Teens

Local News
1:12 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Teens Learn About Judicial System Through Court Camp

Part of a real mock crime scene that students participate in with a crime scene investigator during court camp.
Credit Charles Keller

Summer is filled with day camps for kids. Church camp. Basketball camp. Dance camp. You get the idea. A camp that’s somewhat new to the summer scene: Court camp.


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Teen Entrepreneurs

The teen founders of LilACS and Co., a bowtie business.

School is out for summer and teenagers across the country are on the hunt for summer jobs. However, some Charlotte teens have skipped the job application process by starting their own small businesses instead. How have these teenagers used their passions to turn a profit? What resources are available for youth in the greater Charlotte area to gain business experience? And how has the face of a business owner diversified over the past few years? A conversation about entrepreneurship when Charlotte Talks.

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Crime
5:24 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Teen Charged In Vandalism Of Tombstones

Afdal Azam Ali Leach, 19, pushed over more than 80 tombstones in Oakwood Cemetery in Concord, causing more than $25,000 in damage.
Credit Concord Police Department

City workers in Concord say they were really creeped out on Thursday morning.

At 11:30, a city employee who helps care for the Oakwood cemetery noticed something really strange. A teenager was pushing over tombstones in the furthest section of the 44-acre cemetery. The employee immediately called police.

David Ratchford is the city of Concord's director of building and grounds. He looks after Oakwood, which is one of the city's four cemeteries.

"This is just shocking, we've never had this level of vandalism," Ratchford says.

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Politics
4:51 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Teens Line Up For Voter Pre-Registration

Lacey Williams of the Latin American Coalition helps a student at West Mecklenburg High School fill out a voter registration form.
Tasnim Shamma

Editor's Note: This story includes a correction

North Carolina is one of just five states that allows teenagers to "pre-register.” But, the state goes a step further:  local election boards are required to hold voter registration drives in all public high schools.  In Mecklenburg County alone, there are more than 5,600 teens pre-registered to vote. 

At West Mecklenburg High School, student-body president Brodrick Montgomery is inspired to grab a bullhorn.

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Crime
4:04 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Police Arrest Five Teens Accused of Fatally Shooting Local Teen

All five teens arrested in the case were charged with first-degree murder and are being held without bond.
CMPD

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested five teenagers early Tuesday morning in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Northeast Mecklenburg County on Sunday night.   

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say that trouble started on Saturday. Five teenagers believed 17-year-old Kydaryune “K.C.” Curry disrespected them in front of a girl.

The Charlotte Observer spoke to Curry’s mother, Benita Turner. She told the Observer the girl was a friend of Curry’s. Curry and a friend were at the girl’s house on Saturday when one of the teens later charged with his murder arrived.

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