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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

Mint Hill beauty queen to appear on reality show

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Amber Olive, a 10-year-old student at Lebanon Elementary School, recently participated in a new reality TV series called “Little Miss Perfect” on the WeTV network. (The Mint Hill Times profiled Amber in the October 16 edition of the paper.) The show follows child beauty pageant contestants and their families before and after beauty pageants so […]

By |December 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Ashe Plantation’s Xmas party for a cause

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Sharon Decker and families at Ashe Plantation held their annual Christmas party last week. The neighborhood raised funds to help several needy families for the holidays. Mint Hill Fire Department made the trip out to the neighborhood and brought Santa Claus along for the ride. For a slideshow of Ashe Plantation’s party, […]

By |December 16th, 2008|Non-profit|0 Comments