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County proposal could increase Mint Hill’s ETJ taxes

Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Director Cary Saul gave a presentation at last Thursday’s Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting about creating fire districts to help the county offset the $2 million a year it gives volunteer fire departments.
However, Town Manager Brian Welch expressed a lukewarm reaction to the plan and said he would like to run more numbers before he recommends for the board of commissioners to sign on to the plan.
The county is looking to create fire districts that will be administered by five towns within the county. A new tax would be imposed on those living within the Extraterritorial Jurisdictions to help offset the cost of running VFDs. The towns would then be responsible for divvying up the funds to the VFDs. […]

By |February 18th, 2011|Around Town, Development, Government|0 Comments

Mint Hill’s Moody Brothers Receive Dove Award Nomination

The Moody Brothers, long time Mint Hill residents, were nominated for a Dove award for work they did on a song performed by George Hamilton IV. The song, I’m Using My Bible for a Roadmap, is a nominee for the 2011 GMA Dove Awards Bluegrass Song of the Year. Hamilton had some stellar backup […]

By |February 18th, 2011|Around Town, Arts|18 Comments

Shots fired at gas station on Idlewild Road

Mint Hill Police Officer’s were dispatched to the Sunoco Gas Station located at 9731 Idlewild Road on February 18 at 2:30 am for a report of shots fired. No one was injured, but police are still looking for the suspect.
An employee at the store stated that a black male came to the front door […]

By |February 18th, 2011|Police|0 Comments

Boys’ Basketball Conference Tourney Update

The Independence Patriots boys’ basketball team lost 56-42 to South Meck in the first round of the Southwestern 4A Conference tournament Tuesday night.  The Patriots played a gritty game, taking a four-point lead into the fourth quarter.  But the Sabres’ size and quickness was too tough in the final period.

Brandon Davis led the Patriots with […]