Look for our full coverage of the Mint Hill election in next Thursdays paper.
By Michele Dotson firstname.lastname@example.org
All eligible citizens should exercise their right to vote. Make your vote count by casting your ballot for Mint Hill Commissioner (you will get to vote for four), mayor (Mayor Biggers is running unopposed), and one school board member.
In an effort to bring the past few months’ worth of campaigning into focus before heading to the polls on November 5, here is a brief review of the candidates.
Mayor Ted Biggers is running unopposed. He was first elected mayor on 1999 and has overseen the transformation of Mint Hill’s steady and constant growth, fought for one high school for Mint Hill students, led the formation of the Mint Hill Police department and was instrumental in bringing in a town manager. […]
By Michele Dotson : Staff Writer- email@example.com
Plans for this year’s Mint Hill Madness are well underway and the four-man Board of Directors is looking for ways to make it bigger and better than ever. Board members Dalton Taylor, Tony Long, Julian Venable, and Scott Harris have been working quietly behind the scenes for the past few months.
“Right now we’re putting finishing touches on several key components for planning,” says Dalton Taylor. “Our 501 (c)(3) status is very, very close to being finalized, our website is being built, and applications are being updated.”
Dalton says once these pieces are done and in place, they can line up vendors, entertainment, and solicit volunteer organizations for assistance.
“We want to run this so that the volunteer organizations that help can generate money for their non-profit,” says Taylor.
Board member Julian Venable says the Board is committed to the project and knows Mint Hill residents are supportive. […]
Mint Hill Town Hall was packed on Monday, October 14 and visitors overflowed into the lobby where more chairs were set up so everyone could hear and see the candidates run- ning for local office.
The meeting, sponsored by the Mint Hill Women’s Club, gave the public a close and personal look at the candidates for Mint Hill town commissioner as well as District 6 school board.
Each candidate was given two minutes to introduce him or herself, and then the moderator, Bettie Ann Haynes from the Charlotte Mecklenburg League of Women Voters, asked questions from the audience. […]
The Mint Hill Town Commissioners voted unanimously at its October 17 meeting to rename the Mint Hill Park on Fairview to Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park. The new name will be dedicated at the Korean War Memorial unveiling on November 9.
Several members of the Order of the Purple Heart were present for a proclamation naming Mint Hill as a Purple Heart City.
Mayor Biggers said, “Now, therefore, I, Ted H. Biggers, Jr., Mayor of the Town of Mint Hill, North Carolina, on behalf of the Board of Commissioners, do hereby bestow honor and gratitude upon the Military Order of the Purple Heart and proudly supports the recognition of the Town of Mint Hill as a “Purple Heart City in the State of North Carolina.”
Commander Mike Stubbs introduced accepted the proclamation and introduced the members of Wounded Warriors Chapter 634 that were present. Members represented military service from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
“These veterans are the reason we can live the way we live in the United States,” says Stubbs.
The Board of Commissioners came down to the floor to shake hands and congratulate the veterans at the conclusion of the presentation. […]
By Michele Dotson
The Mint Hill Women’s Club will hold a candidates forum and question and answer session for residents on Monday, October 14 at the Mint Hill Town Hall. The event will run from 7-8 pm. Citizens will get the chance to learn more about candidates for Mint Hill Mayor, Board of Commissioners and District […]