Kim Leaston

Kim Leaston

Kim Leaston is a News Staff Writer at Niner Times. As a senior Communication Studies major with minors in Journalism and Video Production, Kim is hoping to conquer the world by December 2018 (or at least graduate). When she isn't working, studying or plotting she can be found checking out the city with her fur baby Abby or visiting family in the 919.

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President of UNC System speaks on success and growth

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
President of UNC System speaks on success and growth

During Monday’s State of the University at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus, the University of North Carolina System president Margaret Spellings spoke before an audience of city officials, members of education and local leaders. Each stop on the tour will offer a report on the current state of the campus, as well as the direction […]

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Streak of crimes hit UNC Charlotte campus

| February 8, 2018
Streak of crimes hit UNC Charlotte campus

Over the past five days, the Charlotte community has experienced multiple on-campus crimes. On Saturday, campus police reported an assault in the Greek Village area of campus, involving a student and an unidentified man. The suspect, described as a black male, in his 30s and approximately 5’8,” gained access to a Greek Village resident hall […]

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Longtime UNC Charlotte retailer, Gray’s Bookstore announces store closing

| February 1, 2018
Longtime UNC Charlotte retailer, Gray’s Bookstore announces store closing

Gray’s College Bookstore, which has been providing UNC Charlotte students with everything from textbooks to T-shirts, announced Tuesday they will be closing their doors Feb. 28, after 23 years in the University City community. The closing of the UNC Charlotte location leaves the Gray’s chain with one remaining store in Louisville, Kentucky. According to Amber […]

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Celebrating the 89th birthday of Dr. King at UNC Charlotte

| January 20, 2018
Celebrating the 89th birthday of Dr. King at UNC Charlotte

Jan. 15 marked the 89th birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In recognition of his life and legacy, UNC Charlotte planned a number of opportunities for both students and community members to come together in celebration. The theme for this year was “#Hashtag to Action: Actualizing the Dream.” The events are sponsored […]

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Professor facing charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

| October 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Professor facing charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

University professor Robert Herman-Smith, 55, was arrested Thursday on three counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to reports by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). The report from CMPD states that a search warrant for Herman-Smith’s Matthews home was issued on Thursday […]

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Feeling the fear at CAB’s Haunted Union Takeover 2017

| October 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Feeling the fear at CAB’s Haunted Union Takeover 2017

For the past six years, UNC Charlotte’s CAB (Campus Activities Board) has gotten together to figure out the best ways to scare students. All of this planning comes together in one night of screams, scares and freaky encounters at the annual Haunted Union Takeover. This year was no exception. As students entered the union this […]

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UNC Charlotte raises awareness on intimate partner violence

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte raises awareness on intimate partner violence

In recognition of the thirtieth year of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, the UNC Charlotte community is offering a number of opportunities for the campus to get involved and informed. University organizations and departments including the Title IX office and The University Center for Wellness Promotion are offering workshops, demonstrations and campaigns that promote […]

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UNC Charlotte celebrates culture at 42nd annual International Festival

| October 15, 2017 | 1 Comment
UNC Charlotte celebrates culture at 42nd annual International Festival

If you have ever wanted to learn about world cultures but can’t afford the trip, UNC Charlotte’s International Festival is the place for you. Celebrating its 42nd year on Oct. 14, the festival has become an opportunity for the region’s diverse international community to come together and share their cultures and traditions with the over […]

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Sustainability office spreads green thinking during Sustainability Week

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sustainability office spreads green thinking during Sustainability Week

Last week was UNC Charlotte’s annual Sustainability Week and there was plenty to see and do. The week of events began with a documentary showing of “Citizen Jane: Battle Cry for The City,” and included tree banding, a campus cleanup, transportation fair and a lecture by Jarami Bond on “Sustainable Business.” On Thursday, Sustainability Week […]

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UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte professor honored for excellence in teaching

UNC Charlotte’s Dr. Michèle Bissière was honored on Sept. 8 with the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. Now in its 50th year, the award seeks to honor educators who have displayed exemplary commitment to the university’s teaching standards. Bissière was selected from five finalists to receive the award, which was presented during a ceremony […]

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A new season and big changes at Jerry Richardson Stadium

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
A new season and big changes at Jerry Richardson Stadium

The first home game of the Charlotte 49ers 2017 season is Sept. 16 and there are a few things you should know before you head to Jerry Richardson Stadium. This season your fan experience is getting an upgrade with a few new additions to game days. Starting next weekend, Niner Transit will be providing a […]

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