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Could we see a surge in Kindergarten class attendance?

Kindergarten enrollment is surging right now after many parents chose to delay their child’s first year of elementary school. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — School districts are scrambling ahead of what could be the largest kindergarten class ever. Kindergarten enrollment is surging across North Carolina after many parents chose to delay their child’s first year of elementary school due to COVID-19. …
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'There is nothing for them to do' | University City leaders say it's time to create a space for young teens

Darlene Heater, the executive director of University City Partners, said University City Partners is now in the process of brainstorming long-term options. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The University City area of Charlotte announced they’re seeing a lot of growth from businesses to people moving into the area, but as the world opens up from the pandemic they’ve also realized they don’t have much for young teens to do.…
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High tech manufacturing jobs coming to Gastonia

Gaston College announced a partnership with a high-tech manufacturing company building a new headquarters in Gastonia, North Carolina. GASTONIA, N.C. — Dozens of higher-than-average paying jobs are coming to Gastonia.  Knoll America in a partnership with Gaston Community College announced that Knoll’s new American Headquarters will be located in Gaston County, just a few minutes drive from campus. …
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CMPD searching for suspect after person shot and killed at Charlotte lounge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person was shot and killed at Mooney’s Lounge early Saturday morning, according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. The department said the victim, 34-year-old Horace Mccorey, was shot at the lounge around 4 a.m. then drove to a fire station along West 28th Street near Graham Street where firefighters immediately began treating his injuries.…