Blast from the past: What was the cost for the current town hall?

The town of Mint Hill will begin accepting bids for construction of a new town hall in October. The cost will probably be around $6 million for 24,000 square feet. How much did the current town hall cost? Here are the minutes from the 1983 Board of Commissioners meeting where the expenditures are outlined. Included in this cost was the maintenance facility. Not included in this cost was the five acres of land donated by the McEwen family.

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Mint Hill Police want you to dispose of meds properly

Mint Hill Police will participate in Operation Medicine Drop, a program aimed at providing the public a safe and secure method for disposing of their prescription and over-the-counter medications. Poisonings from prescription medications is on the rise in North Carolina – since 1999 more than 75 percent of all unintentional poisonings were caused by prescription or over-the-counter medications (source N.C. Division of Public Health). Continue reading

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Sidewalk construction on Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road to begin this week


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Construction of the sidewalk along Wilgrove Mint Hill Road could as early as today—weather permitting. The sidewalk will connect the Park on Wilgrove with Matthews-Mint Hill Road (Highway 51). Workers will begin on the park side and work down about halfway. Then they will begin near the CVS and work toward the park, eventually joining the sidewalk together. The funds for the sidewalk come from the stimulus dollars released by the federal government last year. The state Department of Transportation then divvied up the dollars to municipalities. The project will take about six weeks to complete.

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Empty Bowls raises money to fill stomachs

The Butler High School National Art Honor Society held an Empty Bowls event on February 1-5 and February 12 to help raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The group raised more than $900 for the food bank. According to the organization’s Web site,

Our goals are to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.

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Fun run for Special Olympics this weekend

Queen’s Grant Prep School has organized a fun run this weekend at Pine Lake Country and the Farmwood development. The run will raise money for the Special Olympics. Queen’s Grant barely pulled off the event, as they had to get on the town’s Board of Commissioners agenda at the last minute. The board voted 5-0 to allow the school to host the fun run. Police Chief Tim Ledford said he will donate his time to provide security for the event, and he has a plan in place in case of an emergency. The run takes place between 10-11 am Saturday morning. After the run there will be a polar plunge at the Pine Lake swimming pool.

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