Two Butler seniors win scholarships

Leslie Esparagoza and Tim McDonald, both of Butler High School, won $2,500 scholarships each from the Law Offices of Michael DeMayo. The two seniors joined 13 other students from the area who were awarded the scholarships for created winning videos and presentations on how to prevent underage drinking and driving. This is the eighth annual Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program. Esparagoza will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and McDonald will attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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What will Mint Hill look like in 2030?

Tuesday night, representatives of the consulting firm HNTB met with the town to discuss the Small Area Plan that will guide development in area around the Bridges at Mint Hill for the next 20 years. Here’s the current plan they showed the town Tuesday night. To read more about this plan, pick up a copy of this week’s Mint Hill Times.

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Most violations of the new ban on smoking in bars? It’s right here in Mint Hill

Sharky’s, on Fairview Road, has had the most violations of the new smoking ban which recently went into effect. (A list of smoking violations in Mecklenburg County thus far.) According to WSOC TV:

Records show Sharky’s Bar and Billiards in Mint Hill has the most violations so far. Friday, manager Scott Boles said they’ve cracked down on smokers.“We put [smokers] straight out the door,” Boles said. “It’s not going to happen.” Yet, Boles said he’s still angry about the ban, saying his bar is a private club and should be allowed to let members smoke if they want. “I just feel it’s our choice in what we want to do,” he said.

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Mint Hill resident a big winner in the lottery

It doesn’t happen often, but this week, the North Carolina Education Lottery announced that a resident of Mint Hill took home a nice chunk of change from playing the lottery. Sunny Bell won $50,000 in the Match and Win Instant Scratch-off game.

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Police look for Costco robbery suspect

Matthews Police are seeking information on the person who robbed Costco yesterday. At approximately 6 pm a black male entered the Costco, located at 2125 Matthews Township Parkway, and asked to see jewelry that was in a locked viewing case. As clerks assisted him the suspect pulled a gun from his pocket and threatened to harm the clerks if they not place jewelry in a bag. After the clerks placed jewelry in the bag the suspect fled the store. Continue reading

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