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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Unbeaten and No. 8 Wolfpack women have definite N.C. flavor  Asheboro Courier Tribune

RALEIGH — Visitors to the N.C. State women's basketball locker room are often surprised when they see the hometowns listed with each player's name above ...

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 ...

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

High school football: Charlotte Country Day all-conference running back Tim Newman Jr. is transferring to Myers Par, his father told the Observer.

NC State women's basketball : North Carolina connections | Raleigh  The News & Observer

The NC State women's basketball team has a roster loaded with North Carolina born players. The Wolfpack (17-0, 4-0 ACC) has relied on a rich crop of ...

Community Mourns After Mysterious Death of 16 Year Old  Spectrum News

Team mates and friends are mourning the loss of a teen who passed away in his sleep over the weekend.

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 ...

Myers Park High students say they were suspended for walkout over gun violence  WBTV

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.

Butler High School students participate in national walkout  WBTV

MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - More than 200 Butler High School students walked out of class Friday to remember the people killed in the Columbine High School ...

Myers Park Student Filing Lawsuit After Sexual Assault  Spectrum News

A former Myers Park High School students who reported being sexually assaulted has filed a lawsuit, over how officials handled the incident.

Virginia Tech adds talent, depth to its 2019 signing class

BLACKSBURG – Head coach Justin Fuente added three student-athletes to Virginia Tech's 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday, bolstering the Hokies' ...

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.

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 ...

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.

USC Trojans Get 2020 Verbal from Juniors Finalist Hugh Svendsen of SwimMAC Carolina  Swimming World Magazine

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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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Local student raises money for concussion tests

A Myers Park High School student-athlete who suffered a career-ending concussion is now working to help other student-athletes.

Jan. 31 Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley  Black Mountain News

Raymond Russell. Black Mountain. Raymond Carroll Russell, Jr., 76, of Black Mountain passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 3. Born July 27, 1942 in ...

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 ...

FBI offers $15000 for missing Myers Park HS teen  WSOC Charlotte

The FBI announced Thursday its offering $15000 for information leading to the recovery of Hailey Burns, who vanished one year ago.

Student charged with bringing gun onto Myers Park High campus  Charlotte Observer

A 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he brought a gun onto the campus of Myers Park High School.

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

The 17-year-old Myers Park students Adam Rahrig and Journey Young were found near Carowinds on Monday afternoon. They'd been missing since Friday.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

CMS STUDENT WALKOUT: Local students ready to participate in walkout against school violence  WSOC Charlotte

Students locally and across the country will speak out against school violence by walking out of school on Wednesday.

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.

Prep Notes/Athletes of the week: Jack Sink baseball tournament begins Saturday  The Charlotte Observer

Here are Charlotte Observer high school notes for the week, including Jay Edwards' athletes of the week.

CMS students to bring "March for our Lives" to uptown  WBTV

Student survivors of the Parkland school shooting continue to press for stricter gun regulations.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

CMS students plan walkouts to bring attention to gun violence  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Students around the country will be participating in walkouts to bring attention to gun violence, including students in Charlotte.

Top 10 battle at Myers Park felt like two games as Butler surged to huge win  The Charlotte Observer

High school football: No. 5 Butler absorbed No. 6 Myers Park's best punches in the first half and surged to 28-7 win over previously unbeaten Mustangs.

Fill your car's tank at Circle K Thursday to help fund local schools

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If you need to fill up your car's gas tank, there's a good reason to do so Thursday. Circle K is teaming up with high schools in six counties ...

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 ...

Talented teen had NFL dreams, but he was gunned down outside a Charlotte gas station  The Charlotte Observer

DaQuan Shannon, 17, was shot and killed outside a Charlotte convenience store on March 4. He has been remembered by loved ones for his talent as a football ...

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.

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 ...

NC Students Tackle Gun Reform In Wake Of Florida Shooting  Charlotte, NC Patch

Florida Shooting Prompts NC Students To Protest - Charlotte, NC - Students across NC rallied, brainstormed and walked out of class Tuesday.

CMS students to perform at memorable Musical Showcase  The Charlotte Observer

The second annual Charlotte Concerts' Musical Showcase featuring students from 15 CMS schools will be held in Charlotte NC on April 23 at the Belk Theater.

Lawsuit over 2013 police shooting of Charlotte man goes to jury  Charlotte Observer

The lawsuit over the police shooting death of Spencer Mims goes to the jury Monday. Mims, who had a history of mental problems, was killed on his porch in ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friends remember college student killed in party bus fall as 'special spirit'  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friends and family are remembering a UNC Charlotte student who died after police said she fell out of a party bus window Tuesday night and was hit by two cars ...

Violent crime up 13 percent at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, report shows  WCNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools saw a 13 percent increase in violent crimes over the previous school year, according to new statistics.

Friday’s Roundup: Myers Park softball shuts out Garinger, #BIG5 Performers, results  Charlotte Observer

Friday's Charlotte-area spring sports roundup for March 24 includes Myers Park softball's 21-0 win over Garinger, plus Friday's top five performances around the ...

‘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 ...

March For Our Lives: Charlotte joins worldwide protest  The Herald

Charlotte North Carolina is part of March For Our Lives, a worldwide planned demonstration on March 24. Locals rally uptown to protest for better gun control ...

CHARLOTTE PARTY BUS FATAL CRASH: Friends remember UNCC student killed in fall from party bus: 'It's mind-blowing'  WSOC Charlotte

Friends and family are remembering a UNC Charlotte student who died after police said she fell out of a window on a party bus and was hit by two cars Tuesday ...

Officer says Charlotte man kept coming with box-cutter before he shot and killed him  The News & Observer

Spencer Mims III was shot and killed on his front porch due to a series of mistakes by panicked police, an attorney for his family said in the opening of a lawsuit ...

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 ...

Sophomore tight end's career likely over  247Sports

Just when it appeared Ben Norris was ready to take off as a player, his football career may have just been cut entirely short. The sophomore tight end received ...

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 ...

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.

No dodging CMS’ school zone dilemma  Charlotte Observer

When it comes to the hot-potato question of student assignment, the people of Charlotte-Mecklenburg have spoken.

Sweet 16 countdown: Myers Park girls basketball  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park girls basketball team is ranked in the Observer's preseason poll.

Butler High serves notice: It’s still king of Southwestern 4A football  The Charlotte Observer

If there was any sense of drama in the Southwestern 4A football race, Butler High's football team and coach Brian Hales probably put an end to it Friday night.

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, ...

Wes Hepler resigns from Myers Park to coach boys’ basketball at North Gaston  Charlotte Observer

Longtime Mustangs coach Wes Hepler is resigning from Myers Park to take over the boys' basketball program at North Gaston.

All-girls auto shop class teaches students to be confident, self-sufficient  Christian Science Monitor

Students of Meyers Park High in Charlotte, N.C. are participating in an auto shop introductory class as part of a larger effort to offer female students pathways to ...

Grease ladies -- All-girls auto shop class builds skills, confidence  Charleston Post Courier

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the morning bell rings at Myers Park High, 16 girls are in the auto shop at the back of campus, ready to pop some hoods and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

UNCC student died in fall from party bus. That bus shouldn't have been on the road at all.  The Charlotte Observer

Nearly a week after a 20-year-old UNC Charlotte student was killed after falling out of a party bus, the bus owner has been cited by police, ...

WATCH: Belk Bowl practice highlights, Day 2  247Sports

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

Camp Thunderbird offers sports, crafts … and the chance to make choices  The Charlotte Observer

Camp Thunderbird, a faith-based camp operated by the YMCA, provides sports, crafts and the opportunity to make good choices. It is one of the camps where ...

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.

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 ...

Out of a family’s tragedy, an effort to help others – Saunders  Charlotte Observer

David Shannon was found dead in Carrboro in 2012. Now, his family raises money for scholarships through the 'I Am David Shannon' 5K race at Myers Park ...

Driver charged with DWI after charter bus carrying Myers Park HS students crashes  WSOC Charlotte

A charter bus driver was charged with DWI after a weekend crash in Cabarrus County involving Myers Park High School students, troopers said.

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: “Your cousin from Oregon called.” De laughed. Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick ...

Roaches, Mold And Dirty Equipment: Charlotte Kitchen Inspections  Charlotte, NC Patch

Roaches, Mold And Dirty Gear: Kitchen Inspections - Charlotte, NC - Several Charlotte-area restaurants saw their health ratings slashed after recent inspection.

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.

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.

Student achievements: South Charlotte Feb. 20, 2017  Charlotte Observer

High school students celebrate accomplishments in academics, music, art and community *service*.

Autopsy confirms cause of death for UNC Charlotte student who fell from party bus  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - An autopsy released Friday confirms 20-year-old Polly Rogers died from blunt force trauma when she was struck by two vehicles ...

'She made a difference.' Former Charlotte council member Minette Trosch dies  The Charlotte Observer

Minette Trosch, once Charlotte's mayor pro tem, helped bring about the city council district system. Over a decade on council, she was an advocate for planned ...

Charlotte school ties bind new friends, revive buried slave past  News & Observer

Jimmie Lee and De Kirkpatrick shared only a name when they attended Myers Park High School in Charlotte, but a 2013 phone call revealed painful family ...

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.

Meet the 2018 Delta Debutantes  Qcity metro

The Deltas awarded college scholarships to 18 debutantes and presented seven nonprofits organizations with contributions toward their local programming.

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