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Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department to charge for ambulance service

At the August 15 Board of Commissioners meeting, representatives from the Mint Hill VFD made a presentation outlining a plan to move forward with billing for ambulance service. This plan is an effort for the service to become self-sustaining.
MHVFD Chairman Jerry Mullis addressed the Board to explain the findings of a study initiated in January to determine long-range needs of the department based on the steady increase of call volume due to population increases in the Mint Hill area.
“All indications are that our call load will increase each year,” says Mullis. “We need to be proactive in our readiness and future abilities to serve.” […]

By |September 9th, 2013|Around Town, Development, Government, Police, Town Hall|0 Comments

Shands School raises funds for needed supplies

Shands School, a non-profit organization, serves students ages 8-13 with learning differences. Director Liz Morris, who is a trained vision therapist, says the school utilizes as part of its instruction, targeted movements that activated different parts of the brain.
“We use Brain Gym because we felt we needed to do in the classroom what we do […]

By |September 9th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

By |August 20th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Mint Hill Junior American Legion baseball team wins state title

American Legion baseball is a national institution founded in 1925 with some pretty lofty goals. Everyone wants to be on a winning team, but understanding how to be a good teammate is not so easy. The Mint Hill Post 4059 Army Juniors got it this summer.  The planning, the practice, and the long hours paid off and they triumphed against Kernersville July 23 to win the N.C. Junior American Legion title.

So what does it take to create a winning team?  First, it takes coaches that care. […]

By |August 12th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Mint Hill student selected as UNC Phillips Ambassador

Neelesh Dewan, a senior biology major from Mint Hill, was selected as a UNC-Chapel Hill Phillips Ambassador this spring. Dewan studied abroad this summer with the UNC Summer in India program in New Delhi.

The Phillips Ambassadors scholarship program is designed to broaden awareness of Asia on and off campus. The scholarship combines an award for […]

By |August 12th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

School notes

New season, new technology

Want up-to-date information on your favorite CMS high school athletic teams? Now you can—online. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has partnered with National Amateur Sports (NAS) to launch a new website for middle and high school athletics. The district-wide site will strengthen the CMS athletic program by providing a single technology hub for all athletic programs and team communications. Beginning this school year, each middle and high school will have its own site with information about game scores and highlights, photos, rosters, statistics and team standings. Parents are encouraged to access the site and register to receive information from coaches and athletic directors. They may also choose to pay participation fees online. Athletic supporters will also be able to download an app and follow their favorite team on mobile devices. The site, www.cmsathleticzone.com is operated by NAS.  […]

By |August 12th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments