Got a lead foot? Better watch out for the next few weeks

Top Speed is coming closerGov. Bev Perdue announced today that the N.C. State Highway Patrol and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program are kicking off Operation Slow Down/No Need 2 Speed to catch speeders on North Carolina’s highways. Local law enforcement agencies will join troopers from now through April 12 to encourage drivers to slow down and follow the speed limit.
“North Carolina law enforcement will be going after speeders who recklessly endanger our citizens,” said Perdue. “Speed is the leading cause of crashes on our highways. I urge motorists to slow down and obey the speed limit. ” Continue reading

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Independence’s Jasmine Hunter was selected for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

jasmine-hunterIndependence High School senior Jasmine Hunter was selected for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program at Appalachian State University. Hunter is the daughter of Pat Swaby. She is a Teacher Cadet at Independence, in the AIS (Academy of International Studies) and is a captain on the volleyball team. Five-hundred scholarships are given each year to students attending one of 18 colleges and universities in North Carolina. More than 800 students went through the application process. Appalachian State was Hunter’s first choice and she said she is very excited.

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Independence High School FFA plants flowers for historical society

Independence High School FFA lends MHHS a hand. Photo: Sue McDonald

Independence High School FFA lends MHHS a hand. Photo: Sue McDonald

Last weekend students from John Hess’ (teacher) FFA club at Independence High School planted flowers, shrubs and trees at the restroom project here at the village. Judy Stanley, who creates the beautiful flower beds at the town’s properties, designed the plan and enlisted the students. I’ve attached a few pictures, and hope you are interested in using them in the paper. Students : Allie Valiente, Alfredo Valiente, Summer Stanley, Hayley Williams and Desmond Stephens. Courtesy of Sue McDonald, (Mint Hill Historical Society) Continue reading

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MHAA baseball opening day canceled

PuddleThe opening day for the Mint Hill Athletic Association baseball season, scheduled for tomorrow, has been canceled due to the rain.

“We’ll pick up with the schedule when the weather clears back up,” MHAA President Don McDaniel said.

The association will have a Family Fun Day on April 25 as a make up for the cancellation of Opening Day.

“It will be the same as opening day, except without the opening pitch,” McDaniel said.

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Breaking News: Mint Hill Highland Games postponed

Water: Rain Rannoch Station Scotland

The Mint Hill Highland Games, scheduled for this weekend at the Park on Fairview, has been postponed according to event organizer Donna Rogers. The event was to be held despite the possibility of rain. But Rogers said the possibilities of thunderstorms and tornadoes forced them to postpone the games. She said the new date is Memorial Day weekend. Town Manager Brian Welch said rescheduling the games for Memorial Day weekend has not been finalized, but he doesn’t see any reason it will not work.

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