Mint Hill police looking for pizza delivery robber

william-clifton.jpgOn January 12 at approximately 8:50 pm, Mint Hill Police responded to 4804 Stoney Trace Drive in reference to a robbery.  Officers met with the victim, a W/F who was employed by Pizza Hut in Mint Hill.  She stated that she went to deliver a pizza to an apartment in this building and was physically assaulted.  The suspect then fled in the victim’s vehicle, taking the keys and the victim’s cash from her person.
On 01-13-2009 at approximately 2:50am, the victim’s vehicle (a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina) was located at the Circle K in Mint Hill by an on-duty patrol officer.  The vehicle was occupied by one black male, later identified as William Charles Clifton III (DOB 11-18-1992).  Clifton is described as a black male with short dreadlocks, approximately 5’11” tall, 150 pounds with a slim build.
Mint Hill Police currently have two felony warrants (Common law robbery and larceny of motor vehicle) for the arrest of this suspect.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of William Charles Clifton III is asked to contact Mint Hill Police and speak with Det. Garmon at 704-545-1085.  Anyone with information can remain anonymous.


N.C. Smoking ban legislation heats up


Tired of going into smoke filled restaurants? The North Carolina legislature is kicking around the idea of a sweeping smoking ban that could allow municipalities to have the power to eliminate smoking from public places. Senator Eddie Goodall, who represents Mint Hill, Union County and some of Matthews, is hesitant to support ban.

“We’ve got to be so careful about chipping away from individual decisions that people can make for themselves,” said Sen. Eddie Goodall, R-Union. “You (already) clearly have a choice when you walk into a restaurant to determine whether they allow smoking or not.”


Local students make SCAD deans list

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., for fall quarter 2008.  James Koo of Mint Hill (28227) is a scad.jpggraphic design major and is seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; Andrew Dicharry of Indian Trail (28079) is a broadcast design major and is seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; Erik Olson of Matthews (28104) is an undecided major and is seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; Stephen Venezia of Matthews (28105) is an undecided major and is seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list.


List of MUMPO projects ready for Fed’s stimulus money

In today’s Mint Hill Times there is an article about Mint Hill’s maneuvering to collect stimulus money–if it comes available. Here is a complete list of the projects the Metropolitan Union Mecklenburg Planning Organization will submit to the state DOT. Mint Hill is seeking funds for a sidewalk which will run along Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road from Highway 51 to Nelson Road. Also on the list is a resurfacing and widening project of Highway 218 from Interstate 485 to Anson County.


FBI releases photos of First Citizens bank robber


From the FBI:

The Mint Hill Police Department and the FBI Charlotte Safe Streets Task Force are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the individual who recently robbed the First Citizens Bank located
at 6930 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, North Carolina ( NC).  On January 28, 2009, at approximately 1:16 p.m., a lone male entered the bank and approached one of the tellers brandishing a handgun. After
demanding and receiving an undisclosed amount of money from the teller, the suspect exited the bank and fled the area in a small, silver automobile.

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Feb. 16 make-up day for snow day

What’s the worst part of getting a snow day if you are in school? You’ll probably have to make it up. CMS announced today students and teachers will be in class on Monday, Feb. 16. That day was originally in the calendar as a teacher workday, but will now be used as a regular day of instruction to make up for the Jan. 20 snow day. Students should plan to attend class at their regular time. Unless it snows again, of course.