On Saturday Carolinas HealthCare System held a Fall Fest. Free health and wellness testing and information was provided. In addition there was food, face painting, a bouncy house and pumpkin decorating.
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.” […]
NOTE: Early voting is taking place until November 1 at the Mint Hill branch library, 6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
By Leah Schmalz
The Mint Hill Times
Those looking to vote early can stop at Matthews Library at 230 Matthews Station Street from 10 am to 7 pm on October 30 and 31 and 10 am to 1 pm on November 1. For voting on November 4, the polling location for precinct 220 is the main room of the Mint Hill Masonic Lodge #742 at 10223 Lawyers Road. Voters can cast ballots on election day from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
In the race for U.S. Senate, the three candidates are Republican Thom Tillis, Democrat Kay Hagan and Libetarian Sean Haugh.
Republican Robert Pittenger is running unopposed for District 9 for U.S. House of Representatives.
For State Senate in District 41, Democrat Latrice McRae is facing Republican Jeff Tarte. K […]
By Ron Morris
Celebrating homecoming on Friday night, the Independence Patriots faced off against the Myers Park Mustangs in a Southwestern 4A Conference game and came away with a 50-14 victory over the Mustangs.
The Patriots took the opening kickoff and marched down the field and capped it off with a one yard touchdown run by quarterback Kelvin Hopkins. With neither team able to mount any offense, the first quarter ended with Indy leading 7-0.
Both teams were unable to get any offense going. With 5:53 left to go in the second quarter, the Mustangs failed to pick up a first down on fourth and short. On the Patriots first play from scrimmage Kelvin Hopkins ran 64 yards putting the Patriots up 12-0. Indy faked the extra point and Jamar Jenkins scored for the two point conversion for a 15-0 Indy lead.