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Community events celebrate the Fourth

By Leah Schmalz

Celebrate Independence Day on Friday and Saturday with two great events in Matthews and Mint Hill.

First, enjoy patriotic classics that salute the armed forces on the lawn in front of the Mint Hill Town Hall on Friday as Queen City Brass Brand returns again for its annual Independence Day concert. This is the […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Black Bear Sighting in Mint Hill

The Mint Hill Police Department began receiving reports in the afternoon of June 23 that a black bear was in the area. On June 24th, 2015 at approximately 1100hrs Mint Hill Police were able to confirm that a black bear has been sighted along Bartlett Road.  The responding officer was only able to get within 100 yards of the animal as it started to run in the opposite direction of the officer.  He was not able to ascertain the size or approximate age of the bear.   This area is rural and is partially in the city limits of Mint Hill and partially in the County.  Officers were able to locate the black bear in the 8300 Block of Bartlett Road this morning at approximately 1100hrs.  The bear headed into the woods and appears to be traveling north running parallel to I 485.  The bear has remained within a 2 mile radius of the first reported sighting. […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Featured Posts|0 Comments

J.H. Gunn kindergarten teacher wraps up successful career

By Leah Schmalz

TyJuana Shaw loves the color purple.

So when J.H. Gunn Elementary, the school where she teaches kindergarten, told everyone to dress in purple one day during the final week of classes, she was excited.

When she arrived at school to discover the day was held in her honor, she was absolutely elated.

Purple Day was one of several ways the students and staff commemorated Shaw’s retirement from teaching this year. She taught at Bain and Lebanon Road elementary schools before putting in 20 years at J.H. Gunn.  […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History, Schools|0 Comments

Novant project takes on new leadership

 

By Charles Kelleher Harris

Novant Health recently announced that Joy Greear will now be acting as president and chief operating officer of the Novant Mint Hill Medical Center.

The medical complex is a 50 bed hospital and primary care unit planned for a site near the Albermarle Road and I-485 interchange.

“We’re excited to announce this leadership change that supports our commitment to delivering remarkable patient experiences in a rapidly evolving industry,” said Jeff Lindsay, Novant Health executive vice president and chief operating officer.  […]