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Road Paving Bid Awarded

Charles Kelleher Harris

Blythe Construction was awarded the bid to complete several annual resurfacing projects in Mint Hill.

“This will be strictly resurfacing,” said Town Manager Brian Welch.

Old Oak, Barnsdale, Cromarty, Carnegie, Pine Lake and Beaver Dam Lanes are on this year’s “to do” list, along with MiniMac and Mint Forest Drives, Terry Terrace, Gloman Court and Pine Hill Road.

“We opened the bids on September 30, but our Public Works  Director was talking to and meeting on-site with contractors a couple of weeks prior to that,” Welch explained.

According to Welch Blythe Construction was the low bidder offering just over $446,808 to complete all the slated streets.  […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Second Mint Hill Tractor Show a Hit

By Charles Kelleher Harris

Spectators of all ages came out in droves to Mint Hill’s Second Annual Tractor show. This year featured a wide range of farm equipment from antiquity to new age. Lawn mowers and tractors were displayed in various sizes, colors and power levels.

“Start ‘em up!” begged one young boy who then listened enthusiastically […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, History|0 Comments

Patriots cruise to 65-0 win against Wildcats

Eight players scored touchdowns for the Independence Patriots Friday night as the Patriots cruised to a 65-0 Southwestern 4A Conference win against their host the Garinger Wildcats.

Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins opened the scoring with a 12 yard pass to Jamar Jenkins, Will Walton hauled in a 33 yard touchdown pass and Pierre Lockwood scored on an 18 yard pass from […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Around Town, Independence High School|0 Comments

Jennie Martin Tomlin Named Mint Hill Arts Volunteer of the Month for October

Mint Hill Arts has named Jennie Martin Tomlin Volunteer of the Month for October.  She was recognized at the recent Opening Reception for the “People’s Choice Award Show” at the Gallery, located at 11205 Lawyers Rd, Mint Hill.

The honoree, a long-time member of Mint Hill Arts, is an accomplished and noted artist, whose work is often exhibited at shows.  Last year she took First Place in MHA’s watercolor show for her “Roses, Always Roses.” She also won Best of Show for her watercolor “Blue on Blue” at the Falling Rivers Art Gallery in Albemarle.  As a dedicated member of the intake committee for several years, she has given many hours of service in this capacity. […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Small tax hike could improve schools

By Charles Kelleher Harris

The Board of Commissioners heard a presentation on behalf of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools seeking approval and support for a tax increase that would potentially impact schools across the county.

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners voted to propose a quarter-cent (1/4 of a penny) sales tax increase on the November 4 ballot.

According to Marinn Bengel of Together4Meck, who made the presentation, this small increase would potentially provide an additional $35 million per year to the revenue for Mecklenburg County.

“County commissioners will direct 80 percent of the revenue generated by the increase to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools,” Bengel explained, “7.5 percent will go to Central Piedmont Community College. Another 7.5 percent to the Arts and Science Council and 5 percent to the counties public libraries.”  […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Town Hall|0 Comments

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do holds fall festival

By Leah Schmalz

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do provided a variety of pumpkin-related activities at their fall festival on Saturday. Held in the studio’s parking lot and adjacent field, the event featured “Pumpkin Chunkin,” where participants used a trebuchet to launch pumpkins into a giant metal bucket. Guests could also shoot paintballs at pumpkins using slingshots […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments