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Times will miss Joyce Lavene

It is with great sadness we report the passing of our former Mint Hill Times reporter and friend Joyce Lavene. Joyce reported for our sister paper, The Weekly Post and The Mint Hill Times tirelessly. She attended up to six different town meetings a month for us and reported on them all. She not only covered the news, but wrote features, columns and took photographs. She won several North Carolina Press Association Awards while reporting for us.
Joyce was the employee a business owner feels like they struck gold with finding. Joyce was loyal, intelligent, funny, and talented.
Joyce loved writing. Before she came to write for the paper, she and her husband of 44 years, Jim, were already the authors of more than 30 published mystery novels. Now that number has grown to more than 60.

Chinese lantern plant blooms in Mint Hill

I found some of these blooming behind the Mint Hill Town Hall. Aren’t they gorgeous?
They are called Chinese lanterns. You can see why from the shape of the flower. They are also known as winter cherry or bladder cherry.  They are a member of the nightshade family like potatoes, peppers and tomatoes. The plant is used […]

By |September 1st, 2011|Plant Lady|17 Comments