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Huntersville senior lands Morehead scholarship

April 29. Montgomery Case Maddox, the son of Renee and Jeremy Maddox of Huntersville, has won a four-year Morehead-Cain scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Pine Lake Preparatory senior is student body president, Model UN co-president, Mu Alpha Theta co-president, and Special Olympics vice president. In Model UN, Case […]


Three local teens land spots in electric co-op programs

  Feb. 23. Three Lake Norman area high school students have been selected by EnergyUnited to participate in unique leadership opportunities: Patrick Oglesby of Huntersville and Madeline Hiteshue of Mooresville will represent EnergyUnited in Washington D.C. as delegates in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program. Parker Ariail of Cornelius will represent EnergyUnited in June in […]

Cornelius girl receives DAR essay award

Feb. 14. The Alexandriania Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution  awarded  Bailey Middle School 8th-grader Josephine Ferrari from Cornelius the District 3 First Place Winner for the American History Essay Contest. The topic was the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, […]

Brighter future: Energy United student contest deadline Dec 31

Dec. 27. The deadline to apply for EnergyUnited’s Washington, D.C. youth tour is New Year’s Eve. The electric co-op sends two students to the nation’s capital each June with delegates from around the country. Applicants must be enrolled in their sophomore year (rising juniors) or junior year (rising seniors) and either receive service from EnergyUnited […]

CMS Education Centr building dedications to Dr Chris Folk and

With hundreds of vacancies, CMS announces employee incentives

Dec. 9. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education approved employee retention incentives of $2,500 for full-time employees during an emergency meeting yesterday. “We ask so much of our employees just in a normal year,” said Elyse Dashew, board chair. “But the past two years have been extraordinarily difficult ones for educators. We are thankful that […]

LKN Chamber honors educators

Nov. 17. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will recognize three local educators at a special luncheon at Northstone Country Club Thursday. Pam Lilley from Cornelius Elementary School, Magdalena Sztabowski from The Halton School and Jordan Walker from Lake Norman Charter School will be recognized as the 2021 Educators of the Year. Craig Horn, a […]

Virtual discussion Oct. 20: Shaping Education: Decisions & Impact

Oct. 18. With Critical Race Theory a topic of discussion nationwide, Unity in Community North Mecklenburg (UiC) will hold the second installment of a two-part virtual forum on Wednesday Oct. 20 to discuss education in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. “Shaping Education: Decisions & Impact” will be moderated by Dr. Brandy Nelson, executive director of CMS secondary […]

Virtual breakfast fundraiser supports DCCDC

Oct. 18. 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 […]