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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|1 Comment

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.  […]

Mint Hill Commissioners consider town noise ordinance revisions

By Leah Schmalz

Police Chief Tim Ledford presented a revised noise ordinance at the town council meeting last Thursday. The ordinance mirrors the one used by the town of Matthews. It would set the residential decibel limit for amplified sound in the evening to 55 decibels as measured at the property line. For commercial properties the level would be 60 dB.

“What we looked at is a quantitative number that we could use for the maximum level,” Ledford said. The staff tested these noise levels at residential and commercial properties. “You’re protecting the integrity of your next door neighbor but the person creating the sound can certainly have the volume where any person could reasonably enjoy it,” he said.  […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|1 Comment