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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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By |April 17th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

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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By |April 17th, 2013|Around Town, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

MHPD renovation on track

by Derek Lacey / Staff Writer

Renovations are underway, and soon the Mint Hill Police Department will move across the street into their new station in the old town hall.

Work began in March at the old town hall, 7151 Matthews Mint Hill Road, by Charlotte-based general contractors Edifice Inc., who is handling the renovation.

Mint Hill has worked with Edifice before, as they led the project to build the new town hall.

At the March 14 Board of Commissioners meeting, the board adopted the capital projects ordinance for the police department renovation, which appropriated funds for the project totaling $2,043,036.

The ordinance sets aside the most, $1,758,036, for general construction, with smaller amounts for contingencies, design, furnishings, and moving costs.

“No. Hopefully less,” said Town Manager Brian Welch, when asked if he thought the town would spend more than the allotted monies. “That ($2,043,036) contains some contingencies and some estimates for furniture and the like, so I fully anticipate to bring it in a little under that.”

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By |April 11th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Mint Hill police officer biking 500 miles for fallen officers

by Derek Lacey / Staff Writer

This May, more than 100 area police officers will travel 500 miles to Washington D.C. to visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial–on bicycles.

The Law Enforcement Bicycle Ride to D.C. 2013 will feature area law enforcement officers riding all the way to our nation’s capital via bicycle, to honor and remember those officers that gave their life in the line of duty.

Riders will reach Washington D.C. just in time to kick off Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the nation’s monument to all law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty. Two 304-foot-long walls are carved with the names of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers-more than 19,000-who have been killed throughout U.S. history, dating back to 1791, the first known death. New names are aded each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week, which is May 12–18 this year.

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By |April 11th, 2013|Around Town|3 Comments