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Mint Hill is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina and near the Union and Cabarrus County lines. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 14,922. (More Info and Source) Mint Hill Real Estate

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Quick-thinking farmer uses oven to save frozen baby goat

A nearly frozen baby goat got a second chance when a farmer used an unconvential approach to save its life.

Dennis Albaugh found a baby goat who had been rejected by its mother in freezing temperatures.  The goat was found buckling in his barn and was unresponsive.

Albaugh took the newborn goat indoors and used his oven at a low setting to warm the goat as quickly as possible. After a few hours the goat began to show signs of life.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:20:15 -0500

NC officials warn of new date rape drug on college campuses

There’s a warning Thursday night from North Carolina state investigators. They told Channel 9 News a powerful date rape drug may be on college campuses throughout the state.

Etizolam is a powerful sedative that is unregulated and has been called a date rape drug. 

Students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte were stunned to learn it can be purchased in bulk online.
"It's terrifying living on a college campus,” said Khortany Hamlin.
Experts have said the drug isn’t detected in many drug tests.
"You wake up the next morning, don't know what happened to you, and you get a blood test and there's nothing saying you had anything. That’s really scary,” said Fia Dibari.
Administrators tasked with educating women at UNCC about sexual assault said they’re not surprised by the way the drug is being used.
“Unfortunately it's nothing new. Every few years you hear about different techniques,” Nicole Madonna-Rosario said.
Statistics show there have been 10 reported sex offenses on UNCC’s campus since 2011. Administrators said drugs like this may contribute to underreporting.
“Many survivors are not reporting or getting medical attention for numerous reasons -- shame, embarrassment, lack of memory -- a lot of these drugs make them not remember,” Madonna-Rosario said.
They said a good defense against the newest drug is for students to watch out for each other while partying.
"If they can’t consent you need to help them,” Madonna-Rosario said.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:07:06 -0500

Fear of gangs, death threats, prompts drive for bulletproof vests

Sheriff Alex Underwood keeps something in his office that once saved his life: his bulletproof vest.
"I keep it with me because I always want to remember," Underwood said.
He was still with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division when he was shot-- something he never wants his own officers to have to endure.
For the past two years, Underwood has requested funds from the County Council to buy new vests, but those requests have been denied.
A typical vest costs $800 to $900 and after five years the vest will slowly lose some of its ability to stop a bullet. 
Most of the 53 sworn deputies in Chester County are wearing vests either at or past that five-year life span.
"Wearing an outdated vest can be like just wearing a tT-shirt," Underwood said.
Since the gang-related shooting death of city councilman Odell Williams last fall, deputies and the sheriff himself have received death threats.
Concerns about officer safety have drawn much public attention.
That's why Kim Desrosiers and Susan Wyatt Thomas decided to do something to protect officers. 
Thomas runs Nationwide Insurance in Chester and praised officers for stopping by often to check on her business.
"It means a lot to us," she said. "It's hard to sit there and look at people that you care about knowing they're in danger when they just walk out the door because they're trying to protect you. They deserve to go home to their families, too."
Robert Desrosiers heard of the need and knew he had to help his wife raise money.
"I looked at her, she looked at me, and I said, 'Hey, let's do it. Go ahead and do it,'" he said.
A check for $18,000 given Thursday through the sheriff's foundation will buy 20 new vests. However, nearly three dozen other officers still need them.
"This is a start," Underwood said. "And I'm so very thankful for what this community is doing."
Until more money is raised,Underwood has pledged to find ways to protect his officers from the dangers they face on the streets.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:54:50 -0500

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