The Town of Mint Hill will hold the Arts & Science Council Chili Cook-off Fund- raiser Thursday, February 27, from 11: 30 am to 1:30 pm at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. The chili cook- off will raise funds to support the arts in Mint Hill. A $5 ticket will allow sampling of all the chili entries. If you would like to enter your chili, con- tact Margie Nichols at 704-545-9726 or firstname.lastname@example.org hill.com. Registration forms may be obtained at www.minthill.com. Chili participants will need to have their chili at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy by 11 am.
Independence’s Brian Tiderman picked up his 200th and 201st career wins at the 2014 Southwestern 4A Conference Wrestling Championship at Porter Ridge High School over the weekend. Tiderman won the confer- ence championship in the 220 lb. weight class with a first period pin over Butler’s Dean Looney. He was also voted the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler. Porter Ridge was the over all champion as the Pirates posted a score of 188.5. Independence, who was the regular sea- son champions, took second place with a score of 163.5. Butler placed third with 126 points. Myers Park earned fourth with 89 points. Rocky River was fifth 59.5. East Mecklenburg, 49 and Gar- inger 43 took sixth and seventh in the tournament. PHOTO BY RON MORRIS
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS
Since starting her photography business in 2012, Candice Wood of Mint Hill, focusing on wedding photography, saw the great demand for photo booths and decided to jump on board. Photo booths are a great addition to wedding receptions, providing a fun way to add to the photographs you have from your special day. Also giving your guests a keepsake print, which can take the place of wedding favors if you chose. Offering a variety of props, backdrops, print layouts and sizes, digital downloads, albums, and more, each event is customized to make your experience unique and fun! Photo booths aren’t limited to wedding receptions; they can bring entertainment to any party or event. With the new “open air” design growing in popularity, it makes photo booths much easier to transport and fit into almost any location. CWP Photo Booths uses the newest technology to make the booth work very smoothly. From the easy to use touch screen, one button start, to having a print in your hands almost instantly. Every booth is accompanied by a professional attendant to offer assistance and answer any questions. Continue reading
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Gift to veterans comes from Korean government with gratitude
The town of Mint Hill has received hundreds of copies of a commemorative book chronicling the Korean War. “Korea Reborn-A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth,” is a hardbound, color and black and white, commemorative book that is meant to go first and foremost to Korean War Veterans.
“We have been asked to be the gatekeepers of the book,” says Mint Hill town manager Brian Welch. “We want to make sure that these books get into the hands of the veterans.” Continue reading
The Indian Trail-based organization will be part of an episode of the show “We Move Animals,” on National Geographic’s Nat Geo Wild Channel, scheduled to air at 10 pm Saturday, Feb. 1 and re-air at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.
The “Duck, Duck … Loose!” episode follows the Denicker family as they help rescue. Volunteers vaccinate, crate, relocate and release 100 rehabilitated ducks, geese and swans into the wild.
A National Geographic film crew spent about a week in September taping at the center’s Poplin Road facility. Continue reading
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Town of Mint Hill Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of property at 9801 Brief Road at its January 24 meeting.
The 27.558 acre purchase is pending the approval of a “PARTF” grant by the State of North Carolina which will cover half of the $670,000 purchase price.
The town has put $5,000 as earnest money towards the purchase, which will either be applied at closing or refunded if the grant is not awarded.
The contract specifies an inspection period ending on July 18, 2014.
No decision has been made about improvements to the property or what kind of park will be built.
Future town meetings will be held for citizen feedback if the grant is funded.