Monthly Archives: February 2009
Hundreds of art enthusiasts turned out at the Mint Hill Arts gallery crawl last Friday night to look at the work of area photographers. Mint Hill Times photographer Jim Young had several photos at the event; he also took many … Continue reading
Independence High School will have two reunions this year. The Class of 1979 will hold its 30th reunion on May 16, 7:00 pm – Midnight at the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park near Tyvola and Interstate 77. The Big I class … Continue reading
[singlepic=647,320,240,,center] The Student Council at Independence High School collected money from students and staff in order to buy stuffed Teddy Bears for children staying in the hospital on Valentine’s Day. They collected over $700, enough to make 75 teddy bears … Continue reading
Rep. Sue Myrick did not vote for the stimulus package which will be signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama. “We’re in a recession, and the American people are hurting. I had hoped that Congress could come together, not … Continue reading
[singlepic=642,320,240,,center] Nate Charest, defensive back and wide receiver for Butler, is starting to get looks from Division 1 schools. Duke, Clemson, South Carolina, NC State and East Carolina have shown interest. Illinois is also a possibility. Charest’s brother, Jacob, plays … Continue reading
[singlepic=641,320,240,,center] Mint Hill Arts will have a gallery reception tonight to kick off the exhibition, “The view through the lens: a photographic journey.” The event takes place at the gallery in The Grace Building and lasts from 7-9 pm. In … Continue reading
CMS is examining all possibilities in trying to locate positions that can be cut to meet the expected shortfall in funds for 2009-2010. Superintendent Dr. Peter Gorman said they are trying to keep the cuts away from the classroom, but … Continue reading
Former Independence baseball star Evan Taylor was named South Atlantic Conference player of the week. Taylor is batting .520 (13-of-25) with three home runs and 13 runs batted in after two weeks of the season and has led Lenoir-Rhyne to a 4-3 start to the year. Continue reading
Kathryn Colberg of Mint Hill earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for fall semester 2008 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Undergraduate students earning a 4.00 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech.
In the February 6 “Carolina Cash 5” drawing, Harold Dillon of Matthews matched all five numbers drawn to win the $83,302 top prize. This ticket was sold at Matthew’s Shell on East Independence Boulevard in. Other area winners: Betty Sheridan … Continue reading
Not in our backyard. That is US Representative Sue Myrick’s (NC-09) message to Congress. She introduced a bill this week to stop prisoners from Guantanamo Bay from being sent to North Carolina. It does this by prohibiting federal funds from being used to transport detainees to, and housing them within, the state.
“This legislation sends a clear message that we don’t want enemy combatants and terrorists housed in our backyard,” Rep. Myrick said. Continue reading
KnowledgePoints Learning Center Matthews has awarded Bobby Walker a full scholarship for the Spring 2009 semester. The scholarship, one of three awarded this school year, guarantees the Independence High School tenth-grader free testing and the center’s 40 hour tutoring program … Continue reading
The main argument that members of the most influential education associations of North Carolina have against lifting the state mandated cap on the number of charter schools is that some of them under-perform. Never mind that despite the under-performance of … Continue reading