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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Biggers elected to serve as MUMPO chairman

Ted H. Biggers, Jr. was elected to serve as Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) chairman for the third consecutive year on January 18.    Mayor Linda Paxton was elected as the vice-chairperson. MUMPO’s coordinates transportation policy for 14 local governmental jurisdictions within the Mecklenburg-Union County Area.   The MPO is charged with the responsibility of preparing and adopting the long range transportation plan, the Transportation Improvement Program and the Unified Planning Work Program.

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Private family-care homes come to MH

What’s being hailedas a revolutionary family care community dedicated to dementia care is holding a ribbon cutting event  on Thursday, February 23, from 11 am to 2 pm. There will be guided tours of the new facility, food and entertainment.
Unlimited Possibilities Family Care Homes is introducing The Village at Mint Hill, a collection of private family-care homes located at 14009 Thompson Road.
The Village at Mint Hill will have a medical director affiliated with CMC, therapeutic activities and 6,000 square foot homes each with four private rooms.
The same company operates Unlimited Possibilities Family Home care in Charlotte at 5003 Tewkesbury Road.  Photo Courtesy of Unlimited Possibilities

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