Mint Hill Junior Legion team stays alive in playoffs

The Mint Hill Junior Legion team, which was 15-1 in conference play heading into the playoffs, beat Belmont last night at Independence High School to stay alive in the 5-game series. Belmont won the first two games.

Alex Bronkar had four of Mint Hill’s 17 hits and pitcher Matt Baltimore gave up one run over four innings for the win.

Mint Hill heads back out to South Point High School in Gaston County tonight for game 4. The winner plays for the Area championship and will earn a birth in the state playoffs in Cary next week.

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CBW Business Center in Mint Hill robbed

Mint Hill Police were dispatched to the CBW Business Center Suite A yesterday to an armed robbery, which had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers were told by business employees that a black male entered the business and brandished a black handgun. The suspect pointed the handgun at an employee and demanded money from the cash register drawers.

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The suspect took an unknown amount of money and left on foot from the business. A short distance from the robbery location, he got into a small dark colored vehicle, possibly a Toyota Echo.

The in-store video shows a black male subject with the following description:

A black male (6’ 00”/160lbs) wearing gray shorts with white stripe, gray shirt, and black and white sneakers. Suspect also had on a straw hat with a white mesh cloth covering his face with only his eyes visible.

Photos are attached to this release and Mint Hill Police are asking for assistance from anyone who may have information on this incident are to contact police at 704-545-1085.

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The gift to Mint Hill that keeps giving: How the town got the land for its current town hall

March 11, 1982 was a milestone for Mint Hill. Yes, it was 11 years to the day that Mint Hill was incorporated. But it was also the day that John McEwen and wife Scottie donated 5.5 acres to the town for its first town hall. Previously, the board had met in a barber shop, doctor’s office, and fire department.

In this week’s Mint Hill Times, read about the donation of the land. In next week’s issue, we look at why the town hall looks so modern, and why it was one of the first eco-friendly buildings in the area. To see the agenda from that 1982 board meeting, click after the break. Thanks to Town Clerk Beth Hamrick for digging this up for us.

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No surprises here: Myrick didn’t like Obama’s speech on immigration reform

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has always been one of the most vocal critics of illegal immigrants in this country. So it should not come as a surprise that last week she disagreed with Obama’s speech on immigration.

This week’s Mint Hill Times editorial calls for a practical solution to the immigration problem that is more akin to what Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch wants: Set up a program that will allow the current illegals some level of legal status, and then restructure immigration laws so that we never again have this problem. Who else is on board with this idea? In addition to Murdoch and Obama, Michael Bloomberg (and many other CEOS and Mayors), George W. Bush, Karl Rove, Trent Lott, Ken Mehlman, former chairman, Republican National Committee, and Republican strategist Michael Murphy. Continue reading

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