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Commissioners meeting canceled due to weather– Emergency meeting held to discuss flood ordinance

By Michele Dotson     dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com
The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for February 13 was canceled due to the snow.

Mayor Ted Biggers called a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Mint Hill Town Hall to make a decision on #ZC13-11, Filed by Town Of Mint Hill, Requesting a Text Amendment to Update the Flood Ordinance in response to the revised floodplain maps being prepared by Mecklenburg County.

According to Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, floodplain regulations for Charlotte, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville have been updated to reflect both the new flood hazard data and the date the new floodplain maps take effect. […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Around Town|0 Comments

Independence renovations nearing completion

 

 The new gymnasium being constructed at Independence High School from 2007 bond money is nearing completion. The renovations to the original gym are also nearing completion. Even with the recent bout of bad weather, the projected date of completion is sometime in April.

Independence High School will have a new façade when the construction is completed. […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Independence High School, Schools|98 Comments

Wilson Grove Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

By Michele Dotson  dotson@cm.k12.nc.us
Some churches must endure a long search and trial period in order to find just the right pastor to lead the way. Thankfully, Wilson Grove Baptist Church is not one of them.

In January, Pastor Rob Mariucci took the helm at the long-established church in Mint Hill. For Mariucci, the move into the position was quick.

“I was member of the church,” says Mariucci. “I had been invited to lead the contemporary services we started in August, and when the pastor said he was being called to another church, I filled in during the search.” […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

Husband and wife dental team to offer free cleanings for kids

By Michele Dotson  dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

On February 28, the husband and wife dentist team at Forrest and Forrest Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are offering free dental cleanings for children who don’t have dental insurance and are not on Medicaid.

The Forrests look forward to the annual event, called Give Kids a Smile.

“We are constantly looking for ways to give back to our community in Matthews, Mint Hill, Stallings and Indian Trail,” says Dr. Stacy Oller Forrest.  “We are thrilled to give back in a small way to the community.” […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

“Love is in the Air” contest winner Natalie Lloyd

Here is the winning entry: 

It was a fall weekend in 2003. I was 19 years old and a junior in college. Home for the weekend, I headed to the local YMCA to exercise. 
I chose a treadmill and began to run. During my summers off from college, I worked at the YMCA as a lifeguard and […]

By |February 18th, 2014|Around Town|0 Comments

Snow Days: Feeling like a kid again

By Michele Dotson

In Mint Hill, snowflakes the size of quarters fell from gray skies. I donned my ski bibs, winter boots, turtle neck, sweatshirt, hat and gloves and trekked outside with my 14 year old daughter to do some sledding in the driveway.

We made snow angels. We laughed and got pink cheeks and stayed outside for four and a half hours.
Then we had hot chocolate with huge marshmallows and watched Pride and Prejudice, snuggled together under a soft blanket. […]

By |February 14th, 2014|Around Town|1 Comment