By Charles Kelleher Harris
At the monthly Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce member luncheon, members were updated on the progress of the Novant Hospital construction.
The guest speaker was Mike Riley, President of Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He will head up development and construction of the Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center. Riley will also be hospital administrator at the new location just outside Mint Hill town limits.
“Mint Hill is a tremendous place to be,” Riley told Chamber members. “It is a growth center.”
Before offering an update on development and actual construction of the new hospital, Riley offered an overview of Novant Health Systems.
By Charles Kelleher Harris
Mint Hill’s Queen’s Grant senior wrestling standout Nic Mitchell already has one state championship to his credit, hopes to repeat next month
By Andrew Stark
Queen’s Grant High School’s Nic Mitchell has a plan to return to the top of the high school wrestling landscape, but his quest won’t end with just another state championship.
Mitchell has already reached the apex once, winning the 138-pound N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Class 2A title last season as a junior at High Point’s TW Andrews.
“It was something I will never forget,” said Mitchell, who moved to the Charlotte area this summer. “It was eye-opening because there were so many wrestlers all there for the same reason – to win a state championship – and it was great to come out on top.
“It was hectic. I got up at 6 in the morning, practicing two to three times a day, but I was so glad I did it. This year I brought the same work ethic and a level head. It was great to win it, but that was last year and I can’t let what happened last year effect how I wrestle this year.”
Local nonprofit Common Heart is now making appointments to provide free income tax preparation for local residents.
This is the fourth year Common Heart has offered free tax services, which are completed by trained and certified volunteers as part of the national Volunteers in Tax Assistance, or VITA, program. Individuals and families with annual incomes of […]
By Leah Schmalz
Each month, students at J.H. Gunn, Bain, Lebanon Road and Clear Creek elementary schools are recognized through the Terrific Kids program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Mint Hill and the Chick-fil-A on Albemarle Road. This week, in addition to the program, Kiwanis presented each school with a check for $1,000 to purchase much-needed books.
Each teacher chooses one student they feel stood out for the month to be honored as a Terrific Kid. Teachers submit a short summary describing why the student earned the Terrific Kid title, which is read at the awards ceremony. Phrases like “ray of sunshine” and “enthusiastic learner” marked the descriptions at Clear Creek’s ceremony on Monday. The students also receive free ice cream at lunch and have their photos taken to display on a bulletin board in the school. […]