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Charlotte Rose Society Rose Show

Charlotte Rose Society will hold its annual Rose Show October 3, at Porter Ridge Middle School, 2827 Ridge Road. Indian Trail.  It will be open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, contact Jim Redington at 717-262-8737 or email

Golf Tournament

Matthews Help Center will hold its 5th Annual Golf Tournament September 22 at Raintree Country Club. Lunch and registration is at 11 am, shot gun start is at 1 pm. Players $125, foursome $500. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 704-841-2200 or email for more information. The mission of Matthews HELP Center is to help our neighbors and those in surrounding communities survive financial crisis by providing short-term assistance. […]

Rocky River: Game Week 3

Who: Rocky River (0-2) hosts Sun Valley (1-1)

When: 7 p.m.

Last Meeting: Rocky River won, 21-14, on September 5, 2014

Key Players: Rocky River: quarterback Tyshawn Carter, running backs Elijah Henry, Justice Styron and Nygle Farmer, receiver/defensive back Kendall Lewis, receiver Johari Alexander, lineman Bryson Adams, defensive back Tyrell Robinson, linebacker Larry Blanton; Sun Valley: quarterback Sam Howell, running backs Fabrice Funderburke PJ Lotharp, defensive backs CJ Maddox and Jeremiah Miller, linebackers Cameron Timberlake and Thomas Mobley, linemen Michael Head, Austin Matthews and Steven Tousa.

The Keys: This has become a growing rivalry game as the two teams have met each of the previous two seasons in a Week 3 match-up. The Ravens are having trouble controlling the line of scrimmage and came up just short last week against Berry. Sun Valley is putting points on the board in bunches, as the Spartans are averaging 44 points a game. The Ravens defense must come to play if they want to get into the win column, but Sun Valley has had its own struggles defensively, especially against the run, so it could turn into a shootout. […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Rocky River High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Mint Hill Chamber hosts third annual golf classic

By Leah Schmalz

Registration is still open for the Chamber of Commerce’s third annual golf classic. The event takes place at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation on September 10. Novant Health is the presenting sponsor.

Funds raised by the event benefit the Chamber’s programs and community outreach efforts. Among these events are the veteran’s breakfast, biannual shred events, the senior citizens’ Christmas party and the college scholarship program.

Businesses, organizations and individuals have the opportunity to participate in the tournament as golfers or select a sponsorship package. The cost for individual players is $100. This includes the green and cart fee, one mulligan each nine holes, lunch, snacks, beverages, a special tee gift, eligibility for two Dixon golf challenges, one qualifying putt for the putting contest, a hole-in-one contest entry and a mulligan prize ticket entry.

Additional entries to the mulligan prize are $1 each. Additional qualifying putts are $5 each.  […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History, Town Hall|0 Comments

Mint Hill teen develops skills as Bank of America Student Leader

By Leah Schmalz

Mint Hill resident and Northwest School of the Arts graduate Nia Moore spent the past summer interning with Freedom School Partners as part of the national Bank of America program Student Leaders.

Moore was one of five students selected from the Charlotte area to participate in an eight-week paid internship with a local nonprofit. The goal is to recognize students for their community efforts by providing them with valuable career experience.

“I had to wake up earlier than I did throughout the school year, but it was definitely worth it,” Moore said.

Moore had previously volunteered with the nonprofit Promising Pages, which seeks to build literacy for underprivileged children by giving them access to early education through books. “I’ve already been interested in educational disparities,” she said. “Working with Freedom Schools definitely aligned with that.”

Freedom School Partners works to combat summer learning loss and make gains in literacy through a six-week summer program each year. Moore’s responsibilities varied each day, providing an overview of each facet of a nonprofit. Tasks included site deliveries, scholar evaluations and field trips. Interns were able to meet with the marketing and finance departments to learn more about the roles they play.  […]