New town hall looks elegant, but…

…dare we say a touch boring? Readers of The Mint Hill Times are also telling us it looks too much like Matthews’ town hall. There’s not too many fans of the current town hall design–the glassy modern (and somewhat environmentally friendly) building–but it distinguished itself among other town halls in Mecklenburg County.

Oh well, can’t have the cake and eat it too.

Here’s the first floor-plan (preliminary plan, the architects and town officials stress). Over all, it’s going to be a huge upgrade to downtown Mint Hill.

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Mint Hill gals meet Jonas Bros!

If you are older than, say 30, and you don’t have kids, then you probably don’t know who the Jonas Brothers are. Remember Hanson? Or how about New Kids on the Block? Think of them along those lines, but just a touch cooler. The Jonas Brothers are the “it” boy band these days, and three young ladies from Mint Hill were lucky enough to meet them at the concert in Charlotte this week. Michelle Arpas of Mint Hill, whose daughter was one of the lucky girls to meet the band, said the night was “brutally hot and sweaty – and they LOVED every second of it.” They being Mariya Koval, Cassie Giordani & Trisha Arpas who are posing with Kevin, Nick & Joe of the Jonas Brothers.

The Jonas Mobile!

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MH’s Edwards named to SPAC

Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) announced today the addition of Robin Edwards to its South Piedmont Advisory Council, which comprises Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union counties.
Edwards, who is a the human resources director for the Town of Mint Hill, will be a part of LGFCU’s volunteer-driven initiative not only to educate people on the benefits of Credit Union membership, but also to relay feedback to management regarding available/potentially available products and services, delivery of service and member needs.

Advisory Council members, who represent the philosophical character of the Credit Union and contribute their time without compensation, function as LGFCU’s eyes and ears throughout the state, serving as liaisons between Credit Union members and non-members and LGFCU management.

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Team Elam finishes 4th in fundraiser

The Elam-N8 Cancer team raised more than $26,435.34 at this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Booty bike race  to help fight cancer. It was the 4th highest amount raised of any team in the competition. Team member Charles Cullen raised the most money for an individual–$23,852.85. Way to go guys!

In the spring, the Mint Hill Athletic Association named a field for Brandon Elam, a former MHAA baseball player. Brandon passed away last year after a battle with cancer.

**UPDATE: The 24 hours of booty Web site updated its stats–Team Brandon Elam drops to 5th place. No worries, it’s still an awesome performance!

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Holloman still not enrolled in Rock Hill

DeVonte Holloman

DeVonte Holloman

Former Independence defensive back DeVonte Holloman is still not officially enrolled at his new school, according to The Rock Hill Herald. Holloman needs to sign a statement affirming his parents are separated and he moved to the Rock Hill South Pointe district with his father. Holloman left Independence earlier this summer.

He was joined at South Pointe by Independence teammate Dominique Walker. The Herald reported there are questions about Walker’s eligibility. The district could rule him ineligible because he was suspended for 14 games while at Independence.

According to the Herald, South Carolina High School League rules say players must be eligible in a sport to play after transferring to another school.

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Presbyterian Hospital breaks ground, finally

Mark Billings, chief operating officer of Presbyterian Hospital

Mark Billings, chief operating officer of Presbyterian Hospital

Presbyterian Hospital broke ground Tuesday for its new facility outside of Mint Hill. The 50-bed hospital will be constructed near the Interstate 485 and Albemarle Road interchange. Mint Hill elected officials and staff attended the event. Troy Pollard was a huge supporter for the project and spoke at the ceremony.

Pollard said the community welcomes the new facility with open arms. Read more about the ceremony Thursday in The Mint Hill Times.

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