Yummy! Chick-fil-A offers free milkshake for Father’s Day

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All 43 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the greater Charlotte area are offering a free Chick-fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake to fathers who visit the restaurants with their children on June 20.

Participating cities include Charlotte, Concord, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Shelby, Gastonia, Matthews, Lancaster, Monroe, Mooresville, Morganton, Huntersville, Salisbury, Statesville and Hickory.

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MHAA Mavericks win state championship

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The Mint Hill Mavericks 9U All Star Team won Nations Baseball NC State Championship June 14th by defeating the Carolina Prowlers 6 to 4 in the final game. Front Row: Sean Donoghue, Nicki Melton, Nathan Brown, Mason Stickney, Garrett Losaw. Second Row: Ryan Ruettgers, Kyle Devine, Noah Mathis, Conor McGee, Christian Bailey, Charles Johnson.
Third Row: Coaches Dave Ruettgers, Jay Stickney, Mike Bailey and Lee Bailey. Not Pictured: Michael Leary.

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Blues win first tournament of summer

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The Carolina Blues

The Carolina Blues were all smiles last weekend after capturing the first place trophy for the “One Day Shoot-out” sanctioned by the AAU girl’s fast-pitch softball organization, in Concord, N.C.
The Blues are Mint Hill-Indian Trail-Matthews girls who play girls fast-pitch tournament travel ball in the 16U age bracket.
They won four out of five games played and won the tournament championship by defeating the Stanly County Fireballs 4-3. The Fireballs had beaten the Blues, their only loss, earlier in the day, 5-1.
This is the Blues first  tournament win in the young summer season.  They are planning on bringing home more of the “bling” as the summer progresses. Continue reading

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Matthews releases statement on Mint Hill high school boundaries

The Town of Matthews released a statement today in support of CMS’s Tuesday vote to postpone the decision on the boundaries for the new Mint Hill high school.

“We have been hearing from people that the plans were never on the CMS Web site and there had not been an opportunity to fully discuss the impacts of the proposed pupil assignment plans on area high schools,” said Mayor Lee Myers. “We hope that the public will take advantage of this delay by CMS and visit www.cms.k12.nc.us  and click 2010-2011 School Boundary to become fully informed on what changes are proposed.”
CMS held two official public workshops, one at Independence High School and the other at Butler High School earlier this year. The three community maps, combined with the five maps generated by CMS staff,  have been on the CMS Web site for more than a month.

Mint Hill’s boundary map, designed by town staff as well as a hand-picked committee by Mayor Ted Biggers, was voted down at Tuesday’s meeting. The map was not posted on the CMS Web site, but has been available on several other Web sites including minthilltimes.com.

Matthews Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Taylor said Matthews wants two great schools, one in Matthews and one in Mint Hill, but the two towns differ on the approach.

“We’ve all got the same ultimate goal in mind, it’s just how we get there,”  Taylor  said. “Any plan that is to be considered by the CMS Board should be fully disclosed and allow for all families that will be impacted to weigh in before action is taken. That is the only way to be completely transparent and for the decision making process to be fair to all.”

Currently, most of Mint Hill CMS high school students attend Butler. Mayor Myers said after Tuesday’s meeting that Mint Hill’s boundary plan will have an adverse affect on Butler High School.

“It changes the demographics that we worked hard on improving,” Myers said.

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Vehicle breaking and entering in Mint Hill

Mint Hill Police were dispatched about a vehicle breaking and entering Wednesday that occurred in the Mint Hill Town limits. Mint Hill Police were advised that the victim’s vehicle window was smashed and a purse was taken from inside the vehicle. Police were advised that the victim was following the suspect vehicle, blue 4-door Cadillac near Lawyers Road in Mint Hill with two occupants inside. Continue reading

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