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Alumni luncheon, 2nd tuesday of the month at the open kitchen

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  1. Student in custody after gun found at East Mecklenburg High School, police say  WSOC Charlotte
  2. Student charged with having gun at East Mecklenburg High
  3. Student charged with bringing gun to East Meck High School  FOX 46 Charlotte
  4. Student caught with gun at East Mecklenburg HS  WBTV
  5. Another gun found at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school in weeks since student shot, killed  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro
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East Mecklenburg High school students share impactful words hosting TEDx conference  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Have you ever stopped to think about how your words affect another person? Even just one word and how it may shape someone's ...

Headlines Barbershop owner in Charlotte, North Carolina, raises funds to pay off East Mecklenburg High School seniors' debts so they can graduate and receive diplomas  CBS News

The reason several of the kids were in debt shocked the barbershop owner – she knew she had to do something.

Health inspector gives East Meck High School poor rating due to trash problems  WSOC Charlotte

A health inspector gave East Mecklenburg High School an 81.5 grade during an inspection on Wednesday.

A new chapter begins for Mr. K's as longtime owner passes away  Charlotte Agenda

When Hurricane Hugo ripped through the Carolinas in September 1989, downing thousands of trees and causing billions in damage, Mr. K's in South End was ...

Charlotte barbershop raises funds to pay off EMHS seniors’ school fees, so they can graduate  WBTV

The barbershop owner learned 14 seniors there had unpaid fees with the school – a total of $4500, which, per CMS policy, prevents all 14 from graduating.

Last 2 games suspended for East Meck football team after brawl at game  WSOC Charlotte

A fight erupted Monday during the third quarter of East Mecklenburg High School's varsity homecoming game against Hickory Ridge High School.

NC Barbershop Owner, Former Panthers Player Pay Off School Lunch Debts So High School Seniors Can Get Their Diplomas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina barbershop owner has raised enough money to erase the debts of more than a dozen high school seniors who risked ...

12 Key Dates CMS Parents Need to Know Before Schools Out  Charlotte, NC Patch

12 Key End-Of-Year Dates CMS Parents Need to Know - Charlotte, NC - When are graduation ceremonies for area high schools and the last day of school?

Hickory Ridge banned from NCHSAA football playoffs, plans appeal  The Charlotte Observer

The N.C. High School Athletic Association has suspended Hickory Ridge High School from participating in the 2018 football playoffs, a Cabarrus County ...

No bond for man charged with 2017 killing of East Meck HS student athlete  WBTV

Carlos Olguin has been in jail without bond for about 644 days. Thursday afternoon he asked a judge to set a bond so he could try to get out.

Teen runs away from attempted kidnapping while on way to southeast Charlotte school  WSOC Charlotte

A teenager said she was walking on the sidewalk in southeast Charlotte when a man demanded she get into his car.

NC Barbershop Owner Takes Inspiration from Robert F. Smith's Pledge to Morehouse to Give to Local High School  Atlanta Black Star

A Charlotte, North Carolina barbershop owner took inspiration from a headline-making vow pledged by billionaire Robert F. Smith and raised thousands for.

East Meck assistant coach calls player racial slur; parents not notified about disciplinary action  WSOC Charlotte

An East Mecklenburg High School football coach is accused of using a racial slur toward a player at practice.

East Meck staff member hurt during fight among students  Charlotte Observer

A staff member at East Mecklenburg High School was hurt during a fight among students on Monday, Principal Rick Parker told parents in a phone message on ...

Florence evacuee: ‘I may lose a lot of stuff. But I won’t lose my life’  Myrtle Beach Online

17000 people have uprooted their lives due to Florence and come to live in makeshift communities across the Southeast — shelters set up in schools, churches ...

East Mecklenburg football coach Barry Shuford resigns. Teachers will understand why.  The Charlotte Observer

Longtime Mecklenburg County high school football coach Barry Shuford has resigned at East Mecklenburg.

Charlotte barbershop owner pays it forward, allowing 14 seniors to graduate  TheGrio

When Season Bennett heard a group of students wouldn't be able to graduate because of outstanding debts to their school, she got to work to cut what they ...

East Meck principal champions students  Charlotte Observer

Rick Parker remembers how certain teachers, especially his Coulwood Junior High baseball coach and his West Mecklenburg High School French teacher, ...

2 East Meck culinary students win national competition  Charlotte Observer

East Mecklenburg High School's culinary team brought back the school's second win in a national competition after an event in Nashville earlier this week.

CMS acts reasonably, with one possible exception, after East Meck student arrests  Charlotte Observer

Four East Mecklenburg High School students, charged with beating a man last month, are back at school. How should districts punish students for off-campus ...

Friends, classmates mourn East Meck student fatally shot at party  Charlotte Observer

Dozens of students gathered in front of East Mecklenburg High School Monday night to honor Christian Allen was shot and killed at a party in southeast ...

Longtime East Meck principal wins CMS principal of the year honors  The Charlotte Observer

Rick Parker, principal of East Mecklenburg High since 2009, is named Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools principal of the year.

Brothers venture into ‘untapped market' to bring east Charlotte neighborhood its first brewery  WSOC Charlotte

Brothers Jared and John Thomas expect to invest roughly $600000 to bring their vision for Edge City Brewery to life.

22-year-old charged with murder of East Meck. HS student  FOX 46 Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they have made an arrest in the shooting death of East Mecklenburg High School student Chris Allen.

East Meck football player remembered 1 year after deadly shooting  WSOC Charlotte

Family members gathered Monday night to remember a high school student who was shot and killed at a party one year ago.

Vigil held for East Meck student shot, killed at party  WBTV

Friday afternoon, dozens of East Mecklenburg High School students gathered at the football stadium for their friend who once played on the field. According to ...

CMS SAFETY PLANS: CMS steps up security measures  WSOC Charlotte

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent announced the district will begin to randomly wand students and to conduct random searches of backpacks ...

Brother of murdered East Meck student speaks out  FOX 46 Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released the 911 calls Friday from the night East Meck High School senior Chris Allen was murdered at a house party.

Making Advanced Courses Equitable Is A Priority For CMS  WFAE

This year, 19 of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' 31 high schools made the 2018 Challenge Index list that ranks Advanced Placement and International.

Transgender Charlotte student crowned homecoming king  QNotes

Originally published: Feb. 7, 2014, 9:15 p.m.. Updated: Feb. 8, 2014, 12:15 p.m.. East Mecklenburg senior Blake Brockington with other homecoming court ...

South Charlotte physics teacher takes education to Africa  Charlotte Observer

Deb Semmler, 56, has been a physics and engineering teacher at East Mecklenburg High School for 18 years. All three of her daughters graduated from East ...

Victim and suspect identified in fatal shooting at NC high school. Bullying preceded the violence, officials say.  Winston-Salem Journal

A conflict related to bullying escalated to a fatal shooting at Butler High Monday, leaving one student dead and another charged with his killing, authorities said.

Slain East Meck senior shot 4 times, autopsy reveals  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A senior at East Mecklenburg High School who was killed in February at a party was shot four times, according to the results of an autopsy.

Friends of murdered East Meck teen’s family work to raise money for funeral  Charlotte Observer

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the Charlotte, NC, parents of a murdered East Mecklenburg High athlete pay for funeral expenses.

WFAEats: Student Chefs From Charlotte Cook Up Excellence  WFAE

In case you missed it, while famous chefs were winning James Beard awards recently, some local culinary pros were also taking top honors for their work.

13-year-old found with taser at Eastway Middle School, police say

The discovery was made around 12:40 p.m. at Eastway Middle School on Norland Road when staff notified the school resource officer.

Three Mothers, Separated by 2000 Miles, Are Bound by Love for Their Kids  Charlotte magazine

As Mother's Day nears, meet Lacey Williams and her nontraditional family.

8 ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Charlotte  Charlotte Five

Commemorate the legacy of inspiring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the weekend, with events around Charlotte culminating in the ...

Man paid more than $100K to renovate home; company didn't finish work  WSOC Charlotte

John Lincoln bought a house near East Mecklenburg High School. "It had never been redone so it was a blank slate, so it was from 1958," he said.

4 sinks on CMS properties tested positive for high levels of lead  WSOC Charlotte

CMS has not said how often the sinks and fountains were used, how many students had access to them, or how the district will monitor lead levels in older ...

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12-year-old writes heartbreaking goodbye letter to family during school lockdown  WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A 12-year-old Charlotte boy wrote a heartbreaking goodbye letter to his family during the moments his school was on a lockdown last week.

This Charlotte ‘Hamilton’ connection is also nailing TV role  Charlotte Observer

Colby Lewis, who went to East Meck, works in Chicago 'Hamilton' and on NBC's 'Chicago Med' too.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2019 Blumey Awards Winners  Broadway World

The eighth annual Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards culminated Sunday, May 19th, at a gala award celebration where winners ...

Charlotte's Disney Dreamer wants to empower more girls of color  Charlotte Post

The East Mecklenburg High School freshman is honing those skills at the 12th annual Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World. “My next dream is that I ...

Every Voice, Lifted  Charlotte magazine

A music-filled excursion from Charlotte to the Legacy Museum in Montgomery visits the painful stations along the long, hard freedom highway.

Deer jumps through window during class at NC school [Video]  My Fox 8

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Students in class at a Charlotte-area high school were startled by a deer that jumped through a window Wednesday afternoon. WSOC-TV ...

Live updates: Charlotte remains in Florence’s path for heavy rains, tropical storm wind  The Charlotte Observer

Get live updates and the latest news as Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina. We'll bring you information on the storm's path, how it's tracking on ...

Live Updates: Florence Brings Flash Flood Watch For Mecklenburg County  WFAE

Updated: 5:45 p.m.. In the latest forecast, Florence will continue to bring heavy rain across most of North Carolina and eastern South Carolina, while flash flood ...

Hurricane Florence: What we know Thursday, plus evacuations, shelters & predictions  WLOS

Click here to watch live. Monster storm Hurricane Florence is barreling closer to the coast of the Carolinas. Forecasters say wind speeds have dropped from a ...

Charlotte middle-schooler charged with assaulting teacher  WCNC

A 14-year-old is charged with assaulting after police said he punched a teacher at Whitewater Middle School last week.

CMS asked to hand over facility maintenance after health violations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mecklenburg County Commissioners are asking Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to hand over control of their facilities maintenance, citing ...

‘We’ll never know’: These are the stories of Charlotte’s 2018 homicide victims  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte's homicide rate declined in 2018 compared to 2017, when the city had 87 homicides, police said. Here is how family and friends remember the loved ...

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces The 2019 Blumey Awards Nominees  Broadway World

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the nominees competing in the 8th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey ...

cfa Academy students win Blumey Awards | News  Independent Tribune

The eighth annual Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards culminated Sunday, May 19, at a gala award celebration where winners in ...

Live Updates: City Says No Serious Florence-Related Injuries in Charlotte  WFAE

Updated: 3:30 p.m. No serious injuries related to Florence were reported in Charlotte this past weekend, city officials said in an afternoon press.

High school freshman dreaming big for the next great adventure  Charlotte Post

The freshman at East Mecklenburg High School is one of 100 students from across the nation participating in the 12th annual Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt ...

Jeremy Buck hired as next Sanderson football coach  HighSchoolOT

Jeremy Buck has served as the offensive coordinator at Heritage High School since 2016, an offense that has set school records during his time.

Four East Meck students charged with assaulting man  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Four students from East Mecklenburg High School were arrested for reportedly assaulting a man in late April, according to sources.

600 Festival: 3 Charlotte teachers finalists for new car | News  Independent Tribune

Three Charlotte teachers are finalists in the Circle K's “A Driving Force for Education” contest and Thursday the winning teacher will drive away with a 2018 ...

CMS school board candidates outline views in their own words  The Charlotte Observer

Here's candidate information to help voters make choices in the 2017 Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board race. Answers are in their own words.

West Forsyth 'comes to Jesus', tops East Mecklenburg  Winston-Salem Journal

CLEMMONS — Looking down and out early in the third quarter, the fourth-seeded West Forsyth boys' basketball team shut down No. 30 East Mecklenburg the ...

String of assaults at high schools spark concern  WCNC

There are questions about school safety after a series of assaults. Right now, police are investigating everything from a student hitting a school employee to ...

Monuments' power flows from uncomfortable truth of racism  Charlotte Post

Charlotte has an obsession with preserving a pristine image. Few Charlotteans know about two documented lynching cases in Mecklenburg County: Joseph ...

Nathan Richie Death in Charlotte, NC. Remembering this radio personality.  Charlotte Five

Nathan Richie, a former Charlotte radio host who recently had landed his dream job, died in a motorcycle accident Saturday morning in Indian Land, S.C..

The Morehead-Cain Foundation welcomes 75 new Morehead-Cain Scholars  UNC News

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 26, 2019) – The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the nation's ...

Police: Teacher arrested in middle school parking lot, gun inside car  WBTV

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) teacher was arrested Friday morning at Sedgefield Middle School, charged with having a gun on campus and ...

News: Blumey season takes the stage  Charlotte Post

Support local journalism: Subscribe to The Charlotte Post. Awards season is back in Charlotte. High school theater awards season that is. The eighth Annual ...

Visitors for major upcoming events could find themselves at crime-riddled motels  WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In the next few months, the city of Charlotte will host several major events including the CIAA tournament, NBA All-Star weekend and ...

Live Updates: Florence Still Crawling As Catastrophic Flooding Continues  WFAE

Updated: 7:25 p.m. There IS an end in sight. It's just not anytime soon for those that need it the most. Even though all tropical storm warnings have been.

2017 Charlotte Observer All-Star Scholars  Charlotte Observer

The All-Star Scholars program, now in its 61st year, recognizes students from across the Charlotte region based on academic performance, citizenship, ...

Hurricane Florence Evacuees Find Shelter In Hotels, Schools, Racetracks As Far As Atlanta  Bisnow

With more than a million Hurricane Florence evacuees ordered to evacuate, shelter was being offered up and down the East Coast.

Deputies find stolen handgun in student's backpack at East Rowan HS  WSOC Charlotte

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - Deputies in Rowan County arrested a student they said brought a stolen handgun to East Rowan High School on Wednesday.

West Carteret High School chefs advance in state competition

Students from West Carteret High School were one of eight schools that advanced in the first N.C. Jr. Chef Competition Cook-Off.The event allows students to ...

CMS urges Hispanics not to skip school Thursday as part of national immigrant protest  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools are urging Hispanic parents not to keep students home from school Thursday as part of a nationwide immigrant protest known ...

All Hurricane Shelters in North and South Carolina  The Weather Channel

The Lamb's Chapel 415 Roxboro Rd. Haw River, NC 27258. Bertie County Middle School 652 US 13N Windsor, NC 27983. Colerain Elementary School

Autopsy: Teen killed at party was shot four times  WCNC

Mecklenburg County Medical Examiners released the autopsy of a teen that was killed at a party in southeast Charlotte in February.

These 500-plus young performers are making history with Charlotte Concerts  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Concerts and CMS team for “A Musical Showcase,” celebrating some of the finest ensembles in the public schools with a concert and cash prizes.

Charlotte Observer Seniors of the Year 2018  The Charlotte Observer

Each school in the Charlotte region nominated a Senior of the Year candidate to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship in the All-Star Scholars program.

UPDATES: Florence weakens but still to bring 'life-threatening' storm surge, rainfall  WSOC Charlotte

Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster ...

Woman killed by vehicle in south Charlotte ID'd  WSOC Charlotte

A vehicle hit and killed an 81-year-old woman on Nov. 13 at about 6 p.m. in south Charlotte, officials said.

This ‘awesome’ classical pianist got hooked on funky rhythms  Charlotte Observer

Classical pianist Phillip Bush heads to Davidson and brings both history and appreciation for newness with him.

UPDATES: Coast experiencing 'life-threatening' storm surge from Florence  WSOC Charlotte

Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially ...

Personal chef Chianti Peek's always cooking with life experiences  Charlotte Post

When the 34-year-old Charlottean found herself caught up in a wave of layoffs produced by the Great Recession, she turned toward the kitchen, a place where ...

North Carolina transgender teen once crowned homecoming king dies in apparent suicide  New York Daily News

The death of a transgender teen who was once crowned homecoming king is the second trans suicide to rock a North Carolina community this year.

Over 600 students from 30 area schools compete in technology association competition at Appalachian  Appalachian State University

Over 600 students from 30 schools participated in North Carolina Technology Student Association (NCTSA) Western Region Conference, which was focused on ...

What You Need To Know For The 2018 North Carolina Primary  WFAE

Primaries are gearing up in North Carolina and the voter registrationf deadline is fast approaching. Here's what voters in Mecklenburg County need to know.

Man drives to Charlotte fire station for help after shooting  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was seriously injured in a shooting in southeast Charlotte Wednesday evening. The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. on ...

Independence falls at East Mecklenburg  Mint Hill Times

On Thursday night the Independence Patriots football team traveled to East Mecklenburg High School for a Southwestern 4A Conference game with the Eagles.

Magnet school open house dates  Charlotte Observer

Mark your calendar if you're considering a magnet school in CMS.

Residents win $1.5M lawsuit against the city for noise coming from planes  WSOC Charlotte

Dozens of residents who fought against noise coming from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport for six years are celebrating a win but are still concerned ...

LAUREN GENESKY: Marching so N.C. finds and keep the best teachers

EDITOR'S NOTE: Lauren Genesky has taught 9th through 12th grade English for 10 years -- eight at Millbrook High School in Wake County and two at East ...

Appalachian State University announces 2018 Wilson Scholars  Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University names six incoming students as 2018 Wilson Scholars — the university's premier, merit-based scholarship.

Patriots best the Eagles 9-3 in road win  Mint Hill Times

East Mecklenburg High School was the host field for the second meeting between the Independence Patriots and the East Mecklenburg Eagles. On Tuesday ...

Retired educator Rosalia Durante celebrates 100th birthday  Charlotte Post

Rosalia Elizabeth Jolly Durante was born in Raleigh, where she graduated Washington High School and Shaw University in 1937, where she met her future ...

The North Carolina bathroom bill could trigger a health crisis among transgender youth, research shows  Washington Post

In 2014, Blake Brockington was celebrated as the homecoming king of East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C. When interviewed about this ...

Patriots win road twinbill over East Mecklenburg  Mint Hill Times

On Friday night the Independence basketball teams traveled to East Mecklenburg High School for a Southwestern 4A Conference game against the Eagles.

‘It’s heart-wrenching’: How development is changing Charlotte’s golf scene  The Charlotte Observer

Larkhaven is the latest daily fee golf course in Charlotte to be redeveloped, as fewer people play and the land is more valuable for other uses.

Charlotte radio personality killed in motorcycle crash - News  Asheboro Courier Tribune

Nathan Richie, a former Charlotte radio host who recently had landed his dream job, died in a motorcycle accident Saturday morning in Indian Land, S.C., while ...

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