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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gas prices lower, but highest ever on Thanksgiving

Gas prices lower, but highest ever on Thanksgiving

Motorists driving for holiday may be giving thanks for the recent downtrend in gasoline prices, but history will be broken as the national average will be the highest its ever… Read more »

Homemade fare  a City Café specialty

Homemade fare a City Café specialty

by Molly Reitter MOUNT HOLLY – City Café is positively cavernous. The quaint outside belies the cathedral ceilings with exposed wooden beams across the expanse of the restaurant. Lights hang… Read more »

Mountain Island Charter to hold parent interest meeting

Mountain Island Charter to hold parent interest meeting

MOUNT HOLLY – Mountain Island Charter School, a public charter school near the Mecklenburg/Gaston county line, will hold a meeting for prospective students 6-7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the school,… Read more »

Mountain Island students show off their STEM skills

Mountain Island students show off their STEM skills

CHARLOTTE – Mountain Island Elementary School took a night to showcase the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus program with an Oct. 18 STEM Education Night. Students demonstrated how… Read more »

New standards change teaching methods in public schools

New standards change teaching methods in public schools

by Tori Hamby As parents around the state review their child’s schoolwork this year, they might be noticing a key change in the ways reading, writing and arithmetic are being… Read more »

Technological advance change the face of education

Technological advance change the face of education

As in any profession, certain technological innovations can alter – and revolutionize – the ways in which in educators teach their students. Some inventions have given students broader access to… Read more »

Area nonprofits benefit from marketing campaign

Area nonprofits benefit from marketing campaign

CHARLOTTE – Luquire George Andrews, an advertising, digital and public relations agency, has selected five Charlotte-area nonprofits to receive free services during the agency’s fourth annual Goodstock, a 24-hour marketing… Read more »

Community Blood center plans November drives

Community Blood center plans November drives

Community Blood Centers of the Carolinas will hold several blood drives in Gaston County in November. • Nov. 10: 9 a.m.-noon at Spencer Mountain Road Volunteer Fire Department, 1011 Dallas-Stanley… Read more »

A bird’s-eye view of Carolina Raptor Center

A bird’s-eye view of Carolina Raptor Center

by  Allison R. Moore HUNTERSVILLE–What do you know about raptors? No, not those frightening dinosaurs from the movie “Jurassic Park,” but raptors, as in birds of prey. You may know… Read more »

CMS’ Morrison talks school choice, charters

CMS’ Morrison talks school choice, charters

by Tori Hamby Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools needs to expand high-demand magnet programs, says the school district’s leader. CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison touted magnet schools and programs at an Oct. 4 community… Read more »