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Youth risk behavior survey released by CMS

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey, produced by the Centers for Disease Control and conducted every two years, assesses health risk behaviors that contribute to some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in youth.  There are few surprises. CMS noted that cigarette and inhalant use is down (just by one percent). However, high schoolers’ […]

By |March 11th, 2010|Schools|0 Comments

General Growth clawing its way out of bankruptcy

General Growth Partners, one of the largest mall owners in the country and the company which still intends building The Bridges at Mint Hill, may be on the verge of exiting bankruptcy. The company was forced to file for bankruptcy last year when investments went bad. Simon Properties, the owner of South Park Mall, wants […]

By |March 10th, 2010|Bridges at Mint Hill mall|0 Comments

Independence baseball player talks about pitching and bowling

News14 profiles Independence High School pitcher Taylor Cook. The junior said he likes to throw strikes on the mound–and in the bowling alley.

By |March 10th, 2010|Independence High School|0 Comments

Land use plan meeting tonight

The Comprehensive Land Use Plan Committee of the Town of Mint Hill will meet tonight at  6:30 p. in the John M. McEwen Assembly Room, Mint Hill Town Hall. The called meeting will provide the opportunity for Committee members to continue working with representatives of the Town’s consulting firm, HNTB, toward developing a Comprehensive […]

By |March 9th, 2010|Town Hall|0 Comments

Former candidate for Dist. 103 could hear from the courts this week

As the Mint Hill Times has reported since 2008, former unaffiliated Dist. 103 candidate Mark Brody is challenging the way North Carolina allows third parties access to ballots. In 2008, Brody collected signatures of 4 percent of registered voters so he could run as an unaffiliated candidate. He became the only state-wide unaffiliated candidate to […]

By |March 8th, 2010|Election 2010, Raleigh|0 Comments

Police Chief Tim Ledford releases statement on medical marijuana legalization

Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford released a statement today reaffirming his opinion that medical marijuana should not be legalized in North Carolina. Ledford told the Charlotte Observer:
“If people start accepting the use, even if it’s medical marijuana use, people tend to see that being more liberal, more accepting.”
Representative Nick Mackey of Charlotte is working […]

By |March 4th, 2010|Raleigh, Town Hall|0 Comments