Team Mint Hill hikes for a cure

Dr. Earle Sullivan of Mint Hill Dentistry joined a team to raise money for pediatric cancer research by hiking the Foothills Trail along the Appalachian Mountains. Team Mint Hill is hiking for the CureSearch Charlotte event, and includes Sullivan, his wife Leigh Hutchinson, Jean Kreisher, and Sue Johnson.
The hike is a $10,000 commitment. Those who sign up hand over a credit card to be charged if fundraising does not reach the goal. Team Mint Hill has already passed their goal, and the CureSearch Charlotte hike has reached $120,000 so far. Continue reading

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Local business adopts green practices

The owners of Abbey Rose Florists and Gifts in Mint Hill have taken steps to ensure their business is eco-friendly. The mother-daughter team of Suzanne Wolf and Libby DeYoung have taken the slogan Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to heart, and to the shop.

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Relay for Life

Mint Hill Relay for Life is May 18 at the Mint Hill Park on Hwy. 218. Teams will spend the night walking for the cure. Each team will have a booth set up to show off their team and sell items to raise money. Vendors and Sponsors are also welcome to join and help raise money for the cure. A survivor dinner and survivor lap kickoff the night and luminaries are sold in honor and in memory of loved ones. There will be music, games, food and more during the night. The event will be May 18, 6 pm through May 19, 6 am.

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NY Port Authority World Trade Center flag flew in Mint Hill

The Charlotte Fire Department’s baseball team played the New York Port Authority last week at Rocky River High School. The two teams are both in their first year.
Civil service baseball teams have been around a long time, and the Charlotte FD team is the first official team since 1958. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department also has a team, and helps the CFD team.
The team is part of Charlotte’s Premier Adult Baseball League, and the league regularly uses the Rocky River High School fields for games. That’s how this baseball game, and a flag from the World Trade Center, made it to Mint Hill.
The NYPA brought with them an American flag that flew over the World Trade Center before 9/11. Since the Charlotte Fire Department could not bring out their own truck to fly the flag, the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department donated their truck for the night.
Charlotte won the baseball game 15-1 with spectators watching.
“I was very pleased with the turnout of the crowd,” said Pritchard.
New York’s American flag was donated to the Charlotte Fire Department who in turn gave the flag to the Mint Hill VFD for their generosity.

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Local business supports car consumers, wrestling team

Independence High School’s wrestling team and Manchester Automotive and Tire are teaming up for Car Care Awareness Month. The wrestling team will provide car washes while Manchester offers free vehicle check-ups from 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, April 21.
Manchester will provide a checklist for vehicles, inspecting lights, fluids, tires, and more.
“Free inspection is something we just try to give back to the community,” says owner Ken Manchester. “It’s the simple things. [For example] nobody really checks the air in their tires anymore.”

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Local church gives away gas

New Beginnings Community Church gave away gas for 334 cars on Good Friday.  Cars lined up on Idlewild Road and Margaret Wallace Road for $15 in gas at the corner Sonoco.  In all, the church spent $5160 in gas.  It also gave away free water and popcorn.  Funding was provided by the church and its members.
The gas event’s brainchild, senior pastor Michael Henderson, was out of town, but his wife and church executive minister, Twanna Henderson, was present.  She is affectionately referred to as First Lady.

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