Tree lighting draws large crowd

The Mint Hill town hall tree lighting drew a crowd of hundreds Tuesday night. Citizens of all ages and backgrounds enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies as well as music from Mint Hill Middle School. Photos by Tim Long.

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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 Doris Miller)

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Meck. County capital improvement projects now online

Want to know about capital improvement plans in Mecklenburg? The County finallypicture-3.png 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 parks and rec bond is voted down November 4, the county and Mint Hill want to have a plan in place for the park so when funds do come available, they will be ready to build.

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Scarecrows invade Mint Hill!

For the third year, the Town of Mint Hill is sponsoring a scarecrow contest. Today is the day they were placed in front of town hall or businesses. Most got them up before the rain began, while some waited for an opening in the clouds.

[singlepic=256,320,240,,center] Bob and Ruby Bryant and Shirley Snavely of Monogram Magic display their scarecrow before the rain hit Friday morning.

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MH Madness mud sets town back $3,000

[singlepic=232,220,140,,left]A rainy weekend at Mint Hill Madness cost the town $3,000 more than normal according to Town Manager Brian Welch. Last year, the town spent $16,000 on labor, equipment and materials, among other things. This year, they spent $19,000. [singlepic=233,170,90,,right]More money was needed to fix ruts and bare spots, and to lay down straw. The cost could have potentially been more if Friday’s Madness was not canceled.

Want to see what it was like at this year’s Mint Hill Madness?

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In this week’s Mint Hill Times…

It’s the middle of October, and the temperature is still 84 degrees. What’s up with that?

[singlepic=230,220,140,,right]This week in The Mint Hill Times:

  • Tim Long reports Town Manager Brian Welch asked town staff to cut unnecessary spending to help deal with the economic situation.
  • Adam Houston reports the Board of Commissioners approved a permit for construction of a three-story office building behind Wendy’s at Mint Hill Pavilion.
  • Leslie Southerland talks about her friend spotting tennis star Andy Roddick and girlfriend Brooklyn Decker at Target in Matthews.
  • Adam Houston reports former Butler football star Kenneth Moore signed with the Carolina Panthers.
  • Garden columnist Joyce Lavene encouraged everyone to plant a tree to save heating and cooling costs.
  • Tim Long and Adam Houston reported on last Friday’s football action and previewed this week’s games. Butler faces East Meck at 7 pm Friday at Butler, and Independence travels to Providence at 7 pm Friday.
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