CMPD begins crime fighting program in Farm Pond neighborhood near Mint Hill

Twenty-Five years ago, Farm Pond was a new middle class neighborhood in one of the most desirable up-and-coming places to live in the Charlotte area. Take a trip down Albemarle Road today, and things are looking a lot different. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police hope a new crime fighting program will get Farm Pond back on sturdier ground.

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New Krispy Kreme flavor: Cheerwine Kreme filled?

Krispy Kreme and Cheerwine are two North Carolina-born brands that most of us have enjoyed our entire lives. Now the two companies are coming together for a new flavored doughnut–Cheerwine flavored cream. The “Cheerwine Kreme Filled Doughnuts,”  will be available in grocery stores in the Carolinas during the month of July.

What’s next? Pepsi flavored Mt. Olive pickles?

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Mrs. North Carolina International Speaks to Mint Hill Rotary Club

Mrs. North Carolina International Cynthia Griner spoke to the Mint Hill Rotary Club last week. Griner was crowned Mrs. North Carolina International 2010 on February 27th, 2010 at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, NC. This was her second time competing in this prestigious pageant, which honors married women through-out the country and the charitable work that they perform. As a state title holder, she will now compete at the National Mrs. International 2010 pageant in Chicago, IL on July 17th, 2010. She spoke to the club about PURPLE PASSION 4 Alzheimer’s, an organization that seeks to raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s, with particular concern for the CAREGIVERS of Alzheimer’s patients.

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Charlotte looks to annex JH Gunn and Wilgrove Airport

A history of annexation by Charlotte.

If you live in the area of Mecklenburg County that’s northeast of Mint Hill, you could be joining the big city. That’s because Charlotte is currently in the process of annexing the Camp Stewart area–the neighborhoods around JH Gunn Elementary School and Wilgrove Airport. Charlotte is also looking into annexing two other areas on the west side of the county. A Public Informational Meeting will be held August 5, 2010,  Public Hearings are August 23, 2010 and the passing of the Annexation Ordinances could take place November 22, 2010. The  Ordinance becomes effective June 30, 2011.

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CMS makes changes to its work-session format

Based on the input received from the first two community forums, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education’s focus in its third work session will be on the guiding principles. That work session, scheduled for June 28, will start with a review of the extensive public comments received at the first three public forums. The Board will explore how the guiding principles affect magnets, transportation and facilities. The Board will discuss items for a new set of guiding principles but will not produce a first draft until after hearing public input in the June 28 forum. Continue reading

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Video of reactions from around the world as the US beats Algeria in the World Cup

Wednesday was not just an average day at the Mint Hill Times’ offices. Below us, at Hawthorne’s Pizza, a crowd of about 10 watched the World Cup match between the US and Algeria. With four minutes left, Landon Donovan nailed a miraculous shot that enabled the US to move the next round of the Cup. The people in Hawthorne’s erupted in jubilation, as did many other soccer fans across the country and around the world. Here’s a sample of the reactions after Donovan hit the winning goal. Warning: You may feel patriotic after watching this video.

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