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CMS could have a “heck of a battle” on its hands

Mayor Ted Biggers assured the town at last night’s Board of Commissioners meeting that Mint Hill Middle School will not close. He talked to officials at CMS and was told the school is on the list of 37 schools that will see change, but only because Mint Hill Middle is overcrowded. He added that there […]

By |September 10th, 2010|Schools|1 Comment

Police announce road closings for Mint Hill Madness

Hard to believe Mint Hill Madness is almost here. The parade on September 25 will start on the Highway 218 side of Matthews-Mint  Hill Road and proceed up to Brighton Park. If you are trying to use Highway 218 or Lawyers Road on that day, you may want to consider a different route. Mint Hill […]

By |September 9th, 2010|Madness 2010|0 Comments

Spirited UNC-Charlotte professor keeps Novello Festival alive

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library has brought us the Novello festival for more than a decade now. Due to budget concerns this year, the festival is on hold. Enter UNC-

Charlotte Professor Mark West who organized a Novello-lite to fill the void this year. The library liked West’s idea, and is sponsoring “A Tribute to Novello.”

Local writers will lend their services for free and Novello Press will announce the two books it will publish this year.

“I felt like the community had benefited from Novello for all these years and maybe it was time for the community to show its appreciation to the Library for what the festival has come to mean,” said West in a press release from the library.

October 1 and 2 will feature adult authors and October 9 will feature young adult and children’s authors.

In addition, Novello Festival Press (NFP) will present its two most recent publications:

October 2: Topograph: New Writing from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond, an Anthology edited by Charlotte Viewpoint’s Jeff Jackson
October 9: The Children’s Book: Wings and Dreams: The Legend of Angel Falls by Irania Macias Patterson with illustrations by Catherine Courtlandt McElvane.

Pat Siegfried, a former librarian with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and current owner of Black Forest Books and Toys, will head up the youth events. West will coordinate the adult events.

For more information visit the Library’s website at www.cmlibrary.org/novello.

A Tribute to Novello Schedule: […]

By |September 8th, 2010|Library, Mecklenburg County|0 Comments

Could Mint Hill Middle School close?

CMS announced it has come up with a list of 32 schools “where change may be needed” in the 2011-2012 school year. Mint Hill Middle School is on this list. The changes could be minor or significant, including closing some of the schools. The Board of Education, which has worked on guiding principles all summer, based its decision on an index that took into account academic proficiency, academic growth, per-pupil cost and condition of the school.

After the break, read the CMS press release and see a list of the schools that could close. Others on the list? Garinger, Harding and Olympic high schools. […]

By |September 7th, 2010|Mint Hill Middle School, Schools|20 Comments