Witch sparkles up town hall

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Mrs. Sparkles, who works at the front desk of Mint Hill town hall, got into the spirit of Halloween by donning a witches costume today. Town Manager Brian Welch wore a mullet wig (not sure what the official costume was) and Michelle Farrar dressed up as a UNC fan–now that’s scary!

(Mrs. Sparkles real name is Doris Miller)

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CMS employee arrested in Mint Hill

Mint Hill police is reporting they arrested today a Crestdale Middle School teacher at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church ballfields on Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road. The teacher, Kimberly Lynn Hendricks, was arrested with the juvenile in her car. The victim is not a student at Crestdale. Hendricks was a custodian/guardian of the victim, but not a blood relative.  She did not meet the victim while working in the school system.
This follows the arrest today of a West Stanly High School teacher in Locust who was arrested for indencent liberties with a minor.

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I’m Joe the Plummer

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Darrell Harrison, financial advisor with Raymond James Financial Services in Mint Hill, showed his support for Joe the Plummer and John McCain recently by having Joe’s face screened on to a shirt.

“He asked an honest question and got the most straight forward answer,” Harrison said of Joe. “He is a classic American doing his job.”

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This week’s Mint Hill Times

[singlepic=283,270,190,,left]• Tim Long reports on the resolution passed last week by the Board of Commissioners which supports the $250 million Parks and Recreation bond referendum on the November 4 ballot.
• Adam Houston looks at the Web sites for the candidates running for county commissioner at large.
• Intern Ashelyn Galloway interviewed first-time voter Erin Staley for this week’s Q&A.
• Edwin Tetenbaum writes about New Beginnings Community Church and its unique partnership with local schools.
• Columnist Leslie Southerland writes about the first phone call her six-year-old son received from friend.

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Name of beauty contestant revealed!

[singlepic=276,270,190,,right]We’ve had several phone calls today alerting us to who was in this photo. It was taken by photographer Richard Holtzclaw of Mint Hill. Merle Austin Haney told us it was Ann Ross Maxwell and the picture was taken as Ross was being crowned Carrousel Queen in 1948. Haney said she went to school with Ross’s sister Sue at Bain Elementary and noted that all 24 of the Ross children were good looking. Jeanette Driggers also called us and said she tried to reach Ann Ross Maxwell to get her the photo from Mr. Holzclaw. The Ross’s grew up on land next to Bain Elementary School, where Hal Ross, Ann’s brother, still lives.

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Meck. County capital improvement projects now online

Want to know about capital improvement plans in Mecklenburg? The County finallypicture-3.png combined the information into an easy to use Web site. One project is the Ezelle Park in Mint Hill. County officials met Monday with town officials to discuss moving forward with the project. Mayor Ted Biggers said even if the $250 million parks and rec bond is voted down November 4, the county and Mint Hill want to have a plan in place for the park so when funds do come available, they will be ready to build.

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