Mint Hill resident wins $30,000 in the lottery

nc_lottery-1In the recent lottery drawing, local Lue Garlick of Mint Hill won $30,000 in the “Super 7′s” scratch-off ticket. Another resident from Arden, Joseph Carroll, won $200,000 in the June 20th Powerball drawing. A total of 31,076 North Carolina Powerball players won prizes in the Wednesday, July 1 Powerball drawing, ranging from $100 to $3 for a total payout in prizes worth $172,740. The jackpot for the Saturday, July 4 Powerball drawing is an estimated $25 million.

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CMS offers summer meals for kids

The summer food service program runs through Friday, August 7 at more than 120 sites in Mecklenburg County. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will provide free meals at several open sites to all children who live in the county. These sites include most CMS schools and some churches, YMCA branches and summer camp programs. Children must meet the national school lunch program income guidelines to be eligible to receive free meals at closed locations. Families who have questions should call CMS Child Nutrition Services at 980-343-6041. Click here for a list of meal locations, dates and times of operation. CMS has been participating in the program for more than 30 years.

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Yummy! Chick-fil-A offers free milkshake for Father’s Day

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All 43 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the greater Charlotte area are offering a free Chick-fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake to fathers who visit the restaurants with their children on June 20.

Participating cities include Charlotte, Concord, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Shelby, Gastonia, Matthews, Lancaster, Monroe, Mooresville, Morganton, Huntersville, Salisbury, Statesville and Hickory.

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Health talk this weekend at MH Farmers’ Market

100_7238This Saturday, June 6, the Charlotte Medical Clinic—Mint Hill will offer the second in a series of Health Talks presented by the doctors at the clinic. Dr. Stephanie Simon presented the first workshop on osteoporosis and provided free bone density screenings. (See picture.)  On Saturday, Dr. Glen Powell will speak to visitors about menopause, at 10am in the Ashcraft Schoolhouse at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village. Once a month during the Farmers’ Market, a doctor from CMC will speak on another subject and offer other free screenings.

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Allen Tate Realtors participate in Realtors Care Day

realtor-care-day-078Allen Tate Realtors from the several offices joined with more than 700 realtor colleagues to participate in Realtors Care Day.

The inaugural event, an initiative of the Housing Opportunity Foundation (HOF) of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, was held April 24. Realtor teams worked at 33 homesites throughout Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, helping homeowners make necessary exterior repairs on homes in critical need. Targeted homes were identified by regional Habitat for Humanity chapters and the City of Charlotte Neighborhood Development.

“This was an amazing opportunity to offer a helping hand to homeowners in our community struggling to make repairs to their homes and pay their mortgage during these challenging times,” said Judy Kendall, Branch Manager, Allen Tate Mint Hill office. “By giving of a few hours of our time, we helped make a huge difference in the lives of elderly and disabled citizens and those living in unsafe or substandard conditions.”

Nancy White and Judy Kendall from the Allen Tate Mint Hill Branch office participated in the day long project.

The event was made possible through the support of individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the community. HOF also received a $5,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors to help launch the initial Realtors Care Day, which is expected to become an annual community project.

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Mint Hill receives pedestrian/bicycle grant from state

Red bike Blue bikeMint Hill was one of 12 municipalities in North Carolina awarded a bicycle and pedestrian planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The state DOT awarded the grants at its May 7 meeting in Raleigh. Deputy Town Manager Lee Bailey said the grant will allow the town to develop pedestrian and bike paths.

“This is next step after the Comprehensive Transportation Plan,” Bailey said. “This gets down to a deeper level where we begin to determine where and when they will be built.”

The state estimated the town would need $45,000 based on population. The state covers 70 percent, which is $31,500, while the town matches the grant with 30 percent. Continue reading

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