Sunday Afternoon in the Park returns this weekend

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Seurat's famous painting

The popular Sunday Afternoon in the Park returns this Sunday in Mint Hill. The event will be held from 1 pm to 6 pm at the park on Wilgrove, 5233 Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road. Artists, musicians, writers and others will display, perform and demonstrate their wares in a family-friendly atmosphere.

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Two recent break-ins are related say Mint Hill Police

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The suspects broke the glass next to the door at Earp's and stole merchandise.

Mint Hill Police Department say that two recent break-ins at local convenient stores were probably the work of the same people. The incidents occurred last Sunday at Earp’s on Fairview Road and last night at the Kwick Mart on Albemarle Road. The suspects involved were two black males wearing dark clothing, operating a late dark green 1990s Dodge Caravan with dark grey  running boards. The suspects entered the businesses by breaking a glass window.
Any person having information regarding the incidents may contact the Mint Hill Police Department Criminal Investigations Division anonymously at (704)545-1085.

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Former Butler standout signs with the Kansas City Chiefs

Former Butler High School football star Mike Ingersoll will get his shot at making an NFL team. The Kansas City Chiefs inked a deal with Ingersoll yesterday in a flurry of signings around the NFL.

Ingersoll, who is from Mint Hill, finished his senior year at UNC last year. The 6 foot 5, 305 pound offensive lineman will suit up for the Chiefs when camp opens at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph at 3:30 pm Friday.

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Mint Hill gardeners share their bounty with curbside carts

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Karen Aumiller's cart on Brief Road.

There are perhaps no better gardens in Mecklenburg County than in Mint Hill. From Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road, Lawyers Road, Highway 51 and everywhere in between, gardens spring up with tomatoes, sunflowers, squash, lettuce and watermelons.
But what to do with all the of the vegetables and fruits you can’t consume yourself or give to your family and neighbors?
You set up a cart in your front yard and sell it. Pete Larsen has a gazebo in his front yard on Highway 218 where he sells his heirloom tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers and whatever else he’s grown for the summer.
On Brief Road, there are two veggie stands within a few blocks of one another.
The Sassers have a small wagon where they are offering cucumbers for a $1 per bag.
Just up the road, Karen Aumiller put up a table a few years ago to sell some of her extra produce. All of them have jars where people can leave money for the produce they take, all on the honor system. Continue reading

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New TV channel coming to the Charlotte area

WJZY will launch its newest TV station, channel 46.2 Antenna TV on June 25. The channel will be available through a regular TV antenna as well as Time Warner Cable channel 147.

The channel will feature classic TV shows such as Father Knows Best, Dennis the Menace, Good Times, Maude, Sanford and Son and Three’s Company Antenna TV has captured the eyes and hearts of viewers across the country with its family friendly line up. Antenna TV also features legendary movies from the Sony/Columbia studio vault dating back more than 60 years.

“This is an exciting time for free, over the air television. Everyone at WJZY is thrilled to be a part of the local launch of Antenna TV,” said WJZY Vice-President and General Manager Shawn Harris. “Programs like these are the very foundation of today’s comedy and entertainment television. They may have come from a different time, but they are really timeless. I can’t tell you the number of calls and emails we’ve received from viewers all across the region asking when we would put this channel on the air.”

WJZY TV is owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company based in Raleigh, NC and is affiliated with The CW Network.

 

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