Mint Hill Arts Gallery Crawl tonight


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 the above picture, Mint Hill Arts volunteers make last minute adjustments before tonight’s gallery crawl

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ cuts could be deep

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 he might not have a choice.

“Once you get into the $50 million to $100 million range, there really is no place else to go,” Dr. Gorman told the Board.”

At Independence High School, Judy Kidd, who is the president of the North Carolina Classroom Teacher’s Association, as well as a teacher at the Big I, worries that the cuts in security could be too deep. Under the proposed cuts, high schools would lose as many as five security officers.

“It’s a safety and security issue,” Kidd said. “We can’t get proper supervision and safety with the numbers we have now.”

The CMS press release: Continue reading


Mint Hill student earns faculty honors at Georgia Tech

georgia-tech.jpgKathryn 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.


Matthews man wins $83,302 in NC Lottery

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 of Charlotte won $20,000 at the Circle K at 7905 South Boulevard; Michael Norman of Charlotte won $5,000 in the  “$130 Million Blockbuster” instant scratch off.
Think that the lottery is all about luck? Think again.


Myrick: No Gitmo detainees in NC, please.


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