CMS notifies 304 teachers they’ll lose jobs

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools notified 304 teachers May 22 that they will not have jobs next year. The district will send similar letters the week of May 25 to teachers who meet the criteria for non-renewal established by the Board of Education – retirees, employees with end-of-year contracts and part-time teachers.
The letters are part of an ongoing reduction in force by CMS, made necessary by county and state revenue shortfalls. The district receives nearly all of its funding from Mecklenburg County and the state of North Carolina. Continue reading


Senator Eddie Goodall Memorial Day message

From the office of NC Senator Eddie Goodall:

During this extended weekend, let us not forget that for many families this weekend serves as a solemn reminder of loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice. Through their sacrifice we can enjoy the full blessings and freedoms America provides.

I hope everyone will take time during your weekend gatherings and church services to put your thoughts and prayers towards those families and their loved ones who are no longer with us.

And for those currently serving locally and overseas, we pray that you may swiftly and safely return to your families. The liberties we all too often take for granted are made secure through your unwavering service.

(Senator Eddie Goodall served in the NC National Guard’s 113th Field Artillery Division, Bravo Battery from 1970 – 1976)


Need a job? Check out Gov. Perdue’s web site

Gov. Bev Perdue today launched the JobsNOW Portal, a resource for job seekers, those exploring new career options, and entrepreneurs looking to start, grow or relocate a business in North Carolina.

“JobsNOW will help get our economy back on track and lay the foundation for a strong and sustainable economic future,” said Gov. Perdue. “The JobsNOW Portal will be a valuable tool for job seekers and businesses looking to expand or relocate.” Continue reading


The little lady of summer


Keri Russell sent this photo of her daughter Jenna Russell eating ice cream. Jenna is two years old and lives in Mint Hill. Kerri thought this would be a cute picture to kick off summer, and we couldn’t agree more. Said Keri:

Her dad is the Fire Chief in Mint Hill and supports the town tremendously. Not only does her dad support the town, but check out Jenna’s mug!