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Author: Travis Silvas

Olivet College mens basketball team sets sights on historic run

Expectations for the second season of the Steve Ernst era have drastically changed for the Olivet College mens basketball team. A completely overhauled roster and influx of high-level talent will do that. Ernst, who dropped the interim tag and was named head coach in December of last year, said this year’s team has the chance to do something special. “We’re playing to win the league and to host the league tournament,” Ernst said. “I will be disappointed if we do anything less.” The goals are lofty considering the Comets have not won an MIAA title since 1973 and haven’t...

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School, community spirit soars to new heights with planned fireworks display

There is some debate as to the level of community pride that has existed in the Charlotte community over the course of the last decade or so. What is more difficult to debate, however, is the steady rise in community spirit. Charlotte Public Schools has played a pivotal role in that rise, especially since its Flight Club boosted school spirit throughout the district and community over the course of the last few years. In recognition of how far the community has come, a number of residents came together with the plan of doing something special that would demonstrate the...

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Captain’s Cabinetry opens in new, renovated location

Paul Wilson fell in love with the 12-foot tin ceiling inside the building that resides at 136 S. Cochran Avenue in downtown Charlotte. The ceiling and its historical appeal is a big reason he purchased the building this past year, planning to establish deeper roots for his business, Captain’s Cabinetry, in the Charlotte community. For the past four months, Wilson and his team have taken great care in restoring the building to its former glory in time for an October opening. “We put in all new electrical, an all new heating system, an air exchange system in the basement,...

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Candidates make their case for city council positions

Six of the seven candidates running for a seat on the Charlotte City Council met with close to 60 members of the Charlotte community Tuesday, Sept. 26, taking part in a candidate forum in the lower level of the Courthouse Square Museum. Each candidate — Yvonne Ridge in District 1; Branden Dyer and Brad Johnston in District 2 (candidate Kyle Ried did not attend); Daryl Baker and Doug Rosier for the City At-Large seat; and Mayor Tim Lewis running uncontested to serve another two-year term — provided the audience with information on their background and plans for Charlotte’s future. Each candidate also took a turn fielding questions from the audience, which ranged from the City’s strategy for tackling street conditions to how the City might improve recreational activities for its residents. The hot-button issue, however, dealt with Charlotte City Council’s 6-0 vote Monday, Sept. 11 to approve a zoning change, from R1 Residential to B1 Business, for three parcels of land on the 400 block of South Cochran Avenue. The change was approved to allow the construction of a new, much larger building that will house Charlotte Dairy Queen. The theme for most of the questions surrounded council’s decision to go against the recommendation of the City of Charlotte Planning Commission, which voted 8-to-1 not to recommend the zoning change. Mayor Tim Lewis stated he understood the concerns of...

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Candidate forum offers opportunity to get to know potential council members

An invitation has been extended to each candidate running for a seat on Charlotte’s City Council to attend a candidate forum on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., in the lower level of the Courthouse Museum. The forum is an opportunity for candidates to present themselves and their stance on local issues to local voters. Organized by former Charlotte High School teacher, Ben Phlegar, the forum has been designed more as a meet and greet than a debate. Each candidate will be given five minutes for opening statements, followed by questions from the audience. Once all candidates in a...

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