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This week in Mint Hill history

In 1973, a re-zoning proposal that would have required new homes in some parts of town to be built on one acre lots was voted down by the Mint Hill Town Board. There was concern that this proposal would keep middle class citizens from buying these properties and that it would stunt future growth.

In […]

By |November 30th, 2008|History|0 Comments

This week in Mint Hill History

A meeting to discuss possible routes for the future I-485 was recently held at Northeast Junior High.  It attracted people from Mint Hill, Matthews, and Southeast Charlotte.  Two comments that were heard at the meeting were:
“This route goes right through downtown Mint Hill.”
and
“That’s not county land, it’s mine, and they’ll get it over my dead […]

By |November 23rd, 2008|History|0 Comments

This week in history

In 1986, a one-mile jogging trail at Mint Hill Municipal Park off Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road was opened. Officials will be monitoring its use to see how much this trail was really wanted.

In 1983, the first new Mint Hill municipal building held its first town meeting. John McEwen gave the invocation.

By |November 17th, 2008|History|0 Comments

Witch sparkles up town hall

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Mrs. Sparkles, who works at the front desk of Mint Hill town hall, got into the spirit of Halloween by donning a witches costume today. Town Manager Brian Welch wore a mullet wig (not sure what the official costume was) and Michelle Farrar dressed up as a UNC fan–now that’s scary!

(Mrs. Sparkles real name is […]

By |October 31st, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Town Hall|0 Comments

Name of beauty contestant revealed!

We've had several phone calls today alerting us to who was in this photo. It was taken by photographer Richard Holtzclaw of Mint Hill. Merle Austin Haney told us it was Ann Ross Maxwell and the picture was taken as Ross was being crowned Carrousel Queen in 1948.

By |October 30th, 2008|History|0 Comments

Meck. County capital improvement projects now online

Want to know about capital improvement plans in Mecklenburg? The County finally combined the information into an easy to use Web site. One project is the Ezelle Park in Mint Hill. County officials met Monday with town officials to discuss moving forward with the project. Mayor Ted Biggers said even if the $250 million […]

By |October 30th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Town Hall|0 Comments