Monthly Archives: August 2008
Wow, it’s almost Mint Hill Madness time again. How do we know? The town’s maintenance crew is already at work making sure the parade route looks nice. The crew was out this morning creating a mini-dust storm along Matthews-Mint Hill … Continue reading
In a Waffle House, a man was overheard making threats against Barack Obama. Then he was arrested. WRAL has the full story.
Mint Hill Arts teachers and students held an opening last night to show some of their work. The Arts organization celebrates its one year anniversary of its Grace building location the second week in September. Pictures courtesy of Jaye Niel.
Dollar General on Lawyers Road, August 4, 2008: This guy walks past the store office, sees a phone cord stuck in the safe door, grabs the cash, and walks out. His partner, and probable lookout, buys something to distract the … Continue reading
The saga of Eastland Mall continues. Today, it was announced operating hours were being cut for the interior section owned by Glimcher Realty Trust. The venerable white box mall will be open from 11 am to 7 pm on weekdays … Continue reading
Bob Rowland measures and cuts wood for the new public restroom at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village. Rowland and Dave Reed (not pictured) spent Friday afternoon at the village putting some finishing touches on the project. Rowland said the … Continue reading
The Charlotte Business Journal is reporting that North Carolina has the lowest mortgage closing costs in the country. The average in NC on a $200,000 mortgage is $2,650; New York has the highest closing costs at $4,000. The national average … Continue reading
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools reported today more schools throughout the district met expected academic growth or had high academic growth. One hundred twenty-three schools made expected and high growth in 2007-2008, compared to 102 school in 2006-2007. CMS reported July 21 fewer … Continue reading
WFAE reports Mint Hill, Matthews, and Pineville mayors are urging support for the November bond. Green space is the issue, according to Matthews mayor Lee Myers. The money from the bond will help towns preserve land for parks, ball fields … Continue reading
We found this 1979 home movie of Eastland Mall on Youtube.com. There is a great shot of the ice rink at the end of the video. Ah, the memories. Read Adam Houston’s story in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times on a … Continue reading
The Charlotte Business Journal is reporting Mecklenburg County took in $3.4 billion (yes, that’s BILLION) in tourist revenue last year–more than any other county in N.C. For those keeping score at home, that’s $388,127 every hour, of every day. Our … Continue reading
Prospective Bulldogs took over two practice fields Tuesday morning preparing for the upcoming football season.Assistant coaches led players through various position drills while head coach Mike Newsome looked-in at each station. Newsome also advised some of the younger players about … Continue reading