What can brown do for you? It might be the color for the new Mint Hill high school

Davidsonnews.net has an update on the new Bailey Road high school which along with the new Mint Hill high school, will open next year.  The reporter interviews Terri Cockerham, the new principal at Bailey Road. She said they are having trouble coming up with colors for the high schools because most of them have already been taken by the other 19 high schools in the county. However, she did say that the Mint Hill high school will probably be brown.

…and as the newest kid in town, the Bailey Road school will have to choose a mascot and colors that haven’t already been claimed.So what’s left — brown and grey?

“Well, the new high school in Mint Hill is looking at brown,” Dr. Cockerham pointed out.

The new principal of the Mint Hill high school, Mark Nixon, said today there is no finalization of the colors or mascot for the school. He said they will submit three colors to an executive committee on Monday and hopefully have an idea of what they will be by next week. The name of the school will be decided at the November 10 Board of Education meeting.

Nixon also said he hopes there will be more community involvement from Mint Hill with the new school.

“Mint Hill, with not having students at the new school, hasn’t had a lot of involvement. So we would like to see more since it will be in their community and they will be using our facilities.”

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Purse snatched at Earp’s BP in Mint Hill

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Mint Hill Police responded to Earp’s BP located at 7020 Brighton Park Drive last Wednesday at  3 pm in reference to a larceny of purse from vehicle in the parking lot. Security cameras at the gas station show the suspect as being a white female, with brown hair worn in a ponytail, approximately 35-40 years of age. The suspect is seen exiting a silver in color SUV type vehicle in the parking lot.

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Avery Mitchell named 2010 Wachovia Principal of the Year

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Albemarle Road Middle School Principal Avery Mitchell was named the 2010 Wachovia Principal of the Year for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools at a surprise announcement held at the school. Mitchell, who is in her first full year at Albemarle Road Middle, was previously the principal at Crestdale Middle for four years.
During her time at Crestdale, the school was recognized as a North Carolina School of Distinction and made its goals for student academic growth. Mitchell was granted freedom and flexibility with accountability by Superintendent Peter C. Gorman during the program’s first year of implementation in April 2008. Crestdale was named a 2009 National School to Watch, an award recognizing middle schools for academic achievement, adolescent development and equitable education.
In March 2009, Mitchell was chosen by the superintendent to move to Albemarle Road Middle as part of the Strategic Staffing Initiative, which places high-performing administrators in high-need schools.
“This has tested my leadership skills and my ability to make strategic changes that will positively affect the school’s culture and student learning,” Mitchell said. “I am working closely with the administrative team, staff, parents and students to develop a culture that focuses on collaboration, rigor and continuous learning. Continue reading

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Armed robbery at Mint Hill Bojangles this morning


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The Bojangles Restaurant in Mint Hill  was robbed at gun point this morning according to Mint Hill Police. The incident occurred at 9075 Lawyers Road at 5:18 am. Upon the officers arrival three employees stated they were just robbed at gunpoint by an unknown black male subject inside the restaurant.

The employees stated that the suspect was wearing a green bandanna over his face and may have had some sort of gloves on. The employees gave the following description of the subject:

Black Male / 5’ 8” to 5’10” / 180-200lbs / early 20’s / wearing brown hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, black boots, and lime green bandanna over face.

The suspect took money from the restaurant and fled on foot in an unknown direction. Mint Hill Police have no further information at this time.

Mint Hill Police are asking for assistance from anyone who may have information on this incident to contact police at 704-545-1085. After Hours please contact dispatch at 704-889-2231.

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