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Chris Leak’s passing record may not have been broken after all

Chris Leak set many records as quarterback for Independence High School in the early 2000s. One mark, passing for 585 yards in a game in 2002, was recently broken by Will Cooper, quarterback of Broughton High School last year.
The record, however, was recently challenged by the Raleigh News and Observer who reviewed the game film […]

By |June 27th, 2011|Sports|0 Comments

Cigarettes stolen from Walgreens on Lawyers Road

Mint Hill Police need help locating two suspects who stole cigarettes from Walgreens on Lawyers Road June 17. Police estimate the value of the cigarettes is $500.

The suspects entered the business and the male suspect positioned himself behind the counter where he stole the tobacco products. Both suspects fled the store on foot and fled the parking lot area in a red 4-door vehicle with a chrome style running board. […]

By |June 25th, 2011|Police|0 Comments

Matthews Receives Grant for New Community Garden

View Larger MapThe Town of Matthews has received a $3,000 grant to establish a new Community Garden. Currently the Town has one Community Garden which is located at 427 Covenant Church Lane.

The grant was given to the Town by the Nourishing North Carolina Program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the NC Recreation & Park Association.

The […]

By |June 24th, 2011|Development, Matthews|1 Comment

Town extends deadline for land use plan survey

The town of Mint Hill has extended the deadline to take the land use plan survey to July 11.

Town Manager Brian Welch made the decision so that more citizens would have a chance to participate. The former deadline was June 20.


The survey gauges how citizens feel about future development in the town.

The information will then be used to help either tweak or start over the Comprehensive Land Use Plan that was drafted last year.

As of Monday, 600 people have taken the survey according to Town Planning Director Lee Bailey.

The draft of the plan drew stern criticism from some in town who thought there was too much allowance for higher density development, especially in the areas closest to Charlotte’s borders.

Mint Hill Board of Commissioner Lloyd Austin was on the board when the previous plan was enacted in 2000. He said he supported extending the survey date to July to give more people a chance to have their say.

The  process has been much more contentious than in 2000 according to Austin.

“It’s been a roller coaster,” Austin said. “I’m not for higher density, but there was a misunderstanding about what the plan was originally about. Overall, I think it was just a communication problem.” […]

By |June 23rd, 2011|Around Town, Development|1 Comment