Ed Driggs, a retired businessman and financial analyst, announced his intention to file for the District 6 County Commission seat as a Republican, challenging the long-time incumbent, Bill James. Continue reading
A fire began in the Sizzling Wok Restaurant in the Mint Hill Shopping Center last Tuesday morning. The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded and people from the other stores in the center were evacuated. The fire was not as serious as it could have been, according to a MHVFD spokesperson, because of the fire suppression system in the building. At press time, the gas lines were being shut off and the Health Inspector was making a decision about whther or not to let people return to the building. The fire is under investigation by the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshall’s Office.
Bill Selby, a real estate broker with Carolina Realty Advisors office in Charlotte, has received a charter membership into the Family Care Real Estate Network. This is a program of the National Caregivers Library. Continue reading
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) will save more than $600,000 for the 2012-2013 school year with bell-schedule changes at 10 schools, according to district officials. Continue reading
Bob Evans of Evans Construction Company spoke at the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners regular meeting last week asking the board to consider a land deal. Evans said he wasn’t sure exactly what he was offering but he was looking at some sort of land swap or asking if the board would like to buy a piece of land adjacent to where the new town hall is being built. Continue reading
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools partnered with the MLK, Jr. Citywide Committee for the 18th time and sponsored the ML King, Jr. Art and Writing Awards. Students were asked to focus on a common theme. This year’s theme was “Defending the Dream.” Students competed at the school level and those winners then competed at district level. Continue reading