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Charlotte Water, Mecklenburg County Living In Communities present at Mint Hill board meeting

By Andrew Startk

Heidi Pruess, the Community Plan and Sustainability Officer for Mecklenburg County, and Barry Gullett, the Director of Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities, made lengthy presentations to the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10.

Gullet presented a plan for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities to transition its name into Charlotte Water.

“We want to promote a better image of drinking water,” he said. “Charlotte Water will incorporate ground and drinking water and we want to make the name change, but we will not be wasteful. When we order new materials we will use Charlotte Water and you will soon see Charlotte Water trucks around and people wearing uniforms with the new logo.”
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By |February 21st, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Fair Havens Ministry aims to use old Bethel School as orphanage

By Leah Schmalz

A sign hangs on the front fence of the old Bethel School building on Highway 24-27, proclaiming it the future home of Fair Havens Orphanage. After sitting vacant for years, Mint Hill native Jessica Harris has plans to convert the five buildings and three ball fields into a place of hope for children throughout the area, with a proposed opening date of August 2017.

After praying and talking to others about her vision, Harris met with the current owners of the building in September to discuss her ideas for the property. Negotiations brought the property price down to $150,000, with just $50,000 of that required to close on the sale.  […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

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

Morning Star Labyrinth honors memory, offers peace

By Leah Schmalz

In the back of the cemetery behind the historic Morning Star Lutheran Chapel, located at 12900 Idlewild Road, rests a legacy labyrinth to honor Shannon Christine Kennedy, who lost her life in 2011 at age 36 due to illness. Composed of over 9,000 pavers, the intricate design weaves circles around the Morning Star […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments