News Notes and Happenings

Business Expo

The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is holding its first-ever business expo March 14, 4–7 pm, at Blair road United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 9135 Blair Road. The Expo is free to attend. For more information, visit

Easter Eggstravaganza

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church will be hosting Easter Eggstravaganza! Saturday, March 23, 10 am, at Wilgrove Park, 7750 Jim Harper Lane in Mint Hill. The event is for children in third to fifth grade, will feature an egg hunt, crafts, and games. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Easter basket.

Schoolhouse Rock auditions

Spotlight Performing Arts is currently holding auditions for a performance of Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., first come first serve, Saturday March 16, at 10 am. Students should prepare 16 bars of a song to sing a Capella, a side to read will be provided. For more information, email Spotlight is located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

BBQ Fundraiser

Arlington Baptist Church is hosting a BBQ fundraiser to support summer missions on Saturday, March 16, 11 am to 4 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $7 for a plate with barbecue, slaw, beans, and roll, or $7 per pound. for more information, call the church office at 704-545-4589, or at their website,

Consignment Sale

Arlington Baptist church will hold a children’s consignment sale March 15-16, with a consignors shop Friday, 6 to 7 pm, early bird Friday, 7 to 9 pm, open to the public Saturday 8 am to noon, with half price 12:30 to 1:30 pm. For more information, visit

Walk With the Cross

Mint Hill Baptist Church, along with other area churches, will participate in the annual Walk With the Cross Friday, March 29 at noon. Church members will carry a cross from Mint Hill Baptist to the intersection of Matthews-Mint Hill Road, stopping to read passages along the way.


The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department and Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold their semi-annual fundraiser BBQ, all day April 6 at 11341 Bain School Road in Mint Hill. For more information, visit


News Notes & Happenings

Upcoming government meetings

The Board of Adjustment is meeting Monday, September 24 at 7:30 pm pending business.  The Board of Commissioners is meeting Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm and Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm.  The Parks and Recreation Committee is meeting Tuesday, October 9 at 8 am.  The Quarterly Developers Workshop Thursday, October 11  6 pm.  The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners allows up to three development pre-application proposals to be presented for comments only at the workshop.


Science at the library

The library offers science events in addition to its many literary events.  Rookie Science: Let’s Get Charged Up! invites elementary-aged children to discover the world of science and electricity through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments.  Parents can register their children by October 1.  The class is October 11 at 4 pm.



The Independence High School PTSA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 20 at 7:15.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.


Student honored with publication

Queen’s Grant High School reported an alumnus, Paul Finger, was published in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica quarterly magazine ¡Albricias! for a poem he wrote in his Spanish class as a senior.  He received a copy of the magazine with his poem, as well as a monetary reward for his writing.  Finger graduated in 2012 and is currently attending Columbia University.


Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Monday, September 24 from 7-8:30 pm at Matthews United Methodist Church room 213/215, located at 801 South Trade Street in Matthews.


Children’s consignment sale

Blair Road United Methodist Church, located at 9134 Blair Road, is offering children’s clothes, baby items, furniture, toys, games, maternity clothes, and more.  All proceeds go to missions to help women and children.  The sale is Saturday, October 6 from 8-11 am, and the half-price sale is 11:30 am to 1 pm.  For more information, call 704-545-6785 or visit


Indy class reunion

The Independence High School class of 1967 class reunion will be October 20 at Jimmie’s Restaurant.  Social hour is from 6-7 pm, followed by dinner.  For more information, contact Regena Brown at