Mint Hill Arts opening reception tonight

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The November 2009 art show at Mint Hill Arts will feature the smaller works of the artists. The opening reception for Small Treasures: “Good Things Come in Small Packages” is tonight from 7-9 pm. The exhibit runs through December 3. On Saturday, MHA hosts the 2009 Fall Jewelry Show from 10 am to 3 pm. The show featuring handmade, artisan jewelry crafted by its professional members.

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FBI needs help identifying Hickory Grove Road bank robber

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The FBI needs your help finding the man who robbed the BB&T on Hickory Grove Road yesterday. Witnesses say a black man, with a slightHickory Grove robbery+24a mustache and facial stubble, about 5’6″ tall and about 160 pounds robbed the BB&T branch at 6021 Hickory Grove Road just before noon yesterday. He demanded money from the teller and was last seen behind the bank near the Jiffy Lube. Witnesses say he got into a late model charcoal gray Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows. If anyone has any information they are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600 or the Charlotte FBI at 704-377-9200.

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Matthews seeks students interested in Fire & EMS careers

The Town of Matthews Fire & EMS Department is looking for students who are interested in fire and emergency medical service careers. If you are a student between the ages of 14-17 you are invited to join the Explorer Post at the department.

As a member of the Fire & EMS Explorer Post you will attend training, work with trucks and equipment and attend meetings about these exciting careers. The first meeting of the Explorer Post will be at 6 p.m. on November 19, at the Matthews Fire & EMS Department, located at 236 S. Trade St., Matthews. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. on December 5. Parents should attend the first meeting.

The Explorer Post will meet twice a month on a Thursday night and a Saturday morning. The cost is $55 annually. This covers a uniform and National Explorer fees. For more information contact Deputy Fire & EMS Chief Dennis Green at 704-847-9400 or dgreen@matthewsnc.com.

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Ingersoll to play for UNCC next season

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Butler softball’s Chelsea Ingersoll has committed to play for UNCC next season. She will sign her national letter of intent Thursday at the Butler media center. The senior is a three year starter for Butler High School Lady Bulldogs and was on two state championship teams. Her numerous awards include SW4A Catcher of the Year, SW4A All Conference, NCSCA ALL State 1st Team and NCSCA ALL District 1st Team. She is also a member of the National Honor Society. Ingersoll’s brother, Mike, starts at right tackle for the UNC Tar Heels football team.

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Going to tonight’s Board of Education meeting? Better bring a snack

A few months ago, when the Mint Hill high school boundaries were being decided, more than 30 people signed up to speak during public comments. At tonight’s meeting, there are 66 signed up to speak regarding the Myers Park school boundaries. There are also 12 people signed up to speak during the “Requests from the Public” portion of the meeting, most of whom are from Mint Hill. Julie Parsons, who has spearheaded the effort to grandfather students into the high schools as the boundaries shift in the next two years, sent the Mint Hill Times a copy of her speech she will present to the Board. You can read it in this week’s Mint Hill Times out Thursday. Those signed up to speak tonight: Continue reading

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Saturday was a bazaar day in Mint Hill and Matthews

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Both Philadelphia Presbyterian Church and Levine Senior Center hosted bazaars on Saturday. The church bazaar was the 39th for the women of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church according to Susan Griffin. In addition to the bazaar, there was a breakfast,  chicken pot pie dinner, silent auction, and a yard sale on the front lawn of the church. The Levine Senior Center was taken over Saturday by the bazaar as cars overflowed the parking lot. They even had to have valet parking at one point. Books, quilts, crafts, raffles and baked goods were just some of the offerings during the day. Click the link below for photos of the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church bazaar. Continue reading

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