Library plan presented to Mint Hill Board

Carol Hull presented the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Citizens Committee report to the Board of Commissioners last Thursday.  She is a member of the committee, a team of citizens with professional experience in real estate, process improvements, information technology, and Mecklenburg County government.
The goal of this committee was “to review the functions and utilization of the main library, consider the feasibility of consolidating, downsizing, or relocating the functions of the main library” to another site.  The committee met monthly from November 2011 to February 2012 to investigate library functions and ways to save money. Continue reading

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Clear Creek DAR celebrates 20 years

Clear Creek Militia Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 20th Anniversary on April 14, 2012.  The Chapter was organized on April 18, 1992 by Mrs. William Kenneth Baucom (June Medlin) to recognize Mint Hill’s participation in the American Revolutionary War.  Among the charter members are Shirley Phillips West (Mrs. Lewis A. Jr.) and Amelia Robinson Ford.
The Clear Creek Chapter meets the second Saturday of each month at the Morningstar Lutheran Church on Idlewild Road.  The DAR promotes patriotism, education, and citizenship by working with veterans and schools.
A Genealogy Workshop will be held on June 2 from 1-4 pm at the Mint Hill Library by Jeanne McClary and NC State Genealogist.
Pictured above are the members of the Clear Creek Militia Chapter NSDAR along with Mrs. Judith C. Parker, District III Director.  Past Regents are:  June Baucom, Shirley West, Amelia Ford, Roberta Hart, and Janet Westbrook.  Johnsie Bickett is current Regent.

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Bain honors local veterans

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Bain students presented local veterans with American flags after singing “You are Our Heroes” to the special guests last Friday at their annual patriotic performance.  Butler High School’s JROTC color guard presented the flag while the second graders sang the National Anthem.

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Miint Hill pet owners are coming home to happy

By Amanda Waters
Staff Writeramandawaters@minthilltimes.com
Since 2006, Mint Hill residents and others in the Charlotte area have placed their pets in the hands of professional pet sitters through Carolinas Critter Sitters, whose motto is “come home to happy.”  This company is licensed, insured, and certified to take care of all kinds of pets, from fancy rats to Great Danes in the comfort of their own homes.
Owner Jennifer Rust started the company after an 11-year career in Human Resources.  She wanted to get away from office politics, so she cashed out her 401k and started pet sitting.  She was already taking care of her six dogs and eight cats, and she received a great referral from her veterinarian.  After posting flyers and networking, she reached 100 customers in the first 10 months.
She soon after was able to hire other sitters.  Carolina Critter Sitters now has 13 sitters under Rust’s management.  They serve a great deal of the Charlotte area, and there are about 30 current customers in Mint Hill.
Sitters are trained to deal with all kinds of situations.  They know how to manage security systems and sick animals.  Rust has been able to streamline her business, writing procedure manuals, security protocols, and scheduling online. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Planning Board meets

The Planning Board met Monday at the Town Hall to approve the minutes of the March 22 meeting and to discuss and recommend the rezoning request filed by Sullivan, Burd and Roupas, LLC.  The dentists are asking to construct a new building at 6332 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
The first approval made by the Planning Board was to allow the front of the building to be on a private street.  The Monday meeting focused on sidewalks.
The site plan meets code requirements, but the town has asked Sullivan, Burd and Roupas to be flexible, shifting the sidewalk.  There was discussion on whether the sidewalk should be five or eight feet, but it was determined that five feet is adequate.
The closeness of the building to the road and to Queens Grant Charter School will add to the vision the town has for the downtown area.
The board carried the motion to send a favorable recommendation to the Board of Commissioners to work with the applicant.

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Artists invited to enter June juried art show

Mint Hill Arts has teamed up with art supply store Binders for a juried art exhibit next month.  This is the first time the groups have joined together for such an event, though they have been working together in other ways for years.  The opening reception is Friday, June 15, from 7-9 pm, and the show will run until July 11.
The show is open to all artists, including non-Mint Hill Arts members.  Registration fees are $20 for members and $40 for non-members.  Artists can enter up to two pieces.
Any medium or combinations of media will be accepted, including 2-D and 3-D work, with few exceptions and restrictions.
Binders has provided all of the prizes—gift certificates, ranging from $25 to $150. Continue reading

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