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Bringing Thanksgiving to those in need

This year, the members of the Mint Hill Madness Beauty Pageant are bringing the spirit of Thanksgiving to those in need.

Bringing together all the necessities of a Thanksgiving meal, from whole turkeys to sides and desserts, pageant members gathered food to bring homeless families a full Thanksgiving.

This is the second year the pageant has donated Thanksgiving meals to those in need, and this year, eight families will be getting a meal; seven receiving laundry baskets full of food, and one, without the ability to cook, receiving a gift certificate to Cracker Barrel.


By |November 26th, 2012|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment

Economic development center of discussion at commission meeting

Two agenda items, focused on economic development in Mint Hill, took center stage at the town commission’s meeting November 15.

A public hearing was held on a petition filed by Albemarle Road Associates for a change of conditions. ARA filed the petition to create a list of by-right uses for industrial rail development for a 65-acre section of the Clear Creek Business Park.

“This is about industrial development from the standpoint of bringing jobs and tax base to the Mint Hill area,” said Dale Stewart, of Aberdeen, Carolina and Western Railroad.

The petition would be a step toward streamlining the process for new industry to come to the business park, separating an area for rail use only, and preparing that area for rail-based industries.


By |November 23rd, 2012|Around Town, Development, Town Hall, Transportation|8 Comments

Mint Hill resident sending Christmas spirit to Jersey Shore

Renee Ribera moved to Mint Hill from Fords, New Jersey 20 years ago but as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record made landfall on the shore of her home state on October 29, it definitely struck home.

“It breaks my heart that the shore won’t be the same,” Ribera said. “It will never be the same again.”

Hurricane Sandy caused at least $20 billion in damage and caused power outages from Maine to Manhattan to North Carolina.

After the hurricane, Ribera began to figure out a way to help.

“It got me immediately thinking, what can we do, we’re here, everybody’s fine, we have power, we have resources,” Ribera said.


By |November 16th, 2012|Around Town, Good deeds|1 Comment

News Notes & Happenings 11/15

Baseball camp

The Mint Hill American Legion post 4059 baseball team is hosting a winter baseball camp for players ages 10-19 every Tuesday beginning November 27 from 6:30 pm to

8 pm at Showcase Baseball Academy on Independence Boulevard. for more information, visit or contact Bryan Bunn at 704-264-9273 or Steve Baucom at 704-507-1526.

Christmas Party

The Mint Hill Chamber of Com- merce and Charlotte Medical Clinic are presenting the Senior Christmas Party Saturday, December 1 at Independence High School. Gifts for seniors, prizes, and goodie bags for volunteers are still needed. Contact Mike Cochrane at 704-573-6547.

Tree lighting

The Town of Mint Hill will be hosting its annual tree lighting and open house December 2. Open house will be from 3- 5:30 pm, and the tree lighting will follow, at 5:45 pm.

Festival of Trees

Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews is presenting “Festival of Trees 2012” November 29, from 6-8 pm in the hospital lobby. The festival will feature live holiday music, hot cider, a silent auction, and Santa Claus.


By |November 16th, 2012|American Legion baseball, Around Town|0 Comments