Posted on 24 August 2011.
The triathlon begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and will affect traffic in Davidson and Cornelius. Click image to download a map.
Hundreds of athletes from around the country will be in town this weekend for the annual Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon. The Saturday morning event will include a swim in Lake Cornelius, and biking and running on routes through the Davidson and Cornelius area.
The triathlon is the Lake Norman YMCA’s biggest annual fund-raiser, benefiting the Community Support Campaign.
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Posted in Cabarrus County, Calendar, Cycling, Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Health & Fitness, Huntersville, Mooresville
Posted on 22 August 2011.
Huntersville Police Department
The suspect, taken from the bank's surveillance video. (Huntersville PD photo)
Huntersville Police Monday morning responded to a report of attempted armed robbery at the Wachovia Bank at 14215 Market Square in Huntersville.
According to police, The reporting citizen said a black male walked into the bank and gave the teller a note demanding money and threatening harm if the teller did not comply. When the teller refused and asked to see the man’s idenitifcation, he ran out of the bank and was last seen running towards the Bi-Lo grocery store. Read the full story
Posted in Huntersville, Police Blotter
Posted on 18 August 2011.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools buses are back on the roads this week, practicing their routes for the Aug. 25 start of school. Also in this column, incoming freshmen at North Meck High School head to “Viking Training Camp” this week, Cannon School athletes are honored for sportsmanship, and schools offer open houses and other back-to-school activities. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Schools
Posted on 17 August 2011.
CMS officials met with media at Druid Hills Academy to give updates on the 2011-12 school year. (L-R) Scott McCully, Amy Harkey, Ann Clark, Hugh Hattabaugh, Guy Chamberlain, Carol Stamper, Dan Habrat
By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools continues to look for teachers, even as more than 141,000 students prepare to return to school next week. Hiring hundreds of new teachers was just one of the tasks district officials faced over the summer, along with the logistics of school closures and consolidations and mobile classroom preparation. District officials met with members of the media Wednesday at Druid Hills Academy in Charlotte to give an update on the changes. Read the full story
Posted in Schools
Posted on 16 August 2011.
HUNTERSVILLE – The Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, a nonprofit organization seeking to improve the quality of life for the economically poor, women, children and the elderly, awarded a $40,000 grant to Hope House Foundation in Huntersville this month. The grant, which promises $20,000 a year for two years, will help maintain the residence, a 12-bed facility providing assistance to homeless women and children. Read the full story
Posted in Huntersville, Nonprofit news
Posted on 15 August 2011.
CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg County Women’s Advisory Board hosts its second Women’s Equality Day celebration Aug. 22 at the Levine Museum of the New South.
The event is free and the theme is “Inspire – Lead – Celebrate.” Attendees will enjoy a tour of the museum, hors d’oeuvres, and a panel discussion led by local women and moderated by WSOC-TV anchor Erica Bryant. The topics and panelists are:
- Women’s Legal Rights: Elizabeth J. Caviness, Caviness Law Firm, PLLC
- Mecklenburg’s Women’s Agenda Past and Present: Betty Chafin Rash, Retired, former Charlotte City Council member
- Women’s Health Status: Cheryl S. Emanuel, MS, CSAPC, Community Health Administrator, Mecklenburg County Health Department
- Women’s Economy Status: Chia-Li (Jolly) Chien, Chief Strategist Officer, Value Growth Institute and Women’s Advisory Board Member
The Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) is a 15-member advisory board appointed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners to advise it on current and emerging issues for women in Mecklenburg County.
WANT TO GO?
The Women’s Equality Day celebration will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th St., Charlotte.
For more information or to register for the free WAB event click here. For more information on the WAB or to apply to be a member, click here.
Posted in Events, Mecklenburg County
Posted on 12 August 2011.
A garden compost system. (Mecklenburg County photo)
Beginning next month, Mecklenburg County offers basic home composting classes around the area for people interested in learning more about the benefits of recycling and waste reduction.
The 2-hour, hands-on workshops are part of the county’s Organic Waste Reduction program and teach beginners the basics of home composting and residential recycling, soil preparation and management, toxicity reduction, grass cycling and mulching. Classes meet outdoors. Read the full story
Posted in Environment, Events, Mecklenburg County
Posted on 10 August 2011.
J.M. Alexander Middle School in Huntersville will have an interim principal when students return to classes later this month. JoElla Ferrell, a retired Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools principal, will be filling in indefinitely for Alexander Principal Jo Karney, who is out on medical leave. Also in this column, area schools’ open house and back-to-school events schedules, and CMS adds cricket to its 2011-12 sports program. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Schools