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Small tax hike could improve schools

By Charles Kelleher Harris

The Board of Commissioners heard a presentation on behalf of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools seeking approval and support for a tax increase that would potentially impact schools across the county.

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners voted to propose a quarter-cent (1/4 of a penny) sales tax increase on the November 4 ballot.

According to Marinn Bengel of Together4Meck, who made the presentation, this small increase would potentially provide an additional $35 million per year to the revenue for Mecklenburg County.

“County commissioners will direct 80 percent of the revenue generated by the increase to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools,” Bengel explained, “7.5 percent will go to Central Piedmont Community College. Another 7.5 percent to the Arts and Science Council and 5 percent to the counties public libraries.”  […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Town Hall|2 Comments

Rocky River Vineyards to host grape stomping festival

By Leah Schmalz

If stomping grapes with your feet to make wine has been on your bucket list, this weekend is the time to cross it off. Rocky River Vineyards will host a Family Harvest Picnic and Grape Stomping event this Sunday from 12 to 6 pm. The free event features carriage rides, face painting, wine […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment

Friends of Bain Restoration hold attic sale October 10 and 11

Friends of Bain Restoration will hold a two-day attic sale on Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, at the Kerr Building, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill.

Shoppers will find attic treasures, books, garden plants, clothing, and food items between 9 am and 3 pm.  Delicious sausage biscuits, muffins, orange juice, coffee, […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|1 Comment

Dollar Tree held its grand opening

The new Dollar Tree held its grand opening on September 26. Prizes, food and drawings were held. Employees Cynthia Weaver and special guest Mickey Mouse (Billy Hayes) welcomed Mint Hill residents to the new location. The store hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday 9 am to 9 pm and Sunday 9 am to […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|3 Comments