Tonight: Mint Hill Arts opening reception for “Creatures, Real and Imaginary”

Mint Hill Arts will host its October Opening Reception of “Creatures, Real and Imaginary” tonight (Friday) from 7 – 9 pm. Everyone is invited. Drop by for wine, goodies and fantastic art and bring your friends and family. The gallery is located at the former Grace Building on Matthews-Mint Hill Road. MHA has recently up-fitted the central part of the building for its new gallery.


Republicans hold rally at Jimmie’s Restaurant in Mint Hill

Bill Brawley talks to a supporter as photographers for local media organizations click away.

They are billing it as “100 days that will change North Carolina.” On November 2, we’ll know if they are right. Today was the latest stop on the Republican tour of North Carolina to raise support for N.C. House and Senate candidates. NCGOP Chairman Tom Fetzer, House Whip Thom Tillis, Sen. Bob Rucho and local candidates Bill Brawley (NC House 103) and Tommy Tucker (NC Senate 35) mingled with supporters at Jimmie’s Restaurant for lunch. Also in attendance were Mint Hill Commissioner Lloyd Austin, who lost to Brawley in the primary, and Mayor Ted Biggers who said he was there to welcome the GOP officials to Mint Hill.


Three teens arrested for vehicle break-ins

Mint Hill Police have officially arrested three teens who were breaking into cars in the Wilson Woods and Oaks at Oxfordshire neighborhoods on September 10. The police originally caught the suspects riding in a golf cart early that morning and turned them over to their parents. The teens had broken into approximately 50 cars during that night.
The following is the information and charges on two of the subjects arrested, the other male is a juvenile and information will not be released:

Garrett Duncan (W-M-16):

32 Charges (1-Felony Conspiracy, 18 Breaking & Entering Motor Vehicle (Felony), and 13 Larceny (Misdemeanor)

Quaron Thomas (B-M-17):

32 Charges (1-Felony Conspiracy, 18 Breaking & Entering Motor Vehicle (Felony), and 13 Larceny (Misdemeanor).


Mint Hill resident a finalist in national recipe contest

Kim Hansen of Mint Hill wasn’t expecting much when she submitted an entry into an avocado recipe contest. Hansen, who describes herself as a blogger, web designer and mommy, learned recently that she’s in the top eight of the Haas Avocado The Big Hit Recipe Contest. Her recipe is for an Avocado and Tomato Cream Sauce. To vote for Kim’s recipe, click on this link. The winner gets $5,000.


Mint Hill Middle will not see boundary changes

The CMS Board of Education chose today not to tinker with the attendance boundaries at Mint Hill Middle School.

The Board voted 7-0 against a proposal to redraw boundary at the Mint Hill school as well as Ballantyne

Elementary school. A series of public forums are scheduled between Oct. 7 and Oct. 25. A final vote is set for Nov 9.