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Adventures and history in herbs

by Derek Lacey / Staff Writer

 

At the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, right next to the Doctor’s Museum, which showcases historical medicinal techniques, there sits a small herb garden.

Roses, Foxglove, Thyme, sage, lavender, oregano, peppermint, and even catnip all grow in the garden, and all have medicinal properties and were once used by doctors.

In 1997, Virginia Frazier helped a Girl Scout, Blair Gutledge, with her project, an herb garden at the Mint Hill Historical Society.

After Gutledge grew out of girl scouts and moved on, Virginia and her daughter Brenda Dills would resurrect the neglected herb garden every year, to keep the plants growing and healthy. They decided it would be smarter and easier to just maintain the garden themselves, which they still do today.

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By |April 17th, 2013|Around Town|2 Comments

Mint Hill hears from Tarte, Brawley at Town Hall

by Derek Lacey / Staff Writer

State representatives Bill Brawley, House District 103, and Jeff Tarte, Senate District 41,  stopped by the Mint Hill Town Hall Saturday, April 13, to field questions from residents and give insight into pressing state matters.

Less than 20 people attended the meeting, but among them were Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers and town commissioners Lloyd Austin and Mickey Ellington.

The meeting began with discussion on the proposed formation of an airport authority fot the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Brawley is the primary sponsor of House Bill 104, which is creating the airport authority, and cited that the Charlotte airport is sixth in the nation for number of flights, and twenty-seventh by number of passengers.

“We hit way above our weight class, as far as number of flights,” Brawley said. “Part of the reason is because of the low cost to operate out of Charlotte Douglas, and that has been because of the way the airport has been managed for a number of years.”

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Board of Commissioner hear proposed change to sign ordinance, set summer schedule

by Derek Lacey / Staff Writer

The April 11 Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting began with a quarterly developers’ workshop, regarding sign ordinance in the town.

Stephen Jackson presented a proposed text amendment to town code, one that would allow for lit signs, and allow them to change messages, something that is prohibited by current code.

The existing ordinance regarding lighted signs states that the signs shall employ only devices emitting light of constant intensity and that no sign shal be illuminated by flashing, intermittent, rotating, or moving light.

Jackson proposed changing the ordinance so that the police and fire departments, as well as local businesses, could convey messages to the community, and could change those messages if need be.

He did not advocate for signs to be able to flash, rotate, or move, but used as an example the Town of Matthews’ ordinance, which states that signs may change only once every 12 hours.

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Discover Mint Hill celebrates history and culture for sixth year

by Derek Lacey / Staff Writer

Gold panning, double-decker bus tours, and Wilgrove steaks come back to Mint Hill this weekend for Discover Mint Hill, the annual celebration of the town’s history and culture.

This Saturday, April 20, marks the sixth year for Discover Mint Hill, and Historical Society Executive Director Sue McDonald says nearly everything is ready for the day of activities, fun, and learning about Mint Hill at “Discovery Square.”

The event runs from 9 am to 3 pm at the intersection of Bain School Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road, in front of the Historical Society’s Carl J. McEwen Historic Village.

Civic and cultural organizations from Mint Hill will host booths, where attendees can learn about those groups, participate in activities and win prizes.

Sixteen community organizations will be represented, including the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Police and Fire Departments, library, Mint Hill Arts, and the Mint Hill Women’s Club, all with booths showcasing their involvement in the community.

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Remembering our environment: Earth Day 2013

This Monday, April 22 marks the 43rd annual Earth Day, a day of support for our natural surroundings.

It all started in 1970, when Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson witnessed the devastation of an oil spill in 1969 Santa Barbara, Calif. He coordinated the effort with other politicians, the press and schools, and by April 22, 20 million Americans rallied coast to coast for the sake of the environment.

This event led to the modern American environmental political agenda, spurring the foundation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

Since, the movement has gone global, and Earth Day itself is largely credited with birthing the modern environmental movement worldwide.

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