If you’ve driven on Albemarle Road between Blair and Rocky River Church roads, you may have notice the massive clearing of trees on the northeast side of the street. Continue reading
SCRE Properties still expressed interest Thursday in continuing the Mint Hill Town Center project despite losing its partner, Charlotte-based Tidewater Partners, last month. Representatives from SCRE Properties and Mint Hill met today to discuss the projects future. SCRE still plans to develop in downtown Mint Hill, and the firm could purchase nine acres from the town as part of a possible development partnership. Continue reading
The Mint Hill Fire Department made this video of what it looks like from inside the truck as they head toward a house fire. Notice the time it took them to get to the house in Ashe Plantation: a little over four minutes. That’s some serious driving.
“Mint Hill Engine 1 during emergency traffic on the way to a structure fire”
[singlepic=39,200,120,,right]Independence football players collected $1,349 to donate to the United Services Organization. The players were at seven businesses in and around Mint Hill. The players also collected disposable cameras, magazines and phone cards. The items will be presented September 26 to the USO during halftime of the Independence vs. Myers Park football game. Independence team mom Teresa Oliver, one of the collection effort organizers, said Independence has contacted Myers Park about participating in the USO collection.
In June, the unemployment rate in Mecklenburg County was 6.1; in July it jumped to 6.7. That’s not a huge increase, but when you consider this is the highest rate for the county in at least 18 years, then there might be something to worry about.
Mark your calendars: The weekend before Mint Hill Madness, September 20, Cultural institutions around town are hosting Discover Mint Hill as a part of the Arts and Science Council’s Cultural Free For All. The Children’s World Museum, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill Historical Society, Mint Hill Scottish Society and the Mint Hill Library will offer various events throughout the day including drawings for prizes and gift certificates to local restaurants and a country dance later in the evening.
From left to right: The Discover Mint Hill committee: Sue McDonald, Jerry Helms, Hank Rooney, Sharon Heath and Laura Sussman-Randall. Not pictured: Donna Rogers, Neily Trump, Saga Van Atta, Carlos Alvarez, Sue Helms and Brian Welch.