St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 8451 Idlewild Road, will conduct a parish mission, Filling the World with the Gospel of Christ, from April 5-9. The host wiil be Father John Anglin, OFM, who has been with the Ministry of the Word since 1987 and has conducted more than 400 parish missions and served various ministries including […]
Shands School, a non-profit organization, serves students ages 8-13 with learning differences. Director Liz Morris, who is a trained vision therapist, says the school utilizes as part of its instruction, targeted movements that activated different parts of the brain.
“We use Brain Gym because we felt we needed to do in the classroom what we do […]
Derek Lacey / Staff Writer
Makaylah Heyward, Rocky River High School
Makaylah Heyward is the definition of a standout student, involved in plenty of extracurriculars, a leader among her peers, and driven.
She transferred from Harding University High School to Rocky River to start her junior year, and had already been the captain of the volleyball team, a member of JROTC, and a volunteer at a local rehabilitation center, where she was introduced to physical therapy, which she intends to study in college.
At Rocky River, she serves as Battalion Commander and Lieutenant Colonel with the JROTC, which started at Rocky River the same year she did.
Mint Hill Police Department, beginning July 1, 2013, MHPD will contract with Pineville Police Department for dispatch services. The service will include any calls for police from the the general public, residential and business. All 911 calls will be answered by Pineville Police Department, and 911 calls for Fire and/or Medic will be forwarded to […]
This June, the Town of Mint Hill is once again hosting June Tunes, a concert series featuring live performances from different bands each Friday evening, at 7:30, at the Mint Hill Town Hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. The concerts are free to attend and good for all members of the family. Concert goers […]
The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners and Mint Hill residents were updated on two important town issues at the meeting last Thursday, May 9.
Scott Cole, Division Traffic Engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation gave a presentation about roundabouts, and specifically the proposed roundabout to be built at the intersection of N.C. Hwy. 51 and Idlewild Road in Mint Hill.
Cole cited the main concerns for the construction of the roundabout, the same as the main concerns for any roundabout, are traffic efficiency and safety.
According to Cole, roundabouts are the safest intersection, can provide for high capacity and low delay, is good for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, cars, and large trucks, has a geometric flexibility to fit in any location, and the aesthetic appeal.
For safety, Cole said that a regular intersection has 32 conflict points, or places where a collision is likely to occur, and that a roundabout has only 8, and provides for slower speeds and better angles.
Cole said that typical crash reductions following installation of roundabouts in rural areas of the United States could be as high as 74 percent.