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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?

Myers Park High baseball whips Butler for Southwestern 4A title  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC, beat rival Butler High School in the Southwestern 4A baseball finals Friday, May 3, 2019.

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 ...

Spring Roundup: Hickory Ridge, Myers Park take Southwestern 4A track titles  Charlotte Observer

Hickory Ridge High School's boys track team won the Southwestern 4A track meet Thursday. Myers Park's girls also won on a busy of spring sports in the ...

2 students charged in separate weapon-related incidents at Myers Park HS  WSOC Charlotte

The school was placed on lockdown Monday after reports of a weapon on campus.

Lawsuit filed in alleged Myers Park High School rape  WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - “Help me." "Guys, I'm being serious. I'm really scared." "Mom, I'm being kidnapped. Call somebody." *Content* Continues Below. Those are ...

Myers Park High School students discover new opportunities during career fair  WBTV

One goal of the career fair was to help emphasize economic mobility.

Taser confiscated during random safety screenings at Myers Park High School, CMS says

Five classrooms at Myers Park were checked during random safety screenings Tuesday morning. No deadly weapons were found.

NCHSAA Dual Team Tennis Playoff Pairings  Charlotte Observer

The NC High School Athletic Association has released pairings for the NCHSAA Dual Team tennis playoffs.

How Vols targets, commit performed at Charlotte Opening Regional  247Sports

GoVols247 takes a look at the testing results from some of Tennessee's targets and one Vols commitment who participated in Sunday's The Opening Regional in ...

Funeral service for 16-year-old Myers Park High School student

The community held a funeral *service* for 16-year-old, Benjamin Hager, who unexpectedly died in his sleep overnight Friday.

‘A void in your life’: How UNC coach Mack Brown rediscovered himself and his purpose  Raleigh News & Observer

North Carolina football coach Mack Brown, who previously led the Tar Heels in the 1980s and 1990s, is back leading the team after five years away from ...

Dream On 3 sends Myers Park High School student to Lake Tahoe, unique dream comes true  WBTV

There are stories we tell you about sports dreams coming true for local kids in our area, but we've never told you one like this.

How Myers Park’s Duwe Farris, grandson of Mustangs’ great, leads basketball renaissance  Raleigh News & Observer

Myers Park senior Duwe Farris is the grandson of all-time Mustangs great Ray Farris, who led the Mustangs football team to a state title game in the '50s before ...

This week in Michigan State recruiting: Making the cut for 4-star WR legacy and new QB offer

A roundup of Michigan State football recruiting news.

Four-Star Wide Receiver Includes Vols Among Top Teams  Rocky Top Insider

One of the Vols' top wide receiver targets in the 2020 class, four-star Muhsin Muhammad III, included Tennessee among his top teams in his recruitment.

A void in your life: How Mack Brown rediscovered himself and his purpose  Asheboro Courier Tribune

CHARLOTTE — Nestled away on the third floor of an upscale Charlotte hotel, the cups runneth over — literally. Gin. Vodka. Whatever your preference, the lone ...

CMS releases water testing results from 2 high schools

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NBC Charlotte is digging through new results from lead and copper testing at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). The Defenders ...

Myers Park students upset after homecoming dance sells out

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Homecoming for students at Myers Park High School is this weekend, but some parents are upset after the dance sold out. Myers Park has ...

Cass, Carol Ann Green  Winston-Salem Journal

Cass, Carol Ann Green April 30, 2019 "Carol has died. Car for sale." That is the obituary that Carol Ann Green Cass wrote for herself. But her family could not.

Committed to Va. Tech, this Myers Park receiver in ‘a race to be great’  The Charlotte Observer

Myers Park High School wide receiver Elijah Bowick wants to eat. On the way to his favorite fast-food spot, Bowick, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior, talked about ...

All-conference running back from Charlotte Country Day transferring to Myers Park  The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Country Day all-conference running back Tim Newman Jr. is transferring to Myers Park High. He'll begin Monday, the first day of classes. Special to the ...

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

Myers Park HS athlete heads to USA Women’s basketball trials  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Its not everyday that you get to try out for a USA athletic team in front of the USA Olympic committee, but a Myers Park high school ...

High levels of lead found in drinking water at CMS school  WSOC Charlotte

Officials who tested the drinking water at Myers Park High School found there were higher than acceptable levels of lead in three water fountains.

Rain wreaking havoc with high school football practice. Some teams are hit harder.  The Charlotte Observer

Rainy weather gets high school football coaches scrambling to get teams ready for season-opening games Aug. 17. Myers Park has had just one outdoors ...

Student leads charge to improve school safety

The student superintendent of Myers Park High School says enough is enough. She wants the district to make some real changes before it's too late.

RANKED: The Charlotte area's top 20 public high schools  Charlotte Business Journal

As CBJ continues its review of top-ranked schools in the Charlotte region, it's time to focus our attention on public high schools.

Student Athlete of the Week: Andrea Shire

Shire is a senior at Myers Park High School and a member of the women's basketball team.

Everyday Hero: High Schooler Helps Younger Kids Read  Spectrum News

Today, Quarles and a few students from the club are tutors at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School in Charlotte.

Students, parents sound off on new CMS safety plans  WBTV

Security guards waved down each and every student and parent that entered the Myers Park Mustangs' stadium Friday night. The wands are nothing new at the ...

Myers Park High students say they were suspended for walkout over gun violence  The Charlotte Observer

Students at Charlotte's Myers Park High School say they were suspended Friday for walking out of class as part of nationwide protests against gun violence.

Community mourns sudden death of teenager

The local swimming community is mourning the sudden death of a 16-year-old Myers Park High School student, Benjamin Hager.

Myers Park: Tradition and Beauty, Minutes from Downtown Charlotte  Mansion Global

Located minutes from the city's bustling center city area, Myers Park is one of most sought-after neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been so for ...

Community Mourns After Mysterious Death of 16 Year Old  Spectrum News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Team mates and friends are mourning the loss of a teen who passed away in his sleep over the weekend. Benjamin Hager, age 16, died ...

Community rallies around Charlotte teen after JROTC ball dress stolen by 'porch pirate'  WSOC Charlotte

A Charlotte teen will look like a princess Saturday night for her Military Ball, but it almost did not happen after someone stole her dress off her porch.

Former Myers Park HS 'Dream Team' members call photo controversy 'ridiculous'  WSOC Charlotte

A photograph of the Myers Park High School Dream Team is fueling a firestorm on social media.

Former NC high school student sues school district over handling of rape report

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A former Myers Park High School student who reported being sexually assaulted by a fellow student in the woods behind the ...

Charlotte-area high school football standings, schedule for Friday 09.28.18  The Charlotte Observer

Here are Charlotte-area high school football conference standings, plus a complete schedule for Friday 9/28/18.

Dre’ Bly and the Bly Boys  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park's football features nine players on the roster whose fathers have NFL ties, including former Carolina Panthers Muhsin Muhammad and Shaw King.

Myers Park history: Mustangs girls soccer advances to first NCHSAA state final  The Charlotte Observer

Myers Park's nationally ranked girls soccer team made history Tuesday, beating Southern Pines Pincrest to reach the state finals for the first time. Myers Park will ...

How One CMS School Accommodates Student Demonstration, Parents' Concerns  WFAE

Myers Park High School will be among many schools around the nation participating in events to honor the 17 victims who died in the school shooting in.

Saturday’s high school basketball capsules 12.08.18  The Charlotte Observer

Here are Saturday's boys and girls high school basketball capsules for Dec. 8, 2018.

9-student brawl breaks out at Myers Park HS

Nine students at Myers Park High School in Charlotte were involved in a brawl Monday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

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

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 ...

Mother and son from Charlotte hit 31 million views with quirky Facebook dance video  The Charlotte Observer

A Myers Park High staff member and her son have become an online sensation with a “history of dance” video created during a talent show to benefit the Susan ...

Two Myers Park HS students struck, injured while getting on school bus  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two female students were injured after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street to get on a school bus in south Charlotte ...

Myers Park High School has 7-way-tie for valedictorian  WBTV

The students have spent their entire high school career in many of the same classes and all consider themselves friends.

Friday’s observations: Butler avoids Rocky River scare, emerges stronger  The Charlotte Observer

Butler coach Brian Hales believes a rally at Rocky River, and getting healthy, can position Butler for a state title run. Plus get complete Friday coverage and a ...

Warrant issued for woman in video of racially charged interaction in Charlotte

WARNING: The *content* of this video may be offensive for some and very hard to watch. Parts of the video are transcribed in this article.

Young Activist Stages Weekly Strike For Climate Action  WFAE

For the past seven Fridays, 14-year-old Mary Ellis Stevens of Charlotte has skipped classes at Trinity Episcopal School and staged what she calls a School.

The Number of High School Football Players in North Carolina Continues to Drop. Why?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some 300,000 people have moved to North Carolina over the last four years, but according to the National Federation of High School ...

Sexual assault reported near Myers Park HS

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police confirm they received a report of a sexual assault Tuesday near the campus of Myers Park High School.

Charlotte Observer Seniors of the Year 2018  The Charlotte Observer

The All-Star Scholars program, now in its 62nd year, recognizes students from across the Charlotte region based on academic performance, citizenship, ...

Famous Elvis Presley car to make first NC appearance at Charlotte’s Pennzoil AutoFair  Rock Hill Herald

A famous Elvis Presley-owned car will appear in North Carolina for the first time this week, at the four-day Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Man pleads not guilty to drunken-driving crash that killed Uber driver  WSOC Charlotte

A man accused of driving drunk and killing an Uber driver in July pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Drake Maye, Younger Brother of Luke, Earns 4-Star Rating in Early 2021 Rankings

Luke Maye might be leaving Chapel Hill, but younger brother Drake Maye is a quarterback recruit who has already been offered by UNC.

‘I’m white and hot.’ And now she’s unemployed.  The Mercury News

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. | Washington Post. The black women waiting for help from the American Automobile Association said they could smell the alcohol on ...

Meet the NC District 9 Congressional Candidates  Spectrum News

Republican Mark Harris is facing Democrat Dan McCready in North Carolina's district 9 congressional race. We introduce you to the candidates.

Charlotte teens had been missing for 3 days. Police found them sleeping in a tent.  The Charlotte Observer

Adam Rahrig and Journey Young, both 17, were found Monday after they were missing for three days. Submitted by Christine Williamson and Kendall Shaw.

2019 Virginia Tech Scouting Report: Elijah Bowick

Considering his offer list, Elijah Bowick is criminally underrated. He was one of the top players on Virginia Tech's recruiting board.

Eight Myers Park theater students to take a national stage  Charlotte Observer

Eight Myers Park High thespians will take their acts to the next stage Monday, when they fly to Lincoln, Neb., to compete at the International Thespian Festival.

Myers Park HS senior charged in crash that killed teen  WSOC Charlotte

An athletic Myers Park High School senior was in the Mecklenburg County jail Monday night, charged in a weekend crash that killed a teen.

Breaking Through: Mustangs of 1965 reunite, reflect on the perfect season (Part 3)  Charlotte Observer

Third in a three-part series; originally published in February 2013. After he graduated from Myers Park High School in 1966, all Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick wanted to ...

Hough takes advantage of Myers Park errors, wins 39-17  The Charlotte Observer

NCHSAAA 4AA playoffs | Hough took advantage of three big Myers Park mistakes and Jarrett Nagy's running for a 39-17 win, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

Air Force veteran married to furloughed federal employee hits jackpot, lottery says  Charlotte Observer

An Air Force veteran won $100000 and a Ford Expedition from the Virginia Lottery, saying the jackpot was “especially timely” because her husband is a federal ...

Olympians' Records Tumble at 2019 North Carolina 4A State Championship  SwimSwam

Let by a monster performance from Cardinal Gibbons freshman Claire Curzan, 6 state records went down on Thursday at the North Carolina 4A (biggest ...

‘Blac Youngsta’ faces trial 2 years after 100 bullets fired during CIAA tourney  Charlotte Observer

Memphis rapper Sammie 'Blac Youngsta' faces a trial in Mecklenburg County Superior Court on charges steming from a shooting in uptown Charlotte near the ...

Civil trial begins in police shooting of ex-Myers Park High teacher’s son  The News & Observer

“Go ahead and shoot me,” Spencer Mims III told police while he stood on his front porch holding a box-cutter to his own neck. “I've been putting up with this for ...

Underage UNC Charlotte student who fell from party bus had been drinking, report says  WBTV

Polly Rogers, 20, had a blood alcohol *content* of .19, the report states. While Rogers was not driving at the time, that's more than double the legal limit for driving ...

How 5Church came to host Lebron James & Co. at All-Star Weekend’s most-buzzworthy bash  Charlotte Observer

5Church Charlotte — which gained fame when celebrities ate there in droves during the 2012 Democratic National Convention — hosted arguably the hottest ...

Gucci Mane, other famous rappers will perform in Charlotte during NBA All-Star Weekend  Charlotte Observer

NBA All Star Weekend in Charlotte will bring famous rappers hosting parties and performances at local bars and concert venues, including Gucci Mane, Meek ...

Hornets raise funds and bring awareness to support local economic mobility issue  Qcity metro

Before and during their March 19 game, the Charlotte Hornets highlighted their efforts to combat economic mobility in the Charlotte community.

Highly ranked WR target schedules first Tennessee visit  247Sports

A highly ranked wide receiver target who attended one of Tennessee's games last season now is planning to make his first trip to Knoxville soon.

UNC Recruiting: Mack Brown is getting started on 2020  Tar Heel Blog

We already knew that Mack Brown wasn't going to immediately going to turn around the direction of the 2019 football recruiting cycle, with nearly 80% of ...

Bowick Could Play Early at Virginia Tech  247Sports

Justin Fuente has said he wants to be able to rotate eight high quality wide receivers in any given game. In 2019, he signed four wide outs that bring big play ...

The Observer’s 2017 Fall Sports Preview: On Myers Park’s hope for another dream tennis season  Charlotte Observer

Here is the Observer's 2017 Fall Sports high school preview with a Sweet 16 listing of players and teams to watch and a look at Myers Park's tennis team, hoping ...

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 ...

'Enough is enough': Local students stage walkouts to protest gun violence  WCNC

Thousands of students across the Carolinas participated in National Walkout Day Wednesday, joining middle and high schoolers nationwide in an effort to put ...

Full list of Virginia Tech's 2019 signing class  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech released bios for all 19 members of the team's 2019 signing class Wednesday afternoon. Six players are set to enroll early.

Big 22 profile - Khamal Howard  WSOC Charlotte

City of birth: Charlotte, NC. School: Myers Park High School. Position: Running Back. *Content* Continues Below. Siblings: Cumeisha, Kelly, Deja, Lika, Jubia, ...

Steed, Marie Gail Austin  Winston-Salem Journal

ADVANCE July 18, 1946 - December 6, 2018 Marie Gail Austin Steed, 72, of Advance, died, Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Trinity Elms Memory Center after ...

Text messages seized in Myers Park High sex case  WBTV

Search warrants released Thursday show that investigators seized two phones from a juvenile containing text messages between him and a Myers Park High ...

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.

Myers Park’s ‘Swim-Stangs’ ready for NC 4A Western Regionals Saturday  Charlotte Observer

After sweeping the Southwestern 4A swim championships, Myers Park readies for Saturday's western regionals.

Channel 9 announces 'Big 22' players to watch class of 2018  WSOC Charlotte

WSOC-TV Channel 9 and High School Football Extra's Big 22 announced the 22 high school football players who have been determined as the top pre-season ...

A binding truth: Shocking phone call reveals link between former Myers Park classmates (Part 1)  Charlotte Observer

There was a message waiting for De Kirkpatrick when he returned to his Charlotte office:

These Are The Top 100 Schools In NC for 2018: New Report

Top 100 Schools In NC for 2018: New List - Charlotte, NC - Niche has compiled what it says are the top 100 schools in North Carolina, which includes both ...

A Charlotte movie theater just started charging $23 for a ticket. Is it worth the price?  Charlotte Observer

Regal Stonecrest's 4DX-equipped movie theater debuted last Friday with “Captain Marvel” — and ticket prices of $23 apiece. Is all that jostling and a few sprays ...

Report: Dre Bly to Return to UNC as Defensive Assistant Coach

A former UNC defensive back who played 11 seasons in the NFL is returning to Chapel Hill as an assistant defensive coach.

Missing Charlotte Teen Found, Held Captive In Georgia

Missing Charlotte Teen Was Held Captive In Georgia - Charlotte, NC - A missing Charlotte teen held captive for more than a year has been found in an Atlanta ...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools tells principals to let transgender students use names, bathrooms and changing rooms of their choice, despite North Carolina's HB2.  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools sent a message to all principals Monday: When school opens in August, transgender students will be called by the name and ...

Muhsin Muhammad III receives multiple college football offers  247Sports

For longtime fans of the Carolina Panthers, the name Muhsin Muhammad is one that is instantly recognizable. Playing for the Panthers for the bulk of his NFL ...

These celebrities will party in Charlotte during the CIAA tournament. Here’s where.  Charlotte Observer

Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Doug E *Fresh* and other celebrity rap stars will perform at venues in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the CIAA men and women college ...

Scott Taylor leaving Providence High to become boys basketball coach at Myers Park  Charlotte Observer

Boys basketball coach Scott Taylor won't have to go far for his new job.

Myers Park boys tennis chasing girls’ perfection at NCHSAA tennis finals Saturday  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park's boys tennis team is trying to pull off a rare double Saturday at the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A dual team tennis state championships.

Jack Sink Tournament goes on – in ex-coach’s memory  Charlotte Observer

The baseball cap was on the folding chair, on a sidewalk looking down on left field at the Myers Park High School baseball field.

Grist for their mill along the Briar Creek greenway  Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Providence Rotary Club continues work Saturday on restoring the foundation remains of the old Isaac Newton Alexander grist mill, circa 1857, ...

WATCH: Belk Bowl practice highlights, Day 2  247Sports

South Carolina hits the practice field for the final time in the 2018 season.

VIRAL VIDEO: Mother-son duo got talent  WSOC Charlotte

A mother-son duo showed off their dance moves at a Myers Park High School talent show Thursday night and the video proving they can bust a move has gone ...

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