If your home has gas utilities, there is strong possibility you will see an increase in your gas bill beginning January 1. Piedmont Natural Gas is requesting a 9.3 percent overall increase in annual revenues. News of the increase, and the reasons behind the request are outlined in a letter sent to all North Carolina customers last week. […]
The Mint Hill Times visited Blair Road United Methodist Church’s summer camp Tuesday to talk about how a newspaper is made. The visit is part of the summer curriculum theme related to the businesses in the community. Each week BRUMC is featuring a different local Mint Hill company and inviting a representative from the company […]
By Michele Dotson:Staff Writer
Business Networking International’s (BNI) Mint Hill Breakfast Champions is a group of business professionals who gathers once a week to network, pass referrals, and share business ideas and marketing strategies. The club is open to all professions, but BNI allows only one person per profession to join a chapter. The overall goal is for members to help each other grow their businesses.
The international organization as over 150,000 members worldwide, and is considered the largest business networking organization in the world. According to its website, www.bni.com, the organization helped to generate 7.1 million referrals resulting in 3.3 billion dollars in business for its members. […]
By Michele Dotson-Staff Writer
Pastor Innocent Justice is settling into his new role at Blair Road United Methodist Church. Justice comes to Mint Hill from Durham where he has just completed his Master’s in Divinity from Duke University.
Originally from Rwanda, Justice thinks his mother had high hopes of his future in the ministry by picking such […]
By Michele Dotson – Staff Writer
Finishing touches are being completed at the newly constructed Bain Elementary School in preparation for the start of school in August. The project, which cost more than $15 million and took about 18 months to complete was paid for with 2007 bond money.
The school was first slated only for upgrades, but approval for a new structure came once it was determined to be more cost effective to build from scratch. Construction began in early spring of 2012. nths to complete was paid for with 2007 bond money.
Principal John LeGrand has spent the summer organizing the move from the adjacent building and readying the school for the return of teachers on August 19.
“I have been addressing our instructional focus, of course, but I’ve been surprised how I’ve been pulled into dealing with lots of logistics this summer.” […]