Don Joyner of Mint Hill brought his son, Christopher Joyner, by the offices of the Mint Hill Times this week for a tour. Christopher is six years old and a first grader at Hickory Grove Baptist school and a member of Troop 186. His father Don is leaving this weekend for a year long tour of duty beginning in Kansas.
“We are absolutely pursuing it,” he said. “We are not done with that in the least.”
It is not as simple as it seems, however. Floodlights can’t be used because of spill over light into Lawyers Road. Light fixtures, according to the DOT, have to be 50 feet from the road. One option Welch thinks may work are small pathway lights along the sidewalk. Either way, the sidewalk should be lighted soon, Welch said.
The Town of Mint Hill will be sponsoring its third annual Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday, February 18 to support the Arts & Science Council’s Annual Fund Drive. The event will take place in the John M. McEwen Assembly Room, Mint Hill Town Hall from 11:30 am to 2 pm.[singlepic=664,320,240,,right] ASC provides direct investments and services to arts, science and history/heritage organizations in Mint Hill and throughout Mecklenburg County.The public is invited to enter their chili, and all entries will be judged by a special-guest chef. The cost is $5 to taste and vote for a favorite bowl. There is no fee to enter your chili. Attendees may also purchase full bowls-to-go for $3 each. The town has also scured several great prizes including tickets to Discovery Place, The Levine Museum of the South, the Charlotte History Museum and the Charlotte Children’s Choir. Please contact Robin Edwards or Michelle Farrar at Town Hall at 704-545-9726 for more information.
Hundreds of art enthusiasts turned out at the Mint Hill Arts gallery crawl last Friday night to look at the work of area photographers. Mint Hill Times photographer Jim Young had several photos at the event; he also took many photos for the newspaper. Continue reading
Mint Hill Arts will have a gallery reception tonight to kick off the exhibition, “The view through the lens: a photographic journey.” The event takes place at the gallery in The Grace Building and lasts from 7-9 pm. In the above picture, Mint Hill Arts volunteers make last minute adjustments before tonight’s gallery crawl