New Matthews restaurant hiring 200

Need a job? Texas Roadhouse in Matthews is hiring 200 people. The company began construction in June and expects the 7,000-square-foot restaurant, located at 10450 E. Independence Blvd., to open November 2. Continue reading


World Habitat Day this Monday

The United Nations has chosen the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day – a day to stand up and let it be known that affordable,  adequate housing should be a priority everywhere. For more information, read the Q and A in this week’s Mint Hill Times.


Rep. Myrick releases statement on Iran

US Representative Sue Myrick, Member House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and representative of the Mint Hill area, released the following statement yesterday on Iran:

“I call on President Obama to take a stronger stand on Iran.  Why ask Iran to disclose its nuclear ambitions?  We already know Iran wants to develop nuclear weapons, Mr. President.  For the safety of people around the world, specifically Israelis, the US must demand Iran do nothing less than dismantle its nuclear sites”.


Help name new Mint Hill high school tonight

Parents, students and members of the community are invited to a meeting to discuss a name for the new high school under construction off Truelight  Church Road in Mint Hill tonight at Independence High School from 6-8 pm. During the meetings, visitors may submit their  recommendations for a name for the school, as well as learn about the  school’s construction updates and view architectural renderings and a map  of the attendance zone.


MH Police need your help identifying theives

Picture 3Mint Hill Police released security camera stills of two men who broke into Caveman’s Bar on Lawyers Road on September 7 at 10:45 am.  Upon the officers arrival at the scene, they were notified by employees that someone had broke into the business and stole several high end televisions and entertainment electronics. Continue reading


What’s in this week’s Mint Hill Times?

Madness is finally here, let’s hope the rain stays away. If you didn’t get the complimentary copy of the Mint Hill Times in your driveway yesterday, pick one up at one of our boxes around town. This week’s paper is chocked full of great stories as well as advertisements from local businesses. In a down economy, no one needs our support more than our hometown businesses, so we encourage you to patronize them! So what’s in the paper this week?

• Did you know the winner of Big Brother, Jordan Lloyd,  is not from Matthews, but actually from Mint Hill? She grew up in Farmwood and says the first thing she’s going to do with the $500,000 check is help her mom get into a new house. Read an interview with her and see pictures of the Big Brother after-party in this week’s paper.

• Lacey Hampton reports that veterans are excited about the potential military museum at the Park on Fairview. Last night, the commissioner voted 5-0 in favor of moving forward with the planning stages of the museum. Early conceptional drawings were also shown. This has the potential to be a world class military museum.

• You want Madness? This week’s paper has it! You can find last minute additions to the festival, find out how to register for the chili cookoff, read interviews with some of the musicians who will play the festival and get a full schedule in our annual complimentary edition of the Times.

• Find out what the candidates for mayor and commissioners of Mint Hill are saying in our annual candidate survey previewing November’s election.

• What is up with the Bridges at Mint Hill Mall? Why is high school football so good in this town? Tim Long answers those questions and more in a section we call Mint Hill: FAQ. (And if you have questions you would like us to find answers to, send them on!)

We may not be the biggest paper in the world, but the Mint Hill Times is proud to be your only true hometown newspaper!