Chili: Taste of the town


The Town of Mint Hill held its sixth annual Chili Cook-Off on Tuesday, March 20 to support the Art and Science Council’s (ASC) Annual Fund Drive. The ASC provides aid to arts, science and history/heritage organizations in Mint Hill and throughout Mecklenburg County. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Commissioners sworn in for new term

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The Board was sworn in for another term.

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Mayor Ted Biggers was sworn in for another term last Thursday.

Mint Hill Commissioners were sworn back in on December 8 at the monthly regular board of commissioners meeting. The election results were certified by the town clerk who also gave the oath of office to Mayor Ted Biggers. Lloyd Austin was elected as mayor pro tem. There were no changes to committee assignments.

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Longtime Mint Hill resident struck by truck

Mint Hill TimesLongtime Mint Hill resident Erskine Payne Phillips, 82, was struck by a truck while attempting to cross Matthews-Mint Hill Road at McEwen Funeral Home at around 7 pm last Thursday evening. Phillips had been attending a wake at the funeral home and was on his way back to his home which was across the four-lane street.
Traffic was heavier due to a large number of cars at the funeral home for the wake.
Phillips was transported to Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews where he later died from his injuries.
The driver of the truck was not speeding or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, according to the Mint Hill Police. The driver stopped at the scene. No charges are expected to be filed.

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New hope for The Bridges at Mint Hill mall?

There may be new hope for the mall in Mint Hill. The Howard Hughes Corporation, based in Dallas, Texas has partnered with Childress Klein Properties to look at development possibilities for The Bridges at Mint Hill.
Construction of The Bridges at Mint Hill began in 2008. It had several problems with layout and environmental aspects. It was delayed again as the economy began to falter but the project has always been on the backburner, according to Childress Klein.
The property is located at the intersection of I-485 and Lawyers Road.  The parcel is approximately 210 acres, 120 which are considered developable.  It is currently zoned for more than one million square feet of retail, hotel and commercial development.
The original plan had included a greenway from the Park on Fairview  through the Bridges of Mint Hill and up to the Stevens Nature Preserve.
Plans for the mall may be different now with new developers.
The Howard Hughes Corporation’s properties include master planned communities and shopping malls in 14 states.

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Madness in Mint Hill this weekend

Mint Hill TimesThere is so much going on at Mint Hill Madness this year that no one can experience it all. The fun is doing as much as you can in the time that you have. You’ll be exhausted afterward but you’ll have the time of your life. What’s new this year? Corn hole, all weekend karaoke, speed pitch, free video games and a steel drum band. There is the patriot joust, EricTreese, magician, Nationwide car show and Show us your Smile. And that’s just the beginning. Continue reading

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Presbyterian pushes Mint Hill hospital opening to 2018

At the August Mint Hill Chamber meeting, Roland Bibeau, President of Matthews Presbyterian Hospital, presented the bad news: there will be another delay to building the Presbyterian Hospital on Hwy. 24/27 just outside of Mint Hill.

“Things are bad out there,” Bibeau said. “The population is stagnant and the same thing is happening with healthcare. We have a guaranteed date of 2018 to the state.”
Bibeau said the plan now is to stagger the hospital building process and allow the economy time to catch up. “The property has water but no sewer. Homes and businesses haven’t come as quickly as everyone thought they would, so no sewer yet. The state has agreed to put off our Certificate of Need for our 150,000 square foot facility. It would be  a tragedy to build it now.” Continue reading
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