Commissioners approve Planning Board recommedation

By Joyce Lavene

At its first meeting in March, The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners  were receptive to a request by Sullivan and Roupas, LLS that would allow an exception from the Downtown Overlay Plan so that a building could be positioned fronting a private street. The Planning Board recommended the project. Council voted to allow it, with Commissioner Tina Ross as the only dissenting voice. Continue reading

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Woman attacked this morning

A 67-year old woman was attacked this morning as she was attempting to enter a business in the 4700 block of Margaret-Wallace Road. A man acted like he was going to hold the door open for the woman. As he held the door he grabbed her purse and attempted to flee. The woman refused to let go of her purse and fell to the ground still holding the purse. She was drug a short distance before letting go of the purse. The man then fled towards a near-by apartment complex. Officers located the discarded purse a short distance from the business.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect is a black male, approximately 5’ 8” in his late teens or early twenties. He was wearing a grey windbreaker with blue jeans, and had an earring.
Mint Hill Police asks anyone with information to contact Det. Lezette at 704-545-1085.

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Two Butler students arrested in connection with recent bomb threats

Matthews Police have arrested two students in connection with recent bomb threats at Butler High School. Dorothy Nicole Moore and Jihad Donovan Glover are both students at Butler High School. Both suspects are charged with three felony counts of making a false bomb report and have been transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail. The bomb threats were called in from payphones on three separate occasions between February 24 and March 7, 2012. These arrests come after a joint investigation by Matthews Police and Detective Kenny Lynch, Charlotte Mecklenburg School Police Department.

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Belville takes third at States

After almost 1,300 matches and three grueling days of competition, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships at the Greensboro Coliseum wrapped up Saturday night with the championship matches in all four classifications. Individual weight class champions in 56 different divisions across the four classifications were crowned. Continue reading

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Dedicated to family care

Unlimited Possibilities held their open house at their new model in Mint Hill last week. Matthews and Mint Hill officials and more than 50 others came out to take a look and enjoy the tour of the facility. The new facility will be called The Village at Mint Hill. It is dedicated to caring for individuals with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia.
The facility will feature private and semi-private rooms with private baths, daily activities and social programs, 24/7 care and supervision as well as respect and security. It is being built at 14009 Thompson Road.

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