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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

World Traveler Glad to Call Mint Hill Home

By Charles Kelleher Harris

One could easily call Phil Angelo a globe trotter.

“I’ve been on 75 cruises, to 42 different countries and 146 resorts,” Angelo says.

This kind of experience is important in Angelo’s line of work. The Mint Hill resident is the owner and operator of Leisure Travel Exports. Angelo and his wife Barbara operate this traveling consulting business out of their home.

Angelo is always happy to return to Mint Hill where he has lived for almost 35 years.

“I enjoy the people,” says Angelo, “Talking to people. I wake up every morning and think about who moved into Mint Hill yesterday and what they think about it.”  […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Nonprofit Common Heart offers free tax preparation

Local nonprofit Common Heart is now making appointments to provide free income tax preparation for local residents.

This is the fourth year Common Heart has offered free tax services, which are completed by trained and certified volunteers as part of the national Volunteers in Tax Assistance, or VITA, program. Individuals and families with annual incomes of […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Mint Hill Kiwanis Club celebrates star students, supports schools

By Leah Schmalz

Each month, students at J.H. Gunn, Bain, Lebanon Road and Clear Creek elementary schools are recognized through the Terrific Kids program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Mint Hill and the Chick-fil-A on Albemarle Road. This week, in addition to the program, Kiwanis presented each school with a check for $1,000 to purchase much-needed books.

Each teacher chooses one student they feel stood out for the month to be honored as a Terrific Kid. Teachers submit a short summary describing why the student earned the Terrific Kid title, which is read at the awards ceremony. Phrases like “ray of sunshine” and “enthusiastic learner” marked the descriptions at Clear Creek’s ceremony on Monday. The students also receive free ice cream at lunch and have their photos taken to display on a bulletin board in the school.  […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Schools|0 Comments