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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Whitewater rapids go green  for a day

Whitewater rapids go green for a day

The U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center, dyed its whitewater river green March 10 in celebration of its “Green River Revival” St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The day’s festivities included… Read more »

President Obama visits Freightliner plant

President Obama visits Freightliner plant

Speaks about alternative fuel, rising gas prices by Alan Hodge President Barack Obama shone the national spotlight on Mount Holly when he stopped in town to speak about rising gas… Read more »

Council denies charter school annexation

Council denies charter school annexation

Agrees to extend sewer and utilities services by Alan Hodge After much discussion, Mount Holly city officials decided against annexing the proposed Mountain Island Charter School planned for construction on Horseshoe… Read more »

CoulOak Little League celebrates 50 years

CoulOak Little League celebrates 50 years

by Alan Hodge When young baseball players with the CoulOak Little League take to the field this year, they will be celebrating 50 years of athletic excellence as they continue… 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 Feb. 25 to March 20. Critical violations for restaurants scoring below 95 also are listed. Mountain Island (28214… Read more »

Obituaries for April

Obituaries for April

Virginia W. Jones CHARLOTTE – Virginia W. Jones, 91, formerly of Charlotte, died March 7, 2012 in Springboro, Ohio. Born Sept. 1, 1920, Ms. Jones was the daughter of the… Read more »

Student rallies community to help out Goodwill

Student rallies community to help out Goodwill

by Kathy Blake CHARLOTTE – It started as a school assignment, but it’s turning into something more. Sixteen-year-old Eli Haraldsson’s International Baccalaureate program at North Mecklenburg High School requires him… Read more »

Charter school benefits the community

Charter school benefits the community

Editor, There has been so much criticism about Mountain Island Charter School recently and the perception that the school does nothing but take from the community. This is just not… Read more »

City receives educational return from school

City receives educational return from school

Editor, This short article responds to “Residents: Charlotte school location unsafe for school traffic” and comes from a parent volunteer at Mountain Island Charter School. As the mission statement of… Read more »

Nationalities and flavors combine at Vasileio’s

Nationalities and flavors combine at Vasileio’s

by Molly Reitter The owner of one of Mount Holly’s newest restaurants knows a little something about the restaurant business. Born in the town of Karpenisi, Greece, Vasileio Bakatsias quit… Read more »