Northeast Middle ready for end of year bash!

Northeast Middle students, parents and staff are getting ready for the End-of-Grade (EOG) tests with their third annual Backyard Bash. Families will visit math and reading stations, where they can learn about EOG test-taking strategies, as well as practice test questions. Refreshments will be served. Last year more than 150 families were in attendance. The event will be held on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Staff recommendation for new Mint Hill high school released by CMS

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools released their recommendations for boundaries for the new Mint Hill high school. The Lebanon Road area will go to Independence High School, while the boundary line for the new high school and Butler High School is the Lawyers road area. Tomorrow night the CMS planning staff will officially recommend the boundary map to the CMS school board. Continue reading

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Heathfield hosts yard sale, gives some of profits to MHFD

Assistant Fire Chief David Leath accepts a donation from Renee Wilson of Heathfield.

Assistant Fire Chief David Leath accepts a donation from Renee Wilson of Heathfield.

Heathfield subdivision in Mint Hill held a community yard sale in April. Several neighbors who participated in the yard sale donated a portion of their proceeds to benefit the Mint Hill Fire Department. Heathfield resident, Renee Wilson, organized the yard sale and delivered the contribution to the Mint Hill Fire Department. Please contact the Mint Hill Fire Department if you have a house or car that can be donated so it can be used to train fire personnel.  The fire department is always looking for training opportunities including vacant houses that can be burned and/or wrecked or inoperable cars that can be used in training fire personnel on using life saving techniques such as the “jaws of life”.

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Joyce and Jim Lavene release latest mystery

A Corpse for YewJoyce and Jim Lavene released their latest mystery novel titled “A Corpse for Yew,” part of the Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries. You may know Joyce as the Plant Lady in the Mint Hill Times. Joyce and Jim are also prolific writers, having completed more than 30 novels. You can see a trailer for the latest book here. You can purchase the novel here. Of the many books written by Joyce and Jim, which one is their favorite? Joyce says it’s a tough call:

People always ask which book is our favorite. I always say I could never choose. Which daughter do I love best? Which grandchild is cutest? There is no way to measure these things and I wouldn’t want to.I love them all the same. They are all a part of me. And Jim! 8-))

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