December 2012

December 30, 2012

Transforming communities through architecture

Darrel Williams is a man discontent with the status quo. Williams, 56 is a former four-term Mecklenburg County commissioner who formed a different type of design firm in 1996 with a focus on transforming communities through architecture.

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...$25 million housing and retail complex along West Trade Street near Johnson C. Smith University. Coordinating the project with multiple parties...

December 27, 2012

Education requires diverse leaders

Tomorrow morning, 50,000 of Charlotte’s children will wake up in poverty. Of them, 26,000 – or about 300 buses full – will be black. For years, and despite tremendous efforts from educators across classrooms and communities, we’ve collectively failed to provide these smart and capable children with the opportunities they deserve. Today, just two of three black students in Charlotte can expect to graduate from high school.

Over the last five years, 29 graduates of Johnson C. Smith University have surveyed the wealth of opportunities at their fingertips and chosen education...

December 19, 2012

Group works to get streetcar extension to west Charlotte

CHARLOTTE—A group in west Charlotte is organizing to leverage pressure on local leaders. The Northwest Corridor Indaba met to lobby leaders to get the streetcar extended in to west Charlotte.

Members of the Northwest Corridor Indaba said they are finding their voice. Johnson C. Smith University President Dr. Ronald Carter and the other members of the Indaba are saying they have waited long enough for progress.

December 9, 2012

Charlotte charter school uses journals to advance STEM education

CHARLOTTE--One Charlotte charter school is using journals to advance their STEM education. Thanks to Johnson C. Smith University, 50 fifth graders at Kipp Charlotte received "STEM Journals" this year. is using journals to advance their STEM education. Thanks to Johnson C. Smith University, 50 fifth graders at Kipp Charlotte received...

December 7, 2012

South Charlotte Weekly Education Notes Dec. 7

Rama Road names spelling bee winner Mia Cunningham, a fifth-grade student in Heather Cheslock’s class, was recently named Rama Road Elementary School’s 2012 Spelling Bee winner.

Belmont Abbey College, High Point University, Furman University and Johnson C. Smith University. MP Clothes for Change still needs donations...

December 6, 2012

Streetcar Supporters Look To The Future

CHARLOTTE, NC - Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx spent Thursday in Washington, D.C. attending a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. So, he missed out on an open house for his favorite public projects - the streetcar.

...the ones who benefit the most from the streetcar - like store fronts and Johnson C. Smith University - should pay for it. Foxx has said no that...