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CMS receives Safe Sports School Award

Nineteen Charlotte-Mecklenburg high schools, all with North Carolina High School Athletic Association athletic programs, have received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award. The high schools are Ardrey Kell, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Butler, East Mecklenburg, Garinger, Harding University, Hopewell, William A. Hough, Independence, Mallard Creek, Myers Park, North Mecklenburg, Olympic, Providence, Rocky River, South Mecklenburg, Zebulon B. Vance, West Charlotte and West Mecklenburg.

The Safe Sports School Award advocates safety and schools which provide safe environments for student-athletes. The award recognizes the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Schools|0 Comments

“Celebrate Civic” luncheon provides insight into local businesses new and old

By Andrew Stark

Josh and A’Shonta Thomas’ company called Brick & Tree Properties is new in town, but the husband and wife duo wasted little time introducing their company and its beliefs to the more than 50 attendees of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce monthly  luncheon June 25 at Jimmie’s Restaurant.  June’s luncheon had the theme “Celebrate Civic.” Attendees learned about   civic oriented chamber members in the community.

Josh Thomas opened the luncheon by encouraging Mint Hill to band together and support one another.

“I call it the Mint Hill challenge,” he said. “It’s about giving to one another.”

Thomas spoke of an experience he had with one of his recent clients, who has kidney problems and is possibly facing the loss of her house in addition to mounting medical costs. […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments

Community events celebrate the Fourth

By Leah Schmalz

Celebrate Independence Day on Friday and Saturday with two great events in Matthews and Mint Hill.

First, enjoy patriotic classics that salute the armed forces on the lawn in front of the Mint Hill Town Hall on Friday as Queen City Brass Brand returns again for its annual Independence Day concert. This is the […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

J.H. Gunn kindergarten teacher wraps up successful career

By Leah Schmalz

TyJuana Shaw loves the color purple.

So when J.H. Gunn Elementary, the school where she teaches kindergarten, told everyone to dress in purple one day during the final week of classes, she was excited.

When she arrived at school to discover the day was held in her honor, she was absolutely elated.

Purple Day was one of several ways the students and staff commemorated Shaw’s retirement from teaching this year. She taught at Bain and Lebanon Road elementary schools before putting in 20 years at J.H. Gunn.  […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History, Schools|0 Comments