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Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly

Matthews-Mint HillCAROLINA WEEKLY NEWSPAPERSAds inside this issue . . .Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge ...... 2Randy Marion GMC ......................... 28Volume 4, Number 23 • June 10-16, 2011Shuttle service startspage 5Honoringa founding fatherUSA WEEKEND inside!www.matthewsminthillweekly.comfamily with Mint hill tieshonors revolutionaryWar veteran who wasamong early areasettlersMint Hill artists join fightagainst breast cancerpage 18Inside ...2011 Trackand FieldSuper Teamspage 24Business Beat .......................3News Briefs .........................6Crime Scene .........................8Education ...........................15Crossword/Calendar ..........17Arts ...................................18Movies ..............................21Sports ...............................24Service Directory ................27Photos courtesy of Charlie BurdickGorman steps down asCMS superintendentby Josh Lanier and Sarah Gilbertnews@matthewsminthillweekly.comCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools SuperintendentPeter Gorman has resigned.Gorman, who took over for Charlotte-MecklenburgSchools in 2006, announced his resignationWednesday, June 8, effective Aug. 15.Peter GormanNews Corp. announced that Gorman willhelp lead its newly-formed education division working to implementthe agency’s technology in school districts.During his tenure, Gorman was lauded by some national educationgroups for his approach to results-driven education, but hasHundreds gathered at PhiladelphiaPresbyterian Church in Mint HillSaturday, June 4 to honor RevolutionaryWar veteran and Mecklenburg Countypioneer Sugar Dulin.(see Gorman on page 16)by Alan Hodgenews@matthewsminthillweekly.comIf Revolutionary War veteran andMecklenburg County pioneer SugarDulin could have seen the honors paidto him Saturday, June 4 at PhiladelphiaPresbyterian Church in Mint Hill, hewould no doubt have thought it a sweetdeal.About 200 people, including many ofDulin’s descendents, attended a dedicationceremony at the church cemeterywhere a memorial headstone wasplaced next to his brother’s grave. Itis not clear where Dulin is buried butclues point to the church’s cemetery.Wan Dulin Smith of Spring, Texas,(see Founding father on page 13)County tax bills willincrease for majorityof homeownersSchools, parks and libraries get more fundingby Frank DeLoachefrank@matthewsminthillweekly.comWith little change from their straw-vote decision last week, theMecklenburg Board of County Commissioners voted to adopt a$1.38 billion budget Tuesday night that gives more to educationand libraries, creates a fund to better manage debt and providesfor employee merit raises.Commissioners adopted the budget for the 2011-12 fiscalyear with a 5-4 vote at their regular meeting at the Charlotte-(see Taxes on page 11)

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