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Mint Hill Reindeer Raiders make a big impact with small change

Members of Mint Hill Middle’s Junior National Honor Society collected pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to help the Levine Children’s Hospital — and their efforts really paid off. The schoolwide Reindeer Raiders competition raised $2,527.78 for the hospital in just two weeks. Members visited the hospital on Dec. 13 to turn in their donation. Jen […]

By |December 22nd, 2008|Schools|0 Comments

CMS begins online surplus auction

Want to find that same desk you used to rest your head on in algebra class? Now is your chance as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools begins online auctions of surplus material.

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By |December 22nd, 2008|Schools|2 Comments

Independence students raise money for bears

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Independence High School is giving Teddy bears to hospitalized children. The students and staff of Independence are buying Teddy bears to give to children in the hospital on Valentine’s Day. The Student Council is sponsoring a “Build a Heart” campaign and is collecting money to purchase stuffed Teddy bears for children in the hospital […]

By |December 22nd, 2008|Good deeds, Independence High School|2 Comments

Rhynes chooses Marshall U.

Independence wide receiver Michael Rhynes will play next year with Marshall University. Rhynes chose Marshall over Duke, North Carolina and Tennessee and joins former Patriot T.J. Drakeford on the team. Although he was hampered by injuries this past season, Rhynes is a steal for the Herd. At 6-foot-5 and 202 pounds, Rhynes runs a 4.6-second […]

By |December 22nd, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

CMS cuts $5.3 million–almost half from central office

Surprise! CMS didn’t take the easy way out when the state forced it to cut $5.3 million from its budget. Other districts, including Gaston County Schools, cut money from teacher aid positions and textbooks. CMS was expected to do the same because of its penchant to make bigger splashes and woe-is-us spin by cutting directly from classrooms. Superintendent Peter Gorman said CMS was able to cut the funds from the budget without affecting the classrooms–nearly half of the cuts come from the central office.
“We saw some of this coming earlier this year. We had identified positions that we didn’t fill and that means that schools won’t feel any fresh pain from these reductions. They’ve already made the adjustment from our budget actions earlier.”
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By |December 19th, 2008|Schools|1 Comment

Mint Hill store sells $100,000 lottery ticket

The NC Educational Lottery announced today that a $100,000 lottery ticket was purchased in Mint Hill by Erika Aguayo:

For Aguayo, “Mega Bucks” was her lucky game. The Charlotte woman bought one instant ticket and scratched it off at home. When it revealed the top prize of $100,000, she says she thought, “Am I reading this right?” Indeed she was! […]

By |December 18th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments