He promised his NC daughter a trip to Atlanta, but he kidnapped her and fled to Egypt | Charlotte Observer

A Georgia man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Wednesday for kidnapping his daughter in Charlotte and fleeing with her to Egypt. Federal prosecutors said 46-year-old Divett Lidrell Mays of Atlanta picked up his daughter for a weekend visit in May 2011, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Mays and […]

These NC charter schools show how to succeed with low-income students | Charlotte Observer

In June, Charlotte’s Sugar Creek High School, a high-poverty, all-minority school, will graduate its first senior class. Of the 30 seniors, all have been accepted by at least one four-year college. Three were accepted for early admission at UNC-Chapel Hill. Most of these students will be the first person from their families to attend college. […]

LR professor receives NC Campus Compact award

Williams HICKORY — Charlotte Williams, coordinator for the Bachelor of Arts in Human and Community Services (HCS) program, and associate dean of engaged and global learning at Lenoir-Rhyne University, was recently honored with the 2018 Civic Engagement Professional of the Year – Sustainer Award. The award was presented by the North Carolina Campus Compact in […]

ICYMI: NC Teacher Pays Forward Gift From Ellen Show

CHARLOTTE, NC — Earlier this year, Montclaire Elementary school teacher Jordan Siragusa received the surprise of a lifetime while attending the Ellen Show in Hollywood: a full scholarship from Western Governors University so she could pursue a master’s degree, plus a check for $10,000. Tuesday, Siragusa announced that she and her husband would pay that […]

Trump’s Visit Friday Could Cause Delays At Charlotte Airport

CHARLOTTE, NC — If you’re traveling through Charlotte Douglas International Airport Friday, you will need to keep watch over your flight status, airport officials are warning. Delays are expected throughout the day of March 2, as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence travel to Charlotte to attend the midday funeral of evangelist Rev. […]

Iredell real estate transactions: Feb. 4-10

Buy Now The following deeds were filed in the Iredell County Register of Deeds office from Feb. 4-10. For more information regarding specific plots of land, visit www.co.iredell.nc.us/Departments/RegDeeds » From R. Howard, B. Howard/AIF, L. Howard, L. and R. Dingler and G. Schronce to Brentwood Mooresville, LLC. 49.79 acres, Faith Rd., Mooresville, $1,743,000, on Feb. […]

Supreme Court Rejects Some Redrawn NC Districts

RALEIGH, N.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected some but not all of the North Carolina legislative districts that federal judges redrew for this year’s elections. Related: North Carolina Congressional Districts Ruled As Unconstitutional The justices partially granted Tuesday the request of Republican lawmakers who argue the House and Senate maps they voted for […]