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Small tax hike could improve schools

By Charles Kelleher Harris

The Board of Commissioners heard a presentation on behalf of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools seeking approval and support for a tax increase that would potentially impact schools across the county.

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners voted to propose a quarter-cent (1/4 of a penny) sales tax increase on the November 4 ballot.

According to Marinn Bengel of Together4Meck, who made the presentation, this small increase would potentially provide an additional $35 million per year to the revenue for Mecklenburg County.

“County commissioners will direct 80 percent of the revenue generated by the increase to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools,” Bengel explained, “7.5 percent will go to Central Piedmont Community College. Another 7.5 percent to the Arts and Science Council and 5 percent to the counties public libraries.”  […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Town Hall|0 Comments

Rocky River Vineyards to host grape stomping festival

By Leah Schmalz

If stomping grapes with your feet to make wine has been on your bucket list, this weekend is the time to cross it off. Rocky River Vineyards will host a Family Harvest Picnic and Grape Stomping event this Sunday from 12 to 6 pm. The free event features carriage rides, face painting, wine […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Friends of Bain Restoration hold attic sale October 10 and 11

Friends of Bain Restoration will hold a two-day attic sale on Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, at the Kerr Building, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill.

Shoppers will find attic treasures, books, garden plants, clothing, and food items between 9 am and 3 pm.  Delicious sausage biscuits, muffins, orange juice, coffee, […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Dollar Tree held its grand opening

The new Dollar Tree held its grand opening on September 26. Prizes, food and drawings were held. Employees Cynthia Weaver and special guest Mickey Mouse (Billy Hayes) welcomed Mint Hill residents to the new location. The store hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday 9 am to 9 pm and Sunday 9 am to […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment

Bain School reunion slated for November 15

Did you ever wonder what happened to the girl you adored in the second grade at Bain School?  Or the mischievous boy who was always being sent to the principal’s office for throwing spit wads?

You just might find out the answers if you attend the Bain School Reunion for all classes, including anyone and everyone who ever attended the historic school dating to 1889, on November 15.  You’ll also have a chance to share photos with classmates and participate in the silent auction to benefit the Bain Restoration Project.  Double saxophonist Denny Allen, a Bain School alum, will provide music for the event. […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Around Town, Bain Elementary School, Featured Posts|0 Comments

MHVFD AND MDA hold FILL THE BOOT campaign

Members of the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department will hold their Fill the Boot collection to support their annual fundraising efforts and contribution to the local Muscular Dystrophy Association, an organization that benefits children and adults affected by neuromuscular diseases.

The collection will take place at the intersection of Lawyers Road and Matthews- Mint Hill Road […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments