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Person robbed at knife point last week at Mint Hill Food Lion

Officers responded to the Food Lion located at 8118 Blair Road in Mint Hill last Thursday in reference to an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot. The victim reported that a white vehicle, driven by a young white male, pulled up to her car while she was loading her groceries in her vehicle and a black male exited the passenger side and approached the victim. The black male demanded that the victim give up her purse and wielded a knife. The victim turned over her purse and the suspects left the scene. […]

By |November 23rd, 2009|Police|0 Comments

Belk raises money for Birthday Blessings

On Thursday, October 15, more than 150 Belk employees came together at its Charlotte corporate headquarters to celebrate the first anniversary of the company’s Women’s Leadership Network.  The event kicked off a corporate collection drive to benefit the programs of Birthday Blessings, a Mint Hill-based nonprofit that brings birthday joy and support to homeless children.  Belk and its employees donated a total of $2,500 in financial and product donations.

John and Amy Cervantes, Birthday Blessings co-founders, were recognized at the event for their volunteer efforts on behalf of homeless children and families.  John gave a brief presentation about the organization, and volunteers were on hand after the event to provide additional information and answer questions.

“We are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of Belk and its employees,” said Birthday Blessings volunteer executive director and co-founder, Amy Cervantes. […]

By |November 22nd, 2009|Non-profit|1 Comment

Mint Hill firm merges with Matthews firm

Toler, Bly & Associates, CPA, PLLC, of Matthews, one of the top 25 firms in the Charlotte area, is merging with Michael Moore, PLLC in Mint Hill and Ronald J. Abluton, CPA in the Cotswold area.

The Firm of Michael Moore, PLLC brings additional expertise in areas which include accounting services, taxation, IRS issue resolution, estates and trusts, and financial planning. The entire staff, including Michael Moore, will be welcomed at Toler, Bly & Associates on December 4, 2009. […]

By |November 20th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s up with Leslie Southerland’s column this week?

Readers of Leslie Southerland’s column will notice a few lines missing at the end. We apologize for that. Here’s her column in full.
By Leslie Southerland
The Mint Hill Times

The best day of my school year was last Thursday. Not only did the school day go well, but I attended our first home wrestling match. I had never attended a high school wrestling match before.
I MAY have attended a professional wrestling event when I was in seventh grade, and I MAY have seen the Nature Boy and Magnum TA wrestle at that event, but that would be too embarrassing to admit. So let’s just say that Thursday night marked my first wrestling event of ANY kind and leave it at that.
Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. Our boys were wrestling the team from another, more established school, so I was afraid we would lose. Boy, was I wrong!
First of all, the opposing team came out to warm up. They looked like they were a gym class. They didn’t appear to be wearing uniforms, and they all had on mismatched t-shirts, sweatshirts and shorts.
Our team came out wearing their sharp-looking warm-ups, and I figured we would at least beat the other team in looks. And our coach, being the enthusiastic guy that he is, had choreographed a whole warm-up routine for our guys to do on the mat to the tune of “Enter Sandman,” accompanied by a strobe light. That part was so cool that I at first thought it was the whole show!
When our boys finally got out there to wrestle, I was really impressed. I stood, with everyone else in the place, screaming my lungs out to cheer our boys on. By the time I left, we had only lost one match so far. And we had won many. Unfortunately, though, I had a seven-year-old boy with me who needed to go to bed, so I scooted out a bit early.
My neighbor, our secretary and the parent of a student at my school, asked if I could run her daughter home. I was pumped—I was on a high from the wrestling event, and I was thinking happy thoughts to myself about how cool it was that my neighbor attended my school and I could do this favor for her. I love the atmosphere of Mint Hill, and this just seemed to me to be one more example of why I live in a small town. […]

By |November 19th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments