The Mint Hill Times
Can you imagine being the owner of an original barn painting by Mint Hill artist Larry Ferguson? Or a drawing of Dennis the Menace by Marcus Hamilton? Would you enjoy dining on Angus steaks from DD’s Farms in Mint Hill? How about an exquisite floral arrangement by Abbey Rose Florist? A two-night getaway in Historic Charleston? A few gift certificates from local businesses?
If the answer is Yes, plan to attend the Historic Bain School Dinner & Silent Auction at Pine Lake Country Club in Mint Hill on Thursday, May 29. Individual tickets are $50; table sponsorships. $500. The ticket price includes food and beverage valued at $25, resulting in a tax-deductible gift of $25. Reservations are due May 25. Continue reading
Discover Mint Hill, the annual showcase of the town’s civic, artistic and historical groups, was held Saturday, May 3.
The Lions Club was present selling brooms.
The Kiwanis had a prize wheel and participants of all ages spun for their chance to win a prize.
The blacksmith shop and the wheelwright shop were operational for demonstrations.
By Michele Dotson
During May and June Movies on the Lawn and June Tunes returns again this season at Mint Hill Town Hall.
The series of entertainment throughout May and June is sponsored in part by a Town Program Grant in cooperation with the Arts and Science Council. The outdoor movies begin at dusk each week. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
The lineup for this spring is as follows: May 2-Frozen, Rated PG; May 9-Planes, Rated PG; May 16-Earth from Disney Nature, Raged G; May 30-Despicable Me 2-Rated PG.
June Tunes will host a series of musical acts for Friday evening relaxing on the lawn. June Tunes runs June 7-July 3. June 7- Lindsay Nicole and Hwy. 74; June 14-Carolina Music Machine; June 21-Tsunami Wave Riders; June 28-Jim- my and Darlene Harrison; July 3-Queen City Brass Band.
By Leah Schmalz
With Chipp Bailey stepping down as Mecklenburg County sheriff, four contenders have registered to take his place. Irwin Carmichael and Antoine M. Ensley seek a spot on the Democratic ticket, while Chris Hailey and Louis Rango Jr. are up against each other for the Republican spot.
Irwin Carmichael has worked as a reserve captain with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office for 28 years. “I just want to see the stability of the office to continue,” he said. Carmichael’s two main points of focus are inmates and youthful offenders. Carmichael said the daily count of inmates just dropped below 1,800, down from nearly 3,000 several years ago. “We have been able to cut the population down because of the programs we have inside our facilities,” he said. “We are going to turn 95% back out into community. We want to return them as productive members.” He said the office has training programs in place in areas such as culinary, carpentry, and horticulture so that released inmates have employment and are less likely to reoffend. Continue reading
By Michele Dotson
Mint Hill Board of Commissioners met Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm to move forward with some general business items, including a resolution to donate a 2005 Ford Crown Vic to the Mint Hill Fire Department. The car had previously been used by the Town.
North Carolina General Stature 160A-280 allows any item the governing board deems to be surplus, obsolete or unused to be donated to another governmental unit.
The resolution was adopted by Mayor Biggers. Continue reading