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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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Baby ejected after car accident

A 1-year-old was ejected after a car accident Sunday night.

An official with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the baby was in a restraint but it might not have been on properly.

The baby was transported to Carolinas Medical Center as a precaution, but he did not have serious injuries.

CMPD said a car pulled out in front of another car, but did not give additional details. They also did not say if charges would be filed.

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:29:55 -0400

Firefighters cut hole in floor to rescue dog

The New Hope Fire Department in Gastonia rescued a dog Sunday morning after she got stuck under a storage building.
Abby, a boxer, got stuck when taking shelter from Sunday morning’s storm. Her owner, Karen Rash, said firefighters cut out the floor in the storage building to get her.

“I was so thankful for their selfless act,” said Rash, who called the rescuers heroes.

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:05:03 -0400

Tribute to fallen Marine given to family after 9 years

The story of a fallen Marine's mother being reunited with her son's tribute flag is picking up steam. 

As KPRC reports, a family in Hemphill, Texas found a flag at a flea market, and realized it was a tribute flag to a fallen marine. 

The flag was covered in messages of support for Patsy Maciel's son Fred, who was killed in Iraq in 2005. (Via KTRK)

The buyers of the flag, reportedly found Maciel through Facebook, and reached out to her to return the flag. (Via KHOU)

The story quickly spread on the internet before making it to national TV with The Today Show running the story on Sunday.

It's still not clear exactly how the flag ended up at the flea market but the KPRC reporter who worked on the story posted on Twitter that she heard the flea market's owner got the flag at an estate sale.

If this story sounds familiar, it's because using social media to reunite owners with lost items isn't uncommon. 

A quick look around the internet shows they seem to pop up all the time. (Via Daily MailYahoo,The Huffington Post)

In fact, stories of Facebook-enabled reunions are so not uncommon, Buzzfeed even put together a compilation of reunion stories. 

From The Odyssey, thousands of years ago, to popular movies like Homeward Bound, people just seem to like hearing stories other people overcoming the odds to find their way home. (Via Jastrow / Public DomainBuena Vista Pictures / 'Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey')

Maciel was reunited with the flag, which she called a part of her son, on Saturday at the cemetery where he is buried. 

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:24:45 -0400

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