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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 ...

CMS LEAD TESTING: High levels of lead found in drinking water at CMS school | WSOC-TV  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.

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

Myers Park's Elijah Bowick has committed to Virginia Tech and has his team two games away from its first N.C. 4AA state championship berth. Bowick and the ...

Lawsuit filed in alleged Myers Park High School rape | WSOC-TV  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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Watch: Meet New UNC Cornerbacks Coach Dre Bly  247Sports

The Tar Heels announced new cornerbacks coach Dre Bly on Friday.

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 ...

Friday’s live high school football scores  The Charlotte Observer

Here are Friday's live high school football scores in the Charlotte Observer coverage zone for Sept. 28, 2018.

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Two teenagers from Myers Park High School, missing for three days in Charlotte, were found Monday afternoon, according to their parents. The 17-year-olds ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

FBI offers $15,000 for missing Myers Park HS teen | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

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

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.

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.

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.

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

The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Scaleybark Road across from the Arbor Village Apartments. The crash has shut down the road.

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.

Channel 9 announces 'Big 22' players to watch class of 2018 | WSOC-TV  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

CMS students talk safety, security ahead of new school year  Spectrum News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Nearly 150,000 students head back to Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools next Monday and they'll be greeted with several new safety ...

High school football | Hough at Myers Park recap | 11.24.17  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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thousands expected at Charlotte March For Our Lives rally

More than 500000 people are expected to take part in March For Our Lives rallies across the nation Saturday, including an event in uptown Charlotte.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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

FBI Offers Reward In Year-Old Missing Myers Park Teen Case

FBI Offers Reward In Missing Myers Park Teen Case - Charlotte, NC - The FBI is offering a $15000 reward for locating Hailey Elizabeth Burns, who has been ...

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 ...

WBTV Investigates  WBTV

The lawyer for a man who has come to be a central figure in the ongoing scrutiny over potential voting irregularities in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

SCHOOL SAFETY: Charlotte leaders discuss how to spend $4.6M on improving school safety | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

City leaders, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox and Ajmera provided an update at a town hall ...

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 ...

Change at Myers Park High School  WBTV

The district says the added lunch period makes lunch lines go faster and prevents a lot of students from being in the cafeteria at the same time.

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 ...

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 ...

Myers Park HS senior charged in crash that killed teen | WSOC-TV  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.

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, ...

Big 22 profile - Khamal Howard | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

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

Juror explains $100,000 judgment in police shooting death of man with mental illness  The News & Observer

A Mecklenburg County jury awarded a $100,000 judgment to the family of a mentally ill Charlotte man fatally shot by a police officer in 2013, with both sides ...

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.

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.

Charlotte’s Public vs. Private School Summer League tips Wednesday  Charlotte Observer

The second CLT public vs. private school league hopes to open the door for regular-season competition between local public and private schools.

'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 ...

CMS driver’s ed set to end Sept. 1, driving school says  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will stop offering driver's education on Sept. 1 unless a state budget comes through with money for the program, according to the ...

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 ...

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 ...

VIRAL VIDEO: Mother and son hip-hop dance at high school talent show  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A video of a mother and son dancing in a talent show at a Charlotte high school is going viral after the school posted it to social ...

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.

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.

Driver charged with DWI after charter bus carrying Myers Park HS students crashes | WSOC-TV  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.

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.

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.

Parents question CMPD handling of daughter’s reported sexual assault  WBTV

The family of a Myers Park High School student is raising questions over how the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department handled their daughter's reported ...

Hilarious viral video shows NC mom and son dance at school talent show  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A mother-son duo showed off their dance moves at a Charlotte high school's talent show Thursday night and the video proving they can ...

Mustang Green: A Season of Hope in a Segregated City  Charlotte magazine

Thirty-five white players. Thirty-two black players. Some rich. Some poor. All Myers Park Mustangs. We spent the entire fall with them to see what happens when ...

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 ...

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

David Shannon would've graduated from college this year, possibly with a degree in business from UNC-Chapel Hill, perhaps one in city planning. Would he ...

High School Guidance Counselor and Her Son Put on Show-Stopping Dance Routine at Talent Show

Ginny Jenkins and her son Scott brought down the house during a recent talent show at Myers Park High School.

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:

Kitchen 'Lacks Control': Charlotte Restaurant Inspections  Charlotte, NC Patch

Four Restaurants Downgraded In Recent Inspection - Charlotte, NC - Chorizo made out of returned meat and a kitchen that lacked control are some of the recent ...

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

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

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.

Charlotte teen was worried about paying for college. That all changed Wednesday.  Charlotte Observer

A West Mecklenburg High School student was surprised with a scholarship Wednesday.

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