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Virtual breakfast fundraiser supports DCCDC

Oct. 14. The Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center was founded in response to a tragic fire that claimed the lives of children whose mother had no access to daycare—she left them alone while she worked outside the home to support them. Decades later the DCCDC is still helping working parents; it’s a place of stability and […]


CMS raises bus driver pay $2 an hour; how to apply

Oct. 13. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has about 50 vacant bus-driver positions, with another 50 or so out on leave and 30 or so absent on a daily basis. • To help fill the vacancies, the Board of Education is increasing starting pay for drivers by $2 an hour to $17.75, intensifying the district’s efforts to attract […]

Emily Klingman: NCTAE top winner

Bailey Middle theater teacher lands top statewide award

Oct. 4. Emily Klingman, who teaches Drama/Theatre Arts to sixth through eighth graders at Bailey Middle School, has won the 2021 Educator of the Year Award from the NC Theatre Arts Educators. The award is given for achieving high standards, going beyond the call of duty to provide an exceptional program and showing passion and […]

CMS adds virtual option for fragile kids K-2nd grade

Sept. 29. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has approved a virtual instruction plan that allows medically fragile students in kindergarten, first and second grades to transfer to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual Elementary. Doctors must sign off based on medical need. Once a child has enrolled in the virtual magnet, they will continue there for the remainder of […]

Community discussion on Zoom: ‘Shaping Education: Decisions & Impact’

Sept. 21. With Critical Race Theory a topic of discussion nationwide, Unity in Community North Mecklenburg (UiC) will hold a two-part virtual forum to discuss education in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Session 1: Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 6:30-8:00pm Guest speakers include: NC Sen. Natasha Marcus, CMS Board Member Jennifer De La Jara, and CMS Assistant Superintendent […]

LKN Chamber enrolls 20 high school juniors in leadership program

Sept. 7. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has accepted 20 local high school juniors in its 2021-2022 Junior Leadership Lake Norman program. Students will learn more about their community during this intensive seven-month long program. The students were selected on the basis of their previous and potential leadership ability and community involvement. This year’s […]


First day of school at CMS: Watch for kids, be safe

Aug. 25. Cornelius Police Sgt. Jeff Connors did an awesome job shepherding kids across Catawba Avenue on the first day of school at Cornelius Elementary. Reminders —CMS is requiring face coverings for all staff and students indoors in all facilities. —Every child should have their mask ready to wear as they board the bus. —There […]

David Farley is new principal at Hough High

Aug. 24. David Farley is the new principal at William Amos Hough High. He has been the assistant principal since 2018 and dean of students from 2016 to 2018 at Hough High. Farley, who was an instructional accountability facilitator at North Mecklenburg High from 2015 to 2016 and a teacher at Harding University High from […]

Back to School: Red Cross offers 10 tips to keep children safe as they head back to the classroom

Aug. 18.  The American Red Cross/Greater Carolinas wants to make sure your student is safe when they head back to the classroom. 10 steps for back-to-school safety: 1. If your student rides a bus to school, they should plan to get to their bus stop early and stand away from the curb while waiting for […]


Pack the Patrol Car with school supplies

July 26. The Cornelius Police Department we will be accepting donations of school supplies starting today, July 26, for its annual Pack the Patrol Car . Donations can be brought to the Cornelius Police Dept. and left in the box in the lobby.  Please bring  supplies by  Monday through Friday, from 8 am until 5 pm. […]