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Animal hospital donates oxygen masks to fire department

By Leah Schmalz

Dr. Allison Jones of Mint Hill Animal Hospital recently came across an online news video of a local house fire that occurred in January. The firefighters had been able to rescue the family’s cat, which had been hiding in the wall. But then Jones noticed that EMS personnel were administering oxygen to the cat through a mask meant for a human.

That gave Jones the idea to donate masks to Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department. “I just wanted to make sure they had dog and cat masks,” she said.

Dr. Janet Gerardot, owner of the animal hospital, joined Jones at the fire department last Wednesday to donate the masks, explain how they work and even demonstrate on one of her dogs.

“We love them because it makes it so easy,” said Chief David Leath. […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

MHVFD exercises skills with controlled burn

By Leah Schmalz

Residents of Mint Hill may have noticed a cloud of black smoke rising near Veteran’s Memorial Park last Saturday. The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department exercised firefighting techniques at a controlled burn at a house on Bartlett Road.

By |August 20th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|1 Comment

MHAA is thriving, planning for growth

By Andrew Stark

Since 1972, the Mint Hill Athletic Association has been providing kids in the area a chance to play recreational sports and offering all of the benefits that go with teambuilding, competition and good sportsmanship.

This year the association has added boys and girls tennis and wants to add lacrosse at some point in the future, but must first overcome the biggest issue the association faces, which is space.

The association uses the fields at Independence High School, Northeast Middle and Mint Hill Park on Hwy. 218, but is still having to turn away kids in its biggest sports. […]

Mint Hill Ashcraft Schoolhouse receives cupola with historic bell

The Ashcraft Schoolhouse in the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village has a new look thanks to a cupola placed on its roof last Friday.

The cupola was constructed by Brandon Hawkins for his Eagle Scout project. Carl Smith and Bob Roland completed the design and assisted with its construction.

The cupola was built to resemble the style of the period, and some of its elements are actual slices of history. Some of the wood is from an old barn and the lightning rod is from a historical home.   […]