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Mint Hill Police need your help catching a thief

Dollar General on Lawyers Road, August 4, 2008:

This guy walks past the store office, sees a phone cord stuck in the safe door, grabs the cash, and walks out. His partner, and probable lookout, buys something to distract the clerk so the thief can exit. (Notice that the lookout guy has to borrow money from […]

By |August 9th, 2008|Police|0 Comments

Eastland mall cuts hours

The saga of Eastland Mall continues. Today, it was announced operating hours were being cut for the interior section owned by Glimcher Realty Trust. The venerable white box mall will be open from 11 am to 7 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays. The interior stores will be closed […]

By |August 9th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Real Estate|0 Comments

Friday at the historical society

Bob Rowland measures and cuts wood for the new public restroom at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village. Rowland and Dave Reed (not pictured) spent Friday afternoon at the village putting some finishing touches on the project. Rowland said the restroom, which the historical society needs to host field trips, should be finished in early […]

By |August 9th, 2008|Non-profit|0 Comments

NC has lowest mortgage closing costs in country

The Charlotte Business Journal is reporting that North Carolina has the lowest mortgage closing costs in the country. The average in NC on a $200,000 mortgage is $2,650; New York has the highest closing costs at $4,000. The national average has risen 14 percent since 2007 and stands at $3,118.

We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1!

By |August 8th, 2008|Real Estate|4 Comments

Mixed messages from CMS?

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools reported today more schools throughout the district met expected academic growth or had high academic growth. One hundred twenty-three schools made expected and high growth in 2007-2008, compared to 102 school in 2006-2007.

CMS reported July 21 fewer schools met adequate yearly progress standards according to the No Child Left Behind Act. All students […]

By |August 7th, 2008|Schools|0 Comments

Meck mayors support bond

WFAE reports Mint Hill, Matthews, and Pineville mayors are urging support for the November bond. Green space is the issue, according to Matthews mayor Lee Myers. The money from the bond will help towns preserve land for parks, ball fields and natural areas.

Mint Hill has mucho green space, but keeping it is another story. Mecklenburg […]

By |August 7th, 2008|Development, Matthews, Mecklenburg County, Real Estate, Town Hall|0 Comments