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Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce College Scholarship applications available

The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce invites graduating high school seniors in the class of 2015, who will attend a two or four-year college, to apply for its inaugural College Scholarship Program.

The Mint Hill Chamber will award a one-time schol- arship of $1,000 to one male, and one female who reside within the incorporated limits […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

New Mint Hill Publix store creates community impact

The recently opened Publix on Brighton Park Drive has already created a noticeable presence in the community, with 100 local hires and a new traffic pattern for the area.

Last week the store held its official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We were very well received on opening day,” said Publix spokesperson Dwaine Stevens. “We’re excited […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Food|0 Comments

New Mint Hill Park Plan Move Forward

By Charles Kelleher Harris

The Board of Commissioners voted to annex the property at 9801 Brief Road at its board meeting January 8. This property has been designated as the future site of a new public park for the town. Annexation of that land simply brings the land officially inside town limits.
The town purchased the land last fall after receiving a matching grant of $335,000 from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF).

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, History, Town Hall|0 Comments

Mint Hill finalizes land purchase

Charles Kelleher Harris

Mint Hill Commissioners voted unanimously to finalize the purchase of property at 9801 Brief Road for a total of $670,000. This decision comes on the feet of the news that Mint Hill had been awarded a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant totaling $335,000.

The PARTF grant application was submitted early this year and was approved by the state in late September.

It is a matching grant, meaning that the town must match the $335,000 in order to purchase land to be used for a future park.

Talks commenced almost immediately about usage of the 20 plus acres at 9801 Brief Road. Many have asked for a recreational complex that would feature playing fields.

“This is the last step to finalize the process,” said Town Manager Brian Welch. “We will be having a discussion here shortly about planning.”  […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Around Town, Development, Government, History|2 Comments