Mint Hill high school rally today at town hall

Come show support for keeping the Mint Hill community together. If you live in Mint Hill and want Mint Hill kids to go to the new Mint Hill high school, then join residents at town hall today at 7 pm.


Governor Perdue encourages North Carolinians to nominate volunteers for Governor’s Service Awards

ICV09 hosts Bev PerdueIt’s time to nominate volunteers to receive the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award by August 28.
“Countless North Carolinians dedicate their time to serving their communities, and too often their contributions go unrecognized,” Governor Bev Perdue said. “If you know someone who has made a difference in the lives of others, I encourage you to nominate them for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.  Let them know how much you value their dedication to service.”

Since 1979, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award program has honored individuals, groups, teams and businesses that make significant contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Continue reading


Statement from Mint Hill citizens: ‘CMS misleads voters’

When attempting to secure local public support for its 2007 bond referendum, CMS argued that the 2007 bond funding was essential in order to build a new high school in Mint Hill that would address the explosive growth in Mint Hill and its surrounding communities and would alleviate overcrowding at Butler and Independence High Schools. However, after local voters turned out to ensure passage of the 2007 bond, CMS has now decided to abandon the rationale used to secure local public support in favor of an apparent preference for city residents. The three plans currently offered by CMS Planning Services fail to achieve the goal of addressing explosive growth in Mint Hill and its surrounding communities. Please join us for a public rally to discuss this important issue prior to the CMS Board of Education’s final vote on this matter, which is scheduled for August 11th.

We still have time to hold CMS to its word but we need your support.

Date: Thursday, August 6th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Mint Hill Town Hall


Monkey Joe’s teams up with local non-profit Birthday Blessings to host Family Fun Friday

birthday balloonsThis Friday, August 31, kids across Charlotte will be “bouncing for birthdays” at all four Monkey Joe’s locations to help benefit local homeless children.  Monkey Joe’s will host an area-wide Family Fun Friday event to kick off its new partnership with local non-profit Birthday Blessings, a Charlotte-based organization that brings birthday joy and support to homeless children and their families.
Family Fun Friday will offer a discounted admission of just $5 per child, along with $2 pizza and nachos and lots of free giveaways throughout the day.  20 percent of the day’s proceeds from each Monkey Joe’s location will benefit Birthday Blessings.  Event hours are 10 am to 8 pm at the Lake Norman, Matthews, Pineville, and University locations.  To benefit the recent expansion of the Blessings Baskets Program, donations of baby care-essentials and gift cards
will also be gladly accepted. Continue reading


Mint Hill dog park update: estimates in, committee to be formed

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License by SARhoundsTown Manager Brian Welch, in a memo sent to the Board of Commissioners last week, said estimates for building a dog park in Mint Hill came back from Mecklenburg County. Depending on the amenities in the park, it will cost between $75,000-$100,000. There are no funds set aside for the park, so money will have to found elsewhere. Welch also told the board they will form a dog park committee.

I do feel it would be prudent to establish the committee so that we could gauge overall interest and further investigate the possibility of alternate funding sources,” Welch said in the memo.

If the board approves the park, it will be built around the town’s communication tower near Fairview Park.