New police chief starts today

Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford

Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford

He was supposed to take a two week vacation before beginning his new job as Mint Hill Police Chief, but seems former King, NC police chief Tim Ledford can’t wait to get busy. He starts today at his new position. Ledford replaces Brian Barnhardt who resigned early this year.

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Cross country ride bittersweet for Mint Hill man

Jim Avey (left) and Jay Brosnan. (Photo courtesy of Jay)

Jim Avey (left) and Jay Brosnan. (Photo courtesy of Jay)

In May, the Mint Hill Times profiled Jay Brosnan, a retired military man who lives with his wife off Lebanon Road. Brosnan was preparing for a cross country bicycle ride from Washington state to Maine over the summer, his second cross country ride since 2001. But this one did not go as smooth as his first. Continue reading

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CMS rolls out new rules for eligibility

Superintendent Gorman

Superintendent Gorman

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced new rules and procedures for verifying student-athlete eligibility.

“I think we’ve moved to the next step,” said Dr. Peter Gorman, CMS superintendent. “You can never resolve something that has on-going monitoring and compliance, you’ll just continue to have to check on it.”

CMS accepted every recommendation from the 24-member committee put together to tackle the system’s eligibility issues during the last school year.

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Bulldogs, Patriots open preseason

Lawrence Martin makes a big hit Tuesday in the Patriots' scrimmage against Catholic.

Lawrence Martin makes a big hit.

The Butler Bulldogs and Independence Patriots scrimmaged against local high school football teams yesterday. Butler scrimmaged the Olympic Trojans at 8 am, and the Patriots faced the Charlotte Catholic Cougars at 7 pm. Continue reading

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