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Schools win eco-friendly challenge

Schools win eco-friendly challenge

CHARLOTTE – Whitewater Middle School and River Oaks Academy are committed to help the environment. The two schools were recognized by the Catawba River District in May for making their… Read more »

Star teachers, students honored

Star teachers, students honored

GASTONIA – The top students in Gaston County’s Class of 2013 were recently recognized at the annual Star Teacher-Star Student Awards. At the program, the top students from each high… Read more »

CMS selects 2014-15 calendar

CMS selects 2014-15 calendar

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education set the dates for the school year beginning in fall 2014 at its meeting May 28. School will begin Aug. 25, 2014,… Read more »

Gaston County Schools’ 2013-14 calendar released

Gaston County Schools’ 2013-14 calendar released

GASTONIA – The 2013-14 school year begins Aug. 25 for Gaston County students. The county school board recently set the dates for next year. The last day of school is… Read more »

McGuire Nuclear approved for increased power output

McGuire Nuclear approved for increased power output

HUNTERSVILLE – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently approved a request by Duke Energy Carolinas to increase the generating capacity of McGuire Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2 by 1.7 percent each…. Read more »

25 graduate from Gaston Leadership class

25 graduate from Gaston Leadership class

The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce recently recognized graduates of its 2013  Leadership Gaston Class. Debbie Windley, Leadership Class of 2001, was also recognized as the recipient of the Pinnix… Read more »

Bricks 4 Kidz kicks off summer camp

Bricks 4 Kidz kicks off summer camp

Bricks 4 Kidz kicked off its first summer camp season with a Montcross Area Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony May 24. Colleen Kirk Gozur brought the Bricks 4 Kidz program to Gaston… Read more »

Program makes life jackets available for free

Program makes life jackets available for free

by Melissa Gute news@mimonitor.com MOUNTAIN ISLAND – Mountain Island Marine Commission Chair Kari Lanning knows the importance of wearing a life jacket while on water. Her husband and brother-in-law lost… Read more »

Library set to kick off summer reading program

Library set to kick off summer reading program

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s summer reading program runs June 11-Aug. 9, with reading clubs for all ages. Participants can sign up online at www.cmlibrary.org/summerread. Those without computers can… Read more »

Airport officials plan for spring and summer travel

Airport officials plan for spring and summer travel

CHARLOTTE – Travelers can expect congested parking lots at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport this spring and summer travel season. Airlines report an increase in passengers, and parking will be in high… Read more »