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Cold weather and pet safety

By Allison Jones, DVM – Mint Hill Animal Hospital

Many people are familiar with the risks posed to our pets during hot weather, but cold winter weather brings significant health risks as well. Though our winters are usually relatively mild compared to the blizzards and frigid temperatures seen in some parts of the country, our weather can be cold enough that certain precautions need to be made.
Health conditions. Certain health conditions, such as arthritis, can be aggravated by cold weather. If you notice your dog or cat limping, or just not being as active as usual on cold days, have them examined by your veterinarian. There are many treatments that can help ease arthritis pain and make your pet more comfortable. One of the most important things you as a pet owner can do is make sure your pet is at his or her ideal weight – even a few extra pounds can add stress to already painful joints and make getting around that much harder. […]

By |February 21st, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Fair Havens Ministry aims to use old Bethel School as orphanage

By Leah Schmalz

A sign hangs on the front fence of the old Bethel School building on Highway 24-27, proclaiming it the future home of Fair Havens Orphanage. After sitting vacant for years, Mint Hill native Jessica Harris has plans to convert the five buildings and three ball fields into a place of hope for children throughout the area, with a proposed opening date of August 2017.

After praying and talking to others about her vision, Harris met with the current owners of the building in September to discuss her ideas for the property. Negotiations brought the property price down to $150,000, with just $50,000 of that required to close on the sale.  […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Mint Hill Police to host Coffee with a Cop March 3

Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues
On March 3, 2015, officers from MINT HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 9:00 am on Mar h 3, […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Mint Hill commissioners retreat to shape town’s future, explore recent growth

By Andrew Stark

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners will hold its annual retreat on March 6-8 at The Hut in Pineville, giving commissioners and the board a chance to casually discuss new issues and get caught up on where the town stands on several key recent developments

“Mainly this gives the commissioners a chance to bring up in a more relaxed environment any of their concerns or anything they want to discuss about the town, the town issues, policies, procedures or anything else they want to talk about,” Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers said.

“The commissioners have been given an opportunity to pre-submit their subjects to the staff, and the staff is compiling the subjects. The board will prioritize the subjects and we will get to as many of them as we can.” […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|1 Comment