SCRE still interested in downtown property

SCRE Properties still expressed interest Thursday in continuing the Mint Hill Town Center project despite losing its partner, Charlotte-based Tidewater Partners, last month. Representatives from SCRE Properties and Mint Hill met today to discuss the projects future. SCRE still plans to develop in downtown Mint Hill, and the firm could purchase nine acres from the town as part of a possible development partnership. Continue reading

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Madness approaches Mint Hill

[singlepic=82,110,190,,right]The Park on Fairview will be packed with people in three weeks attending Mint Hill Madness. The festival gets going September 26 with a three-hour performance on the blue stage by variety rock band Flamingo Tribe and one-hour shows on the red stage by Lamon Studio Kids, R.J. Adams and Four Jakes.

The annual parade starts September 27 at 9:30 am, and the opening ceremonies follow the parade at the Park on Fairview. Go to the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce Web site to view a complete entertainment schedule.

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Ride with the MHFD on a call

The Mint Hill Fire Department made this video of what it looks like from inside the truck as they head toward a house fire. Notice the time it took them to get to the house in Ashe Plantation: a little over four minutes. That’s some serious driving.

Mint Hill Engine 1 during emergency traffic on the way to a structure fire”

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Mint Hill police chief sworn in

Police Chief Tim Ledford was sworn in last week by Mayor Ted Biggers[singlepic=50,220,140,watermark,right] during the Board of Commissioners meeting. 

“That oath means a great deal to me,” Ledford said in an interview. “When I repeat that oath, I mean it and want to abide by what it stands for.”

Read the complete story in this week’s Mint Hill Times.

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A bagpipe band in Mint Hill

The Mint Hill Highlanders, a bagpipe band formed by [singlepic=42,160,80,,right] Dr. Ed Steel and the Mint Hill Scottish Society, will perform in the Mint Hill Madness parade. This 13-member pipe band will also represent the Scottish society during the annual Mint Hill Highland Games. Read more about The Mint Hill Highlanders Thursday in The Mint Hill Times.

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Discover Mint Hill finalizing plans

Mark your calendars: The weekend before Mint Hill Madness, September 20, Cultural institutions around town are hosting Discover Mint Hill as a part of the Arts and Science Council’s Cultural Free For All. The Children’s World Museum, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill Historical Society, Mint Hill Scottish Society and the Mint Hill Library will offer various events throughout the day including drawings for prizes and gift certificates to local restaurants and a country dance later in the evening.

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From left to right: The Discover Mint Hill committee: Sue McDonald, Jerry Helms, Hank Rooney, Sharon Heath and Laura Sussman-Randall. Not pictured: Donna Rogers, Neily Trump, Saga Van Atta, Carlos Alvarez, Sue Helms and Brian Welch.

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