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Second graders to honor American heroes

Bain Elementary School will hold its annual patriotic  performance May 25 at 9 am in the school’s parking lot.  Second graders, directed by music teacher Noreen Hofmann and dressed in red, white and blue, will sing eight songs to express gratitude toward the United States and those who serve it.
The patriotic program ties in to the second grade reading curriculum, which focuses on America.  Every grade has a musical performance each year, but according to Hoffman the second grade show is especially moving.
Butler’s JROTC color guard will present the flag, and the second grade student body will lead everyone in the National Anthem.  Other songs will include “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “This Land is Your Land.”   […]

June Tunes scheduled for Town Hall lawn

June Tunes will be every Saturday in June this summer on the Mint Hill Town Hall lawn.  Concerts will begin at 7:30 pm, and visitors should bring chairs and blankets for comfortable seating.
Concerts are as follows: June 2, Sterling Bridge, a Mint Hill-based band that blends the sounds of bagpipes with rock and roll; June […]

By |May 17th, 2012|Around Town, Arts|0 Comments

Independence Senior Meredith Avant wins Broad Prize

Independence High School Senior Meredith Avant was one of 28 CMS seniors who have been named 2012 Broad Prize Scholarship winners.
The students received the news they won a $20,000 scholarship from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation during a surprise announcement at a block party held for CMS employees.
In 2011, CMS won the Broad Prize […]

By |May 17th, 2012|Around Town, Good deeds, Independence High School|0 Comments

Drug involved shooting

Monday night, Everett Jakeen Chavis, 22, of Charlotte, was shot at a gas station at Idlewild Road and Margaret Wallace Road. Chavis said he attempted to buy marijuana from an individual whom he only knew by nickname. The dealer decided to shoot and rob Chavis instead. The bullet went through his forearm into his ribs. He was rushed […]

By |May 17th, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

Primary results

Over two million voters turned out for North Carolina’s primary last week, 178,533 of which were in Mecklenburg County.  Mint Hill residents had the opportunity to vote for the Democratic or Republican presidential and gubernatorial candidates, commissioners for District six, the North Carolina State Senator for District 41, and the North Carolina constitutional marriage amendment.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won their parties’ nominations.  Romney received 65 percent, Ron Paul had 11 percent, and Santorum had 10.
Walter Dalton and Pat McCrory won their parties’ nominations for governor, with 45 percent and 83 percent, respectively.
Republican Bill James won against Ed Driggs for District 6 County Commissioner candidate. […]

By |May 17th, 2012|Government, Politics, Politics 2012|0 Comments

Big week for Queens Grant Ball teams

The Queens Grant middle school girls’ softball team won their conference tournament last week, and the high school boys’ baseball team won second.  The teams are in the Piedmont Charter Athletic Conference.  Both teams played Lincoln Charter in their championship games at the Mint Hill Athletic Association fields.
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The middle school team was 12-0 in the regular season and ranked number one in the conference going into the tournament that took place last Tuesday.  They beat Sugar Creek 15-0 before moving to the final game against Lincoln Charter.  That game was a blowout, too, with the final score 9-0.  Lincoln Charter won the title for the last three years.
The team was comprised of five sixth graders, four seventh graders, and three eighth graders. […]

By |May 14th, 2012|Around Town, Featured Posts, Queen's Grant|1 Comment