Like most of the nation’s states, North Carolina will put into practice for the 2012-2013 school year the Common Core State Standards for public schools. The Common Core was coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers, and input from teachers, administrators, college professors, and […]
The Sales and Use Tax Division of the N.C. Department of Revenue has announced the dates and regulations for this year’s back-to-school tax-free weekend. The tax holiday is Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5. The Department of Revenue first held this tax-free weekend in August 2002.
Parents and students from pre-school to college will be […]
Aqua North Carolina customers met with politicians last Friday to voice their concerns about the private water company’s practices. Sharon Decker, homeowner association president for Ashe Plantation, located on 218, hosted the meeting at the Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation clubhouse.
Residents of Mint Hill, Charlotte, Union County, and Huntersville were present. John Aneralla and Jeff Tarte came to listen to their concerns and provide information. Katie Hicks from Clean Water for North Carolina also attended. Decker said the president of Aqua wanted to attend the meeting, but the HOA board decided the focus of Friday’s meeting was talking with the politicians. The president has been invited to the next meeting of the neighborhoods sometime in September. […]
Commissioners raised concerns over the fate of Bain Elementary School’s auditorium at last Thursday’s meeting. The three present commissioners made a quorum in the absence of Mayor Ted Biggers and Commissioner Mickey Ellington.
An environmental and structural study was done on Bain’s auditorium and found asbestos and lead based paints, as well as significant structural problems. The Board is interested in saving the building as a piece of Mint Hill’s history, and may find help through the Mint Hill Historical Society and the Department of Cultural Resources. This issue may generate public interest, and with the absence of the mayor and a commissioner, it was deferred until the next meeting scheduled for August 16. […]