Process for naming Mint Hill high school to get underway

CMS announced today that it has set up dates for the community to give its input in determining the name of the new Mint Hill high school located on Truelight Church Road.

Principal Mark Nixon has scheduled several meetings to solicit input from parents, students and members of the community.
“I am looking forward to moving forward with plans for a name for this new high school,” Nixon said. “That is the first step as we build our new community of students and parents.”

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What’s in this week’s Mint Hill Times?

Mint Hill Madness is one week away. Come by and meet the staff of the Mint Hill Times at our booth–we’ll have great deals on subscriptions and a nifty contest for a great prize! Where can you pick up this week’s paper? If you are not a subscriber (you should be!) then click here for locations to purchase a paper for .50 cents

In this week’s Times:

• Read about Rep. Jim Gulley’s decision to not run for his 8th term in the state House.

• Ken Gjertsen talks about why he decided not to run for the CMS board of education again.

• Mint Hill is getting a new AT&T cell tower (cheers from all the IPhone users!). The town grilled reps of AT&T at Thursday’s meeting, but in the end decided it was a good thing.

• Read why the redrafting of the nusiance code ordiance was tabled again by the board of commissioners.

• Tim Long reports on the Buler win over Richmond County last Friday night—one of the most amazing games in school history. Independence had an easy win over West Charlotte, and looks to have another easy “W’ against Vance this week. Butler, meanwhile, takes on West Charlotte at home.

Get local with YOUR community newspaper, The Mint Hill Times.

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Myrick Signs letter to President calling for end of federal ACORN funding

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has signed a letter drafted by House Minority Leader John Boehner to President Obama asking him to disclose and terminate all taxpayer funding of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also known as ACORN.

“This is a matter of common sense and respect for taxpayer dollars,” the letter reads. “Last year, millions of Americans were outraged to learn their tax dollars were being used to subsidize an organization linked to multiple instances of voter registration fraud and other illicit activity.” Continue reading

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Butler students name National Merit finalists

The National Merit Scholarship program has named 33 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students as 2010 semifinalists. At Butler High School, Paul Horton, Sungmin Lim, Katherine Majeski, Jarrod Oliver, Hayley Paytes and Cameron Rogers are still in the running for the prestigious scholarship. Along with the rest of the CMS finalists, they are among 16,000 students across the country who will compete for Merit Scholarship awards totaling more than $36 million. The semifinalists were selected based on their 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) scores.
The list of other semifinalists and their high schools: Continue reading

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Matthews Help Center to celebrate 30 years of giving back to the community

Picture 1The Matthews Help Center will have its 30th anniversary celebration this Saturday, September 19 from 10 am to 3 pm. The event will take place at its location at 119 North Ames Street in downtown Matthews.

There will be lots of inexpensive food including Hot Dogs – $1, Chips – $.50,  Drinks – $.50, Popcorn – $.50, Snow Cones – $1 and Cotton Candy – $1. Also be sure to visit the Backporch Treasures Thrift Shop which will be open for business with extended hours from 9 am – 3 pm.

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