Mint Hill feels lucky these days

If you play the lottery, this might be a good time to buy a ticket in Mint Hill. Two weeks ago, a woman won $100,000 from the gas station on Lawyers Road across from Bojangles. This past week, someone else won $10,000 in the Power Ball from the Wilco on Albemarle Road. Talk about a Merry Christmas!

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Independence student wins Pride Stepping Stone Award

Independence High senior Timothy Johnson won the Pride Stepping Stone Award, which[singlepic=491,320,240,,right] includes a $5,000 scholarship and recognition at the 17th Annual Lowe’s Pride Awards. The Stepping Stone Award honors a Mecklenburg County high school senior who is active in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) program at West Charlotte, Myers Park or Independence high schools. Seniors must have a grade-point average of at least a 3.0 and plans to pursue a four-year college degree. Continue reading

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Purse snatcher caught

On December 11, 2008, after a successful investigation Detective Lezette, with Mint Hill Police Department was able to secure charges on Charlotte Lewis (W-F-47) and Kayla Chasteen (W-F-22) for stealing a purse and cashing checks. The incident occurred on November 20, 2008.
Lewis, was arrested and charged with two counts of uttering a forged paper and one count conspiracy to commit a felony. On December 15, 2008, Chasteen, was charged with two counts of forgery, one count conspiracy to commit felony, and one count misdemeanor larceny. Both subjects have since been released from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

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