Queen’s Grant wins video contest

Queen’s Grant students created this video for Special Olympics last year as a project that coincided with Project Unify, a national project developed by U.S. Dept. of Education to activate young people around the country in fostering respectful behaviors and promoting dignity within their schools for all students. Continue reading


Mint Hill Police catch CBW armed robber

Keith Andrew Dow

The CBW Business Center at 9229 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill was held up at gun point last Saturday. It’s the second time this year the business has been robbed. However, this time Mint Hill Police, with the help of Charlotte Police Department were able to catch robber.

Mint Hill Police were dispatched to the call on Saturday around 10:30 am. Upon arrival to the business Mint Hill Police were told by employees that they were
robbed by a light skinned black male subject, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans armed with a silver handgun. He left the business with an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses stated that the subject got into a blackĀ  colored Mazda and left in an unknown direction of travel.

This could have meant that police would have very few leads to work with. However, there was something else about this robber. Employees reported that he had been in the business an hour earlier and was a regular. He was wearing the same clothes during the robbery as he was earlier in the day. Employees identified him as Keith Andrew Mines, (DOB 12-24-1976). Mint Hill Police were able to obtain an arrest warrant on Keith Andrew Mines for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon on this incident.

Two days later CMPD and MHPD arrested Keith Andrew Mines without incident and he is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail on a $50,000
secured bond. Additional information obtained by Mint Hill Police found that Keith Andrew Mines is really Keith Andrew Dow and has been using the Mines name as an alias.


Seven arrested after fight at Rocky River High School

Mint Hill Police arrested seven Rocky River High School students this morning after a fight broke out on a bus. The school was in lockdown briefly after Mint Hill Police arrested the students upon arrival at the school.


Matthews employee wins state award

Alicia Murph has been named the 2010 Outstanding Business License Official by the N.C. Business License Association. She received the award at the associationā€™s annual conference in Asheville last week. Alicia is the Finance Specialist and Revenue Collector for the Town of Matthews.

Alicia was recognized for her efforts to revamp the technical procedures used by the Town and business owners to complete the privilege license process. She has also produced a step by step guide that aids Town employees and businesses in their understanding of privilege licenses.

She serves as treasurer of the N.C. Business License Association. A graduate of
Appalachian State University she worked for the Town of Blowing Rock before joining the Town of Matthews in 2008.


Butler and Independence volleyball teams start playoffs tomorrow

Butler (15-9) will head to Winston Salem to play Mount Tabor (24-3) and Independence (10-13) will travel to Lake Norman (25-2) tomorrow in the first round of the CLASS 4-A WEST volleyball playoffs.

Both teams have respectable records, but other teams and matches in the playoffs illustrate just how incomprehensible the requirements are to get into the postseason. For example, Mooresville (11-8) will have to travel (!!) to Sun Valley (4-16) for their first round game. Even worse, Hopewell is 26-3 and is one of the best teams in the state. What is their reward? They have to travel to Indian Trail Porter Ridge (8-16) for their first round match.