First Citizens Bank in Mint Hill robbed

First Citizens Bank in Mint Hill was robbed earlier this afternoon. Police have not offered details but it is believed that no one was hurt in the robbery. More to come later…

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Myrick to vote no on stimulus plan

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) announced that she will vote against the stimulus plan when it comes to the House Floor today.
“Why are we going to spend $825 billion on a plan that won’t achieve its goals?” said Rep. Myrick. “Instead, let’s get this money back to taxpayers and businesses who help grow the economy and create jobs.” Continue reading

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Independence High School named most improved in state

Greatschools.net has named Independence High School as the most improved school for the state of North Carolina. Here’s the criteria they used:

These schools showed the greatest improvement in test scores when comparing scores from the most recent year available to the year before. We compared grade-level improvement rather than student group improvement. For example, we compared 10th grade scores for this year to 10th grade scores last year, as opposed to comparing student scores in 10th grade and then the same group of students and their scores for 11th grade. It’s important to note that the improvement could be a result of the differences in the two sets of students rather than the success of the instruction. These schools also had to meet our minimum enrollment as outlined above for Top Performing Schools.

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CMS launches new and improved Web site

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools announced today it has launched a new Web site. The last major update was in 2002. CMS will utilize more multi-media functions such as videos, podcasting and blogs and hopes the new Web site will be more user friendly and faster. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Board meetings to begin 30 minutes earlier

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Commissioners, held the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, will begin a little earlier.  Beginning with the February 12, 2009 meeting of the Board of Commissioners, all regularly scheduled Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meetings will start at 7 pm. The Board voted at the end of last year to move the meetings up by 30 minutes so they could end earlier in the evening. Last week’s meeting, which began at 7:30 ended after two closed sessions, at 9:45.

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