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Mint Hill man charged in retirement living center assault

After an exhaustive investigation, the Mint Hill Police Department, with assistance from
the State Bureau of Investigation, has made an arrest in the sexual assault of the 86 year old resident at Lawyers Glen Retirement Living Center. Willie George Shaw Jr (43 year old B/M) of Mint Hill has been charged with 1st Degree Sex Offense. […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, History|0 Comments

Mint Hill Madness festival commemorates veterans, supports health

By Leah Schmalz

Mint Hill Madness is honoring veterans and promoting healthy living at the 32nd annual festival, which takes place at Veterans Memorial Park this Friday from 4 to 11 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm and Sunday from 12 to 6 pm.

The festival has grown from last year, offering new features and even more variety. The amount of vendors has increased from 72 last year to 115 this year. The fireworks show on Saturday at 9 pm will also see some exciting changes. “We doubled the budget, so it will be twice as big and twice as long,” Event Organizer

Sheryl Smith said. It will be the largest fireworks show to date in Mint Hill.

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By |May 21st, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Mint Hill Madness|0 Comments

Mint Hill Bridges Mall project striking out

The much-maligned Bridges at Mint Hill Mall project is no closer to a res- olution than it was when the project first began grading work in 2008.

“I have no idea, your guess is as good as mine,” Mint Hill Town Manger Brian Welch said of when construction could restart. “For three or four years now I’ve been saying, ‘When and not if,’ but there’s just nothing happening…I wish I knew more, but that’s all that I know about it.”

Welch said he doesn’t know if – or when for that matter – the project will have a resolution, and especially the one the public has been clamoring for since the project’s inception nearly a decade ago.

The Bridges at Mint Hill Mall had a bright beginning. When the 215-acre property situated off Lawyers Road near Interstate-485 was originally announced, developers had planned to construct an open-air, 1.3 million-square-foot shopping complex with a five-story hotel, a multiplex-style movie theater, at least three department stores, including Belk’s, and a pair of vehicle-pedestrian combination bridges that would lead across Goose Creek.

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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