Mint Hill Fire Department needs your support

The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department is mailing a second request for donations to homeowners and businesses in the fire district that did not respond to the first mail-out in April. The fire district includes the town of Mint Hill and surrounding areas. If you receive the mail-out, please respond and support your department that provides fire protection and EMS services to you at no charge. They depend on your tax deductible support to provide the services.

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NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools needs you this weekend

The N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools needs volunteers at the Charlotte premier of “Waiting for Superman,” a movie about the charter school movement in the U.S. The alliance, headed by state Senator Eddie Goodall (District 35, which includes Mint Hill), is looking for people to recruit new members and to hand out fliers. The movie is at the Regal Manor Twin at 607 Providence Road. Times are Friday  6:00-9:30  Saturday 1:00-4:30 and Sunday 1:00-4:30.

Here’s a trailer for the movie:

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Flight of Honor postponed due to conflict with Liberal rally

The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Flight of Honor for World War II Veterans scheduled for October 2 has been postponed to Tuesday, November 9. The postponement was due to the complications of a rally in Washington the same day. The rally, called “One Nation Working Together,” will feature the N.A.A.C.P., the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the National Council of La Raza and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Continue reading

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Harrisburg honors fallen soldier; Mint Hill will do the same Saturday

Area Harrisburg residents turned out yesterday to honor Chris Barton, a member of the 101st who was killed in Afghanistan May 24. Barton’s body was flown in from Dover Air Force Base to Concord Airport yesterday. The funeral will be held in Mint Hill on Saturday. Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers has asked residents to line Matthews-Mint Hill Road tomorrow at 11:30 am as the funeral procession goes from McEwen Funeral Home to Idlewild Road and then Idlewild Road Baptist Church. According to the Indpendent-Tribune, hundreds lined the streets in Harrisburg yesterday. Barton’s family was grateful.

“It was overwhelming,” said Roy Schmiedeshoff, Chris’ father. “I knew they were doing something, but I didn’t know it was going to be this big.

Here’s a slideshow from WSOC TV of Harrisburg honoring Barton.

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Help the postal service ‘stamp out hunger’ tomorrow


This Saturday, May 8, letter carriers in Charlotte and surrounding areas will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help in order to provide assistance to the rapidly increasing number of Americans who are struggling with hunger.

Now in its 18th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2010, drive organizers hope to exceed last year’s record-setting total of 73.4 million pounds of donated food, as well as surpass one billion pounds of food collected over the history of the drive. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Police Department collects more than 14,000 pills

The Mint Hill Police Department participated in Operation Medicine Drop last week and successfully collected more than 14,000 pills.  The police department received many positive comments and encouraging feedback from citizens of Mecklenburg County about this initiative.  Due to the outpouring of support, the Mint Hill Police Department is planning to hold medicine drop offs at least twice per year.  The next date is tentatively set for the last weekend in September at the Mint Hill Madness Festival.  Continue reading

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