Mint Hill Police check point nets 56 violations

The Mint Hill Police Department hosted a DWI Checking Station  March 12 on Albemarle Road. The checking station, which was a multi-agency event in conjunction with Governors Highway Safety Program, netted 56 violations, including a whopping 22  for no operator license.  Other violations: DWI-6,  Open Container-3, Drug Violations-6, Driving While License Revoked-2. There were also 17 other violations. The agencies that participated were Mint Hill PD (Host), NCSHP, CMPD, Huntersville, PD, Matthews PD, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Pineville PD, and Cornelius PD.

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Road improvements coming up next month

Matthews announced this week that improvements to N. Trade Street and Matthews Mint Hill Road will begin March 1, weather permitting. The work on N. Trade Street is designed to make the street more pedestrian friendly and beautify the downtown area. Crosswalk and sidewalk improvements will be completed as part of the plan. Both N. Trade Street and Matthews Mint Hill Road will be repaved. The project is expected to take one month. Staff is working to minimize the impact on businesses and residents. Continue reading

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SLIDESHOW: Fatman Fabrications hosts annual auto show in Mint Hill

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If you are new to the area, you may not know much about Fatman Fabrications in Mint Hill. The hot rod fabrications company held its annual auto show/gathering/concert today on the company’s grounds near The Park on Fairview. Founder and President Brent VanDervort started the hot rod fabrications business in 1985 and has since built up a nice reputation in hot rod circles across the country.

From the company’s Web site:

Brent and an older brother restored a 1930 Model A pick up as a high school car and even took their Driver’s Test in that car. Having built over 20 cars for himself and friends as a side job over the previous 17 years, building hot rod parts seemed a natural progression.

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MUMPO votes on Monroe bypass

Tired of having to use Highway 218 or the clogged Highway 74 to get to the beach? It might not be much longer before the Monroe connector is built. On Wednesday, the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) endorsed Alternative D as the preferred alternative route for the Monroe Connector/Bypass and to support the proposed interchange at US 601. MUMPO is responsible for overseeing the development of the transportation system in Mecklenburg and Union Counties. The bypass is scheduled to open in 2013.Picture 1

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NCDOT travel info now on Twitter

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Finding out if an accident will delay your morning commute is as easy as looking at your cell phone.

The N.C. Department of Transportation now offers travel information for motorists and ferry passengers on Twitter, a free social-networking Web site.

“A quick check of Twitter can make for a quicker trip to work,” said Gov. Bev Perdue. “State government and our DOT are using 21st century technology to connect you to up-to-date travel information so you don’t start or end your day in a frustrating logjam or bottleneck.” Continue reading

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