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Lottery winner signs check over to mother-in-law

If only all mothers-in-law could be so lucky. Last week, Paula Milwood, a store clerk from Gastonia, was excited to see that her son-in-law scratched off the top prize in the N.C. Education Lottery’s $200,000 Cash game just a day after her grandson was born. Moments later, she was shocked when he handed her the […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Good deeds, Raleigh|0 Comments

Mint Hill resident a finalist for national prize

Jean Grayson of Mint Hill was named a semifinalist for the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame, a program dedicated to “celebrating everyday people who possess the same persevering spirit as the Energizer Bunny® and use that determination to make a difference.”

In January, baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and Energizer began a national search for the next member of the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame. From all of the submissions received, Grayson’s nomination rose to the top. She is now one of 100 Semifinalists in the running to become the 2011 Inductee into the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame. […]

By |March 15th, 2011|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

Fire victim thanks community for support

A Mint Hill family’s worst nightmare has come with a silver lining. On the evening of November 22, a spark escaped through a crack in the chimney and into the attic of Melissa Blando and her three kids’ home. The resulting fire caused enough damage that the house has to be torn down and rebuilt.
Melissa […]

By |January 14th, 2011|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

St. John Neumann Catholic Church gives back for holidays

The folks at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Idlewild Road helped 30 families at the Double Oak Community Center have a more merry Christmas. Volunteers gave food, clothing and presents to the families to help spread the holiday cheer. More than 75 people from the church volunteered including the Boy Scouts, […]

By |December 24th, 2010|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

Mint Hill family helps wrap gifts for hospice families

Christmas time is about giving, and one Mint Hill resident and her family are giving one of the most valuable gifts of them all: Their time. The Lake Wylie Pilot reports that Jennifer Ballard of Mint Hill and some of her family pitched in to help wrap presents for 14 hospice families in the Lake […]

By |December 21st, 2010|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

American Community Bank supports Operation Christmas Child

American Community Bank, including Mint Hill’s branch, showed their support for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child gift drive this season by volunteering at the program’s Charlotte Processing Center.

Employees and their families have donated time inspecting donated shoebox gifts and preparing them for overseas shipment.

“This is the second year American Community Bank employees and their families […]

By |December 13th, 2010|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments