Bain principal to move to another school

Mike Drye

Bain Principal Mike Drye barely had enough time to get his feet wet at the Mint Hill elementary school before getting transfer papers. He will take over at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School beginning March 1 as a part of CMS’s Strategic Staffing Initiative. An interim principal will take over for the rest of the school year at Bain. Just two years ago, the previous Bain principal was moved as a part of the Initiative. Here’s CMS’s press release:

Three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will receive new principals and two principals may build new leadership teams at their schools as part of the district’s Strategic Staffing Initiative. CMS Superintendent Dr. Peter C. Gorman announced the changes at the Feb. 9 Board of Education meeting. Principals moving to new schools will be in place March 1, giving them time to prepare for the 2010-2011 school year.
“Strong leadership is essential to raise student achievement,” Dr. Gorman said. “We looked closely at the data and performance for each of these schools, as well as the data and performance of the new and current principals we included in the Strategic Staffing Initiative. I am confident these leaders will help these schools succeed.”   Continue reading


Breaking & Entering at the Citgo Pit Stop Gas Station.

Mint Hill Police were dispatched to a breaking and entering that occurred at the Citgo Pit stop Gas Station located at 9100 Lawyers Road yesterday (Tuesday). Mint Hill Officers arrived on scene and met with employees at the business who stated that an unknown person had broke into the business through a side glass door and removed several packs of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money.

The store has a video surveillance system which shows an unknown black male enter the business at approximately 0018hrs by throwing a blunt object up against the glass door. The unknown black male subject then used his foot to further smash in the glass door and entered the business removing cash and several packs of cigarettes from the display case.

Video shows a black male subject with the following description:

Black Male / 5’ 8” / 150lbs / wearing brown jacket, blue jeans, black shoes, and red stocking hat on head.

Photos are attached to this release and 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.