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Bailey’s Glen grants help defray Hough High teacher expenses

By Dee Eicher. While public education funding has been an issue—including teachers having to dig into their own pockets for supplies—residents of Bailey’s Glen are doing something about it. The Bailey’s Glen-Hough High Partnership has granted funds to Mrs. Joan Viteri, who oversees the Mastery Exchange Program at Hough High. The after-school peer tutoring program […]

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Bullying, violence in schools highlight need for foundation

Jan. 9. By Dave Yochum. There have been at least three deaths by suicide this year of a child younger than 12 who had been harassed or bullied by peers. Bullying ruins lives. An attorney for the 16-year-old suspect in the on-campus shooting death of a fellow Butler High School student said the suspect was the […]

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N. Meck CMS Schools Closing Due To Storm

Dec. 11. 730 am. Some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Meck as well as other magnet school locations are closing Tuesday due to ongoing impacts of the winter storm. Citing hazardous travel conditions as well as potential power outages, CMS modified its two-hour delay for students not just at Cornelius Elementary, JV Washam, Bailey Middle and […]


CMS on 2-hour delay; watch for black ice tonight

Dec. 10. 4:45 pm. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open on a 2-hour delay Tuesday, a big sign that things are getting back to normal after a historic December snowfall. CMS will dismiss in the afternoon at normal times. Lakeside Charter Academy will close for the day as well as Community School of Davidson. Whether driving or […]

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Education commission will weigh options

Oct. 16. Cornelius now has an Educational Options Study Commission with an official mission.  Its seven members will look at local education options ranging from operating a stand-alone municipal charter school to status quo, which means staying with a school system that seems to carry a grudge. The commission is a result of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg […]

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Cornelius votes 4-1 to establish educational study commission

  Sept. 18. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Commissioner Michael Miltich has a new job no one wanted: Representing Cornelius on a brand-new committee organized by a school system that doesn’t want give us any money. It’s more tit for tat in what’s becoming a monumental fight between urban and suburban interests in Mecklenburg County education. […]


CMS board vote angers Cornelius leaders

By Dave Yochum. Aug. 29. UPDATE 6PM. The mean-spiritedness of national politics ain’t got nothing on Mecklenburg County. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board last night passed the “Municipal Concerns Act of 2018,” effectively blocking school construction in Cornelius and Huntersville. This comes only a month after Cornelius and Huntersville voted to reserve the right to create municipal […]


Churches rally for impoverished kids who will miss school lunch Wednesday

May 15. With CMS closing Wednesday May 16 because of a mass teacher demonstration in Raleigh, local church members—and teachers—are looking out for needy kids who might go hungry. Volunteers at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Davidson United Methodist were packing lunches Monday and Tuesday and delivering them to local schools so that at-risk […]


Hough High STEM team: New national champs!

May 10. Hough High School’s “Iditarod Motorsports” won first place in the Ten80 STEM League National Finals at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. The hometown team, which competed against 22 other high school teams from across the country and three teams from China, also took first place in Racing Events and second place in both […]

Iowa-bound: Bailey Middle Odyssey of the Mind team wins at Wingate!

March 31. Bailey Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind team has won first place in the State Tournament at Wingate University and will move on to World finals at Iowa State University They competed in the middle school division, solving Problem 5— A Stellar Hangout. The team, which won first place at World Finals last […]