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June 18, 2016 by David Feimster (Register to contact)

Hey, 1966 Wildcats! I would like to personally thank everyone who attended our 50th reunion May 20-21. Great venue, great band and most of all great old friends. I'm sure I didn't get to speak to all of you (tried my best), but please know that I really appreciate each and every one of you that made the effort to attend. Your participation made all the work from the last 12 months worthwhile. You all were the reason for the reunion's success. I hope everyone had as good a time as Judy and I did. Please use this reunion as a reminder to keep in touch with each other. Hope to see you all next time if not sooner. May God bless all of you with health and happiness, David.

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School water fountain has 44 times acceptable lead level  The Charlotte Observer

As Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools continues testing school fixtures for lead in water, the district finds a drinking fountain in Garinger High's cafeteria that had ...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg has tested 3,000 water fixtures in 89 schools for lead. Here's the tally.  Greensboro News & Record

Out of 31 schools tested this fall, 17 had no fixtures with unsafe readings, the school system said.

CMS has now tested 3,000 water fixtures in 89 schools for lead. Here’s the tally.  The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools finishes its second round of testing for lead leaching from school water fixtures. All told the district found unsafe levels at 41 of 89 ...

GUN AT GARINGER HIGH SCHOOL: Police charge 16-year-old student on suspicion of bringing gun to Garinger HS | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said a 16-year-old student was charged for carrying a gun on the campus of Garinger High School.

The Defenders: High school water fountain registers highest level yet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Garinger High School water fountain recently registered a lead level of more than 43 times higher than the federal action level, ...

Garinger High to retire Dwight Clark’s jersey Friday  The Charlotte Observer

Garinger High will retire the jersey of former Wildcats star Dwight Clark, the Super Bowl champion of the San Francisco 49ers.

He was arrested and charged with murder ... at his Charlotte high school  The Charlotte Observer

A 15-year-old student was arrested at Garinger High School. He was charged with murder and robbery in connection with an off-campus shooting. At the time of ...

Friday’s observations: Garinger upsets Crouch-less Harding, points to better future  The Charlotte Observer

Friday's high school football observations includes top performers, game recaps, and Garinger ending an eight-game losing streak against a Harding team that ...

Panther's Greg Olsen surprises students at Garinger High

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Students at Garinger High School got a surprise in east Charlotte on Friday. Carolina Panthers' star receiver Greg Olsen surprised the ...

Police: Student brings gun onto Garinger High School campus  FOX 46 Charlotte

A Garinger High School student is in custody after the teenager reportedly brought a gun onto campus Monday morning, school officials said.

CMPD partners with community to mentor Garinger High School basketball team  FOX 46 Charlotte

Garinger High School's basketball team is one big family.

GARINGER HIGH FOUNDATION: Local high school foundation helps new graduates | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Thousands of teenagers are getting ready to head off to college after graduating from high school this week.

GARINGER STUDENT KILLED: Man sentenced to 22 years in prison for killing Garinger HS student, basketball player | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

A man accused of killing a high school student over $40 was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Leading on Opportunity council spotlight: Jennifer Weber and James E. Ford search for solutions to improve economic mobility in Charlotte  The Business Journals

In this story, we'll get to know members of the Leading on Opportunity Council. Here, we'll get their perspective on the work to drive economic mobility across ...

Garinger High School students stage walk out over immigration policies | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

A walk out at Garinger High School Friday morning prompted a lock down at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in northeast Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg ...

NFL great Dwight Clark remembered for touching lives in the Carolinas  WBTV

Every highly celebrated athletic career has its beginnings rooted in the most basic of surroundings. And in the case of NFL great Dwight Clark, East Charlotte's ...

Report: CMS student robbed at gunpoint near Garinger High School | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a reported robbery involving a 16-year-old Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools student, and two possible suspects.

Former teammates, friends to celebrate Dwight Clark’s life at Garinger jersey retirement ceremony  WBTV

The late star NFL wide receiver Dwight Clark will be recognized at a jersey retirement ceremony at Garinger High School Friday evening.

After 55 straight losses, will Garinger’s 6-year nightmare end Friday night?  Charlotte Observer

Garinger High's athletics director wanted to find an opponent that might give his football team hope for a win. He believes he found it.

Officials confirm student hit by CMS teacher while walking to bus  FOX 46 Charlotte

CMS officials have confirmed that a high school teacher hit a student while she was walking to her bus.

Charlotte homicide during CIAA weekend ruled justified  The Charlotte Observer

Three months after a Charlotte teen was killed outside a gas station during CIAA basketball tournament weekend, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the ...

From NC Teacher of the Year to Member of NC State Board of Education  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - 2014-2015 North Carolina Teacher of the Year James E. Ford was recently appointed to North Carolina State Board of Education.

Garinger HS student accused of assaulting girlfriend, officers in parking lot  WCNC

A Garinger High School student was arrested after police say he assaulted his girlfriend and officers Monday.

7 teens have been charged with murder in April. What's going on in Charlotte?  The Charlotte Observer

Seven teenagers in Charlotte, NC, were charged with murder in April after two armed robberies turned fatal. One was arrested at Garinger High School.

Garinger students robbed at gunpoint on campus

It was a scary situation at a local high school after police say a robbery involving a gun took place on the campus of Garinger High School in northeast Charlotte.

Fight breaks out at Garinger High School  Charlotte Observer

A fight broke out at Garinger High School Wednesday morning, according to officials. The fight, consisting of all ninth graders, broke out around 10:40 a.m. ...

CMS teacher accused of striking student with vehicle cited for passing stopped school bus  WBTV

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says the bus was stopped with its safety arm out and lights on when the student was grazed.

Making Advanced Courses Equitable Is A Priority For CMS  WFAE

This year, 19 of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' 31 high schools made the 2018 Challenge Index list that ranks Advanced Placement and International.

Garinger High Class of ’60 to honor its champion football team  Charlotte Observer

Garinger High School's graduating class of 1960 will honor the school's only state championship football team when it gathers Saturday for its 55-year reunion.

Man charged with shooting, killing Garinger HS student, basketball player | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Police are looking for the person who shot a teenager inside a car late Monday night in southeast Charlotte.

Police: Garinger High teacher embezzled at least $18,000 from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and marching band families  Charlotte Observer

A Garinger High music teacher created a fake band booster club to steal thousands of dollars from band families, according to court records.

Questions raised after Garinger HS fires beloved soccer coach | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

One high school soccer team's season is over after the school fired their long-time coach.

CMS kids were still riding buses home after 8 p.m. What happened remains unclear.  The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools dropped its last students home after 8 p.m. on the first day of school. District leaders said they had things under control, even ...

3 Vietnam veterans added to memorial at Garinger High  Charlotte Observer

Three new names have been added to a Vietnam Veterans Memorial that was created in 2014 at Garinger for the school's 50th anniversary to honor 15 ...

Garinger High School band is back together  Charlotte Observer

When Alan Sturdivant was hired as the Garinger High's band director in August 2014, the program had everything he was looking for professionally. A Charlotte ...

GUNS IN SCHOOLS: CMS superintendent reconsiders certain safety measures after guns found at schools | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Channel 9 education reporter Elsa Gillis was told that CMS will soon announce the first set of new and revised security actions.

How One CMS School Accommodates Student Demonstration, Parents' Concerns  WFAE

Myers Park High School will be among many schools around the nation participating in events to honor the 17 victims who died in the school shooting in.

Five area schools threatened by gun violence in a week  FOX 46 Charlotte

Safety at five schools in the greater Charlotte area was threatened by gun violence this week.

Bicyclist hit by school bus in east Charlotte, police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A bicyclist was hit by a school bus in east Charlotte Wednesday afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said. It happened around 3 p.m. ...

Garinger alumni to honor 15 classmates killed in Vietnam  Charlotte Observer

When Michael Smith moved to Charlotte's Tryon Hills neighborhood in 1962, he found a friend in Don Mullis. The teenagers shared classes at Garinger High ...

Student dies after hit by car in front of Garinger High  Charlotte Observer

An 18-year-old Garinger High School senior has died after being struck by a vehicle outside the school Tuesday afternoon.

Driver charged in Garinger High hit-and-run case  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a driver who they said struck a Garinger High School student on Eastway Drive near the school Tuesday and then ...

Talented teen had NFL dreams, but he was gunned down outside a Charlotte gas station  The Charlotte Observer

DaQuan Shannon, 17, was shot and killed outside a Charlotte convenience store on March 4. He has been remembered by loved ones for his talent as a football ...

Fill your car's tank at Circle K Thursday to help fund local schools

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If you need to fill up your car's gas tank, there's a good reason to do so Thursday. Circle K is teaming up with high schools in six counties ...

Student says about 60 people denied taking SAT at Garinger High School  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS) parent has filed a complaint with the College Board, which runs the SAT program.

CMS pushes for more mental and emotional support for students  WBTV

The district admits the workload is taking its toll on counselors resulting in students not getting the support.

Former West Meck football coach Jeff Caldwell takes Garinger job  Charlotte Observer

Former West Mecklenburg football coach Jeff Caldwell is the new head coach at Garinger High School.

Former Garinger High boys basketball coach Carlton Anthony is taking over at Anson County  Charlotte Observer

Former Garinger High boys basketball coach Carlton Anthony is the new coach at Anson Senior, he tells the Observer.

Violent crime up 13 percent at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, report shows  WCNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools saw a 13 percent increase in violent crimes over the previous school year, according to new statistics.

After 45 years missing in Vietnam, a Garinger grad gets a final service  Charlotte Observer

Forty five years later, Jan Cook Bradley's thoughts return to 1969. It's a Sunday afternoon in late October in the living room of her parents' Charlotte house.

Along the Way: The Ballot's Back Pages  Charlotte magazine

A JUDGE TRIED to explain a ruling to me a few weeks ago. He hadn't made this ruling, or asked to be on the receiving end of it, but his future as a member of ...

Three teens charged with east Charlotte homicide

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged three teenagers in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man in east Charlotte.

Garinger High revives soccer program to motivate ESL students  CL Charlotte

With tutoring, program could be path to college for immigrant kids.

Fight reported at Garinger High School Friday morning  WBTV

Several students were involved in what school officials are calling a "scuffle" at Garinger High School Friday morning.

When it comes to AP classes, it's the haves and have nots in CMS  WBTV

"They stereotype us as if we don't want to learn," Green said.

Monday's Roundup: Charlotte Country Day streaking towards Providence Day, history  The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Country Day whipped CISAA conference rival Charlotte Latin Monday to set up a huge game at Providence Day Tuesday, as the Bucs hope to ...

Chantilly parents considering options in wake of new CMS boundary lines | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Families will come together Thursday night in one of the neighborhoods most affected by the new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools boundary lines.

Hundreds attend vigil for teen slain at east Charlotte QT  FOX 46 Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The football field at Sedgefield Middle School was packed Wednesday night with hundreds of friends and family to ...

What School Segregation Looks Like  Charlotte magazine

One teacher grew up in an integrated system and became the North Carolina's teacher of the year. Now he wonders about the future for his students, who are ...

Former CMS teacher accused of embezzlement | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Parents at Garinger High School were shocked to find out this week that a former teacher is facing embezzlement charges.

CHARLOTTE HOMICIDE: Teen arrested in connection with homicide at east Charlotte QT gas station | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Family and friends were desperate for answers as to who shot and killed 17-year-old Daquan Shannon on March 4 at an east Charlotte gas station.

NORTH CHARLOTTE SHOOTING: 16-year-old charged in deadly north Charlotte shooting | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

One person was shot to death Monday afternoon along Feldbank Drive near Beatties Ford Road in north Charlotte.

Butler High reopens after shooting: Five things to know Thursday, November 1

Butler High School will reopen days after a deadly shooting took the life of a 16-year-old student. The suspect in the shooting said it all started days before ...

Struggle for economic diversity in CMS extends to athletic fields  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It's an hour before kickoff. Garinger High School is getting ready to play host to near-town rival East Mecklenburg. The sun is ...

Martin inducted into North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

Charlotte native enters his 39th season as FSU head coach this year.

At elite camp, college football hopefuls brave rain, cold with one goal in mind  Charlotte Observer

More than 100 high school football players braved temperatures in the 50s and a driving rain Sunday to attend the annual VTO Sports Elite football camp at ...

Uptick in youth violent crime in Mecklenburg County, local organization says  FOX 46 Charlotte

There has been an increase in the number of violent crimes involving young people in Mecklenburg County in the last couple of years, according to the Council ...

New CMS salary database shows some educator pay rising  Charlotte Observer

The 2017 salary database for 19295 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employees shows raises and bonuses are pushing some educator paychecks up.

CMS teachers don’t match racial make-up of students  Charlotte Observer

Learning is about making connections – not just between, say, a math concept and its real-life applications – but between teachers and students.

Meeting Hawk Ridge Elementary’s new principal  Charlotte Observer

When Mike Drye learned that former Hawk Ridge Elementary School principal Troy Moore was leaving, he had two thoughts: “Where is Troy going?”

Campus safety questioned after shooting outside H.S. football game  WBTV

Medic rushed a man to the hospital after he was shot twice in the parking lot of Garinger High School in east Charlotte Friday night.

Garinger looking to have a breakthrough season  Charlotte Observer

Garinger football coach, Percell Gaskins, says his team can become a consistent winner – again. The Wildcats have lost 30 games in a row dating back to the ...

MS-13 gang graffiti found at Garinger, MLK Middle | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools crews are cleaning graffiti left on two schools by a gang overnight. Police officials said the graffiti was written by the MS-13 gang ...

Behailu Academy Students Hope to Enjoy the Light Rail, Until They Can't Anymore  CL Charlotte

Walking down North Davidson Street in its namesake NoDa neighborhood today, it's clear just how much things have changed since Ruth Ava Lyons and Paul ...

The stories of Charlotte's 85 homicide victims this year.  The Charlotte Observer

The Observer Homicide Project | Charlotte, NC, had more homicides in 2017 than any time since 2005. Here are the victims' stories.

CMS asked to hand over facility maintenance after health violations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mecklenburg County Commissioners are asking Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to hand over control of their facilities maintenance, citing ...

As Charlotte faces poverty and violence, CMS seeks more counselors and social workers  Charlotte Observer

Superintendent Ann Clark's budget plan calls for $27 million more from Mecklenburg County, part of it to hire more school counselors, social workers and ...

Support Dudley High School's Marching Band of Thunder  WFMY News 2

The Dudley High School Marching Band of Thunder is raising money for the school's music programs.

Students say South Meck High teacher sexually abused them in apartment study session  Charlotte Observer

A South Mecklenburg High School teacher accused of sexual contact with two students was identified Thursday morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested ...

Excessive supsensions in North Carolina's public schools  Charlotte Post

African American students in North Carolina public schools are far more likely to be suspended than their white peers. A report by the State Board of Education ...

CMS investing in 150,000 Chromebooks for students | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is dispersing 150000 Chromebooks this year to give students more opportunities to learn online.

Charlotteans of the Year 2016: Superintendent Ann Clark  Charlotte magazine

ANN CLARK KEEPS a wide-brimmed wicker basket of neatly arranged children's books on the floor of her office. The 58-year-old superintendent of ...

2 hurt, car smashed after wheel comes loose from CMS bus | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

A school bus crashed on Eastway Drive Tuesday morning after its tire fell off.

Charlotte’s Shame: The Return of Racially Segregated Schools  Newsweek

Half of Charlotte's schools have at least 80 percent of students of one race.

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced  The Charlotte Observer

Celebrating student achievements, and community news.

CMS board rejects charter school plea, takes back Villa Heights school  Charlotte Observer

After almost three hours of debate and public commentary, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted 7-2 Tuesday to take back a building it had leased to ...

The stories of Charlotte's 73 homicide victims in 2017  The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte, NC, is on track to see more homicides in 2017 than any time in the past two decades. Here are the victims' stories.

Red Lobster Downgraded After Kitchen Inspection  Charlotte, NC Patch

Red Lobster Downgraded After Kitchen Inspection - Charlotte, NC - This Charlotte-area Red Lobster was downgraded after a health inspection. Here's what an ...

Slain teen had prior conviction for promoting prostitution | WSOC-TV  WSOC Charlotte

Dionte' Hunter, who was shot and killed Thursday in southeast Charlotte, was convicted of promoting prostitution when he was 14 years old, Channel 9 learned.

Three med students launch PATCH  Charlotte Observer

Melissa Rolfsen and Kyle Roedersheimer met when both were teaching science at Garinger High School in Charlotte with Teach For America. Both Rolfsen, 27 ...

NC House District 88: Incumbent Rob Bryan faces Mary Belk  Charlotte Observer

In NC House District 88, Incumbent NC Rep. Rob Bryan (Republican) faces Mary Belk (Democrat).

Charles Robinson: A Voice for the Vulnerable  Charlotte magazine

CHARLES ROBINSON WALKED through the heart of uptown, supplies in hand, bracing himself against the cold. He didn't feel like he had a choice; he couldn't ...

Charlotte’s homicide rate hits two-decade high. Here are the victims’ stories.  WBTV

Police and community leaders are searching for ways to reduce the violence across the city. There were 87 homicides last year, compared with 69 in 2016 ...

As school year begins, 3 bus-related crashes reported  FOX 46 Charlotte

Each day this week a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School bus has been involved in an accident.

Ex-49ers great Clark, Kinston native famous for 'The Catch,' dies at 61  North State Journal

Dwight Clark, the San Francisco 49ers great made famous by “The Catch” of a pass from Joe Montana that beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship ...

Education Series Looks At Racial Equity In North Carolina Public Schools  WFDD

A new documentary explores racial equity within North Carolina public schools through the eyes and lives of four of the state's black leaders. It's called “Equity ...

Charlotteans of the Year 2017: Dorothy Counts-Scoggins  Charlotte magazine

Sixty years after her famous walk to Harding High School, Dot Counts-Scoggins remains focused on the city's public schools. THE SEAMSTRESS and her new ...

Finding Guatemala in east Charlotte  Charlotte Observer

When UNC Charlotte religious studies professor Eric Hoenes suggests an eating adventure, it's smart to say yes. Especially if Central American food is on the ...

Food Trucks With Dirty Kitchens: Charlotte Restaurant Inspections

Dirty Food Truck Kitchens: Charlotte Inspections - Charlotte, NC - Before you head out to a restaurant this week, you might want to see how clean it is, according ...

Charlotteans of the Year 2016: CMPD's Mike Campagna  Charlotte magazine

IN THE TENSE DAYS that followed the shooting death of Keith Scott, you could hear whispers among the demonstrators. “Where's Captain Mike?” Sometimes ...

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