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Summer cruise-in raises money for Special Olympics

The parking lot at Monroe Hardware in Mint Hill was packed Friday, August 2 with classics, exotics, and hot rods to the delight of the crowd that came to view them.

The summer cruise-in series continued with a large showing of owners enjoying the warm weather and a chance to share some information about their automobiles with others who appreciate them or who want to learn more about owning, restoring, or maintaining a collectable automobile. […]

By |August 12th, 2013|Around Town|1 Comment

Village Woodwright shop gets facelift

Thanks to the generosity of The Home Depot on Albemarle Road, the newest building at the Carl J McEwen Historic Village is getting a fresh coat of paint. Plenty of paint, brushes, and volunteers arrived to work early Tuesday, July 30 to bring to life what will be the woodwright shop.

“This is not the first building we have painted here,” says Customer Service Manager Michele Douglas.  “We provided the paint and labor for two other buildings, too.”  She went on to say The Home Depot likes to get involved in community projects whenever they can.

The Albemarle Road store supplied the paint and the labor for all three projects.  The Ira Ferguson Country Store and Dr. Whitley’s office were both painted by volunteers from The Home Depot.

“Our volunteers work on service projects on their own time,” says Douglas. “Many of them leave their work shift to come to help.” […]

By |August 12th, 2013|Around Town|1 Comment

Young blacksmith apprentice keeps hope alive for craft

By Michele Dotson: Staff Writer

In medieval times, blacksmithing was considered part of the set of seven mechanical arts.  Today it is often referred to as the king of crafts.  The job of a blacksmith is not an easy one.  It’s hot, dirty, smoky, and physically demanding.

The most serious injury many teens today might encounter is carpal […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Featured Posts, Good deeds|60 Comments

New sidewalks in Mint Hill

New sidewalks from the Wendy’s in Brighton Park to the corner of Idlewild Road and Highway 51 are nearing completion in Mint Hill. This is part of the pedestrian plan approved by the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners in May, 2011, aimed at providing safe walking paths connecting uptown businesses.  According to the plan, residents […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Around Town|1 Comment

It’s Radio-Active: Charlotte amateur radio club transmits message to Iceland

By Michele Dotson: Staff Writer

Members from the Charlotte Amateur Radio Club set up their equipment every other Saturday in the Assay office at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village in Mint Hill.  Their priorities are to provide information to the public about the history of ham radio, and to help those interested learn how to begin […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Around Town|48 Comments

Comedian Scott Francis speaks to chamber

Last week’s Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce luncheon was about how to attract and keep customers.

Comedian and guest speaker Scott Francis imparted his brand of wisdom to members which centered on the idea that all business owners should treat their customers like gold. There were lots of jokes, laughs, card tricks…and yes, even a talking roll of toilet paper.

“When you’re creating your business card, it’s not about touting all the wonderful things you are,” he says. “It’s about showing the benefit the customer will get from you.”   […]

By |July 30th, 2013|Around Town|1 Comment