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Month: October 2014

Lions Club donation aids Tide Me Over program

The shelves lining the walls inside the Tide Me Over storage room are packed with food from floor to ceiling. It takes a lot to provide two days worth of food to more than 100 local students each weekend. The program, run by First Baptist Church, is able to provide food for students at Charlotte Upper Elementary School thanks to the continued generosity of the greater-Charlotte community. The most recent act of kindness came from the Charlotte Lions Club, which recently presented the program with a generous donation. “The Lions Club is very concerned for children and families in...

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School board unanimously approves Rosekrans as next superintendent

Charlotte Public Schools has found its superintendent. At a special meeting Monday, Sept. 29, the CPS Board of Education unanimously approved a motion to offer Mark Rosekrans the position. Details and finalization of Rosekran’s contract will be discussed at the board’s Oct. 13 meeting. Rosekrans had served as interim superintendent for the district since July 31 when the board voted to extend a separation agreement to then superintendent Nancy Hipskind. He has been an administrator with Charlotte Public Schools for more than 20 years, the last 15 of which were spent as Associate Superintendent for Operations. After accepting the offer, he said he never envisioned being in this position when he got into education. “When I started in education, all I ever thought about was being a teacher and a coach,” Rosekrans said. “Being in this capacity is amazing. I’m very appreciative to the board for this opportunity and I’m humbled from the community support.” The community showed its overwhelming support for Rosekrans at a Sept. 22 special meeting in which the school board sought community input regarding the district’s search for its next superintendent. The board had considered hiring an independent search firm to conduct a broader search, but realized Rosekrans was the right person for the job. “My concern over the whole process was looking to the search,” said board vice president Bob Wilson. “Never at any...

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31st Annual CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday…rain or shine

The rain originally forecast for Sunday, Oct. 5 isn’t expected anymore, not that it matters to Barb Myckowiak. One of the leaders of the annual CROP Hunger Walk in Charlotte, Myckowiak would prefer nice weather for the 31st annual event. However, she knows the millions of people around the world that have walk to get food aren’t deterred by a little precipitation. “It’s something that really bothers me, that there are so many hungry people,” Myckowiak said of world hunger, the issue CROP Hunger Walks around the world aim to address. “They tell us there is enough food in the world to go around, but, for some reason, not everyone is getting enough.” The greater-Charlotte community has done its part over the course of the last 31 years. CROP Hunger Walks have raised more than $300,000 over that time for Church World Service, the organization that benefits from CROP Hunger Walks. Twenty-five percent of the money raised stays in the local community. More than $70,000 has been raised for local organizations. Funds from this year’s walk, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. at Bennett Park, will benefit Helping Hands, SIREN/Eaton Shelter, St. Vincent DePaul and the Community Dinners hosted at the Charlotte Eagles. Organizers of this year’s event have set a goal to raise $20,000, a mark the Charlotte event reached two years ago. Last year, Charlotte’s...

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