Mint Hill to host planning meeting for local creek basins

Mint Hill town hall will host a meeting to discuss planning efforts in the Crooked and Goose creeks basins.

The Crooked and Goose creeks basins.

The Centralina Council of Governments will be in Mint Hill Tuesday to inform the public about planning efforts in the Goose and Crooked Creek basins. The meeting is 4:30-7 pm at town hall. CCOG and the N.C. Ecosystem Enhancement Program will educate local residents about the planning efforts in the watersheds. Public input is welcome at the meeting.

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New police chief starts today

Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford

Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford

He was supposed to take a two week vacation before beginning his new job as Mint Hill Police Chief, but seems former King, NC police chief Tim Ledford can’t wait to get busy. He starts today at his new position. Ledford replaces Brian Barnhardt who resigned early this year.

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A day at the Mint Hill Children’s Museum

Nathan Laney, 6, wears a Mexican masks while visiting the Earth Echoes Children's World Museum.

Nathan Laney, 6, wears a Mexican mask while visiting the Earth Echoes Children's Museum.

Thirty children from Martial Arts Carolina visited the Earth Echoes Children’s Museum on Matthews-Mint Hill Road Thursday. The children tried on masks from around the world, played music on global instruments, made some arts and crafts, and learned about Charlotte’s seven sister cities. The Children’s World Museum features 25,000 items from around the world collected by Jerry and Sue Helms. The museum opened in early July.

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School of rock (and classical, jazz, etc.) is almost in session

Ziliani at her baby grand piano.

Regina Ziliani, 35, has taught piano since she was a teenager. When she moved to Mint Hill five years ago with her husband Jeff, she taught out of her home off Lebanon Road. But when the house became more of a studio than a home, she decided to open the Charlotte Academy of Music at the corner of Idlewild Road and Interstate 485. Continue reading

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