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UNCC Alumni induct Esther Rose Erwin to Hall of Fame

Esther Rose Erwin loved. She loved teaching, she loved her friends and family, and she loved the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Rose was recently inducted into the UNCC Alumni Hall of Fame posthumously. She received four degrees from the university, an associate’s in history in 1961, her bachelor’s in history in 1968, her master’s in elementary education in 1972, and an advanced certification in ’83.

While at UNCC, Rose served on the Student Council and Freshman Advisory Council, was a member of Sigma Tau Sigma, a national honor society, and was named the school’s most outstanding student in 1959 and ’60.

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“Well Seen and Captured” opens at MHA

Visitors packed in Mint Hill Arts’ gallery last Friday night, February 8, to see more than 140 photographs for the opening reception of MHA’s annual photography-only show, “Well Seen and Captured.”

The walls in MHA’s gallery were lined from ceiling to floor with original photographs on a wide range of topics, including architecture, abstracts, portraits, and landscapes.

The show was sponsored by Biggs Camera and Fast Frame of Matthews, who donated the prizes. First, second, and third place prizes were $100, $75, and $50 gift certificates to Biggs Camera, and all four honorable mentions received $25 gift certificates to Fast Frames.

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Library’s Strategic Plan discussed at community forum

Citizens and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library officials met at the Mint Hill branch library for a community forum Thursday, February 7, to discuss the future of the library.

The meeting was the last in a series of community forums at various library branches, all with the same goal of gathering community input on the library’s three-year strategic plan.

Topics discussed ranged from uses of meeting rooms, available materials, and operating hours, among many other topics.

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