Incoming CMS Supt. Heath Morrison held a media briefing May 25 at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. Dr. Morrison unveiled his entry plan, which establishes a framework for his few months on the job. He officially begins his new duties on July 2, but has been visiting Mecklenburg County regularly since being appointed in April.
Walking through the front door, the first things you notice are the numerous Andy Griffith, Three Stooges and other classic TV show memorabilia.
The next thing you notice is the smell of food from the kitchen and the many smiling faces that greet you as you come through the door.
If the huge whale on the sign doesn’t draw you in, the restaurant’s motto, “For a Whale of a Meal” or its huge menu might.
This is South 21’s The Seafarer. Though it’s only been around since the 1980s, many of its recipes have been around since the mid 1950s.
“Me and my father came up this way to go rabbit hunting and we stopped and pulled into this parking lot about 30 something years ago while waiting on an uncle to come join us,” said Chris Copsis the restaurant’s owner. “While we were waiting, we noticed a sign on the building that was for lease or for sale.” Continue reading
[singlepic=484,320,240,,left]It’s a common fact that an exceptional teacher can impact a child for a lifetime. In an effort to recognize its exceptional teachers, charter school operator, National Heritage Academies (NHA), established the NHA Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is presented annually to recognize and affirm the accomplishments of individual teachers across NHA’s 57 charter schools. Carla Collier, Regan Adam, Heather Sizemore and Wanda Williams, teachers at Queen’s Grant Community Charter School in Mint Hill and residents of Midland, Locust, Concord, and Mint Hill, respectively, were among this year’s finalists for the 2008 Excellence in Teaching award. Pictured from left: Regan Adam, Carla Collier, NHA’s CEO Jeff Clark, Wanda Williams and Heather Sizemore. Continue reading
Independence’s magical run of eight consecutive seasons playing in the state championship game is over. All streaks are made to be broken, but not like this. The Patriots were dismantled by a Richmond option[singlepic=407,320,240,,right] attack and could not overcome their own mistakes and mental lapses as they were defeated 30-22 Friday.
A banner hanging on the Raiders sideline read “Go Big..”. Like the banner read, Independence was missing from some of the game and was never able to take control. Richmond never trailed and confused the Patriots all night before a packed house.
The Patriots went for an early fourth down play from the Raiders three yard line and were stuffed, coming away with no points. After a three and out for Richmond, a punt was fumbled by Kyle Gregg and Richmond started controlling the clock and the game. PHOTO ROGER HARDING rahpix.com Continue reading
Photos by Mark Sward swardpics.com
[singlepic=333,320,240,,left]The Butler Bulldogs bounced back from their first loss of the season to cross-town rival Independence last Friday and took out Davie County 24-0 in the first round of the state 4A playoffs. The Bulldogs were the more dominant team and held the War Eagles to just 12 total yards of offense in the first half despite having three starters miss the game due to injuries. Deshaun McCutchen, defensive standout Hawatha Bell and starting tailback Markel Moore all were out, but Butler had plenty of firepower left to cruise to an easy victory. (Photos by Mark Sward swardpics.com) Continue reading