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News Notes

Can Food Drive

Independence High School is collecting can food for the 2015 Student Hunger Drive. The town of Mint Hill is invited to help end hunger within Charlotte by donating can food items. There will be a drop off bin located at the Town Hall. Cans may be dropped off until November 9.

Book Fair

There will be a Book Fair at Philadelphia Presbyterian Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten the week of November 16-20.  The Scholastic Book Fair will be open Monday – Friday from 8:30-9 am and 1-1:30 pm.  The congregation and visitors are welcome to shop Sunday, November 22 from 8:30-10:30 am and 11:30 am to 12 noon.  Philadelphia Presbyterian Church is located at 11501 Bain School Road in Mint Hill. For more information, call the preschool office at 704-545-3439 X122. […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

High School Nation promotes arts at Rocky River High

By Leah Schmalz

Recently, students at Rocky River High School spent an entire afternoon outdoors playing musical instruments, screenprinting t-shirts, decorating canvas bags and exploring recording equipment thanks to High School Nation.

The nationally touring event strives to give kids the chance to explore all the arts have to offer. While students moved between booths dedicated to fashion, music, media and art, musicians including Drake Bell performed on stage.

“We are the only school in North Carolina that got this experience, so it was something that made students feel like we stood out a little bit, got picked for something special,” said Fine Arts Director Matt Webster.  […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Rocky River High School|0 Comments

New commissioner joins incumbents on council

By Leah Schmalz

Citizens reelected three of the four returning candidates for Mint Hill town council in Tuesday’s election. The fourth commissioner is incumbent Dale Dalton, who beat Lloyd Austin in his bid for reelection. Austin trailed Dalton by just 177 votes.

Returning board of education members Ericka Ellis-Stewart and Mary McCray were reelected with 18.35% and 13.77% of votes, respectively. First-time school board member Elyse Dashew was elected to the third spot with 14.88% of votes.

Ted Biggers was reelected as mayor with 96.8% of the votes. The remaining 3.2% went to a write-in candidate. […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History, Politics|1 Comment

MHPD honors officers, citizen for life-saving efforts

By Leah Schmalz

The Mint Hill Times

Police Chief Tim Ledford recognized several officers and one citizen with awards for life-saving efforts at the town council meeting last Thursday. Ledford said the awards are for those that have “gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

Citizen Erik Bailey received a certification of accommodation. Bailey began chest compressions on a victim before police arrived to help. Corporal Michael Maness was also given an award for helping the victim upon his arrival.

Sergeant Billy Gilman and Officer Jacob Smith received awards for their efforts to extract an individual from a burning build. “It’s likely that the individual would have incurred further injuries or died without action,” Ledford said.  […]