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Former Miss USA and Big I grad dating Twins star

Chelsea Cooley, born in Mint Hill and an Independence High School grad, is rumored to be dating Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins. Mauer, whose Twins played the Chicago White Sox last night for a chance to reach the playoffs, was the American League batting champion two of the last three seasons. Cooley has appeared […]

By |September 30th, 2008|Independence High School|3 Comments

Home prices fall

It’s not enough Washington needs to bailout Wall Street, Wachovia has been gobbled up by Citigroup, and we have to wait in line to pay $4 a gallon for gas. The Charlotte Business Journal reports home prices for the Charlotte market fell 1.8 percent in July from the same month last year.

By |September 30th, 2008|Real Estate|0 Comments

Mint Hill’s gas madness

Some drove until their tanks were empty while some people were driven to the pumps by panic. Why did this happen to such a large population in a growing region? Three Mint Hill residents didn’t have the answers but know they weren’t satisfied with anything they’ve heard so far. Mint Hill resident Angie Milleman waited […]

By |September 30th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Economist: Wachovia deal “big blow” to NC

The Charlotte Business Journal reports NC State economist (and Weekly Post columnist) Mike Walden thinks Wachovia’s takeover by Citigroup will hurt Charlotte and North Carolina’s economy.
He expects Wachovia’s investment bankers will either lose their jobs or be moved to New York. For every job lost in Charlotte, Walden expects up to another one-half job to […]

By |September 29th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mad(ness) cows strike!

Drop free stuff from a helicopter and watch people go crazy! That’s what happened at Mint Hill Madness last Saturday when Chick-fil-A sent stuffed cows floating down by parachute on to Fairview Park. (VIDEO by Tim Long, The Mint Hill Times)

By |September 29th, 2008|Madness 2008|0 Comments

Civitas: NC healthcare on “downward spiral”

The Civitas Institute released a study saying NC helathcare is on the wrong path.
A compilation of several major health care indicators reveals that state policies designed to improve health care in North Carolina have failed. Health insurance costs are rising more rapidly than the national average, more children lack health coverage and the most vulnerable […]

By |September 29th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments