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Mint Hill holds retreat to review future goals

By Leah Schmalz

Mint Hill members of council and staff met Friday and Saturday to review priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. One of the highlights was a presentation from Robert Bush, president of the Arts and Science Council (ASC).

The ASC is changing its approach with a new cultural vision plan that includes goals like increasing programming for students from pre-k through 12th grade, restoring in- and out-of-school field trips at no cost and bringing the arts to areas that are underserved, including Mint Hill. “We want to expand deeper into the county to make sure everyone has access across the community,” Bush said.

The plan requests an increase in the monetary contribution from local communities. By 2020, ASC hopes to secure $1.30 per capita from each supporting community, which amounts to about $42,000 for Mint Hill. The increase would be gradual, starting with a jump from the current contribution of $10,000 to $16,000 for next fiscal year. Over the next 10 years, ASC plans to develop a source of revenue from the public sector that would replace and expand upon contributions from the towns, city and county.
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By |March 15th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|1 Comment

Precinct #221 votes Feb. 25 to elect officers and delegates

Precinct #221 (Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Polling Place, Mint Hill) will participate in a Democratic Party multi-precinct meeting to elect officers and delegates at 6pm, Wednesday, February 25 at Total Wine, 5341 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC. For more information, call 980-233-1031.

By |February 24th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Mint Hill Family Escapes Overnight Blaze

A Mint Hill family of five and the family cat escaped an overnight fire at their home on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 28.

The fire, which burned the roof off the family’s home at 7302 Forrest Rader Drive in the St. Ives neighborhood off Truelight Church Road, left two burnt cars in the garage, another burnt SUV in the driveway and mass destruction on the property.

“Property-wise it looks like a total loss,” said Mint Hill Fire Chief David Laeth. “There were five family members, and everyone is OK, but there is a lot of property loss.”

Laeth described the scene as he and firefighters first responded to the call around 3:30 on Wednesday morning.

“The whole roofline was on fire when we arrived,” Laeth said. “We had flames coming through the roof at that time, and we had partial collapse on one end of it when we got there to start to put out the fire. […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Mint Hill Chamber hears hospital update

By Charles Kelleher Harris
At the monthly Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce member luncheon, members were updated on the progress of the Novant Hospital construction. 
The guest speaker was Mike Riley, President of Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He  will head up development and construction of the Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center. Riley will also be hospital administrator at the new location just outside Mint Hill town limits. 
“Mint Hill is a tremendous place to be,” Riley told Chamber members. “It is a growth center.” 
Before offering an update on development and  actual construction of the new hospital, Riley offered an overview of Novant Health Systems. 
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By |January 29th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Real Estate|0 Comments