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Christmas comes to town hall

The annual Mint Hill Town Hall Christmas tree lighting was held last Thursday. Following the official lighting of the tree, Town Hall was open to the public for cookies, music, drinks, and visits with Santa.

By |December 14th, 2013|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Seniors enjoy annual Christmas lunch

By Michele Dotson  dotson.michele@minthilltimescom

At 8:30 am on Saturday, December 7, about 50 volunteers converged on Independence High School to prepare for the annual senior citizen Christmas lunch.

In just under two hours, 600 gift bags were prepared, 600 places were set for lunch, tables were decorated, food brought in, drinks prepared and prizes displayed.

Just before the opening remarks by emcee meteorologist Larry Sprinkle, organizer Mike Cochrane pulled some young volunteers aside for a little pep talk.

“Thank you all for coming out today,” says Cochrane. “There’s nothing better than giving of yourselves, your time and effort.” […]

By |December 14th, 2013|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Queen’s Grant Community School production– Accepted into 2014 junior theater festival

By Michele Dotson   dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Students from have been accepted into the 2014 Junior Theater Festival which will take place January 17-19 18 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Freshman Garrett Costin is in his second year in musical theater and this will be his first time attending the festival.

“I have so much fun getting together with people I’m comfortable with,” says Costin. “This is a great activity; a way of expressing who I am.”

For Costin, who has aspirations of being involved with Broadway someday, the festival will offer opportunities to see all aspects of theater.

Created by New York’s iTheatrics and produced by the Junior Theater group, the Junior Theater Festival is the world’s largest musical theater festival celebrating young people and the transformative power of musical theater. The 2014 festival will bring together more than 4,500 students, teachers, and Broadway professionals to celebrate on-stage and backstage excellence in musical theater. […]

By |December 4th, 2013|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Queen's Grant|0 Comments

Volunteer group clips coupons for troops – Receives commendation letter from national program

By Michele Dotson    dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Tuesday, November 26 was cold, rainy, and absolutely miserable outside. Inside the club house at Alpine Village, though, things were warm and cozy. A faithful group of 13 showed up on this dreary day to cut and sort coupons to send to US troops to help soldiers and their families make […]

By |December 4th, 2013|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|2 Comments

Texas Roadhouse of Matthews to hold fundraiser for Bain restoration project

Texas Roadhouse, located at 10450 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC (704-814-0285) will donate a percentage of its food sales on Sunday, November 24, to the Historic Bain Academy Restoration, as well as any donations received that day.

Patrons should present the Texas Roadhouse coupon between 11 am and 10 pm, and the Bain project will receive 10 percent of those sales.  Proceeds from the Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser will go toward restoring Historic Bain, which was established 1889 and has served thousands of students in its 124-year history. […]

By |November 21st, 2013|Around Town, Bain Elementary School, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Election decides commissioners, school board

By Michele Dotson    dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

All eligible citizens should exercise their right to vote. Make your vote count by casting your ballot for Mint Hill Commissioner (you will get to vote for four), mayor (Mayor Biggers is running unopposed), and one school board member.

In an effort to bring the past few months’ worth of campaigning into focus before heading to the polls on November 5, here is a brief review of the candidates.

Mayor Ted Biggers is running unopposed. He was first elected mayor on 1999 and has overseen the transformation of Mint Hill’s steady and constant growth, fought for one high school for Mint Hill students, led the formation of the Mint Hill Police department and was instrumental in bringing in a town manager. […]