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New restaurant coming to Mint Hill

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The Mint Hill restaurant scene is growing. Brad Bowen, a resident of the town, is in the process of opening a full service restaurant and bakery called Palmetto Grill and Bakery at the location formerly operated by Mama’s Pizza in Mint Hill Pavilion.
This follows the recent opening of The Hill Bar and Grill in the location that was once occupied by Mint Hill Grill and Deli.
Bowen has spent much of the past 30 years either operating restaurants or working in the corporate side of the food service industry. The Olde Sycamore resident hopes to have his new venture open by the New restaurant coming to Mint Hill end of August.
The restaurant will feature fresh cut steaks and fish and be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Bowen said he hopes to “bring to Mint Hill what it has been missing for years, an upscale, yet affordable family restaurant that serves made from scratch meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
The dinner menu will include Mahi Mahi, Bourbon Glazed Salmon, Red Striped Bass, Filet Mignon and Baby Back Ribs. […]

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

IBM employees volunteer at Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care participated in IBM’s celebration of 100 years as a company on June 11 and 15. More than 75 employees from IBM in Charlotte contributed at 26 area non-profits in the region. As a part of this celebration, Melanie A. Tindley, Systems Availability Leader at IBM, reached out to Nate Huggins […]

By |June 22nd, 2011|Around Town, Non-profit|2 Comments

Matthews names police and support persons of the year

The officers of the Matthews Police Department have chosen Roy Sisk as the Police Officer of the Year and Hubert Adams, the Police Support Person of the Year. The Matthews Chamber of Commerce presented the awards.
Sgt. Roy Sisk joined the Matthews Police Department in 2003. He supervises the Patrol
Division and is a member of the Special Resource Team. A native of Alabama, Roy graduated from Wingate University with a B.S. degree and he completed his Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification at Western Piedmont Community College.

Before joining the Matthews Police Department he worked for eight years at the Marshville Police Department where he was a sergeant. […]

By |June 21st, 2011|Matthews|29 Comments

Two Republicans, two different opinions on CMS budget requests

It was a busy day for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools June 8. In one morning, school officials announced they had enough money to keep most of the full time positions they thought they may lose. And then came
the second bombshell: Peter Gorman announced he is resigning as superintendent and taking a job with News Corporation in New York.
Just one day before, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners voted to give CMS half of the $50 million the Board of Education had requested. The board voted 5-4 along party lines to give CMS $26 million in additional funds for the next school year. It was unclear to the Mecklenburg County board how much, if any, CMS would receive in state funding.
However, the $26 million was not enough to cover the three most important items that CMS said it would fund first if it got additional money.
Gorman said that to keep class sizes lower, maintain student weighted staffing, and keep support positions such as literacy facilitators and media specialists, they would need $34 million. However, CMS’s
announcement last week noted the $26 million would indeed cover the total cost of keeping 570 positions.
“We will use the $26 million just as we told the county that we would,” said Chief Operating Officer Hugh Hattabaugh. “The $26 million will mean we don’t have to increase class sizes and we don’t have to
change our weighted student-staffing formula. Together those two items add up to $24 million – and we’ll apply the remaining $2 million to the next item in the tier, which is support staff in schools.”
While teachers who had already been given pink slips were delighted at the news that they would keep their jobs, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James, who represents the Mint Hill area, called foul.
“The whole thing was kabuki theater to whip up support from soccer moms,” James said this week. […]

By |June 20th, 2011|Mecklenburg County, Schools|0 Comments