Myrick supports proposal to help homeowners

U.S. Representative Sue Myrick today announced her support of a proposal to stabilize the housing market through tax credits for homeowners and additional incentives for lenders to work with homeowners to avoid foreclosure.The proposal, crafted by House Republicans, would offer a $15,000 home-buyer credit for all home purchases for buyers who with at least a 5% down payment. This provision is identical to the Real Help for Homebuyers Act that Rep. Myrick introduced earlier this month. Continue reading

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CMS reassignment period closes Friday

Families who participated in the first student-assignment lottery and wish to place their child in a different school have until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27 to request reassignment. Reassignment requests are considered for four reasons:
• The student wishes to attend his/her home school (placement is guaranteed)unknown
• Child of CMS staff member (placement is not guaranteed)
• Student’s medical and/or health condition (families must complete the CMS medical packet)
• Extreme hardship, which are circumstances that affect a family’s ability to support the student’s educational success. • Hardship requests require a written explanation and supporting documents.       Continue reading

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Person robbed at gun point in Matthews


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Last night at approximately 11:30 pm, Matthews Police received a report that an individual was robbed at gunpoint in a home on Springwater Drive. It was stated that there were two suspects, last seen running out of the home and their location was not known. Both suspects were described as being African American and wearing dark grey mechanic style jump suits. No one was injured during this incident.
The Matthews Police Department received assistance from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police by providing their helicopter and K-9 unit. The area was thoroughly searched by air and ground and no suspects were located. The investigation is still in the early stages and many of the details are still being confirmed. Detectives are currently attempting to determine if the victim was targeted for a specific reason.

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More than 100 turn out for MH high school boundary meeting

photo by Tim Long

Parents from Mint Hill and the surrounding area came out to Independence High School last night for the first of two workshops on the boundaries for the new Mint Hill high school. Get the full story in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times.

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New Mint Hill high school boundary meeting tonight

There will be a school boundary meeting tonight at Independence High from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is holding a series of workshops to ask for input on proposed boundary options for five new schools. CMS will open three new elementary schools and two new high schools in the 2010-2011 school year. During the meetings, staff will provide information about the proposed boundaries and will ask for feedback. Tonight, staff is holding the first community meeting to discuss boundary options for the new Mint Hill high school and new Robinson Church Road elementary school. This meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, but was moved back one day due to the Board of Education meeting.

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