CMS to sell surplus property online

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is going high-tech to sell surplus property. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved at its Dec. 9 meeting a proposal to sell refrigerators, stoves, bookcases and desks through GovDeals, an online auction service. Continue reading

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Armed robbery in Mint Hill last night


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From the Mint Hill police:

On Friday, December 12, 2008 at around 10 pm, Mint Hill Police Officers responded to Tienda El Amigo located at 4709, Suite 112, Margaret Wallace Road in reference to an armed robbery.  Officers spoke with an employee who stated he closed the store.  Upon exiting the store a Hispanic male with a dark hoodie pointed a gun at his head.  The Hispanic male demanded the employee to go back inside the store and give him all the money.  The Hispanic male then told the employee to lay down. The Hispanic male then proceeded to duck tape the employees wrists behind his back and his ankles together.  Approximately five minutes later the employee heard the business door open and another unknown male came into the business and watched the employee while the other Hispanic male looked throughout the store.
If you have any further information, please contact the Mint Hill Police Department at (704) 545-1085.

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Leaving worries behind

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Mint Hill resident Carol Robinson mailed us this photo of her granddaughter Caleigh Lovitt. Carol said they were raking leaves when she got this shot of Caleigh.

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‘Big I’ Key Club visits Lawyers Glen

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Independence Key Club members visited Lawyers Glen Retirement Center Saturday to help the seniors decorate trees and wrap packages. The seniors treated the Key Club to pizza for their help. The Independence Key Club has more than 70 members and is sponsored by the Mint Hill Kiwanis Club. In the photo: Left to right: Thu, Nga, Rubia, Kenia, De’Meshia, Le, Miki, Terry, advisor Tamara Babulski

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Marines pick up toys for tots

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Marines came out Saturday to Carolinas Real Estate Investment to pick up the collection for Toys for Tots. Many area organizations are collecting toys this holiday season for those less fortunate. One person donated three large boxes to the cause. In the photo: Santa,  Ann Cabaniss of CRI, Cpl Michael Bodenstein, Cpl Robert Flynn and L. Cpl Christopher Glosson from Charlotte Reserve Center. Click here for other area businesses participating in Toys for Tots

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