health

1st case of monkeypox confirmed in Mecklenburg County

Health officials reported the first case of monkeypox in North Carolina last week. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Health officials confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Mecklenburg County Monday, just days after the first case of the illness was reported in North Carolina. …
Education

Cabarrus County considering raising prices for school meals

If approved, breakfast will cost $1.50 per day. Lunch will be $3 for elementary students and $3.25 at middle and high schools. CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — Cabarrus County school leaders will discuss a potential price hike on school meals Monday.  The Cabarrus County Board of Education will discuss raising prices for both breakfast and lunch during Monday’s 6 p.m.…
home

Nearly 90 CATS drivers to miss work Monday

More than 100 bus drivers called out last Wednesday, with CATS CEO John Lewis saying the organization is seeking solutions to keep employees happy and motivated. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly 90 Charlotte bus drivers will be out of work Monday as the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) continues to deal with staffing issues. …
automotive

Charlotte leaders set to adopt mobility plan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Charlotte continues to grow, there is a need to reduce the dependence on cars and trucks and other vehicles and the pollution they create.  On Monday, the city council will look at mobility issues now as part of its 2040 plan.…
features

Dragon helps put out fire: Charlotte Knights mascot seen helping put out uptown Charlotte fire

This time, the dragon helped extinguish a fire. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Knights mascot Homer the Dragon flipped the script Tuesday: he helped put out a fire.  When a small brush fire broke out in a flower bed near Truist Field and Romare Bearden Park, the Charlotte Fire Department said, “Homer was in the neighborhood and assisted Charlotte Fire Engine 4 with putting the fire out.”…