A street racing ring which Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have had an eye for several weeks was broken up last night on I-485 in Mint Hill. Four of the guys were caught, while others got away.
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
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.
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
Thirty children from Martial Arts Carolina visited the Earth Echoes Children’s Museum on Matthews-Mint Hill Road Thursday. The children tried on masks from around the world, played music on global instruments, made some arts and crafts, and learned about Charlotte’s seven sister cities. The Children’s World Museum features 25,000 items from around the world collected by Jerry and Sue Helms. The museum opened in early July.
The Mecklenburg County justice system is broken according to a report by the by the Justice and Public Safety Task Force. Task force co-chairman Harry Nurkin cited billboards at the North Carolina and South Carolina border stating The Palmetto State is tougher on crime than The Tar Heel State. Continue reading