Mint Hill schools awarded Innovation grants

 Two Mint Hill schools received the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Innovation for Transformation grants. The music department at Mint Hill Middle School and the kindergarten classes at Bain Elementary School are recipients of the grant, which provides iPads for 21st century classroom instruction. The grant was initiated by Dr. Scott Muri, the former CMS Chief Information Officer. Mint Hill Middle’s music department includes band director Amy Medlin, chorus teacher Crystal Liachoff, and orchestra teacher Megan Morris. Continue reading

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Board enforces junk vehicle code

The Board of Commissioners continued discussion on an appeal regarding a junk vehicle code violation. The code allows one junk vehicle to sit in the backyard with a cover. Ruthie Marciante’s property on Nelson Road has been declared in violation as it had three.The general statues defines a junk vehicle as one that does not display a current license plate, is partially dismantled or wrecked, cannot be moved in the manner it was intended, and/or is at least five years old and worth less than $500.

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Local business supports car consumers, wrestling team

Independence High School’s wrestling team and Manchester Automotive and Tire are teaming up for Car Care Awareness Month. The wrestling team will provide car washes while Manchester offers free vehicle check-ups from 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, April 21.
Manchester will provide a checklist for vehicles, inspecting lights, fluids, tires, and more.
“Free inspection is something we just try to give back to the community,” says owner Ken Manchester. “It’s the simple things. [For example] nobody really checks the air in their tires anymore.”

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Two sisters and a love of Lacrosse

Mint Hill is home to two talented, high-scoring lacrosse players–and they’re sisters. Austin and Cassie Brown have been playing sports their whole lives. You may have seen them at the Mint Hill Athletic Association fields. But basketball, baseball, and field hockey did not catch them like lacrosse did.
Introduced to lacrosse by their aunt, Austin and Cassie have been playing the sport since middle school. Both girls are on the Providence Day varsity team and are two of the top scorers, accounting for 56 percent of the team’s goals.
They have been practicing together since they were young, which has proven to be very beneficial.
“Most of my assists are with [my sister],” said Cassie.
“I can throw passes to Cassie that I know no one else can catch,” added Austin.
The Providence Day team is ranked fourth in the state.

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