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Miracle League raises funds to build wheelchair accessible softball fields, playground

By Andrew Stark

The Miracle League of Indian Trail got its fundraising start at Emerald Lake Golf Club on June 6, just shy of a year after the organization got up and running. Now, with more than 100 attendees at the organization’s first fundraiser, the organization is hoping to take its next step.

“This is really the first event we’ve had,” communication specialist Samantha Towns said. “But we’re very happy with how it turned out and with how it’s going. This also marks the one-year anniversary of when we petitioned the Indian Trail Board of Commissioners, so we’ve made a lot of progress in a short time.”

The golf tournament teed off at 1 pm, but wasn’t completed until far later than that.

After their round of golf was completed, guests were treated to a cookout and the festivities—which included a raffle for a 60-inch television and a silent auction featuring a number of prizes including an autographed Phil Mickelson picture—were designed to raise money for the Miracle League and the adult wheelchair softball league’s biggest goal.

The town of Indian Trail recently completed work on Crooked Creek Park, a multi-functional ball field, concession stand and playground. […]

Sidewalks, rectangles next on Mint Hill’s list

By Andrew Stark

The Town of Mint Hill seems to always be working on the next big project, and to Town Manager Brian Welch, those are well defined and clearly laid out in terms of sidewalks and rectangles.

Welch said the first priority has been continuing the ongoing sidewalk construction operation, which he sees as the Board of Commissioner’s No. 1 priority.

“At this point in time I don’t view it as this or that sidewalk project, I view it as these guys are making a commitment to build them and we’re going to hammer it out,” Welch said. “I didn’t take a measurement of how much sidewalk we had in this town before they told me to build more, but we’ve built a lot of sidewalks in the past couple of years and I’ve got a feeling this board will continue with that.” […]

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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Novant opens new health express in Mint Hill

By Charles Kelleher Harris

Recently, Novant Health has been opening Express Care Clinics in many neighborhoods. Mint Hill is their latest location, opening its doors last Wednesday.

“Within the greater Charlotte area, Novant Health is seeking to provide more places where we can care for the community,” said Kristin Moser a Public Relations Specialist for Novant Health. “As part of this larger strategy, Novant Health Express provides an affordable and easily accessed location for care. Mint Hill has been steadily growing and we are excited to provide this service to that community.”

Mint Hill is the fifth Express Clinic to open, other locations include Ballantyne, Park Towne Village, Davidson and Indian Trail.

Moser explained the function of the Novant Health Express Care Clinic was not to replace the role of a primary care provider but to more or less fill in for patients in need when primary care may not be available.

“Your primary care doctor has the most informatio […]

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