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Group enjoys guided visit to Korean War Veteran Memorial

A group from The Cypress of Charlotte, a retirement community, visited the Korean War Veteran Memorial last Thursday. Members of Chapter 265 of the NC Korean War Veterans Association were on hand to answer questions about the war and the memorial.

Chapter 265 Commander Don Putnam explained how the fountain and benches in the center of […]

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 Arts announces show winners

Mint Hill Arts and Pottery 51 co-sponsored the Water Media and Ceramics Show, “Earth, Fire, & Water,” in September.  Fastframe of Matthews, Bob Lucas Insurance Agency, Mickey Ellington, Mint Hill Animal Hospital and Dunwellz sponsored the awards.

By |September 24th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Town holds hearings on proposed community additions

By Leah Schmalz

The town of Mint Hill held public hearings last Thursday on zoning requests filed by Mecklenburg County and Carillon Assisted Living to construct new facilities in the area.

Chris Matthews presented on the proposed nature center and education building at Steven’s Creek Nature Preserve. The preserve plays a major role in protecting Stevens Creek and supporting endangered wildlife. “We want to make sure that people understand why we did it and why streams are important, and so really the theme of this property is going to be about water quality protection,” Matthews said.

He explained that most nature preserves in the county are open around 8 am until sundown. “Being a nature preserve, we really try hard to not have a lot of lights on at night,” Matthews said. “We’re not only concerned about our neighbors; we’re concerned about wildlife, too.” Matthews said noise should be just as minimal as light. There will also be a gate at the front entrance to deter visitors when the preserve is closed.

Residents from Maple Hollow Lane expressed concern about the planned pedestrian entrance within their neighborhood leading to more traffic and parked cars. Matthews said this hasn’t been the case with other preserves that include a similar pedestrian entrance. “Whatever the residents of Maple Hollow feel is going to be best for their community, we’ll make sure we honor that in the design of anything we do,” Matthews said. Residents should receive notification of upcoming meetings and workshops.  […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History, Town Hall|1 Comment