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New Beginnings requests rezoning for community center

By Leah Schmalz

The council held a public hearing on a rezoning request filed by New Beginnings Community Church on Stillwell Road at the town hall meeting last Thursday.

The church has already completed a parking lot off of Bobby Lane across from the church building. The rezoning request is for construction of a community counseling center on the property situated next to the parking lot. “We’re always looking to be a valuable part of the community,” said Elder James Worthey, campus minister of the church’s Indian Trail location. The facility would also include a small chapel, offices and meeting space for civic groups and clubs.

Phase 1 of the project includes a 10,000 square foot building that would resemble the original church. The church would extend the sidewalk along Margaret Wallace as well. Stormwater management and 110 additional parking spaces are part of the master plan.  […]

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Young artist premieres work at Sunday Afternoon in the Park in Mint Hill

By Leah Schmalz

A wide range of talented artists set up tents at the 11th annual Sunday Afternoon in the Park. For Eli Cervantes, the event was his first art show.

The 10-year-old boy works with colorful pieces of glass to create mosaics. Some of the designs are abstract; others form objects like fish or crosses.

“I like […]

Bain aims for personal learning approach this year

By Leah Schmalz

Bain Elementary is striving to make education more individualized and effective this year by personalizing learning to the needs of each student.

“One of our new goals this year is to start looking at each child and determining the best way they learn,” said Principal Tracey Hayes. “Our school will be taking on a personalized learning approach for our students.” […]

New Mint Hill Art exhibit at town hall gallery

The public is invited to attend a reception Saturday, September 19, from 3-5 pm at the Mint Hill Town Hall.It’s an opportunity to meet the artists participating in the Mint Hill Arts exhibit at the Town Hall Gallery.

The show is called “Around the World and Here at Home” and features the work of six members of Mint Hill Arts.  As the title suggests, the artists represented are from quite different backgrounds and cultures and they draw their inspiration from many parts of the world as well as distinctly regional settings.

This exhibit celebrates the diversity of the local arts community.  The public can  view the exhibit at any time from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays through late October.  […]

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