August floods

by Zacch Estrada-Petersen A Mount Holly relief organization that offers crisis assistance services is still in need of some help after a flood destroyed its facility last August. The Mount… Read more »

River makes top 10 list for the wrong reasons

River makes top 10 list for the wrong reasons

by Josh Carpenter The Catawba River is in danger. The Southern Environmental Law Center recently ranked the local river third on its list of the top 10 most endangered places… Read more »

ReVenture Park expands to include ‘eco-district’

ReVenture Park expands to include ‘eco-district’

MOUNT HOLLY – Forsite Development announced in February the acquisition of an additional 578 acres of residential land that wraps around the primary site of the area’s first eco-industrial park…. Read more »

Family hopes to raise money for spina bifida treatments

Family hopes to raise money for spina bifida treatments

by Josh Carpenter ALEXIS – Jennifer Stiles and her husband Jamie were stunned when their doctor called about a problem with Jennifer’s pregnancy. The Stiles lived happily in Alexis with… 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 Jan. 27 to Feb. 24. Critical violations for restaurants scoring 95 or less also are listed. Mountain Island… Read more »

Obituaries for March

Obituaries for March

Kathryn B. Johnson CHARLOTTE – Kathryn Bailey Johnson, 94, died Feb. 6, 2012 at the Charlotte Health Care Center. The daughter of the late Robert and Martha Bailey, Ms. Johnson… Read more »

Spring makes its first appearance

Spring makes its first appearance

Although spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 20, (from left) Mindy Innella, Dominic Stringfield, Jerry Childers, London Braswell and Ashley Crawford, kids and staff at The Lighthouse Daycare, 1202 Charles… Read more »