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Purse snatcher cashes check, but police have a pic

On 11-20-2008 at approximately 11:20 am, Mint Hill Police were dispatched to The Bloom Grocery Store located at 6275 Wilson Grove Road in reference to a larceny of a purse. When officer arrived on[singlepic=386,320,240,,left] scene, he met with the 82-year-old victim (Victim Information is not being released by police for victim protection) who stated […]

By |December 2nd, 2008|Police|1 Comment

Movie tonight at HAWK meeting

Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK) a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, hosts tonight a local premier of the short film, “The Story of Stuff.”
“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at[singlepic=385,320,240,,right] home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.” […]

By |December 2nd, 2008|Environment, Non-profit|0 Comments

CMS accepting applications for free and reduced-price meals

The jobless rate for the Charlotte region reached 7.1 percent in October, one of the highest numbers for unemployment in nearly 20 years. Families across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are struggling to make ends meet, and that includes finding the money to feed their children.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools wants to remind families that Child Nutrition Services accepts applications for the federal free and reduced-price lunch program throughout the year. Applications are mailed in August to households of all CMS students, but families may apply for meal benefits at any time during the school year. The Child Nutrition Office reviews applications and determines eligibility based on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. […]

By |December 2nd, 2008|Schools|1 Comment

Plantation Estates celebrates 20 years

Matthews Mayor Lee Myers along with 300 attendees recently gathered to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Plantation Estates. The ACTS Retirement-Life Community was first constructed in 1988. Today, it is home to more than 500 retirees and is one of three ACTS not-for-profit, faith-based life care communities in the Carolinas.

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In the photo:
From left: Mayor […]

By |December 1st, 2008|Non-profit|0 Comments

Mint Hill mall developer gets 2 week loan reprieve

General Growth Properties inc, who is partnering with Childress Klein properties in building the Bridges at Mint Hill, has gotten a two week reprieve to pay a $900 million dept for two malls in Las Vegas. General Growth warned several weeks ago it may have to file for bankruptcy if it can’t meet its debt […]

By |December 1st, 2008|Bridges at Mint Hill mall, Development|0 Comments

Independence dismantles Butler 49-7

It took 15 seconds for Independence to take the lead in Friday’s game against Butler. Lawrence Martin[singlepic=383,320,240,,right] ran the opening kickoff back for six points and kicker Robbie Ward added an extra point for a 7-0 score. Butler would not get closer the rest of the game as the Patriots overwhelmed the Bulldogs 49-7.

“I was a little surprised because Butler came out a little flat and Lawrence’s touchdown return stuck it to them a bit,” Knotts said after the game.

Martin finished with six catches for 95 yards and one touchdown to go with his kickoff return for a touchdown. He also had a 72 yard touchdown pass called back because of penalty on the Patriots’ first play from scrimmage.

“He’s made big plays for us all year,” said Knotts. “When he gets the ball in his hands he can do special things. He’s electric when he gets it.”

Photos by Mark Sward swardpics.com

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By |December 1st, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments