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Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly

CAROLINA WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS Ads inside this issue . . . Parks Chevrolet .................................... 7 Randy Marion GMC ........................... 13 Liberty Pontiac GMC .......................... 28 Matthews-Mint Hill 2010 Summer Camp GUIDE page 14 Volume 3, Number 10 • March 12-18, 2010 www.matthewsminthillweekly.com Will CMS fund red light cameras? Hope after house fire Mint Hill family coping after destructive fire; family dog spots flames first page 3 Big Apple Grill is a big hit! page 19 Kara Lopp/MMHW photos and courtesy of the Norkett family USA WEEKEND inside! Inside ... News Briefs .........................6 Letters ...............................10 Summer Camp....................14 Sports ...............................16 Arts ...................................18 Culinary ............................19 Movies ..............................20 Calendar/Crossword ..........22 Classifieds..........................23 Lauren Norkett, 28, combs through her fire-ravaged Mint Hill house looking for anything salvageable. Here she found her 9-month-old daughter’s Elmo toy, now melted. (Inset) Peanut, the rescue dog. The Chihuahua noticed flames on the porch and started barking wildly to alert Norkett. Everyone got out of the house safely. by Kara Lopp kara@matthewsminthillweekly.com Lauren Norkett used her hands to dig through ash-covered insulation March 9 to find a stuffed lamb. Mint Hill’s Ezell could be home to farmer training County parks officials to unveil proposed master plan March 17 More than 20 acres at the planned Ezell Park in Mint Hill could be home to the county’s first hands-on program to teach people to be farmers. The idea, called an “incubator” farm, is included in the proposed master plan for the 95-acre park set to be unveiled to the public March 17 at Mint Hill Town Hall, 7151 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. To be bordered by Matthews-Mint Hill, Mintwood and Well roads, initial estimates peg Ezell to cost about $3.6 million, paid for by 2008 park and recreation bonds. She found the toy, which has been with 9-month-old daughter Rylee since she was born, at the bottom of the crib and let out a shout of glee. It’s one of the few items spared from flames and smoke that engulfed her Mint Hill house the day by Kara Lopp kara@matthewsminthillweekly.com (more on page 10) (more on page 9) before. The 28-year-old Mint Hill native was working at her computer at about 11 a.m., after putting Rylee down for a nap, when her Chihuahua, Peanut, (more on page 11) Butler eyes title The Butler High School girls basketball players have one game left in the 2009-10 season. It just happens to be the biggest game of their young careers. by C. Jemal Horton jemal@matthewsminthillweekly.com The Butler girls basketball team celebrates March 6 after beating East Mecklenburg to earn a trip to this weekend’s Class 4A state championship game. Aaron Garcia/MMHW photo

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