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Mint Hill family escapes fire

By |November 24th, 2010|Around Town|0 Comments

Mint Hill Police: Watch for suspicious vehicle in neighborhoods

Mint Hill Police have been dispatched to a couple of calls involving a man in a suspicious vehicle in neighborhoods who was watching and taking photos of children. The following is the information received from dispatched calls to police:

On November 19, an officer spoke with spoke with someone who said her 6-year-old daughter was getting […]

By |November 23rd, 2010|Around Town, Police|0 Comments

Independence teacher is awarded grant

Independence High School English teacher, Liz Carriker, was awarded a $2,000 grant from Union Power to improve student writing through a program entitled “Express Yourself.”
Carriker is a graduate of Independence High School having grown up in Mint Hill.  She is in her 11th year teaching at Independence H.S.  She graduated from UNCC and has been working […]

By |November 23rd, 2010|Independence High School, Schools|0 Comments

Mint Hill Police checkpoint nets 2 DWIs among other charges

The Mint Hill Police Department hosted a DWI checkpoint in the 11400 block of Albemarle Road on Saturday night between 11 pm and 2:30 am. This was a joint operation involving CMPD, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Matthews PD, Pineville PD, Cornelius PD and Marshville PD.  Two DWI arrests were made. There were multiple […]

By |November 22nd, 2010|Around Town, Police|3 Comments

Changes to Library fines, fees and services will go into effect January 1

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library system has had budget woes for the past couple of years, resulting in library closings and reduced hours. It also meant that towns around Mecklenburg County, including Mint Hill, have had to pitch in funds to help keep branches open. Now the library is looking for more revenue by raising everything from overdue fines to the cost of black and white copies.

“Demand for Library services and materials is high, but the Library budget has decreased dramatically,” said Director of Library Experiences David Singleton. “We’re all very aware that the recession has drastically impacted the amount of funding the Library receives from the County. […]

By |November 22nd, 2010|Mecklenburg County|0 Comments

Mint Hill Historical Society: International hotspot?

Sue McDonald, administrator of the Mint Hill Historical Society, said they’ve had two visits in recent weeks from international travelers. This week, a baseball team from Limoges, France visited. The team was brought over by long time historical society supporter Jerry Helms.

A couple of weeks ago, they had three guys another European country visit. According […]

By |November 20th, 2010|Around Town|0 Comments