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UPDATED: Mint Hill teen’s body found

The body of missing Mint Hill teen Kayla Campbell was recovered from a pond near Mint Hill approximately 12:15 am Thursday.

The pond, on Sable-Cap Road, is where her bicycle, helmet, and cell phone were found earlier. Investigator’s accepted a local contractor’s offer to drain the pond, installing four pumps on Wednesday, December 12.

The cause of death is still being determined and investigators are still working to find out what happened.

Ten extra counselors were on hand at Independence High School, where Kayla was a student, to help students grieve.

Anyone with information about Campbell, or who could have seen her Sunday, is asked to call the Mint Hill Police Department at 704-545-1085.

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By |December 10th, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

Former fire chief pleads guilty to embezzlement

Former Mint Hill fire chief, Jeremy Russell, pleaded guilty to one account of embezzlement Tuesday in the Charlotte U.S. District Court.  For nearly two years Russell stole $225,000 from the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Mint Hill by creating a sham business called Regional Medic & First Responder Supply Connection.  Mint […]

By |November 27th, 2012|Around Town|11 Comments

Fire department receives grants for cameras

By Amanda Waters

Staff Writer

Last Wednesday the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department received grant money for thermal imaging cameras.  The insurance company AmWINS, represented by Tom Lott, a member of the fire department, presented the $12,461 check in conjunction with the Fireman’s Fund, represented by Lynette Cardwell.  Town representatives Brian Welch, Beth Hamrick, and Mickey Ellington […]

By |October 26th, 2012|Around Town, Good deeds|2 Comments

Fire department proposes new station

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Mint Hill residents had a lot to say last Thursday about the fire department’s proposition to build a second fire station.  They packed the John M. McEwen Assembly Room for the Board of Commissioners meeting to learn about the new fire station proposal and to voice their opinions.

It was standing room only as Mint Hill […]

By |July 19th, 2012|Town Hall|2 Comments

Mint Hill Fire Department responds to Union County fire

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Mint Hill firefighters responded to a fire in Stallings early this morning at the Emerald Lake Golf Club off of Lawyers Road.

By |July 5th, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

Local FD volunteer pulls victim to safety

Camden Johnson was fishing at Oak Island, N.C. when he watched a helicopter crash into the ocean June 14.  He was on a boat with friends Steve Peloza and Matt Brooks.

Johnson, 16, is a volunteer fire fighter in Mint Hill and a rising junior at Independence High School.  He volunteers about 80-100 hours a month […]

By |June 28th, 2012|Good deeds|2 Comments