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Teens’ hopes fly high in NASA Challenge

Teens’ hopes fly high in NASA Challenge

The future of NASA exploration – or at least the dreams of several teenagers – recently flew down the dirt-bike track at Hornet’s Nest Park. The teens, members of the Vision Builder Adventures program, were testing their emerging entry in the 2021 NASA Rover Challenge. “Testing the Rover was wild and awesome fun!” said Marshall George, a student leader with Vision Builders. Johnny White founded Vision Builder Adventures 14 years ago to help area youth learn and have fun... read more
University City Night Market to offer new shopping and entertainment experience

University City Night Market to offer new shopping and entertainment experience

University City Partners announces the start of an outdoor nighttime marketplace, University City Night Market, at the lake and boardwalk at Shoppes at University Place. University City Night Market will support small local businesses, while building and highlighting some of the best of the city’s culture. The market will open on Small Business Saturday, November 28, and continue each Saturday through December 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. In time for the holidays, the open-air night market will offer... read more
State, county ramp up no-cost COVID-19 testing

State, county ramp up no-cost COVID-19 testing

With COVID-19 again spiking across North Carolina, the state urges everyone to get tested if they have symptoms or think they’ve been exposed to someone who has the virus. To help, the state and Mecklenburg County are holding no-cost COVID-19 testing events for children and adults at several locations, including: Target University City, 8120 University City Blvd. Tests given 8 am-4 pm Nov. 20-22. UNC Charlotte. Tests given 9 am-5 pm Nov. 20-21. Keith Chiropractic Clinic, 402 E. Sugar... read more
The season of giving has begun in University City

The season of giving has begun in University City

Three University City groups and businesses welcome our support in helping feed and clothe hundreds of people in need throughout Charlotte. Hope Church Thanksgiving meal Hope Church seeks food donations to provide the ingredients of Thanksgiving dinners for 200 families. Needed items are: brownie or cake mix, cornbread mix, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, mac and cheese, stuffing, mashed potatoes. Bring donations to the Hope Street Food Pantry, 410 Johnston-Oehler Road, by Nov. 20. Questions? 704-584-9073 Chick-fil-A’s Help Us... read more
City Council Oks zoning change for Novant Health facility

City Council Oks zoning change for Novant Health facility

• Council also approves five rezonings for 1,020 townhomes and apartments. • Hearings held on proposals for offices, townhomes along Mallard Creek Road. Novant Health’s rezoning request for a 144,000-square-foot medical facility won unanimous approval from Charlotte City Council on Oct. 19. The council also unanimously approved five other rezonings across University City that would add more than 1,000 apartments, townhomes and one-floor attached homes. Two rezoning hearings also held on Oct. 19 were for two Mallard Creek Road... read more
Here’s how to get COVID-19 help, testing in University City

Here’s how to get COVID-19 help, testing in University City

Learning that you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 can be frightening. Fortunately, Mecklenburg County, Atrium Health and Novant Health offer extensive information on what to do next, including self-diagnosis, medical resources and links to nearby testing sites. For medical information and some testing locations, visit COVID-19 webpages by Atrium Health And Novant Health. For a current list of all nearby testing sites, visit Mecklenburg County’s COVID-19 testing site locator. Testing sites in University City as of Oct.... read more
Commercial Real Estate Roundup – October 2020

Commercial Real Estate Roundup – October 2020

October 2020 report on commercial real estate in University City – Charlotte Novant Health medical center among 9 developments proposed for University City City Council heard or approved 10 University City rezoning petitions at Sept. 22 meeting Novant Health plans 144,000 SF medical facility at N. Tryon and Mallard Creek Church Rd 8 other petitions would add nearly 2,000 housing units, 30,000 SF office/retail The owners of the closed Gray’s Bookstore near campus are requesting broader retail uses MORE... read more
Area Scouts gather food, donations for Jamil Niner Pantry

Area Scouts gather food, donations for Jamil Niner Pantry

Helping others is a big part of Scouting, and members of 10 local Troops, Packs and Venturing Crews showed their Scout spirit recently by helping restock the shelves of the Jamil Niner Food Pantry at UNC Charlotte. The First Annual Scouting Food Drive for the pantry collected more than a half-ton of food and more than $800 in donations. The Jamil Niner Food Pantry provides assistance to UNC Charlotte students struggling with food insecurity. The pantry welcomes donations. Learn... read more

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