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County proposal could increase Mint Hill’s ETJ taxes

Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Director Cary Saul gave a presentation at last Thursday’s Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting about creating fire districts to help the county offset the $2 million a year it gives volunteer fire departments.
However, Town Manager Brian Welch expressed a lukewarm reaction to the plan and said he would like to run more numbers before he recommends for the board of commissioners to sign on to the plan.
The county is looking to create fire districts that will be administered by five towns within the county. A new tax would be imposed on those living within the Extraterritorial Jurisdictions to help offset the cost of running VFDs. The towns would then be responsible for divvying up the funds to the VFDs. […]

By |February 18th, 2011|Around Town, Development, Government|0 Comments

Mint Hill’s Moody Brothers Receive Dove Award Nomination

The Moody Brothers, long time Mint Hill residents, were nominated for a Dove award for work they did on a song performed by George Hamilton IV. The song, I’m Using My Bible for a Roadmap, is a nominee for the 2011 GMA Dove Awards Bluegrass Song of the Year. Hamilton had some stellar backup […]

By |February 18th, 2011|Around Town, Arts|18 Comments

Shots fired at gas station on Idlewild Road

Mint Hill Police Officer’s were dispatched to the Sunoco Gas Station located at 9731 Idlewild Road on February 18 at 2:30 am for a report of shots fired. No one was injured, but police are still looking for the suspect.
An employee at the store stated that a black male came to the front door […]

By |February 18th, 2011|Police|0 Comments

Boys’ Basketball Conference Tourney Update

The Independence Patriots boys’ basketball team lost 56-42 to South Meck in the first round of the Southwestern 4A Conference tournament Tuesday night.  The Patriots played a gritty game, taking a four-point lead into the fourth quarter.  But the Sabres’ size and quickness was too tough in the final period.

Brandon Davis led the Patriots with […]

Butler Sweeps Independence to Wrap Up Regular Season

The Butler Boys’ basketball team beat Independence 77-71 last Friday night.  The win gave Butler a perfect 14-0 record in the Southwestern 4A Conference.

The Bulldogs’ Marcus Burton led all scorers with 25 points.  Zach Ferguson scored 16 and Anthony Stitt added 14.

The Patriots came out of halftime with a strong second half, but it wasn’t […]

By |February 15th, 2011|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Stallings couple claims $1 million prize one day before ticket to expire

Erin and Raleigh Hill of Stallings shared a $1 million win in the N.C. Education Lottery’s Mega Millions game, claiming the prize one day before the winning ticket was scheduled to expire.

Raleigh Hill, a baggage handler, said he discovered that his $2 Megaplier ticket had matched all five white balls, earning him and his wife an automatic $1 million prize, a couple of weeks after the August 20 drawing. But he said he waited about two or three weeks more to tell his wife, Erin, a federal government employee. He said he finally told his wife at the end of a bad day for her.

“Things aren’t all that bad,” he told her as he left the winning ticket on a computer screen after displaying the winning numbers. […]

By |February 15th, 2011|Around Town|2 Comments