Kilah Davenport dies at age 4

The young girl who inspired a North Carolina law that increased sentencing for child abusers, died last week. Kilah Davenport, 4, was remembered by friends and family at a memorial in Mint Hill Sunday night. Davenport was abused by her stepfather in 2012 which caused permanent brain-damage.

To donate to the Kilah Davenport Founda- tion, mail donations to: PO Box 691147, Charlotte, NC 28227.

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Mint Hill Madness vendor applications ready Space available for arts and craft, businesses and nonprofits

By Michele Dotson

Mint Hill Madness is fast approaching and individuals, businesses, and nonprofits who would like to participate are invited to apply for booth space for the Memorial Day weekend outdoor festival.Mint Hill Madness Logo

This year’s festival will take place at Veterans Memorial Park on Hwy. 218.

Mint Hill Madness will run Friday, May 23 from 4-10 pm; Saturday, May 24 from 10 am-10 pm; and Sunday 12-5 pm.

Arts and craft vendor booths will close at dark due to limited lighting. Continue reading

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Car restoration honors father-in-law showcases talent he inspired

By Michele Dotson

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 9.14.22 PMWhen Doug Pressley was a youngster growing up in Mint Hill, he liked to tear things apart and put them back together again. But it wasn’t until he was in high school and started spending time with his future father-in-law that he began to see that his talent for fixing mechanical things could lead to a lucrative career.

“As a kid, I liked to take my bike apart and put it back together,” says Pressley. “I didn’t think much of it, but when I started working with my future father-in-law on his ’54 Chevy truck, he encouraged me pursue it as a vocation.”

Pressley credits Doug Sloan for encouraging him to pursue training in automotive repair; a career that spanned 30 years. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Police to Host Operation Medicine Drop Rx Event

By Michele Dotson

Operation Medicine Drop rxDo you have medicines that you are no longer taking? How about over-the-counter medicines that have expired? If so, please make a point to bring these unused medications to Walgreens at 9202 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill on March 22 from 10 am-2 pm.

Here your medicine will be properly and safely disposed of.

Taking this precaution can help prevent accidental poisoning of pets and children. Continue reading

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Girl Scouts charm their way to sales

By Michele Dotson

Girl Scouts

(from left to right) Maddy Hillman, Marissa McDougald, and Jenna Oldja advertise their Girl Scout cookies on Saturday, March 8 at the corner of Hwy. 51 and Lawyers Road. Hillman and McDougald are students at Union Academy. Oldja attends Porter Ridge. The girls are from Troop 140 in Indian Trail.

We see them at work, at church, and even at our doors. Those adorable Girl Scouts with their green uniforms; badges proudly displayed, who whip out pen and order form with lightning speed.

“Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?”

Who can resist them?

Not many of us, evidently.

Nationally the Girl Scout cookie industry has turned into an annual $800 million affair. Continue reading

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Latest sidewalk project nears completion

Mint Hill SidewalkThe latest section of the 2013 pedestrian project is nearing completion. Construction is wrapping up on Lawyers Road. The new section of walkway runs from The Hill Bar and Grill, and the length of five adjacent business and residential properties. This leg of the sidewalk will eventually run from the intersection of Hwy. 51 and Lawyers Road all the way to Patriot’s Hill Drive.

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