Former Queens Grant Teacher Arrested for Contributing to the Delinquency of Minor

A former Queen’s Grant Charter School teacher has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of minor.

Mint Hill Police responded to Stoxmeade Drive in at 4 am on July 7 reference to a vehicle

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Kyle Doherty

 

breaking and entering in progress. While patrolling the area, officers encountered a suspicious vehicle parked in the area. The owner of the vehicle, Kyle Doherty, 28, was later located in the area and questioned about the vehicle break-in.

Doherty told police he was meeting a former student of his nearby because he was
counseling her. Mr. Doherty was formerly employed at Queens Grant Charter School, where the girl is a student. Police determined that Doherty was not connected with the property crime on Stoxmeade Drive.

However, later that day, officers made contact with the juvenile’s parents who said that the 14-year-old girl had been leaving her residence in the early hours of the morning, without
permission from her parents to meet Doherty. Continue reading

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Mint Hill will most likely get a new state senator in latest redistricting map

The Mint Hill TimesMint Hill will no longer be in State Senate District 35 according to the latest Republican-drawn redistricting map released today. Mint Hill’s new district will be 41 which runs mostly along I-485 from Matthews, to Mint Hill to north Mecklenburg County.

The map will still need a final vote—most likely in late July—and there could be a few more tweaks. But more than likely Mint Hill will have a new state senator in the next state-wide elections.

A public hearing video conference will be held July 18 at CPCC on the proposed changes.

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Myrick applauded for her stance against the estate tax

 The American Family Business Institute applauded Rep. Sue Myrick for her support to permanently repeal the Federal Estate Tax.

Rep. Myrick  and 150 other members of Congress have signed the “Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act” (HR 1259), originally sponsored by Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX-8) and Mike Ross (D-AR-4).

“Representative Myrick is a champion for death tax repeal,” said AFBI President Dick Patten.  “By supporting legislation that repeals the Federal Estate Tax, she is standing up for family business owners, farmers and entrepreneurs across North Carolina and America.”

Representative Myrick signed AFBI’s “Death Tax Repeal Pledge” during the 2010 election cycle.

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Bright Blessings will be featured on NBC’s Today Show Wednesday

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TODAY Show reporter, Sara Haines, interviews co-founder and volunteer executive director, Amy Cervantes, as young volunteers prepare supplies for a Bright Blessings celebration

A producer with NBC’s TODAY Show has confirmed that a special segment about local nonprofit, Bright Blessings, is scheduled to air next Wednesday, July 13, during the 10 am hour of the TODAY Show.

This past February, a TODAY team was in Charlotte to interview and film for the feature segment about Matthews-based Bright Blessings, a volunteer-led nonprofit serving homeless children and families across the greater Charlotte region.

Amy and John Cervantes, founders of Bright Blessings, are Mint Hill residents. Continue reading

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Matthews will launch its new residential roll-out recycling cart program the week of August 8

The Town of Matthews will introduce its new roll-out recycling containers in early August. All households in the Town will receive one new green roll-out recycling cart. The carts are 96 gallons and will be collected every other week on the same day as their garbage collection day. Garbage collection will still happen every week and on the same schedule. There is no charge for the first cart.

There are several benefits to having an every other week roll-out cart recycling program.

“The carts are easier for citizens to maneuver, have a lid which prevents littering and hold more than the small bins we now use,” said Matthews Town Manager Hazen Blodgett. “We will also save money by only collecting recycling every other week which means fewer trucks on the road and less air pollution.” Continue reading

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