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Madness in Mint Hill this weekend

There 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. […]

By |September 22nd, 2011|Around Town, Madness 2011|2 Comments

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.” […]

By |September 8th, 2011|Around Town|15 Comments

Mint Hill Madness Dog Show returns this year

The Dog Show returns for this year’s Mint Hill Madness on Saturday, September 24. The new sponsor is Monroe Hardware. Mike Witt, the store manager, said that a dozen people have signed up already for this event. “There are fun categories, with people enjoying their dogs and having fun,” he described the event.
The categories include […]

By |September 8th, 2011|Around Town|3 Comments

Chinese lantern plant blooms in Mint Hill

I found some of these blooming behind the Mint Hill Town Hall. Aren’t they gorgeous?
They are called Chinese lanterns. You can see why from the shape of the flower. They are also known as winter cherry or bladder cherry.  They are a member of the nightshade family like potatoes, peppers and tomatoes. The plant is used […]

By |September 1st, 2011|Plant Lady|19 Comments