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New commissioner joins incumbents on council

By Leah Schmalz

Citizens reelected three of the four returning candidates for Mint Hill town council in Tuesday’s election. The fourth commissioner is incumbent Dale Dalton, who beat Lloyd Austin in his bid for reelection. Austin trailed Dalton by just 177 votes.

Returning board of education members Ericka Ellis-Stewart and Mary McCray were reelected with 18.35% and 13.77% of votes, respectively. First-time school board member Elyse Dashew was elected to the third spot with 14.88% of votes.

Ted Biggers was reelected as mayor with 96.8% of the votes. The remaining 3.2% went to a write-in candidate. […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History, Politics|1 Comment

Four challengers for incumbent commissioners in Mint Hill

By Leah Schmalz

All four of Mint Hill’s commissioners are up for reelection, and four incumbents have registered to challenge them. The Times contacted each candidate and asked one question: Why do you want to serve as a commissioner? Below are their responses.


“It’s the first step toward ruling the world.”­—Harry Marsh

“I would like to serve because I desire to preserve Mint Hill as a great place to raise a family. I will work to provide clean, safe and reliable water and sewer service for all residents. I want to help manage the inevitable growth and traffic. I will be a voice for all regardless of party affiliation. I would like to see a place to have cultural events, Bain School or a similar place. I really would appreciate your vote.”—Alan McKenzie […]

MHPD honors officers, citizen for life-saving efforts

By Leah Schmalz

The Mint Hill Times

Police Chief Tim Ledford recognized several officers and one citizen with awards for life-saving efforts at the town council meeting last Thursday. Ledford said the awards are for those that have “gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

Citizen Erik Bailey received a certification of accommodation. Bailey began chest compressions on a victim before police arrived to help. Corporal Michael Maness was also given an award for helping the victim upon his arrival.

Sergeant Billy Gilman and Officer Jacob Smith received awards for their efforts to extract an individual from a burning build. “It’s likely that the individual would have incurred further injuries or died without action,” Ledford said.  […]

News Notes

Can Food Drive

Independence High School is collecting can food for the 2015 Student Hunger Drive. The town of Mint Hill is invited to help end hunger within Charlotte by donating can food items. There will be a drop off bin located at the Town Hall. Cans may be dropped off between October 12 and November 9.

Independence High School Homecoming and Fall Fest

Independence High School Student Council invites the community to come to the homecoming football game October 16. The gates open at 6 pm. If you attended Independence as a student, you can get into the game for free. Email Mrs. Hamrick your name and the year you graduated at Prior to the game Fall Fest will begin at 4:45 pm. All are invited to come out and enjoy fun games, a haunted house, and more. […]

By |October 16th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Food, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments