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Undermanned Mountain Island Charter makes statement

Without two of its top players, Mountain Island Charter put itself in position to claim a conference championship. AVONDALE – Thomas Jefferson Classical entered Friday’s matchup with Mountain Island Charter on a 20-game regular season winning streak. The Raptors were without their starting quarterback and running back. It didn’t matter. Mountain Island Charter broke open […]

Football Preview: East Surry vs. Mountain Island Charter

One week after playing one of its most common playoff opponents, East Surry hosts a certain opponent for the first time ever: Mountain Island Charter School. The No. 5 MICS Raptors (11-2) upset No. 4 Mount Airy last week to set up a clash with No. 1 East Surry (12-0) in the third round of […]

Mountain Island Charter football preview: Two QBs, zero problems for Raptors

MOUNT HOLLY – There’s a cliché in football that any team with two quarterbacks really doesn’t have a quarterback at all. That cliché doesn’t apply to Mountain Island Charter this year – the Raptors will be running a two-quarterback system, but not because one player isn’t able to win a firm grip on the job. […]

School threat investigation in Gaston County

It happened at Mountain Island Charter School in Mount Holly. GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities were investigating an anonymous threat in Gaston County Monday. It happened at Mountain Island Charter School in Mount Holly. Law enforcement responded to the scene and found the threat not credible. Classes were not interrupted. Officers stayed on campus as […]

Watch Inside Carolina’s National Signing Day Live Stream

On Wednesday morning, North Carolina football is expected to sign its most talented n class in more than a decade. UNC’s 2021 class is head coach Mack Brown’s third back in Chapel Hill and is his best since returning to town to lead the Tar Heels. Ranked No. 12 in the nation as of Tuesday, Carolina’s 18-prospect class is […]

Mountain Island Charter School wide receiver Eric Gallman II commits to Cornell

Mountain Island Charter School wide receiver Eric Gallman announced Monday he will play Division I college football at Cornell University. Here are some fast facts on the Raptors wide receiver and the Cornell football program. Eric Gallman II Career stats: 122 receptions, 2,090 yards, 13 touchdowns. Gallman played his first two years at SouthLake Christian School, […]

UNC Lands Another In-State Four-Star in Gabe Stephens

Four-star athlete Gabe Stephens verbally committed to North Carolina on Friday, he told Inside Carolina, less than a week after attending a Heels’ junior day. He’s the third in-state four-star prospect to pledge to the Heels in the 2021 class. Stephens, a 6-foot-3, 195-pounder from Mount Holly (N.C.) Mountain Island Charter School, selected the Tar Heels over […]

State board votes to renew 18 NC charter schools, close one school

The State Board of Education voted Thursday to renew 18 North Carolina charter schools and close one charter school, Ignite Innovation Academy in Greenville. Ignite Innovation Academy opened in 2016 and has been graded an F school all three years, has not met academic growth expectations, had enrollment drop from 235 students to 195 last […]

Improvements across all tested elementary, middle school grade levels encouraging sign among district results, Guilford superintendent says

GREENSBORO — Overall pass rates on state tests are up slightly in Guilford County Schools, but the district’s superintendent sees a more encouraging sign in a pattern in the data.  For the 2018-19 school year, Superintendent Sharon Contreras said, all the tested elementary and middle school grade levels showed improvement in every subject for the end-of-grade exams […]