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UPDATED: Mint Hill teen’s body found

The body of missing Mint Hill teen Kayla Campbell was recovered from a pond near Mint Hill approximately 12:15 am Thursday.

The pond, on Sable-Cap Road, is where her bicycle, helmet, and cell phone were found earlier. Investigator’s accepted a local contractor’s offer to drain the pond, installing four pumps on Wednesday, December 12.

The cause of death is still being determined and investigators are still working to find out what happened.

Ten extra counselors were on hand at Independence High School, where Kayla was a student, to help students grieve.

Anyone with information about Campbell, or who could have seen her Sunday, is asked to call the Mint Hill Police Department at 704-545-1085.

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By |December 10th, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

Scenes of Christmas: God’s gift of love

The Cornerstone Baptist Church will be holding its 8th Annual drive-thru nativity scene December 7—9, from 6:30-8:30 pm.

“Scenes of Christmas: God’s Gift of Love” will feature live actors and animals and the narration is available in six different languages on tape or CD, and attendance is free of charge.

By |November 27th, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

Hospital tells chamber timeline on track for 2014

The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce was updated on the status of Presbyterian Hospital Mint Hill at its monthly member luncheon Thursday, November 15 at Pine Lake Country Club.

Roland Bibeau, president of Presbyterian Hospital Matthews spoke during the luncheon, telling the chamber the timeline is still on track to begin construction in 2014, and complete the hospital in 2016.

Bibeau spoke to the chamber in August of 2011, and at that time, the hospital was taking a second look at the plans, given the economic and political environment surrounding the healthcare industry.

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By |November 26th, 2012|Around Town, Development, Real Estate|0 Comments

Hospital tells chamber timeline on track for 2014

“Step Into History, The Carl J. McEwen Historic Village,” a 12-minute video produced by the Mint Hill Historical Society, earned statewide recognition last month, winning a Paul Green Multimedia Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians.

It started with a need to take something to schools and other organizations, to show them what the Historical Society and the Historic Village had to offer.

With a matching grant of $2,500 from the Arts and Science Council, work was underway, with Historical Society co-founder Carol Timblin writing and producing, and member Larry Ferguson serving as director and videographer.

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By |November 26th, 2012|Around Town, Arts, History|0 Comments