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Mint Hill resident pushing for more pedestrian access to downtown

Ty Cain lives in Olde Sycamore in Mint Hill, and to venture downtown he has to load the car up and drive the short trip, since the stretch on Highway 218 is too dangerous. He has the same problem even going to the Mint Hill Park at Fairview, only a mile or so from his house.

Cain is pushing for running/walking/biking lanes to connect the big neighborhoods of Mint Hill to the downtown area. Olde Sycamore, Plantation Falls, Ashe Plantation, Country Woods East, Cheval, Heathfield and Mint Lake Village are all among the neighborhoods that could benefit from peestian access to downtown.

Highway 218, according to Cain, has become a sort of de facto Monroe bypass for truckers coming off of I485 and heading south, allowing them to skip the traffic of Monroe. This has made Hwy. 218 that much more unwelcoming to bikes and pedestrians.

Cain started a Facebook page, WBR (walk, bike, run) Mint Hill, which started getting likes as soon as it went up, and at time of this writing, the page has 67 likes, all community members looking to improve pedestrian access from the neighborhoods in Mint Hill to downtown.

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By |June 20th, 2013|Around Town|1 Comment

Mint Hill commissioners work through power outage at meeting

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioner worked through stormy conditions and a long power outage to hold a public hearing for the 2014 budget, hear an update on a proposed development and appoint new members to town boards, among other business.

The Board of Commissioners adopted the 2014 budget, as recommended by the town manager, Brian Welch, at the last budget workshop meeting. The finished budget came out balanced, and tax rates and vehicle tag fees will remain the same.

During the public hearing for the budget, Dale Dalton was the only speaker from the public, saying, “I just want to thank Brian and the Board for coming up with out budget and not raising taxes or anything, I think you ought to be commended for what you’ve done.”

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By |June 20th, 2013|Around Town, Town Hall|4 Comments

SonFest 2013 draws large crowd

More than 3,000 people attended the Third Annual SonFest at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. The event spanned two days and featured a guest appearance Friday night from Drex and Maney of the Drex and Maney morning show on KISS 95.1. Eleven bands provided continuous music while guests walked the midway and rode the Ferris […]

By |June 20th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Mint Hill Police seeking information on commercial breaking and entering; auto theft

The Mint Hill Police Department is seeking information in regards to a commercial breking and entering and grand theft theft auto that occurred June 16, 3:15 am, at 9611 Idlewild Road in Mint Hill.

The stolen vehicle is described as a 2001 Nissan Maxima 4-door, gold, which was recovered by the York County, South Carolina Sheriff’s […]

By |June 18th, 2013|Around Town, Police|1 Comment