Celeste Stewart voted player of the year for SW4A conference basketball

The Butler Lady Bulldogs were upset by West Charlotte in the semifinals of the state 4A basketball tournament in Greensboro last weekend. The loss ends the most successful run ever by a basketball team at Butler. Despite the early exit from the tournament, the Lady Bulldogs can at least take solace in having four players voted to the All SW4A Conference team, including Celeste Stewart who won player of the year. Coach Stephanie Butler was named coach of the year. On boys side, A.J. Evans was named to the All Conference team.

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Local students earn high ratings at music festival


On February 28 the National Federation of Music Clubs Piano Festival was held in Charlotte.  Seventy students from Charlotte Academy of Music participated in the Festival at CPCC. Students prepared two memorized musical selections each, one of which was from the required list published by the NFMC, and were evaluated by local professional musicians.  Many students also took the music theory exam on the same day. Continue reading


Where are the boundary options for the new Mint Hill high school?


Option 1: Light green are boundaries for Mint Hill high school; teal is Butler and orange is Independence.

Some citizens of Mint Hill are baffled by the proposed boundaries for the high school to be located in Clear Creek Business Park. (view a PDF of the proposed boundaries) The Board has four options, the first of which will pull from kids as far north as neighborhoods adjacent to the Hidden Valley neighborhood. CMS will hold workshops this month for citizens to provide feedback. Here are the times and places for the new Mint Hill high school discussions:

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