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Times will miss Joyce Lavene

It is with great sadness we report the passing of our former Mint Hill Times reporter and friend Joyce Lavene. Joyce reported for our sister paper, The Weekly Post and The Mint Hill Times tirelessly. She attended up to six different town meetings a month for us and reported on them all. She not only covered the news, but wrote features, columns and took photographs. She won several North Carolina Press Association Awards while reporting for us.
Joyce was the employee a business owner feels like they struck gold with finding. Joyce was loyal, intelligent, funny, and talented.
Joyce loved writing. Before she came to write for the paper, she and her husband of 44 years, Jim, were already the authors of more than 30 published mystery novels. Now that number has grown to more than 60.

MHPD honors officers, citizen for life-saving efforts

By Leah Schmalz

The Mint Hill Times

Police Chief Tim Ledford recognized several officers and one citizen with awards for life-saving efforts at the town council meeting last Thursday. Ledford said the awards are for those that have “gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

Citizen Erik Bailey received a certification of accommodation. Bailey began chest compressions on a victim before police arrived to help. Corporal Michael Maness was also given an award for helping the victim upon his arrival.

Sergeant Billy Gilman and Officer Jacob Smith received awards for their efforts to extract an individual from a burning build. “It’s likely that the individual would have incurred further injuries or died without action,” Ledford said.  […]

Earp’s adds new location with touch-free car wash

By Leah Schmalz

Mint Hill-based business Earp’s is expanding with the addition of Earp’s Express at the corner of Blair and Albemarle Roads.

The gas station will feature diesel, a convenience store with a larger variety of frozen slushy drinks and coffee choices, and a state of the art, touch-free car wash. Owner Chad Earp anticipates the business will open sometime in December.

“We saw some opportunity and the community has been very supportive of us over the last 62 years,” he said. “We’ve done some neat things with this site graphics-wise, color-wise and logo-wise that we’re real excited about and that we’re going to launch at this new site.” […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment

Mint Hill Police to host Coffee with a Cop on October 6


Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues

On October 6,  officers from Mint Hill Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 9:00 am, October 6,  at Nova’s Bakery, 3565 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Contact Chief Tim W. Ledford with questions at 704-545-1085.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Mint Hill’s neighborhoods.  […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments