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Mint Hill Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop on February 4, 2014

MINT HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT to host Coffee with a Cop on February 4, 2014
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues
On February 4, 2014, 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 8:00 am on February 4, 2014 at Showmars, 6850 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC. Please contact Chief Tim W. Ledford with questions: 704-545-1085. […]

By |January 27th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment

Officer of the year named at first Mint Hill commissioners meeting of 2014

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Cpl. Billy Gilman was named Mint Hill Police Officer of the Year, for the second consecutive year, at the Thursday, January 9 commissioners meeting at Mint Hill Town Hall. Chief Tim Ledford presented Gilman with a pin and certificate at the brief ceremony.

Cpl. Gilman hails from Lowell, North Carolina and served two tours in Afghanistan.

“Cpl. Gilman was chosen for his professionalism, and initiative,” says Chief Ledford. “He relates well to the people in the community.” […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Puppeteer creates mascot for shoe manufacturer

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

When Winston Salem shoe manufacturing company SR Max Shoes wanted a mascot for a series of commercials, they found what they were looking for when they came across Pamela Shook of Blue Moon Puppets. Shook, who has been a puppeteer since 1988, created a mascot who is soft, cozy, and black; just like the shoes. “SR Max Shoes primarily makes shoes for chefs,” says Shook. “The shoes are non-skid, very comfortable and come in pretty much one color; black.” The puppet mascot, appropriately named Max, will be the star of a series of commercials advertising the shoe to restaurants, chefs, and kitchen workers.  His motto, “Get a grip on it,” speaks to the shoe’s amazing non-slip technology. […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Monthly citizens meetings prove helpful for Mint Hill police

By Michele Dotson   Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

About 10 Mint Hill residents assembled at the Mint Hill Bojangles’ located at 9075 Lawyers Road on December 3, 2013. Chief Ledford says that the weather and the proximity to Christmas had an effect on the December turnout.

Although the crowd was smaller, they still had lots to talk about.

“We had a great discussion,” says Ledford. “Mostly, citizens were curious about police presence in their neighborhoods.” […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|3 Comments

Clear Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation ribbon cutting celebration

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Clear Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation hosted an open house and ribbon cutting event on January 7th from 2-6 pm.  The new facility is located at 10506 Clear Creek Commerce Drive in Mint Hill.

The festivities included tours, live entertainment by the Rocky River High School orchestra, hand massages, finger foods and refreshments.

The new facilities has a total of 120 beds, which includes some private and semi-private rooms, modeled more toward a home-like environment

Clear creek is the first nursing home in Mecklenburg County owned by Spruce LTC LLC, located in Kinston, NC. […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment

Independence Leo Club Visits Lions Services Helps serve holiday lunch to visually impaired workers

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

On December 20, when the rest of their classmates were cracking the books at school and waiting for the end of the day to start their long holiday break, 17 Leo Club members boarded a bus to Lions Services on Tryon Street to help set up and serve the company’s annual Christmas luncheon.

Lions Services provides vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

The organization, founded in 1935 by the Charlotte Central Lions Club, provided employment for the blind. Initially, the goal was to employ WWI veterans to re-cane chairs.

In 1975, the company was incorporated as a nonprofit textile manufacturer with the purpose of providing vocational rehabilitation for people who are blind and became known as Lions Services, Inc.  […]

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