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New police chief starts today

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.

By |August 18th, 2008|Police, Town Hall|0 Comments

Street racing ring broken in Mint Hill

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.

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By |August 16th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Police|1 Comment

Cross country ride bittersweet for Mint Hill man

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. […]

By |August 15th, 2008|Sports|0 Comments

CMS rolls out new rules for eligibility

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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By |August 15th, 2008|Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Bulldogs, Patriots open preseason

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. […]

By |August 14th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

A day at the Mint Hill Children’s Museum

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 |August 14th, 2008|Arts, Non-profit|0 Comments