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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The Mint Hill Times will not publish a newspaper Christmas week (December 26). We would like to give our staff a week off to spend with their families. We’ll be back with a new edition of The Mint Hill Times January 2. Thanks to our readers and advertisers. Happy Holidays!

By |December 24th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Holiday Decorating Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Holiday House 2013 Winner! We would like to Thank everyone who has participated! Look forward to this and many more opportunities to share your photos throughout the year. We would like to wish all of our readers,their families and our advertisers a Happy and Safe Holiday Season! The Mint Hill Times.

By |December 19th, 2013|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

New board sworn in at December Mint Hill commissioners meeting

Mayoral appointments made; Mayor Pro Tempore selected

By Michele Dotson  dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The December 12 meeting of the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners was the first for newly elected member Richard Newton. Newton, along with fellow Board members Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington, and Mayor Ted Biggers were sworn in just after the Municipal election results for Mint Hill were accepted.

Commissioner Tina Ross, who was reelected along with Austin and Ellington, is undergoing treatments for cancer and is expected to be sworn in at the next meeting.

“I ask that you keep Commissioner Ross in your prayers,” says Mayor Biggers. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family and we look forward to seeing her at our next meeting.”

Outgoing commissioner Brenda McRae was praised for her years of service and dedication to the town. […]

By |December 18th, 2013|Around Town, Featured Posts, Government, History|0 Comments

Bill and Ann Litaker art show winners announced

By Michele Dotson  dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The winners for the Mint Hill Arts show were announced on Friday, December 13, at 8 pm. The gallery was filled to capacity for the opening of the annual Bill and Ann Litaker judged art show.

The entire show was judged by Eldred P. Hudson, Head of the Art Department at UNCC. Hudson spent over four hours at the gallery meticulously studying and documenting each piece. He then spent two days sifting through his notes before making his final recommendations. Hudson also prepared written comments on all winning pieces.

The show was open to a wide range of genre, including water media, photography, painting (oils, acrylics and pastels), three-dimensional multimedia including drawing, graphics, and alcohol inks.

Several honorable mentions were awarded in each category, as well as first, second and third place prizes. […]

By |December 17th, 2013|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|2 Comments

Independence Patriots Varsity basketball

The Independence Patriots varsity basketball teams opened their Southwestern 4A conference play at home Friday night against the Eagles of East Meck.

Girls

East Meck          72
Independence  35

After a close first quarter, the visiting Lady Eagles pulled away and earned a 72-35 conference win.  Camile Martin led the Lady Patriots with 13 points while Jayla […]

By |December 17th, 2013|Around Town, Independence High School|0 Comments

Mint Hill Arts to expand offerings Begin kids’ birthday parties in January

By Michele Dotson   dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Mint Hill Arts will be offering up space and services for birthday parties beginning in January, 2014.

Puppeteer Pamela Shook will lead kids through a puppet making experience and brief performance, and artist Mila Antonyuk will be in charge of parties with more of a visual art focus.

“I will write a unique song for the child’s birthday,” says Shook. “Then the children will make their own puppets which we’ll use to tell a unique story.”

Puppet parties are appropriate for children ages 4 and up and will be $125 for 10 kids to have an hour and half on site.

Visual arts parties will be available for ages 5 and above. Parents can choose from several different theme-related titles such as princess, dinosaur, or pirates. There will be an additional $25.00 for custom parties. […]

By |December 14th, 2013|Around Town, Arts|0 Comments