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News Notes

Can Food Drive

Independence High School is collecting can food for the 2015 Student Hunger Drive. The town of Mint Hill is invited to help end hunger within Charlotte by donating can food items. There will be a drop off bin located at the Town Hall. Cans may be dropped off between October 12 and November 9.

Independence High School Homecoming and Fall Fest

Independence High School Student Council invites the community to come to the homecoming football game October 16. The gates open at 6 pm. If you attended Independence as a student, you can get into the game for free. Email Mrs. Hamrick your name and the year you graduated at Prior to the game Fall Fest will begin at 4:45 pm. All are invited to come out and enjoy fun games, a haunted house, and more. […]

By |October 16th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Food, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments

Earp’s adds new location with touch-free car wash

By Leah Schmalz

Mint Hill-based business Earp’s is expanding with the addition of Earp’s Express at the corner of Blair and Albemarle Roads.

The gas station will feature diesel, a convenience store with a larger variety of frozen slushy drinks and coffee choices, and a state of the art, touch-free car wash. Owner Chad Earp anticipates the business will open sometime in December.

“We saw some opportunity and the community has been very supportive of us over the last 62 years,” he said. “We’ve done some neat things with this site graphics-wise, color-wise and logo-wise that we’re real excited about and that we’re going to launch at this new site.” […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment

Mint Hill Police to host Coffee with a Cop on October 6


Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues

On October 6,  officers from Mint Hill Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 9:00 am, October 6,  at Nova’s Bakery, 3565 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Contact Chief Tim W. Ledford with questions at 704-545-1085.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Mint Hill’s neighborhoods.  […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments

Ferguson named MHA Volunteer of Month


Whether he’s teaching an art class, taking a photograph, producing a video, or volunteering at Mint Hill Arts, Larry Ferguson does the job well.  That’s why he was recently named Mint Hill Arts Volunteer of the Month for August and why fellow members and volunteers have showered him with accolades.

“If you need a teacher for abstract art or photography, he is the man to call. Need ideas, talk to Larry,” says Sandra Smith. “He also has stories that are amazing!  MHA has benefitted from his ability to work with a shoestring budget on many occasions. His loyalty to the organization is unmatched. Larry has been an ambassador for MHA, bringing in many new members and encouraging his college and high school senior students to volunteer and participate in our programs.” […]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, History|0 Comments