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Principal, leader who spent decades with CMS retires  WBTV

A 45-year career as a full-time educator and nearly 30 of them were spent in the halls of Charlotte Mecklenburg schools.

Four Charlotte Area Students Named National Merit Scholars  Charlotte, NC Patch

Charlotte Students Named National Merit Scholars - Charlotte, NC - Four Charlotte area students were named in the third round of selection for National Merit ...

Heart-screening program detects early problems in student-athletes  WSOC Charlotte

A young man is weeks away from graduating high school, but that achievement may not have been possible if he didn't get a heart screening.

Free heart screenings for student athletes help catch abnormalities  FOX 46 Charlotte

Myles Jones loved to play football. During his sophomore year he excelled on the South Mecklenburg High School field.

Teenager charged with bringing loaded gun to South Mecklenburg High School  WSOC Charlotte

Sources told Channel 9 that the gun was a fully loaded 25-caliber handgun with one round in the chamber.

HOMECOMING KING: WATCH: South Meck students share excitement as classmate with autism elected Homecoming King  WSOC Charlotte

Students at South Mecklenburg High School banded together to make sure one of their classmates had a special homecoming.

Parents react after student brings gun to South Mecklenburg HS, officials say  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -'It's unfortunate that its gotten to this,' said one parent about Tuesday's events. Tuesday, just before noon, CMPD responded to the ...

NC teachers are grossed out by South Mecklenburg High photos  The Charlotte Observer

Vile. Disgusting. Heart-breaking. Scary. Those were among the terms that popped up after a South Mecklenburg High School teacher posted pictures of leaks, ...

Watch: South Mecklenburg High School students elect boy with autism Homecoming King  WTVD-TV

Students at South Mecklenburg High School came together to give their classmate a homecoming he would never forget.

Meet the 2019 Delta Debutantes  Qcity metro

The Cotillion awarded $119,030 in college scholarships and $13,699 in donations to community nonprofits. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) ...

Student with autism crowned homecoming king at Charlotte school

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A student with autism was crowned homecoming king at South Mecklenburg High School, CMS announced this weekend. Blake Rice was ...

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?

Counting Down The Irish: Jonathan Doerer  247Sports

Irish Illustrated continues its summer-long ranking series with a crucial component for Notre Dame's 2019 offense and special teams.

Friday’s girls roundup: NFL Hall of Famer’s daughter has monster game in upset  Charlotte Observer

The daughter of NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss had a monster game for South Mecklenburg to spark an upset at Ardrey Kell. Plus, get top performers, capsules ...

Heres Why South Meck High School Campus Was Evacuated  Charlotte, NC Patch

South Meck High School Campus Evacuated: Reports - Charlotte, NC - Emergency crews responded to South Meck High Wednesday afternoon for an "air ...

Gun found on campus of Ranson Middle School in north Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — School safety is top of mind right now after a gun was found on a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools campus on Thursday. Ranson Middle ...

Suspects in custody after Myers Park High School forced into lockdown on reports of a gun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There are major developments about gun concerns at a local high school. On Monday, Myers Park High School was forced into lockdown ...

South Meck student arrested for bringing gun on campus. It’s sixth at CMS this year.  The Charlotte Observer

A 17-year-old student at South Mecklenburg High School was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of a firearm on educational property, police ...

CMS Schools used as shelters for people fleeing Hurricane Florence  WBTV

The shelters opened Wednesday and will remain open as long as they are needed. The schools chosen as shelters were picked for a reason.

South Meck principal: Rumors of Friday violence are based on a student hoax  The Charlotte Observer

South Mecklenburg High School will have extra security Friday, even though the principal says rumors of violence are based on false information that started as ...

CMS: South Meck HS student brought weapon to school

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a student was found to be in possession of an air gun at South Mecklenburg High School Thursday.

Student accused of bringing weapon to South Mecklenburg HS  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A South Mecklenburg High School student is accused of bringing an air gun to school Thursday morning. The air gun was found ...

Teaching assistant listed as victim in police report after altercation with student  WSOC Charlotte

Phone video shows a teaching assistant at South Mecklenburg High School in an altercation with a student Monday morning.

Students say South Meck High teacher sexually abused them in apartment study session  Charlotte Observer

A South Mecklenburg High School teacher accused of sexual contact with two students was identified Thursday morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested ...

Are welcoming words from CMS enough to quell student fears in immigration crackdown?  Charlotte Observer

Immigration crackdown in Charlotte NC spurs Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to schedule trauma training for educators whose students fear arrest by ...

This Charlotte grad came to U.S. as an infant. She has plans 'to change our world.'  The Charlotte Observer

In eighth grade, Geraldine Ledezma didn't know she was undocumented. She was just a teenager who wanted to go on a school trip to Spain. When her parents ...

Two guns found at CMS schools this week

Ranson Middle School found an unloaded gun in an outdoor trash can on campus. A day before a gun was found on a student at South Mecklenburg High ...

Truant students causing problems at south Charlotte shopping center  WSOC Charlotte

Police are fed up with teens who are skipping school and then getting into trouble at a popular shopping center in south Charlotte.

Police investigate third threat at a CMS school this month

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A string of possible school threats popped up across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools this month. On Friday, there was heightened security ...

South Meck HS sub caught on video: ‘Go back to where you speak Spanish'  WSOC Charlotte

There's new controversy at Charlotte-Mecklenburg school after a substitute teacher was seen on video making a controversial comment to a teacher.

School bus catches fire with 16 South Meck High students aboard  The Charlotte Observer

Sixteen South Mecklenburg High School students and a bus driver were safely evacuated after their bus caught fire on Thursday in east Charlotte.

10 Charlotte Students Chosen For 2019 National Merit Scholarships  Charlotte, NC Patch

Charlotte Students Chosen For National Merit Award - Charlotte, NC - The 2019 National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners were announced this week. Here are ...

CMS found lead in water at 27 schools. Dozens more are untested. Should you worry?  The Herald-Sun

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' first round of testing for lead in drinking water found high levels at 27 schools, almost half the older buildings tested. Dozens ...

South Meck HS teacher accused of having sex with students  FOX 46 Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - A Charlotte teacher is accused of turning a study group into his own sex party. FOX 46 Charlotte first broke the news of the South ...

Lawmaker to push plan for safer water in NC schools and daycares  The Charlotte Observer

Water testing reveals lead issues in Charlotte and Greensboro. Lawmakers already have a plan that can fix it across the state.

The Observer’s #BIG5 high school basketball players of the week  Charlotte Observer

John Bean, East Lincoln: Career-high 35 points in a 81-63 win over Wheatmore in Saturday's N.C. HIgh School Athletic Association 2A sectional final.

Teen whose shooting near South Meck locked down schools isn't a student, CMS says  Charlotte Observer

The 17-year-old whose shooting near South Mecklenburg High School locked down four schools Thursday is not a CMS student, CMS officials say.

Calls for change after Charlotte school fight video  WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC - There are new calls for change after a fight between a student and a teaching assistant inside South Mecklenburg High School.

South Mecklenburg captures boys, girls SoMeck 8 swim championships  Charlotte Observer

Powered by sons and daughters of formers Sabres state champions, the 2016-17 Sabres swim team captured the SoMeck 8 conference titles Friday.

High School Notes: South Mecklenburg’s Rocky White gets a rare Shrine Bowl double  The Charlotte Observer

South Meck football coach Rocky White gets rare Shrine Bowl double; CNN on tap to cover Harding celebration; Mallard Creek coach gets national exposure.

Hundreds flock to South Mecklenburg High for ‘Ashby’ filming  Charlotte Observer

Nearly 500 people trekked to South Mecklenburg High School on Sunday to play a role, however small, in the upcoming Mickey Rourke film, “Ashby.”

South Meck’s Maureen Furr named CMS principal of the year  Charlotte Observer

A chilly high school gym exploded into shouts, applause and music Monday morning as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools named Maureen Furr, principal of South ...

Don’t know where to start with local schools? Here’s your primer  Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte region's education scene is complex and competitive, but these tips will help newcomers take advantage of all the options.

Petition started to remove 'luxury tax' from feminine hygiene products  FOX 46 Charlotte

Women in Charlotte are trying to put an end to the so called 'tampon tax.'

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 ...

Streaming Films, TV Shows Shot in Charlotte: February 2019  Charlotte magazine

OVER THE YEARS, Charlotte's been used as a backdrop for several major films and TV shows. If you're a subscriber who wants to see your city's cameos, here ...

Friday’s boys roundup: buzzer-beaters, point explosions and No. 1s (plural) rolling  Charlotte Observer

Here is Friday's high school boys basketball roundup with The Call video, videos of another Catholic buzzer-beater plus #BIG5, capsules, scores and more.

CMS parent says required novel contains graphic sexual conduct  WSOC Charlotte

Parents said a novel with graphic and disturbing sexual *content* is required reading for ninth-graders enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Video catches fight between Charlotte student and teacher  Spectrum News

Police are investigating after a fight between a teacher and student was caught on camera.

CMS students stage walkouts Friday morning

Officials with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools confirmed that students at some campuses in the district were staging walkout protests Friday.

When it comes to AP classes, it's the haves and have nots in CMS  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some parents and students say there is an equity problem in Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District. What is offered at one ...

Vance’s Nyier Clark returns kick for TD, has 200 yards receiving in playoff win  The Charlotte Observer

Vance receiver Nyier Clark caught 11 passes for 200 yards and broke the game open with an 87-yard kick return to open the second half.

FLORENCE: Shelters open for storm  Spectrum News

NORTH CAROLINA — As Florence lingers off the North Carolina coast, shelters across the state are opening for those evacuating. About 15,000 people are ...

Four schools in south Charlotte temporarily locked down after nearby shooting  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A teen was injured in an accidental shooting in south Charlotte Thursday morning, prompting a lockdown at four nearby schools, ...

Heres How Many Students NC Schools Place At Elite Universities  Charlotte, NC Patch

How NC Schools Rank In Elite University Placement - Charlotte, NC - A new website ranks high schools based on how many students they send to Harvard, ...

S. Meck senior honors father by giving his all on football field  Charlotte Observer

South Mecklenburg senior Deangelo Blair-Young playing for the memory of his late father, Darryl Young.

UNC Wilmington women's soccer adds 9 to roster for 2019 season

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNC Wilmington Head Women's Soccer Coach Chris Neal has announced the addition of nine student-athletes, including five ...

Tropical Storm Florence: Find shelters from Charlotte through Western North Carolina  Asheville Citizen-Times

The American Red Cross - Greater Carolinas Region issued an updated list of shelters open in the western 47 counties of North Carolina on Saturday night.

Missing South Meck High School student found  WBTV

Alonzia Briscoe, 14, was reported missing Monday when she left school mid-day and did not return home.

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 ...

Thursday’s high school boys, girls basketball capsules 12.14.18  The Charlotte Observer

Here are Thursday's high school boys and girls basketball capsules 12.14.18.

NC substitute teacher accused of telling student ‘go back to where you speak Spanish’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A North Carolina substitute teacher was recorded on video telling a student to go back to where he speaks Spanish. In the nine-second ...

3 of 4 injured in UNCC shooting released from hospital  FOX 46 Charlotte

The recovery process continues for the four people injured in Tuesday's shooting on the campus of UNC Charlotte.

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 ...

CMS teacher arrested for assaulting child  FOX 46 Charlotte

A Charlotte Mecklenburg School teachers is in some legal trouble after being arrested last week. Tomay Gowens is charged with simple assault on a child under ...

NCHSAA Tennis Roundup: South Mecklenburg freshman wins 4A state title  Charlotte Observer

South Mecklenburg freshman Jenna Thompson wins the NCHSAA 4A state title in dominant fashion. Marisa Deininger (Community School of Davidson, 1A), ...

Monday’s Roundup: East Lincoln’s soccer twins at it again  The Charlotte Observer

The Gilley twins are at it again for East Lincoln High's soccer team. Chase Gilley set a school record last year with 26 goals. His brother Logan already has 16 ...

6 POUNDS OF COCAINE SEIZED AT CLT: Jamaican national caught smuggling cocaine at Charlotte airport pleads guilty  WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Christopher Anthony Samuels, 37, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, appeared in federal court and pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and ...

Police search for South Meck High student  Charlotte Observer

Ninth-grader Alonzia Briscoe never returned to her school or home after leaving the school mid-day on Monday, police said.

Community grieving after school nurse killed, son, pastor, wife, hurt in crash  WSOC Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Concord police are investigating a Tuesday night crash that left a woman dead and three others injured, including her son. The collision ...

Study: These are the top 10 high schools in North Carolina recently released a report ranking the "Top 10" high schools in North Carolina. The study looked at 582 high schools in 159 school districts across ...

South Mecklenburg High senior among Presidential Scholars candidates  Charlotte Observer

Send your People news to Audrey Hommes, a senior at South Mecklenburg High School, was one of 3,900 candidates chosen ...

Decision 2018: Uber helping get voters to the polls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Meet Robert! He's been an Uber driver in Charlotte for a couple years. Today, he says his rides mean more, to him and his riders. The lack ...

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.

There’s a new youth orchestra in town – 4, actually – because parents refused to lose this leader  The Charlotte Observer

Longtime CSO youth orchestra leader now at the helm of the new Youth Orchestras of Charlotte, through efforts of some parents.

Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton to sing national anthem at NBA All-Star Game  The Undefeated

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker isn't the only local talent feeling himself heading into NBA All-Star Weekend. Charlotte, North Carolina-born rhythm ...

Biology class creates books to teach basic lessons  Charlotte Observer

When Nick Davros' biology class at South Mecklenburg High School finished the Advanced Placement exam a month before school ended, he found a creative ...

Thousands join student walkout protest in Charlotte  The Charlotte Observer

Students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston and other local school districts joined the March 14 national school walkout. The 17-minute demonstrations ...

Hicks, George (Trey)  Winston-Salem Journal

WINSTON-SALEM George (Trey) Hicks III, 51, died Friday, October 5, 2018, after a valiant battle with an aggressive form of Sarcoma Cancer. He passed away ...

CMS looks to make improvements after below average bus safety inspection  Charlotte Observer

CMS school buses were given a worse score in an annual inspection report, but officials say a tougher inspector is the reason behind the score.

Sunday Latest | 16th death blamed on Hurricane Florence  WLOS

The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): If you are watching on your cell phone, click here to view. 7:05 p. m. The death toll from Hurricane ...

CMS parents upset about being denied admission to swim meet  Charlotte Observer

Parents of swimmers from three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are upset because they're being denied admission to Tuesday evening's meet at Providence.

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, ...

David Chadwick: The real reasons I left Forest Hill Church  Charlotte Observer

Personality clashes led to Forest Hill pastor David Chadwick resigning under pressure after 39 years at the Charlotte, NC mega-church. Chadwick has started a ...

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.

Sexual abuse at CMS sparks lawsuit | Citizen Servatius  CL Charlotte

If the charges made in a lawsuit against the school board are true, it is inexplicable that Dr. Maureen Furr, principal of South Mecklenburg High...

Some users say Cash App not working like it should  WSOC Charlotte

Shari Wright's daughter was driving to Charlotte and got a flat tire.

Parents concerned over CMS boundary shake up plan  FOX 46 Charlotte

Parents of kids in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are learning more about proposed boundary changes slated to begin in the fall of 2018.

Teen sexual assault victim files suit against band teacher and CMS  WBTV

A civil lawsuit has been filed against Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and a former teacher which claims negligence on both their parts in an ongoing ...

CMPD arrests 14-year-old middle school student after Snapchat threat  WSOC Charlotte

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools police said Wednesday that they are investigating threats on social media ...

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

Here's a preview, schedule for of all the Easter high school baseball tournaments  The Charlotte Observer

Here is a preview, plus schedules, for Observer-area high school baseball tournaments, including the Jack Sink event at East Mecklenburg and Myers Park High ...

Report: Some CMS schools score low on building health...  WSOC Charlotte

Some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are in dire need of upgrades and better maintenance, reports found.

Bud Light’s ‘Dilly Dilly King’ is a North Carolina native  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bud Light's “Dilly Dilly King” commercials have been all over television for months, but what many didn't realize is that the king is a North ...

NBA team co-owner gives All-Star Game tickets to Union Co. students  WSOC Charlotte

More than two dozen Union County students got the surprise of a lifetime from the co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets.

Charlotte Immigrant March Planned For Monday  WFAE

Charlotte activists have planned a "Day Without Immigrants" march for Monday to support the city's immigrant population and oppose U.S. Immigration and.

ALBEMARLE DRUG BUST: Authorities seize drugs, gun from Albemarle home; man charged  WSOC Charlotte

Authorities in Stanly County seized a large amount of drugs early February from a home in Albemarle.

Jerry Klein, music promoter, columnist and unabashed liberal, has died  The Charlotte Observer

Jerry Klein, a music promoter, activist and writer who in the 1990s became Charlotte's unabashed liberal voice on radio, died Friday after a lengthy battle with ...

Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on Texas. What would that do to Charlotte?  Charlotte Observer

An unimaginable 51.88 inches of rain has fallen on Cedar Bayou, Texas, since Harvey landed Friday, setting the record for the heaviest rainfall from a tropical ...

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