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Young blacksmith apprentice keeps hope alive for craft

By Michele Dotson: Staff Writer

In medieval times, blacksmithing was considered part of the set of seven mechanical arts.  Today it is often referred to as the king of crafts.  The job of a blacksmith is not an easy one.  It’s hot, dirty, smoky, and physically demanding.

The most serious injury many teens today might encounter is carpal […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Featured Posts, Good deeds|60 Comments

New sidewalks in Mint Hill

New sidewalks from the Wendy’s in Brighton Park to the corner of Idlewild Road and Highway 51 are nearing completion in Mint Hill. This is part of the pedestrian plan approved by the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners in May, 2011, aimed at providing safe walking paths connecting uptown businesses.  According to the plan, residents […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Around Town|1 Comment

It’s Radio-Active: Charlotte amateur radio club transmits message to Iceland

By Michele Dotson: Staff Writer

Members from the Charlotte Amateur Radio Club set up their equipment every other Saturday in the Assay office at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village in Mint Hill.  Their priorities are to provide information to the public about the history of ham radio, and to help those interested learn how to begin […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Around Town|48 Comments

Comedian Scott Francis speaks to chamber

Last week’s Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce luncheon was about how to attract and keep customers.

Comedian and guest speaker Scott Francis imparted his brand of wisdom to members which centered on the idea that all business owners should treat their customers like gold. There were lots of jokes, laughs, card tricks…and yes, even a talking roll of toilet paper.

“When you’re creating your business card, it’s not about touting all the wonderful things you are,” he says. “It’s about showing the benefit the customer will get from you.”   […]

By |July 30th, 2013|Around Town|1 Comment

New sidewalks

New sidewalks from the Wendy’s in Brighton Park to the corner of Lawyer’s Road and Hwy. 51 are nearing completion in Mint Hill. This is part of the pedestrian plan approved by the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners in May 2011, aimed at providing safe walking paths connecting uptown businesses.  According to the plan, residents […]

By |July 30th, 2013|Around Town|2 Comments

First annual Bain Daze slated for September

The first annual Bain Daze will be held at the Mint Hill Park on Fairview  next month, according to Tina Ross, chair of the Bain Restoration Committee of the Mint Hill Historical Society.

Billed as an “old-timey, family-friendly festival,” the event will take place at the park, rain or shine, September 21, from 10 am to 7 pm. Fun-filled games and activities such as cow pie bingo, corn hole tournament, horseshoe tournament, pumpkin toss, watermelon seed spitting contest, pie throwing, cake walks, a beard/moustache contest for men, and more are planned. The event will also feature food, crafts, and entertainment. […]

By |July 30th, 2013|Around Town|29 Comments