Mint Hill police will assist at DNC

By Joyce Lavene
Hundreds of police officers will assist Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police during the Democratic National Convention in September. Mint Hill Police officers will be right there with them. Continue reading

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New board  member wows crowd

By Joyce Lavene
More than 50 people turned out for an event billed as an education conversation on Monday night. Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers and Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor hosted the event at the Matthews Town Hall. All of the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners came out as well as most of the Matthews Town Council. Continue reading

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Sue Myrick will not seek another term in Congress

Sue Myrick announced today she will not seek another term representing District 9 in the U.S. Congress. She has represented the 9th District since 1995. Here’s the statement she released on Facebook today:

“After thoughtful discussion with my family, I have decided not to run for another term in Congress. I’m grateful for the privilege of serving you. We have all been blessed by staff members who truly care and delight in helping to solve problems for everyone in the district. Thanks for the trust you have placed in us all these years. We will spend the rest of the year working on the issues that are important to all of you – and I hope to be a positive influence in all our negotiations. I hope you will join me in praying that God will heal our nation. May God bless you and your family.”

 

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Coach Knotts goes to the Super Bowl

Former Independence High School football coach Tom Knotts was invited to the Super Bowl last weekend by Giants’ receiver Hakeem Nicks. Knotts coached Nicks at Independence during the record-setting win streak in the mid 2000s. Nicks, who caught 10 passes in the game, posed with Knotts after the win.
Knotts texted words of encouragement after the game to another NFL wide receiver he coached in high school, Mohamed Massaquoi of the Cleveland Browns. According to Massaquoi on Twitter, Knotts said, “You’re next–get me there.”

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2012 volunteer orientation

The Mint Hill Historical Society and Carl J. McEwen Historic Village will hold a volunteer orientation on February 25 from 9:30 am to noon. The meeting will be held in the administration building. Working at the Village is fun and free. Village activities give volunteers a chance to meet people of all ages in many different forums. Register by phone, 704-573-0726 or by e-mail, info@minthillhistory.com.

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