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Mint Hill Commissioner Austin Regrets and Refutes Claims from Police Report

By Charles Kelleher Harris

By now most of Mint Hill has heard about the November 1 incident where police officers were dispatched to the home of Commissioner Lloyd D. Austin in response to a noise complaint. However few have heard Austin’s side of the story.

Last Thursday after a Board of Commissioners closed session, Austin made a public apology for the events specified in the police report.

According to the report Officer Jacob T. Smith was dispatched to Austin’s home at 10306 Edward’s Place, after the department received a noise complaint.

When Smith arrived at Austin’s home, just after midnight there was a party going on and Smith heard music from behind the house that was “extremely loud.”

“We were having a celebration of life and a Halloween party combined,” Austin stated in an interview last Friday. Austin explained that he had recently had a scan done that revealed he was still cancer free after a battle with the disease five years ago.  […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Government, History|3 Comments

Heath E. Morrison to resign as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Heath E. Morrison will resign as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on Thursday, Nov.6. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at noon to take action on a separation agreement which is not yet finalized.
“We appreciate Heath’s time and his contributions to the district and this community over the past two and […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Schools|1 Comment

Early Voting in Mint Hill ends November 1

NOTE: Early voting is taking place until November 1 at the Mint Hill branch library, 6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

By Leah Schmalz

The Mint Hill Times

Those looking to vote early can stop at Matthews Library at 230 Matthews Station Street from 10 am to 7 pm on October 30 and 31 and 10 am to 1 pm on November 1. For voting on November 4, the polling location for precinct 220 is the main room of the Mint Hill Masonic Lodge #742 at 10223 Lawyers Road. Voters can cast ballots on election day from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.

In the race for U.S. Senate, the three candidates are Republican Thom Tillis, Democrat Kay Hagan and Libetarian Sean Haugh.

Republican Robert Pittenger is running unopposed for District 9 for U.S. House of Representatives.

For State Senate in District 41, Democrat Latrice McRae is facing Republican Jeff Tarte. K […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Government, Mecklenburg County, Politics|2 Comments

Patriots come away with a 50-14 victory over Mustangs

By Ron Morris

Celebrating homecoming on Friday night, the Independence Patriots faced off against the Myers Park Mustangs in a Southwestern 4A Conference game and came away with a 50-14 victory over the Mustangs.
 
The Patriots took the opening kickoff and marched down the field and capped it off with a one yard touchdown run by quarterback Kelvin Hopkins.  With neither team able to mount any offense, the first quarter ended with Indy leading 7-0.
 
Both teams were unable to get any offense going. With 5:53 left to go in the second quarter, the Mustangs failed to pick up a first down on fourth and short.  On the Patriots first play from scrimmage Kelvin Hopkins ran 64 yards putting the Patriots up 12-0.  Indy faked the extra point and Jamar Jenkins scored for the two point conversion for a 15-0 Indy lead.  
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By |October 28th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Independence High School|2 Comments