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Shaughnessy lays out future of Charlotte

While the rest of Michigan is in economic turmoil, Charlotte Mayor Deb Shaughnessy says her city is doing just fine.

            “Charlotte has been very fortunate; we’ve actually been growing,” said Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy, who refused to take all the credit for the city’s prosperity, explained that the key to a successful economy has been the cooperation between the people and their governments – both state and local. Continue reading Shaughnessy lays out future of Charlotte

City of Charlotte shows off hometown pride in annual festival

As the blissful summer breeze blows amid an afternoon in June, classic cars roll by, shiny and ready for show. Overhead, planes fly about, showcasing their skills, while you eat a stack of pancakes. It must be time to Celebrate Charlotte.

            “We think it’s important to celebrate our community,” said Ann Garvey, the executive director of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, who is predominately responsible for putting on the festival this year.

Celebrate Charlotte began 10 years ago as a one-day event intended to bring together the community. In 2004, it expanded to become a weekend celebration of the city, and it now begins the Thursday before and ends the Sunday of Father’s Day. Garvey said that the inclusion of Father’s Day started four years ago. With the change came more music, more shopping and more activities for the community to take part in. Continue reading City of Charlotte shows off hometown pride in annual festival

CPS losing students to Schools of Choice, economy

Since September 2004, Charlotte Public Schools (CPS) has been losing students because of Schools of Choice.

The Michigan Schools of Choice program gives students the opportunity to choose which school district they would like to be a part of.

This year, CPS lost just under 250 students. The district has found that the reason students are leaving CPS is varies. Some leave because of problems within the transportation system, while others are leaving because their parents have had to find jobs elsewhere. Continue reading CPS losing students to Schools of Choice, economy