With seven Democrats retiring in the N.C. Senate, Republicans think they might be able to win a majority for the first time in 112 years.
Mint Hill Arts will hold its February exhibit opening reception tonight from 7-9 pm at the gallery in the Grace building in Mint Hill. The exhibit is called “The World Well Seen: A Photography Exhibit.” It runs through March 5. Postcards and Reception will be sponsored by Willow Grove Retirement Community in Mint Hill.
As expected, Matthews resident and former town commissioner Bill Brawley filed to run for the District 103 seat being vacated by Jim Gulley. That brings the candidate total to three for District 3: Brawley and Lloyd Austin, both Republicans, and Ann Newman, a Democrat.
Bain Principal Mike Drye barely had enough time to get his feet wet at the Mint Hill elementary school before getting transfer papers. He will take over at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School beginning March 1 as a part of CMS’s Strategic Staffing Initiative. An interim principal will take over for the rest of the school year at Bain. Just two years ago, the previous Bain principal was moved as a part of the Initiative. Here’s CMS’s press release:
Three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will receive new principals and two principals may build new leadership teams at their schools as part of the district’s Strategic Staffing Initiative. CMS Superintendent Dr. Peter C. Gorman announced the changes at the Feb. 9 Board of Education meeting. Principals moving to new schools will be in place March 1, giving them time to prepare for the 2010-2011 school year.
“Strong leadership is essential to raise student achievement,” Dr. Gorman said. “We looked closely at the data and performance for each of these schools, as well as the data and performance of the new and current principals we included in the Strategic Staffing Initiative. I am confident these leaders will help these schools succeed.” […]