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Mecklenburg justice system broken?

The Mecklenburg County justice system is broken according to a report by the by the Justice and Public Safety Task Force. Task force co-chairman Harry Nurkin cited billboards at the North Carolina and South Carolina border stating The Palmetto State is tougher on crime than The Tar Heel State. […]

By |August 14th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Police|2 Comments

Butler and Independence players declared ineligible

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said yesterday it found three players ineligible at Butler and Independence high schools.
After an investigation by CMS Law Enforcement, one Butler High School varsity football player and one Butler High basketball player were declared ineligible. The students violated a CMS residency rule by falsifying their addresses. A junior varsity football player from Independence […]

By |August 14th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Schools, Sports|1 Comment

Bain Elementary School to be replaced?

Bain Elementary School may not be renovated after all. At last night’s school board meeting, the idea was proposed to replace the existing building with a new one. Pineville Elementary will also be replaced instead of renovated. Guy Chamberlain, associate superintendent for auxiliary services, described the changes to the Board at its Aug. 12 meeting: […]

By |August 13th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Real Estate, Schools|1 Comment

Take a tour of Mint Hill’s 2010 public high school

What is the $53 million new Mint Hill High School going to look like? Here’s a computer animation of the Bailey High School–Mint Hill will look exactly like it when it is constructed in the Clear Creek Business Park. Both schools are set to begin in 2010. Video courtesy of CMS.

Eastland Mall stores prefer Sunday over Monday. Duh!

Eastland Mall is changing its hours for the second time in two weeks, the Charlotte Business Journal reports. Last week, they announced the mall would be closed Sundays. Not so fast. Stores didn’t like the idea of closing on a weekend, so mall officials let them stay open Sunday and close Monday. The new store […]

By |August 12th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Real Estate|0 Comments

School of rock (and classical, jazz, etc.) is almost in session

Regina Ziliani, 35, has taught piano since she was a teenager. When she moved to Mint Hill five years ago with her husband Jeff, she taught out of her home off Lebanon Road. But when the house became more of a studio than a home, she decided to open the Charlotte Academy of Music at the corner of Idlewild Road and Interstate 485. […]

By |August 12th, 2008|Arts|3 Comments