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Graduate from Bain School reflects on school days

By Leah Schmalz

As the Bain School reunion this weekend approaches, Jim Black, a 95-year-old lifelong resident of Mint Hill and Bain graduate, remembers a particularly notable class reunion held decades ago. The school had managed to secure Clyde Hoey, the governor of North Carolina, as the guest speaker. “I don’t know how they swung that deal,” said Black. “I don’t remember a word he said.” Black does remember how worried his father was about introducing the governor. “He pulled through it okay,” he said.

Black said the reunion also involved small games like horseshoes and marbles. “I think marbles have gone out of style,” he said.

The popularity of marbles isn’t the only thing that has changed since Black attended school at Bain. Students had to play basketball on a dirt court outside before a gymnasium was built for indoor games. Classes were much smaller, with just 16 students in Black’s graduating class. Families in the community made a living growing cotton, so school was cancelled during harvest time to allow the children to help pick the crop. “It’s a terrible job, picking cotton,” said Black, who harvested his fair share.  […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Friends of Bain Restoration hold attic sale October 10 and 11

Friends of Bain Restoration will hold a two-day attic sale on Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, at the Kerr Building, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill.

Shoppers will find attic treasures, books, garden plants, clothing, and food items between 9 am and 3 pm.  Delicious sausage biscuits, muffins, orange juice, coffee, […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|1 Comment

Bain School reunion slated for November 15

Did you ever wonder what happened to the girl you adored in the second grade at Bain School?  Or the mischievous boy who was always being sent to the principal’s office for throwing spit wads?

You just might find out the answers if you attend the Bain School Reunion for all classes, including anyone and everyone who ever attended the historic school dating to 1889, on November 15.  You’ll also have a chance to share photos with classmates and participate in the silent auction to benefit the Bain Restoration Project.  Double saxophonist Denny Allen, a Bain School alum, will provide music for the event. […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Around Town, Bain Elementary School, Featured Posts|3 Comments

Local youth joins efforts to save Bain School

At the September 11 Board of Commissioners meeting, Connor Fohr was presented with a certificate of recognition from Commissioner Tina Ross.

“I want to recognize Connor for his efforts in saving the Bain School,” said Ross.

Connor’s mother said that nostalgia contributed to Connor’s decision to help the Bain Restoration Committee

“He was one of the last classes […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|2 Comments