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

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• Lacey Hampton attended the Ross family reunion last Saturday and reports that everyone had a blast. More than 200 attended the reunion which took place on the Ross property next to Bain Elementary School.

• Our Web site has been a good place for local parents to vent about CMS’ baffling decision to not put Mint Hill CMS students in the new Mint Hill high school. However, Mark Bosco, principal at Independence High School is not taking the issue lightly. He is hosting informal meetings at Dilworth Coffee House to help Mint Hill parents with the transition of shifting schools. Read the story in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times.

• Why are charter schools suing for more money from the state and local governments? Read a Q&A with one of the attorney’s involved with the lawsuit. Jason Kay of the NC Institute for Constitutional Law.

• This week we are happy to introduce our new film reviewer, Clay Whittaker. He saw the new Michael Moore film “Capitalism: A Love Story” and says it is entertaining, but as you would expect,  slanted way to the Left.


Mint Hill Women’s Club candidate forum this Monday

The Mint Hill Women’s Club will host a Candidate’s Forum on Monday, October 12 at the McEwen Room, Mint Hill Town Hall. The event begins at 7 pm with four-five minute remarks by the candidates, followed by light refreshments and then a question and answer with the candidates. Attendees will be given forms to record their questions for a specific candidate during the first part of the program and questions will be organized and read after the break.
The following candidates have agreed to attend the forum: For Mint Hill mayor: Ted Biggers and Larry Bumgarner; For Mint Hill Board of Commissioners, five of the seven candidates will attend: Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington, Adam Kaplan, Brenda McRae and Tina Ross; for Board of Education: Terri Dickinson, Tim Morgan and John Ross.


Video of Mint Hill soldier’s company in Afghanistan

Last week, the Mint Hill Times ran a story about the Mint Hill Lions club donating a generous care package to Billy Mills and his fellow troops in Afghanistan. Mills is an Independence High School graduate and his mother Lynn works at the Bank of America in Mint Hill. She sent us this video from CNN which shows the company Billy is with in Afghanistan.


Korean War Memorial could break ground soon

korean war mem1A representative of Lexington Blue Granite in Elberton Georgia met with Korean War Memorial committee members this week to go over details about the statues, columns and pavers for the memorial. The KWVA has raised more than $100,000 thus far and hopes to begin building in stages within 60 days. The group still needs to raise about $150,000.korean war mem2


Loaded gun found at Independence High School today

WSOC is reporting that a freshman student at Independence High School was caught with a loaded gun at school today. The incident occurred, according to WSOC’s Web site, when a school resource officer suspected the student of having marijuana. The officer then noticed the gun under the desk and the student was taken into custody.


Crestdale Middle has a little fun with anti-bullying week

Students at Crestdale Middle are battling bullying with a series of special events this week. Tuesday is Twin Day, to encourage students to pair up against bullying; Wednesday is Sweats Day, to show it’s no sweat to prevent bullying; Thursday is Sports Team Apparel Day, where students team up to fight bullies, and Friday is Tacky Day, where students show it’s okay to be different.