Local business supports car consumers, wrestling team

Independence High School’s wrestling team and Manchester Automotive and Tire are teaming up for Car Care Awareness Month. The wrestling team will provide car washes while Manchester offers free vehicle check-ups from 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, April 21.
Manchester will provide a checklist for vehicles, inspecting lights, fluids, tires, and more.
“Free inspection is something we just try to give back to the community,” says owner Ken Manchester. “It’s the simple things. [For example] nobody really checks the air in their tires anymore.”

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Two sisters and a love of Lacrosse

Mint Hill is home to two talented, high-scoring lacrosse players–and they’re sisters. Austin and Cassie Brown have been playing sports their whole lives. You may have seen them at the Mint Hill Athletic Association fields. But basketball, baseball, and field hockey did not catch them like lacrosse did.
Introduced to lacrosse by their aunt, Austin and Cassie have been playing the sport since middle school. Both girls are on the Providence Day varsity team and are two of the top scorers, accounting for 56 percent of the team’s goals.
They have been practicing together since they were young, which has proven to be very beneficial.
“Most of my assists are with [my sister],” said Cassie.
“I can throw passes to Cassie that I know no one else can catch,” added Austin.
The Providence Day team is ranked fourth in the state.

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CMS selects Morrison as next superintendent

(From the CMS website)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has preliminarily selected Dr. Heath Morrison from three finalists for the superintendency. Contract negotiations are currently under way and once complete, the Board will vote at a regular meeting to officially approve the hire of Dr. Morrison and his contract. Continue reading

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Chamber preview & unveiling of Jack Bryan Memorial Bench

On May 3 – 11 am to 1 pm – NC Korean War Memorial at Mint Hill Park on Hwy 218.
The Mint Hill Chamber will unveil the Jack Bryan Memorial Bench to honor former MHCC President , Madness Committee Chair
and active civic leader. FREE BBQ  provided by the NC Korean War Memorial organization to thank local businesses for their support of this monument.RSVP REQUIRED by calling or emailing the chamber office 704-573-8282 or sandyminthillmad@yahoo.com.

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Local church gives away gas

New Beginnings Community Church gave away gas for 334 cars on Good Friday.  Cars lined up on Idlewild Road and Margaret Wallace Road for $15 in gas at the corner Sonoco.  In all, the church spent $5160 in gas.  It also gave away free water and popcorn.  Funding was provided by the church and its members.
The gas event’s brainchild, senior pastor Michael Henderson, was out of town, but his wife and church executive minister, Twanna Henderson, was present.  She is affectionately referred to as First Lady.

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Fire department, VFW serve BBQ

The Volunteer Fire Department and VFW began cooking 1,600 pounds of BBQ last Friday evening for Saturday’s event. The organizations have worked together to raise money for many years. The event is held on the first Saturday of each April and October, and proceeds support both organizations.

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