The Mint Hill Police Department and community members will come together March 4, in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event is from 8-9am at Showmars Restaurant located at 6850 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Mint Hill. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Mint Hill’s neighbor- hoods. Continue reading
Nathan the Bloodhound from Mint Hill won the hearts of all the spectators at Madison Square Garden in New York City earlier this month making every- one smile at his antics in and out of the ring. Three year old Grand Champion CH Flessner’s Internation- al S’Cess, better known at home as “Baby Nathan,” won the breed and went on to be the first Bloodhound to win the Hound Group at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club show and ad- vance to Best in Show.
Nathan was clearly the fans’ favorite and they let it be known as soon as the 135 pound gentle gi- ant put his big paw on the green carpet at the Garden. Their screaming and clap- ping every time Nathan’s droopy face appeared on the jumbo screen just made him that much more animated. Continue reading
By Michele Dotson
On Saturday, February 20, college bound teens and their parents converged on local public institutions offering help in deciphering the first step in getting financial aid; the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA).
Both Hickory Grove Public Library, and the State Employees Credit Union in Mint Hill (and all across the state) were open and staffed with volunteers to help take that first, vital step.
All students are expected to contribute towards the cost of their college education. But how much a student and his family will be expected to contribute depends on individuals’ financial situation. Continue reading
Blitz is one of two police dogs selected and purchased by the Mint Hill Police to join forces with Officers Gilman and Owens. The officers will pick up their K-9 partners, and begin 5 weeks of intensive training beginning March 3.
Blitz is described as “Super social and loves to work. He is a physical specimen in agility and athleticism.”
Queen’s Grant Community Charter School,6400 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd., will host an Open House this Thursday, Feb.27th. 2014 at 6pm to 7:30pm.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced Feb. 25 that students will not have to make up school days missed on Feb. 13 and 14 due to the winter storm.
Dr. Heath E. Morrison, the district’s superintendent, presented a recommendation to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education Feb. 25 to leave spring break intact by not making up two of the three missed days. The Feb. 12 snow day will be made up on March 31, previously designated a teacher workday.
The district calendar for the current school year has 1,080 hours of instructional time, which is more than the 1,025 hours required by the state. The extra hours provided some flexibility in the district’s response to the unusual weather event.
“The education of our students is always our first consideration and that is why the extra hours were built into the calendar,” Dr. Morrison said. “This decision was not an easy one but the unique nature of the February snow storm warranted a unique response. Many of our employees and families indicated that they had made plans for the break, so we are pleased to avoid shortening spring break at this time.”
However, Dr. Morrison reminded the Board and the public that it is possible that additional severe weather could occur this year. Missing more days of school, he said, will mean losing days during spring break. District leadership does not believe giving up more instructional time is in the best interests of students, he said.
Dr. Morrison’s recommendation was unanimously approved by the Board of Education.