Car restoration honors father-in-law showcases talent he inspired

By Michele Dotson

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 9.14.22 PMWhen Doug Pressley was a youngster growing up in Mint Hill, he liked to tear things apart and put them back together again. But it wasn’t until he was in high school and started spending time with his future father-in-law that he began to see that his talent for fixing mechanical things could lead to a lucrative career.

“As a kid, I liked to take my bike apart and put it back together,” says Pressley. “I didn’t think much of it, but when I started working with my future father-in-law on his ’54 Chevy truck, he encouraged me pursue it as a vocation.”

Pressley credits Doug Sloan for encouraging him to pursue training in automotive repair; a career that spanned 30 years. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Police to Host Operation Medicine Drop Rx Event

By Michele Dotson

Operation Medicine Drop rxDo you have medicines that you are no longer taking? How about over-the-counter medicines that have expired? If so, please make a point to bring these unused medications to Walgreens at 9202 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill on March 22 from 10 am-2 pm.

Here your medicine will be properly and safely disposed of.

Taking this precaution can help prevent accidental poisoning of pets and children. Continue reading

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Girl Scouts charm their way to sales

By Michele Dotson

Girl Scouts

(from left to right) Maddy Hillman, Marissa McDougald, and Jenna Oldja advertise their Girl Scout cookies on Saturday, March 8 at the corner of Hwy. 51 and Lawyers Road. Hillman and McDougald are students at Union Academy. Oldja attends Porter Ridge. The girls are from Troop 140 in Indian Trail.

We see them at work, at church, and even at our doors. Those adorable Girl Scouts with their green uniforms; badges proudly displayed, who whip out pen and order form with lightning speed.

“Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?”

Who can resist them?

Not many of us, evidently.

Nationally the Girl Scout cookie industry has turned into an annual $800 million affair. Continue reading

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Latest sidewalk project nears completion

Mint Hill SidewalkThe latest section of the 2013 pedestrian project is nearing completion. Construction is wrapping up on Lawyers Road. The new section of walkway runs from The Hill Bar and Grill, and the length of five adjacent business and residential properties. This leg of the sidewalk will eventually run from the intersection of Hwy. 51 and Lawyers Road all the way to Patriot’s Hill Drive.

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Mint Hill Board of Commissioners will hold workshop March 19

The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Mint Hill will hold a Workshop on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the John M. McEwen Assembly Room at the Mint Hill Town Hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane, Mint Hill, North Carolina, 28227.
The purpose of the Workshop is to provide Board members an opportunity to discuss building materials in downtown Mint Hill.

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Local teacher earns national board certification – Speaks at media briefing

By Michele Dotson
Jennifer Lunsford

Jennifer Lunsford

Rocky River High School mathematics teacher Jennifer Lunsford spoke at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) media briefing held at the school on Wednesday, February 27. The media briefing focused on ways National Board certification is aligned with Goal 1 of the CMS Strategic Plan 2018.

Superintendent Heath Morrison’s long-range plan calls for “new kinds of schools with new kinds of instruction.”

National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. As part of this process, teachers must analyze their teaching context and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching, and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement over time. Continue reading

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