Lions Club holds annual yard sale at Bi-Lo

All proceeds from Saturday's yard sale at Bi-Li go to the Lions Club to support their various causes in the Mint Hill community.

(Club will hold a car show Saturday)

Bi-Lo co-manager Tonya Ivey said the yard sale they sponsored in collaboration with the Lions Club last Saturday was successful enough to consider making it a monthly event.  She said the turn out was good, everyone made some money, and when it was over Good Will brought a truck to take donations if people didn’t want to pack up and keep their things.
Yard sale proceeds go to the Lions Club, an organization whose efforts Ivey and others at Bi-Lo respect and appreciate.
“They do a lot of good work in the community,” said Ivey.
This Saturday Bi-Lo and the Lions Club will hold their forth-annual car show in the Bi-Lo parking lot from 2 -5 pm.  The show grows with each year, and 30 to 40 cars are expected to participate.  The Corvette Car Club, Carolina Cruisers, Mint Hill Police, and Mint Hill Fire Department will be present.
Snow cones, pop corn, and lunch plates of chicken breast, baked beans, cole slaw and a roll – only five dollars a plate – will be for sale to help raise money.  Bi-Lo will also provide music. Continue reading

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Clear Creek DAR celebrates 20 years

Clear Creek Militia Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 20th Anniversary on April 14, 2012.  The Chapter was organized on April 18, 1992 by Mrs. William Kenneth Baucom (June Medlin) to recognize Mint Hill’s participation in the American Revolutionary War.  Among the charter members are Shirley Phillips West (Mrs. Lewis A. Jr.) and Amelia Robinson Ford.
The Clear Creek Chapter meets the second Saturday of each month at the Morningstar Lutheran Church on Idlewild Road.  The DAR promotes patriotism, education, and citizenship by working with veterans and schools.
A Genealogy Workshop will be held on June 2 from 1-4 pm at the Mint Hill Library by Jeanne McClary and NC State Genealogist.
Pictured above are the members of the Clear Creek Militia Chapter NSDAR along with Mrs. Judith C. Parker, District III Director.  Past Regents are:  June Baucom, Shirley West, Amelia Ford, Roberta Hart, and Janet Westbrook.  Johnsie Bickett is current Regent.

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Chamber holds monthly luncheon

John Aneralla joined the Chamber of Commerce for lunch at Jimmie's and won a business card drawing for Daphne's cupcakes.

The Chamber of Commerce met for lunch at Jimmie’s last Thursday.  Many members were in attendance, and a few shared information about upcoming events.
The Armed Forces Museum and Archives of the Carolinas shared information about their documentary “Honoring Our Heroes—The American POW Experience: WWII 1939-1949.”  It showed in Mint Hill at the Mint Hill Historical Society’s Ashcroft Schoolhouse, the Morrison Regional Library, and the South Charlotte Banquet Center for free.
Mint Hill Dance Center will hold its free recital at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church June 16.  The theme is dancing through the decades.
The not-for-profit Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care is in the running for a free van.  The company competed with over 4,000 non-profit groups nationwide, and it is now a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good.  Vote for them on Facebook to support this group’s efforts.
Chamber members also gave testimonials about each other’s services.  Suzanne Wolf of Abbey Rose thanked Michael Habenicht for his website design.
“We’re working within the Chamber, working with each other’s businesses, and we should acknowledge that,” said Wolf.
Nate Huggins expressed gratitude for the free flowers Abbey Rose donated to Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care for Mother’s Day.  Huggins said many of the people there need that extra attention they might not be receiving elsewhere.
The guest speakers were Gene White and Nadia Mercelis of LegalShield.  They spoke about identity theft.

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Arrest warrants obtained in shooting

Arrest warrants are secured for Anthony Christopher Stith for the shooting that occurred May 14 at the Sunoco on Lawyers Road.  The warrants are for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury (Attempted Murder) and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

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Supt. Morrison unveils entry plan

Incoming CMS Supt. Heath Morrison held a media briefing May 25 at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. Dr. Morrison unveiled his entry plan, which establishes a framework for his few months on the job. He officially begins his new duties on July 2, but has been visiting Mecklenburg County regularly since being appointed in April.

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AFMAC documentary

The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas (AFMAC) will present a documentary entitled Honoring Our Heroes- The American POW Experience. WWII 1939-1949 honoring ex-prisoners of war at two venues: Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm at St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 7000 Park Road, Charlotte and Wednesday, June 6 at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews.  The time has not been determined. Light refreshments will be served.  The video is a 30-minute broadcast-quality documentary about the POW experience and is dedicated to honoring, preserving, and sharing the courage and sacrifices of our local WWII heroes, many of whom live in our community.

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