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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.   […]

“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. […]

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Police chase leads to crash

On June 30 at approximately 4:30 am Mint Hill Police were dispatched to the Versage Neighborhood in reference to two black males walking around and looking into vehicles.  The first officer arrived in the area and observed a Nissan Altima turn its lights on and start to drive off.  The responding officer noticed the vehicle had no registration […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, History|1 Comment

Community events celebrate the Fourth

By Leah Schmalz

Celebrate Independence Day on Friday and Saturday with two great events in Matthews and Mint Hill.

First, enjoy patriotic classics that salute the armed forces on the lawn in front of the Mint Hill Town Hall on Friday as Queen City Brass Brand returns again for its annual Independence Day concert. This is the […]

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