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High School Nation promotes arts at Rocky River High

By Leah Schmalz

Recently, students at Rocky River High School spent an entire afternoon outdoors playing musical instruments, screenprinting t-shirts, decorating canvas bags and exploring recording equipment thanks to High School Nation.

The nationally touring event strives to give kids the chance to explore all the arts have to offer. While students moved between booths dedicated to fashion, music, media and art, musicians including Drake Bell performed on stage.

“We are the only school in North Carolina that got this experience, so it was something that made students feel like we stood out a little bit, got picked for something special,” said Fine Arts Director Matt Webster.  […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Rocky River High School|0 Comments

New commissioner joins incumbents on council

By Leah Schmalz

Citizens reelected three of the four returning candidates for Mint Hill town council in Tuesday’s election. The fourth commissioner is incumbent Dale Dalton, who beat Lloyd Austin in his bid for reelection. Austin trailed Dalton by just 177 votes.

Returning board of education members Ericka Ellis-Stewart and Mary McCray were reelected with 18.35% and 13.77% of votes, respectively. First-time school board member Elyse Dashew was elected to the third spot with 14.88% of votes.

Ted Biggers was reelected as mayor with 96.8% of the votes. The remaining 3.2% went to a write-in candidate. […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History, Politics|1 Comment

News Notes

Veterans Day Recognition

Cornerstone Baptist Church invites all veterans to a free dinner and a program featuring guest speaker, retired Navy Captain Tom Joyce, and special music by nationally-known recording artist, Charles Billingsley. The event will take place November 11 with dinner beginning at 5:45 pm and the program beginning at 7 pm. The church is located at 8947 Albemarle Road (across from Target). For more information, call 704-537-1097 Ext 14.

Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

Join O’Neil’s Pub, 8111 Fairview Road, for their Marine Corps Birthday Celebration Saturday, November 14. There will be a Chili Cookoff at 1 pm. Call or stop by to sign up. The Cake Ceremony is at 2:30 pm. Buy your raffle tickets for cash and prizes. The 2015 fundraiser is for the MHPD K-9 Unit.  […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History, Town Hall|0 Comments

Four challengers for incumbent commissioners in Mint Hill

By Leah Schmalz

All four of Mint Hill’s commissioners are up for reelection, and four incumbents have registered to challenge them. The Times contacted each candidate and asked one question: Why do you want to serve as a commissioner? Below are their responses.


“It’s the first step toward ruling the world.”­—Harry Marsh

“I would like to serve because I desire to preserve Mint Hill as a great place to raise a family. I will work to provide clean, safe and reliable water and sewer service for all residents. I want to help manage the inevitable growth and traffic. I will be a voice for all regardless of party affiliation. I would like to see a place to have cultural events, Bain School or a similar place. I really would appreciate your vote.”—Alan McKenzie […]