Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools named its 2013-2014 Teacher Assistant of the Year at a ceremony held at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology on May 22. Cindy Corwin of J.H. Gunn Elementary won Teacher Assistant of the Year.
The Mint Hill Times
By Michele Dotson
Daniel Baird was hired in March as the new Director of Student Ministries at Blair Road United Methodist Church, but he’s no stranger to Mint Hill or the church located on Blair Road.
Baird was born in Long Island and raised in Mint Hill. He graduated from Butler High School and then went on to Appalachian State where he studied Business Management and minored in Recreation Management.
He was also an active member of Blair Road United Methodist Church, even completing his Eagle project at the church.
Baird was previously employed by the Boy Scouts as a District Executive in Boone for six years before transferring to Greensboro for the past year.
“I felt God calling me to youth ministry,” says Baird. “I was confident it would work out for me.” Continue reading
By Leah Schmalz
When Irving Bienstock saw the Nazi military starting fires in synagogues, smashing windows, and raiding the houses of Jews on the night that is now known as Kristallnacht, his hope of survival wavered. “At that moment I thought I was going to die,” he said, as he recounted his story to eighth grade students at Mint Hill Middle School last Monday.
Bienstock covered his experience in Germany during the beginning of Hitler’s rise to power, when Jews weren’t permitted to ride buses, visit parks, or continue to run their businesses. Most of his extended family was killed and his father was forced to flee. Finally the rest of the family was able to escape the country. His father eventually made it to the United States in 1939 and the rest of the family joined him the following year. Bienstock entered the military and returned to Europe five years later to fight in World War II. Continue reading
By Michele Dotson
New home building has really been on an upswing in Mint Hill this year, with price points set for a moderate budget.
In April 2012, only 62 new home permits were issued in all of Mecklenburg County.
April 2014 shows a very different picture with 229 housing permits issued throughout the month.
So far this year, 837 permits have been issued for new homes.
While some of these new Mint Hill neighborhoods were taken over from previous builders who lost their property to foreclosure during the economic downturn, there are new properties being developed all over the area. Continue reading
Discover Mint Hill, the annual showcase of the town’s civic, artistic and historical groups, was held Saturday, May 3.
The Lions Club was present selling brooms.
The Kiwanis had a prize wheel and participants of all ages spun for their chance to win a prize.
The blacksmith shop and the wheelwright shop were operational for demonstrations.