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Independence shows Can-do attitude

On Saturday, November 14, Independence students competed in the Can-Struction event for the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentors club.  The event was from 9 am to 1 pm at the Independence Plaza on Trade and Tryon downtown.  The goal was to make a structure using only cans that can stand unsupported for a week.  The cans were donated by ACE mentors, Independence students and staff, and the Leo Club.   All cans will be donated to 2nd Harvest Metrolina Food Bank.

Independence students competed against Myers Parks and West Charlotte chapters of the ACE Mentors club.  Each school constructed an object; Myers Park made an iPhone and West Charlotte built a lion.  However, the Independence iPod was easily the most ambitious and technically challenging project of the event. The students learned several skills; such has using measurement, effective construction practices, and how to create design documents for projects.  […]

By |November 23rd, 2009|Independence High School|1 Comment

Person robbed at knife point last week at Mint Hill Food Lion

Officers responded to the Food Lion located at 8118 Blair Road in Mint Hill last Thursday in reference to an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot. The victim reported that a white vehicle, driven by a young white male, pulled up to her car while she was loading her groceries in her vehicle and a black male exited the passenger side and approached the victim. The black male demanded that the victim give up her purse and wielded a knife. The victim turned over her purse and the suspects left the scene. […]

By |November 23rd, 2009|Police|0 Comments

Belk raises money for Birthday Blessings

On Thursday, October 15, more than 150 Belk employees came together at its Charlotte corporate headquarters to celebrate the first anniversary of the company’s Women’s Leadership Network.  The event kicked off a corporate collection drive to benefit the programs of Birthday Blessings, a Mint Hill-based nonprofit that brings birthday joy and support to homeless children.  Belk and its employees donated a total of $2,500 in financial and product donations.

John and Amy Cervantes, Birthday Blessings co-founders, were recognized at the event for their volunteer efforts on behalf of homeless children and families.  John gave a brief presentation about the organization, and volunteers were on hand after the event to provide additional information and answer questions.

“We are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of Belk and its employees,” said Birthday Blessings volunteer executive director and co-founder, Amy Cervantes. […]

By |November 22nd, 2009|Non-profit|1 Comment

Mint Hill firm merges with Matthews firm

Toler, Bly & Associates, CPA, PLLC, of Matthews, one of the top 25 firms in the Charlotte area, is merging with Michael Moore, PLLC in Mint Hill and Ronald J. Abluton, CPA in the Cotswold area.

The Firm of Michael Moore, PLLC brings additional expertise in areas which include accounting services, taxation, IRS issue resolution, estates and trusts, and financial planning. The entire staff, including Michael Moore, will be welcomed at Toler, Bly & Associates on December 4, 2009. […]

By |November 20th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments