Mike Minter tonight in Mint Hill

[singlepic=34,220,140,,left]One of the most beloved Carolina Panthers in history will be in Mint Hill tonight. Former defensive back Mike Minter will speak at the Mint Hill Athletic Association opening day at the sports complex on Brief Road. Minter will walk around and interact with teams at 7:30 pm during scrimmages, speak for 15 minutes at 7:45, then sign autographs. All sports will attend in addition to football.

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Meck unemployment rate up again

In June, the unemployment rate in Mecklenburg County was 6.1; in July it jumped to 6.7. That’s not a huge increase, but when you consider this is the highest rate for the county in at least 18 years, then there might be something to worry about.

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Discover Mint Hill finalizing plans

Mark your calendars: The weekend before Mint Hill Madness, September 20, Cultural institutions around town are hosting Discover Mint Hill as a part of the Arts and Science Council’s Cultural Free For All. The Children’s World Museum, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill Historical Society, Mint Hill Scottish Society and the Mint Hill Library will offer various events throughout the day including drawings for prizes and gift certificates to local restaurants and a country dance later in the evening.

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From left to right: The Discover Mint Hill committee: Sue McDonald, Jerry Helms, Hank Rooney, Sharon Heath and Laura Sussman-Randall. Not pictured: Donna Rogers, Neily Trump, Saga Van Atta, Carlos Alvarez, Sue Helms and Brian Welch.

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Former MH Times reporter visits

[singlepic=32,220,140,,left]Joshua Spurlock, Mint Hill Times reporter from 2006-2007, visited our office on Friday. Josh has been living in Jerusalem, Israel for the past year working for a news organization. He’s been doing mostly radio reports on world events and how they relate to Israel.

Josh won several awards for the Mint Hill Times last year, including a first place for sports feature writing and a third place for sports photography.

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School starts today for Queen’s Grant!

Claudia De La Mora, Spanish teacher at Queen's Grant Prep, get's ready for the first day of school.

Claudia De La Mora of Queen's Grant

While CMS kids have a couple more days before school starts, Queen’s Grant k-8 and high school started today. The high school is located at Garr Christian Academy for hopefully half the school year while the new building on Lawyers Road gets built. Also new at the high school are 11th graders. For about changes at the high school, pick up a copy of today’s Mint Hill Times.

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