safety

More Charlotte-Mecklenburg high schools have been added to the list of schools required to have metal detectors. CMS is moving on to Phase II of its plan to increase school safety measures with body scanners. The following high schools are on Phase II’s list: Butler South Mecklenburg West Mecklenburg Myers Park East Mecklenburg  Rocky River […]

New safety measures will soon be in place for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston announced new plans to make schools safer during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. The plans include clear backpacks, body scanners, increased security on campuses, random security screenings and more. The CMS district spent approximately half a million dollars on 46,000 […]

A new tool is entering the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System to help students and staff report safety and crime concerns. The “Say Something” app allows users to submit anonymous concerns to officials. Staff and students are currently being trained on how to use the app. Officials say this will help those who are afraid to speak […]

It’s almost that time of year… the end of the year! While you may have some plans for this upcoming New Year’s Eve, you may want to consider safety when deciding what to do. This weekend is expected to be crowded with Charlotte residents bringing in the new year at local bars, clubs and restaurants. […]

School should be a safe place for our children. Recent increases in violence on school campuses in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County has pushed the community to demand change. Several parents, community leaders and students spoke with school board members last Tuesday about the recent gun violence on CMS campuses. Superintendent Earnest Winston and board members […]

Since more people are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID vaccine, traveler’s confidence to take trips has grown as summer approaches. According to an AAA survey, nearly half of North Carolinians (48%) are more willing to fly and stay in hotels. Whereas in January only 26% of travelers were comfortable. The top reasons […]

Wow!  It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to go to Carowinds for a fun evening with the family!  However, on May 22, 2020, Carowinds will re-open with new guidelines in place. Click here to read the full story. 

Are you planning to travel during the upcoming holidays?  Make sure you do it safely as coronavirus cases are on the rise.  Get some tips from TSA on how to fly safely during the holidays.  Click here to read the full story. 

After a long day of work, the perfect way for me to unwind is to go for an evening run.  Well, let me be completely honesty.  I don’t run just because of stress…I  need to drop a few pounds too!  I’m being honest!  However, the coronavirus crisis has made me really rethink going outside to […]

Should teachers carry guns in the classroom to increase school safety?  

Summer has officially graced us with her long-awaited presence, a season that means longer days of fun at amusement parks, days at the beach, and swimming pools for…

How safe are your kiddies online? Some would argue, not safe enough.  Facebook in the UK has agreed to a panic button. The button, aimed at children and teenagers, will send an alert to both Facebook and a government child protection agency.