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Speakers share experiences in Cuba at Hot Meals

By Leah Schmalz

Gary and Debbie Wilfong spoke about their travels to Cuba at the Hot Meals lunch recently at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church.

Gary previously worked as a pilot in the Air Force and for US Airways. Now that he is retired, he has taken several mission trips to Cuba with Benton’s Cross Roads Baptist Church in Monroe, most recently on August 15. Debbie has accompanied him on some of the trips.

“Cuba is becoming more and more accessible,” Gary said. The group has been helping construct an assisted living facility. “When we come back, it’s like a reverse mission trip. We’re the ones who are changed.” […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Food, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Times will miss Joyce Lavene

It is with great sadness we report the passing of our former Mint Hill Times reporter and friend Joyce Lavene. Joyce reported for our sister paper, The Weekly Post and The Mint Hill Times tirelessly. She attended up to six different town meetings a month for us and reported on them all. She not only covered the news, but wrote features, columns and took photographs. She won several North Carolina Press Association Awards while reporting for us.
Joyce was the employee a business owner feels like they struck gold with finding. Joyce was loyal, intelligent, funny, and talented.
Joyce loved writing. Before she came to write for the paper, she and her husband of 44 years, Jim, were already the authors of more than 30 published mystery novels. Now that number has grown to more than 60.

Dr. Michael Richardson—The Journey, Part 5, 6, 7

The Journey, Part 5 — Star Wars
A liver full of metastatic carcinoid nodules. How best to attack the problem and leave as much functioning liver as possible? Cutting all the nodules out wasn’t a very feasible idea – they were spread throughout all of the liver and we couldn’t resect them all without sacrificing most of the healthy parts of the liver in the process. Most carcinoids are not very responsive to chemotherapy, so that avenue of therapy didn’t look promising. Radiation therapy can be effective, but the liver itself is sensitive to radiation and can be easily damaged in the process. What to do? […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Around Town|0 Comments

MHPD honors officers, citizen for life-saving efforts

By Leah Schmalz

The Mint Hill Times

Police Chief Tim Ledford recognized several officers and one citizen with awards for life-saving efforts at the town council meeting last Thursday. Ledford said the awards are for those that have “gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

Citizen Erik Bailey received a certification of accommodation. Bailey began chest compressions on a victim before police arrived to help. Corporal Michael Maness was also given an award for helping the victim upon his arrival.

Sergeant Billy Gilman and Officer Jacob Smith received awards for their efforts to extract an individual from a burning build. “It’s likely that the individual would have incurred further injuries or died without action,” Ledford said.  […]