Mint Hill store sells $100,000 lottery ticket

The NC Educational Lottery announced today that a $100,000 lottery ticket was purchased in Mint Hill by Erika Aguayo:

For Aguayo, “Mega Bucks” was her lucky game. The Charlotte woman bought one instant ticket and scratched it off at home. When it revealed the top prize of $100,000, she says she thought, “Am I reading this right?” Indeed she was! Continue reading

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QG teachers finalists for awards

[singlepic=484,320,240,,left]It’s a common fact that an exceptional teacher can impact a child for a lifetime. In an effort to recognize its exceptional teachers, charter school operator, National Heritage Academies (NHA), established the NHA Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is presented annually to recognize and affirm the accomplishments of individual teachers across NHA’s 57 charter schools. Carla Collier, Regan Adam, Heather Sizemore and Wanda Williams, teachers at Queen’s Grant Community Charter School in Mint Hill and residents of Midland, Locust, Concord, and Mint Hill, respectively, were among this year’s finalists for the 2008 Excellence in Teaching award. Pictured from left: Regan Adam, Carla Collier, NHA’s CEO Jeff Clark, Wanda Williams and Heather Sizemore. Continue reading

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Mint Hill beauty queen to appear on reality show

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Amber Olive, a 10-year-old student at Lebanon Elementary School, recently participated in a new reality TV series called “Little Miss Perfect” on the WeTV network. (The Mint Hill Times profiled Amber in the October 16 edition of the paper.) The show follows child beauty pageant contestants and their families before and after beauty pageants so viewers can see the behind the scenes of the competitions. The show will air in early 2009.

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Ashe Plantation’s Xmas party for a cause

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Sharon Decker and families at Ashe Plantation held their annual Christmas party last week. The neighborhood raised funds to help several needy families for the holidays. Mint Hill Fire Department made the trip out to the neighborhood and brought Santa Claus along for the ride. For a slideshow of Ashe Plantation’s party, Continue reading

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Town hosts breakfast for staff

The town hosted its annual breakfast for staff at Jimmie’s this morning. Commissioners and other board members also attended. Dana Clukey and Margie Nichols took the photos.

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Blessed Assurance needs your help

Blessed Assurance Adult Day and Health Care Center began its 10th year of service in July 2008 and has served meals, ministered medication, provided bathing services and fostered the personal independence of 1000s of senior and special needs adults.  Consequently, caregivers have been able to retain jobs, maintain a cohesive home and improve their quality of life.
They need your support as they expand its existing facility to serve 50 additional special needs adults in the community.  This project will cost us $650,000 and will be completed by June 30, 2009.
You can make a tax deductible gift to support neighbors and loved ones who are being challenged every day.  Please send checks payable to:  Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, 13001 Idlewild Road, Matthews, NC  28105 or call (704) 576-4754 for more information.

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