The folks at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Idlewild Road helped 30 families at the Double Oak Community Center have a more merry Christmas. Volunteers gave food, clothing and presents to the families to help spread the holiday cheer. More than 75 people from the church volunteered including the Boy Scouts, youth ministry and Knights of Columbus.
A 6-year old child is in critical condition and his grandmother is in stable condition at CMC Charlotte after being attacked by a pit bull Wednesday. Mint Hill Police and Medic were called to 4514 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in reference to an attack on a 6 year old. Upon arrival, officers found Muriel Price, grandmother to the child, had also been injured by the pit bull. Ms. Price lives at the house next door and was contacted by a family member who stated that her grandson had been hurt. In the process of running to the house next door, the pit bull attacked her. Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Control took custody of the pit bull on 12-22-2010. The investigation is still pending and police are evaluating whether criminal charges will be sought. The pit bull lived at the address where the attack happened and belonged to a family member of the 6 year old.
Former Butler standout quarterback Christian LeMay officially joined the Georgia Bulldogs practices in the past three days. LeMay missed his senior season at Butler because of violations of CMS Code of Conduct and has been home-schooled this year. He planned to enroll in Georgia this spring. LeMay threw 44 touchdown passes and just two interceptions in his junior season at Butler, leading the team to its first state football championship. He is ranked as one of the best quarterback prospects coming out of high school.
Christmas time is about giving, and one Mint Hill resident and her family are giving one of the most valuable gifts of them all: Their time. The Lake Wylie Pilot reports that Jennifer Ballard of Mint Hill and some of her family pitched in to help wrap presents for 14 hospice families in the Lake Wylie area.
“We aren’t doing much for ourselves this year, but we wanted to help other people. Instead, we want to give to people who need it.
“I have my family, a house, income … I everything I need,” she said.