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Mint Hill Commissioners consider town noise ordinance revisions

By Leah Schmalz

Police Chief Tim Ledford presented a revised noise ordinance at the town council meeting last Thursday. The ordinance mirrors the one used by the town of Matthews. It would set the residential decibel limit for amplified sound in the evening to 55 decibels as measured at the property line. For commercial properties the level would be 60 dB.

“What we looked at is a quantitative number that we could use for the maximum level,” Ledford said. The staff tested these noise levels at residential and commercial properties. “You’re protecting the integrity of your next door neighbor but the person creating the sound can certainly have the volume where any person could reasonably enjoy it,” he said.  […]

Former Independence receiver Hakeem Nick donates cleats to Patriot football program

By Andrew Stark

Former Independence receiver Hakeem Nick donates cleats to Patriot football program

Hakeem Nicks sent a care package to his Alma Matter, a gift that will go a long way in helping the Patriots look good on the field this season.

Nicks, a former Independence High star receiver and current member of the Tennessee Titans, shipped 100 pairs of brand new cleats to his school on June 17. […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

12 fun things to do with kids this summer

By Natalie Lloyd

School is out and long, lazy days of summer relaxation are here.

Wait a minute.

Every parent knows summer isn’t relaxing, not with the kids bouncing off the walls and screaming “I’m bored!” Summer days can be trying as parents work to keep active little minds and bodies entertained and out of trouble.

Creating a summer bucket list for your family can be a good way to fill summer days with fun instead of stress. The Mint Hill Times compiled a list of 12 fun, kid-friendly things to do within a short drive. Get your bucket list started with a few of these activities to keep the kids happy and busy all summer long.

1. Reed Gold Mine. Tour Reed Gold Mine in Midland, the site of the first documented gold discovery in the United States. Visitors can tour the mine, hike a trail, or pan for gold. The site is closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission is free. There is a $3 cost if you choose to pan for gold. For more info, call 704-721-4653 or visit nchistoricsites.org/reed.  […]

By |June 14th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|2 Comments

Miracle League raises funds to build wheelchair accessible softball fields, playground

By Andrew Stark

The Miracle League of Indian Trail got its fundraising start at Emerald Lake Golf Club on June 6, just shy of a year after the organization got up and running. Now, with more than 100 attendees at the organization’s first fundraiser, the organization is hoping to take its next step.

“This is really the first event we’ve had,” communication specialist Samantha Towns said. “But we’re very happy with how it turned out and with how it’s going. This also marks the one-year anniversary of when we petitioned the Indian Trail Board of Commissioners, so we’ve made a lot of progress in a short time.”

The golf tournament teed off at 1 pm, but wasn’t completed until far later than that.

After their round of golf was completed, guests were treated to a cookout and the festivities—which included a raffle for a 60-inch television and a silent auction featuring a number of prizes including an autographed Phil Mickelson picture—were designed to raise money for the Miracle League and the adult wheelchair softball league’s biggest goal.

The town of Indian Trail recently completed work on Crooked Creek Park, a multi-functional ball field, concession stand and playground. […]