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MH joins local family in raising pediatric cancer awareness

By Leah Schmalz

Kevin and Emily Ratliff lost their daughter Claire to a rare form of childhood cancer when she was two and a half years old. Now they take steps to support other families facing similar circumstances, as well as raise awareness of the disease.

The town supported the Ratliff family’s efforts at the council meeting last Thursday by recognizing September as Pediatric Cancer Awareness
Month. Commissioner Tina Ross read a proclamation and presented it to the Ratliffs.

“I just want to personally thank you guys so much,” Kevin said. “I want to thank Tina personally as well. She is obviously someone who I admire greatly for her own tenacity against the disease.”

Pediatric cancer is the most deadly disease for children under the age of 14, causing more deaths than AIDS, asthma, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and juvenile diabetes combined, according to the CDC.  […]

Meet Joy Greear, Mint Hill Chamber’s new director

By Leah Schmalz

Joy Greear was recently appointed director of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, and she’s already had a chance to get her feet wet.

“We had our third annual golf tournament [Thursday] and so I got to really hit the ground running with that,” she said. “We had a fabulous event, really great turnout [and] raised a lot of money for the chamber. That money then goes back into a lot of events that the chamber has in the community.”

Greear replaces former director Mike Riley, who was promoted to a new position in Huntersville. She currently serves as Vice President of Professional and Support Services for Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center until construction of Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center is complete. At that point she will assume the role of President at the new facility.   […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments

Motorcyclist killed in single vehicle crash

Mint Hill Police, along with Mint Hill Fire & Rescue, Idlewild Fire, and Matthews Police responded early this morning to single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Idlewild Road, just west of Rice Road.  Upon arrival Mint Hill Officers observed a male lying in the roadway being given CPR by bystanders.  Officers started to render […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Around Town|0 Comments

News Notes

Charlotte Rose Society Rose Show

Charlotte Rose Society will hold its annual Rose Show October 3, at Porter Ridge Middle School, 2827 Ridge Road. Indian Trail.  It will be open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, contact Jim Redington at 717-262-8737 or email

Golf Tournament

Matthews Help Center will hold its 5th Annual Golf Tournament September 22 at Raintree Country Club. Lunch and registration is at 11 am, shot gun start is at 1 pm. Players $125, foursome $500. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 704-841-2200 or email for more information. The mission of Matthews HELP Center is to help our neighbors and those in surrounding communities survive financial crisis by providing short-term assistance. […]