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New Mint Hill Publix store creates community impact

The recently opened Publix on Brighton Park Drive has already created a noticeable presence in the community, with 100 local hires and a new traffic pattern for the area.

Last week the store held its official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We were very well received on opening day,” said Publix spokesperson Dwaine Stevens. “We’re excited […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Food|0 Comments

New Mint Hill Park Plan Move Forward

By Charles Kelleher Harris

The Board of Commissioners voted to annex the property at 9801 Brief Road at its board meeting January 8. This property has been designated as the future site of a new public park for the town. Annexation of that land simply brings the land officially inside town limits.
The town purchased the land last fall after receiving a matching grant of $335,000 from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF).
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By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, History, Town Hall|0 Comments

Mint Hill Commissioner Austin Regrets and Refutes Claims from Police Report

By Charles Kelleher Harris

By now most of Mint Hill has heard about the November 1 incident where police officers were dispatched to the home of Commissioner Lloyd D. Austin in response to a noise complaint. However few have heard Austin’s side of the story.

Last Thursday after a Board of Commissioners closed session, Austin made a public apology for the events specified in the police report.

According to the report Officer Jacob T. Smith was dispatched to Austin’s home at 10306 Edward’s Place, after the department received a noise complaint.

When Smith arrived at Austin’s home, just after midnight there was a party going on and Smith heard music from behind the house that was “extremely loud.”

“We were having a celebration of life and a Halloween party combined,” Austin stated in an interview last Friday. Austin explained that he had recently had a scan done that revealed he was still cancer free after a battle with the disease five years ago.  […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Government, History|3 Comments

Heath E. Morrison to resign as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Heath E. Morrison will resign as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on Thursday, Nov.6. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at noon to take action on a separation agreement which is not yet finalized.
“We appreciate Heath’s time and his contributions to the district and this community over the past two and […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Schools|1 Comment