Make your wedding day special

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com
 
A bride never should never try a new hairstyle on her wedding day. Taking time to find a flattering style before the big day is a must. Brides-to-be got the chance to have their hair and makeup done as part of the festivities at the Bridal Showcase.

A bride never should never try a new hairstyle on her wedding day. Taking time to find a flattering style before the big day is a must. Brides-to-be got the chance to have their hair and makeup done as part of the festivities at the Bridal Showcase.

The 2014 Bridal Showcase held at the Charlotte Convention Center was packed with brides to be and their entourages looking for that special touch for an upcoming wedding.

There were vendors for venues, flowers, cakes, table linens, photography, wedding gowns, food, stationary, and entertainment.  All the things one needs to plan, prepare, and remember that special day.

But there was more.

Dance lessons, chiropractic care, photo booths, real estate, hair styling, weight loss, spray tanning, luxury portable restrooms for that outdoor wedding, and even officiates promising to make your wedding day the best it can be. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop on February 4, 2014

MINT HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT to host Coffee with a Cop on February 4, 2014
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues
On February 4, 2014, officers from MINT HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
 All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 am on February 4, 2014 at Showmars, 6850 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC. Please contact Chief Tim W. Ledford with questions: 704-545-1085. Continue reading
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Cease work order to be challenged at January 27 meeting

By Michele Dotson, Staff Writer
Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Screen Shot 2014-01-27 at 10.24.05 AMThe Ardley subdivision on Truelight Church Road has been in limbo for several years. The most recent work done in the area was completed by the town of Mint Hill last summer.
“The road work was completed by the town because the developer wouldn’t complete the project according to the road improvement plans that had been approved years earlier,” says Mint Hill Town Commissioner Lloyd Austin. “The goal was to make that road safer and improve visibility and that’s what was approved.”
Austin said that the town, in lieu of halting the construction and waiting to go to court, which would have meant many months of road closure on Truelight Church Road, exercised its legal right to complete the job and bill the developer.
“The job cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $85,000, but the developer refused to pay,” says Austin.
That’s when the planning board placed a stop work order on the subdivision and work on the 45 home conservation subdivision halted. The stop work order also prevents the developer from selling the land to another developer until the town is repaid.
At the meeting on January 27, the developer’s attorney plans to address the Board of Adjustments to see if they will overturn the decision.
Tax records show the land is owned by Reverdy Development which is run by Charlotte-based William Waters Construction & Realty.
Wes Waters was reached by phone but made no comment regarding the upcoming meeting except to say that his attorney is handling the situation.
“I’m not knowledgeable enough to answer any questions about the issue,” said Waters. “My attorney is handling the project.”
The zoning appeal is scheduled for 7:30 pm on January 27 at Town Hall. The public meeting will take place in the John M. McEwen Assembly Room.

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NC Public Charter Schools Association to host two informational charter school fairs for parents

Fairs will be held in conjunction with fourth annual National School Choice Week

North Carolina parents interested in more information about high performing public charter schools in the Tar Heel state can attend informational charter fairs in Greensboro and Charlotte, organizers announced today.

The fairs will cater specifically to parents looking for a high-performing public charter school for their child, or to educators looking for what a public charter school might be able to offer them. These fairs are being hosted in as part of National School Choice Week 2014, the largest-ever celebration of school choice in American history. Continue reading

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Indy theater department continues to rebuild

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The cast of Seussical the Musical from Independence High School.

The cast of Seussical the Musical from Independence High School.

Seussical the Musical opens January 31
The Independence High School theater program continues its rebuilding process by presenting Seussical the Musical. This fun, fast-paced musical is based on the books of Dr. Seuss. According to theater teacher Paula Baldwin, it has become a favorite with schools and community theaters.
“We chose the show because it has been very popular with many of the theatre companies in the area,” says Baldwin. “It’s light and fun for all ages.”
Baldwin, who has been at Independence for three years, continues to rebuild a drama program that had all but ceased to exist.
Although there had been a string of drama teachers over the years, there had been not been a musical produced at the school for 12 years until Baldwin took the helm and breathed life back into the program. Continue reading

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