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Mint Hill Ashcraft Schoolhouse receives cupola with historic bell

The Ashcraft Schoolhouse in the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village has a new look thanks to a cupola placed on its roof last Friday.

The cupola was constructed by Brandon Hawkins for his Eagle Scout project. Carl Smith and Bob Roland completed the design and assisted with its construction.

The cupola was built to resemble the style of the period, and some of its elements are actual slices of history. Some of the wood is from an old barn and the lightning rod is from a historical home.   […]

Town enjoys patriotic tunes by Queen City Brass Band

People gathered in front of town hall last Friday to enjoy a concert by Queen City Brass Band in celebration of the Fourth of July.

The band is a community based organization that promotes music in a traditional British brass band style and is based in Charlotte.

PHOTOS BY LEAH SCHMALZ

By |July 9th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Town Hall|0 Comments

CMS receives Safe Sports School Award

Nineteen Charlotte-Mecklenburg high schools, all with North Carolina High School Athletic Association athletic programs, have received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award. The high schools are Ardrey Kell, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Butler, East Mecklenburg, Garinger, Harding University, Hopewell, William A. Hough, Independence, Mallard Creek, Myers Park, North Mecklenburg, Olympic, Providence, Rocky River, South Mecklenburg, Zebulon B. Vance, West Charlotte and West Mecklenburg.

The Safe Sports School Award advocates safety and schools which provide safe environments for student-athletes. The award recognizes the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Schools|0 Comments

“Celebrate Civic” luncheon provides insight into local businesses new and old

By Andrew Stark

Josh and A’Shonta Thomas’ company called Brick & Tree Properties is new in town, but the husband and wife duo wasted little time introducing their company and its beliefs to the more than 50 attendees of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce monthly  luncheon June 25 at Jimmie’s Restaurant.  June’s luncheon had the theme “Celebrate Civic.” Attendees learned about   civic oriented chamber members in the community.

Josh Thomas opened the luncheon by encouraging Mint Hill to band together and support one another.

“I call it the Mint Hill challenge,” he said. “It’s about giving to one another.”

Thomas spoke of an experience he had with one of his recent clients, who has kidney problems and is possibly facing the loss of her house in addition to mounting medical costs. […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments