Burdicks celebrate 50 years

Charlie and Jane Burdick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 4 at the Mint Hill Historical Society.  Their family and friends traveled from across the U.S. for the occasion.
The Burdicks were married Saturday, August 4, 1963 in Minnesota.  They have two daughters and five grandchildren.  They met their senior year at the University of Minnesota and married when they were 23 years old.
The party had an old-time southern feel.  The historic buildings, folk band, and gospel singers Karen and William Lindzy Washington provided the ambiance.
Dinner was provided by a caterer and served in the schoolhouse, and a bar was on site.  Tables and chairs were set under a tent, lit by strings of lights.
The Burdicks both volunteer at the historical society.  Charlie works on the grounds and Jane as a docent.  It’s a special place for them. Continue reading

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Genealogy workshop at Mint HIll Historical Society

The Mint Hill Historical Society is holding a genealogy workshop August 11 at 10 am.  The workshop still has openings.  The society is looking for a convection oven to host old fashioned biscuit making classes.  This will be a focus of future workshops.  For more information, call 704-573-0726.

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Fall sports registration

Mint Hill Athletic Association fall sports registration ends this month.  Soccer is available for children ages three to 16, football for ages six to 13, and baseball for ages five to 16.  Registration end dates vary from August 14 to August 24, depending on the sport.  Parents can register online at mhaa.us.

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Armed Forces Museum participates at Vietnam Veterans Homecoming

(From the AFMAC website)

The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas (AFMAC) hosted an information table at the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration 2012 event on March 31. The event, held to honor those who served in Vietnam, drew over 65,000 visitors and was sponsored by the USO of North Carolina, the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the NC Association of Broadcasters. Continue reading
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CMS selects Morrison as next superintendent

(From the CMS website)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has preliminarily selected Dr. Heath Morrison from three finalists for the superintendency. Contract negotiations are currently under way and once complete, the Board will vote at a regular meeting to officially approve the hire of Dr. Morrison and his contract. Continue reading

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County decides on fire tax for ETJ

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners held its final vote April 3 to move forward with the fire tax that would create funding for unincorporated areas.  The tax rate has not yet been decided, but Fire Marshal Mark Auten says it will be between 4.5-7 cents per $100 based on property value. Continue reading

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