Breaking and entering in Mint Hill Sunday

From the Mint Hill police:
On Sunday November 23, 2008 at around 7:15 am, Mint Hill Police Officers responded to Citi Financial and Nationwide Insurance at 3601-2 Matthews Mint Hill Road in reference to a Breaking and Entering.  Officers spoke with an employee who stated that when they arrived into work they found some unknown individuals had climbed through the roof into Nationwide Insurance and then cut a hole in the wall leading into Citi Financial.  Investigators are gathering information about any items that were stolen. No suspect information is available at this time.

Anyone with any information please contact the Mint Hill Police Department at (704) 545-1085.


Queen’s Grant holds annual turkey dinner drive


Queen’s Grant had it’s 5th annual Turkey Dinner Drive this past week. The students and staff brought in enough mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, cornbread and brownie mix to fill 100 bags. They also raised $1,000 by having everyone pay a dollar to wear jeans on Fridays. The money raised by this was used to purchase Food Lion gift cards. The bags of food and gift cards will be given to 100 deserving families in our community. Photos by Mark Sward


This week in Mint Hill History

A meeting to discuss possible routes for the future I-485 was recently held at Northeast Junior High.  It attracted people from Mint Hill, Matthews, and Southeast Charlotte.  Two comments that were heard at the meeting were:

“This route goes right through downtown Mint Hill.”


“That’s not county land, it’s mine, and they’ll get it over my dead body.”

Gambles store had an advertisement that included the following: Mom and Pop country ham for $1.49 per lb.; 10 lbs of ground beef – $.79 per lb.;  3 lbs of sweet potatoes – $1.00. With certain purchases, you get extra “Quality Stamps.”


‘That’s just typical Independence’

Patriots get hot in the second half, knock out East Meck

Photos: Roger Harding[singlepic=372,320,240,,left]Independence’s 43-16 win last night over East Meck in the second round of the playoffs was classic Big I football. Just before half, the Eagles’ Tim Sanders returned an interception for a touchdown. The Patriots blocked the extra point, leaving the game tied 9-9, with 39 seconds left in the half. Independence got the ball back near the 50 yard line, but Anthony Carrothers couldn’t get anything going on the first two plays.

Coach Tom Knotts waits until there are four seconds left on the clock, calls timeout, then sets up his last play. East Meck gets called for pass interference, so the Patriots move 15 yards closer and get another shot, this time from[singlepic=373,320,240,,right] the 35 yard line. With no time remaining, Carrothers threw a perfect pass to Michael Rhynes for the TD. The Patriots went into the half up 16-9.

“That was incredible,” Knotts said after the game. “That’s just typical Independence right there. As long as I’ve been here we’ve been scoring on our last drive. I kept saying, ‘we’re going to score on our last drive, we’re going to score on our last drive.’ We got a chance because of the interference call, and we put it in the end zone.” Continue reading


MH resident gives back

For Mint Hill resient Sharon Decker, this time of year always bring back memories of listening at the[singlepic=363,320,240,,right] window for a fire truck to rumble by the foster home she was living in. Decker has never forgotten how it felt the moment Christmas literally arrived at the doorstep, and someone cared.
Now the Mint Hill resident is trying to make sure disadvantaged children in the community don’t go without the things they need, plus a treat or two.
Decker is rallying her neighbors in Ashe Plantation to participate in a gift drive for two families with children at Bain Elementary School.
Decker hopes this will inspire other neighborhoods to do the same. She has a team working with her on the event.
On December 14, they’ll gather donations for the families in Ashe Plantation. Continue reading