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Mint Hill Police are updating alarm permits

Mint Hill Police are working on reissuing alarm permits to all residences and businesses in the area due to new software being put to use in July 2011. In order to ensure that all residences and businesses have current permits, Mint Hill Police are asking those with monitored alarm systems to visit their website and submit a permit application. […]

By |March 22nd, 2011|Around Town, Police|0 Comments

Task Force recommendations puts Mint Hill library in jeopardy

The Future of the Library Task Force presented its final recommendations to the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board of Trustees on Monday. It concluded that the library was not overfunded in the past few years, and that the level of service and costs are on par with similar-sized cities.

The task force also recommended that if the library cannot find an extra $2 million in its next budget, staff from some of the branches could be shifted to the regional libraries to allow for more hours of service. For Mint Hill, it could mean closing the library if the county can’t come up with the funding to hire more employees for regional branches. […]

By |March 22nd, 2011|Around Town, Mecklenburg County|1 Comment

House Majority Whip To Join Myrick In Charlotte

House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy will join Congresswoman Sue Myrick for a luncheon in Charlotte on Monday, March 28.

Congressman McCarthy was elected as the Republican Whip, the third-highest position in House leadership, by his colleagues at the beginning of the 112th Congress. Congressman McCarthy also represents the 22nd Congressional district of California.

“I’m excited to […]

By |March 21st, 2011|Washington|0 Comments

Gas prices in Charlotte area are above the national average

Average retail gasoline prices in Charlotte have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.55 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53 per gallon, according to gasoline price website CharlotteGasPrices.com.

Gas prices were around $2.60 per gallon last […]

By |March 21st, 2011|Around Town, Transportation|0 Comments

Discover Mint Hill ramping up for this year’s festivities

The folks who are putting together  Discover Mint Hill this year have just about finalized plans. The event explores the culture and history in the town and will be held  April 16 from 9 am to 3 pm at “Discovery Square,” which is at the intersection of Bain School Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Monarch Mortgage of Mint Hill is sponsoring a Treasure Hunt for cash prizes. “Explorers” can follow their treasure map to the booths at “Discovery Square.” Collect a sticker from each booth to enter the drawings.

So what can you expect this year? […]

By |March 21st, 2011|Around Town, Non-profit|0 Comments

Commissioners break ground for new town hall

The town of Mint Hill held an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the new town hall last Friday. The event was to coincide with the 40th year that the town was incorporated. Mayor Ted Biggers, commissioners Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington, Brenda McRae and Tina Ross as well as town staff, members of the planning board, architects from Creech and Associates and representatives from Edifice Inc. […]

By |March 17th, 2011|Around Town, Development, Town Hall|2 Comments