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Mint Hill Madness festival commemorates veterans, supports health

By Leah Schmalz

Mint Hill Madness is honoring veterans and promoting healthy living at the 32nd annual festival, which takes place at Veterans Memorial Park this Friday from 4 to 11 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm and Sunday from 12 to 6 pm.

The festival has grown from last year, offering new features and even more variety. The amount of vendors has increased from 72 last year to 115 this year. The fireworks show on Saturday at 9 pm will also see some exciting changes. “We doubled the budget, so it will be twice as big and twice as long,” Event Organizer

Sheryl Smith said. It will be the largest fireworks show to date in Mint Hill.

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By |May 21st, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Mint Hill Madness|0 Comments

Novant opens new health express in Mint Hill

By Charles Kelleher Harris

Recently, Novant Health has been opening Express Care Clinics in many neighborhoods. Mint Hill is their latest location, opening its doors last Wednesday.

“Within the greater Charlotte area, Novant Health is seeking to provide more places where we can care for the community,” said Kristin Moser a Public Relations Specialist for Novant Health. “As part of this larger strategy, Novant Health Express provides an affordable and easily accessed location for care. Mint Hill has been steadily growing and we are excited to provide this service to that community.”

Mint Hill is the fifth Express Clinic to open, other locations include Ballantyne, Park Towne Village, Davidson and Indian Trail.

Moser explained the function of the Novant Health Express Care Clinic was not to replace the role of a primary care provider but to more or less fill in for patients in need when primary care may not be available.

“Your primary care doctor has the most informatio […]

By |May 21st, 2015|Around Town, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Mint Hill Bridges Mall project striking out

The much-maligned Bridges at Mint Hill Mall project is no closer to a res- olution than it was when the project first began grading work in 2008.

“I have no idea, your guess is as good as mine,” Mint Hill Town Manger Brian Welch said of when construction could restart. “For three or four years now I’ve been saying, ‘When and not if,’ but there’s just nothing happening…I wish I knew more, but that’s all that I know about it.”

Welch said he doesn’t know if – or when for that matter – the project will have a resolution, and especially the one the public has been clamoring for since the project’s inception nearly a decade ago.

The Bridges at Mint Hill Mall had a bright beginning. When the 215-acre property situated off Lawyers Road near Interstate-485 was originally announced, developers had planned to construct an open-air, 1.3 million-square-foot shopping complex with a five-story hotel, a multiplex-style movie theater, at least three department stores, including Belk’s, and a pair of vehicle-pedestrian combination bridges that would lead across Goose Creek.

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Girls lacrosse academies, travel team come to Mint Hill

This summer, girls as young as second grade can develop lacrosse skills while those in high school can join a travel team thanks to a newly launched organization, Carolina Crush Lacrosse.

About a month ago, Sandy Barnett, executive ad- ministrator of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, and Melissa LaDez, head varsity lacrosse coach at Independence High School with extensive experience as a player, decided to partner to pursue an idea close to both of their hearts.

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