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MHAA is thriving, planning for growth

By Andrew Stark

Since 1972, the Mint Hill Athletic Association has been providing kids in the area a chance to play recreational sports and offering all of the benefits that go with teambuilding, competition and good sportsmanship.

This year the association has added boys and girls tennis and wants to add lacrosse at some point in the future, but must first overcome the biggest issue the association faces, which is space.

The association uses the fields at Independence High School, Northeast Middle and Mint Hill Park on Hwy. 218, but is still having to turn away kids in its biggest sports. […]

“Celebrate Civic” luncheon provides insight into local businesses new and old

By Andrew Stark

Josh and A’Shonta Thomas’ company called Brick & Tree Properties is new in town, but the husband and wife duo wasted little time introducing their company and its beliefs to the more than 50 attendees of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce monthly  luncheon June 25 at Jimmie’s Restaurant.  June’s luncheon had the theme “Celebrate Civic.” Attendees learned about   civic oriented chamber members in the community.

Josh Thomas opened the luncheon by encouraging Mint Hill to band together and support one another.

“I call it the Mint Hill challenge,” he said. “It’s about giving to one another.”

Thomas spoke of an experience he had with one of his recent clients, who has kidney problems and is possibly facing the loss of her house in addition to mounting medical costs. […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments

Sidewalks, rectangles next on Mint Hill’s list

By Andrew Stark

The Town of Mint Hill seems to always be working on the next big project, and to Town Manager Brian Welch, those are well defined and clearly laid out in terms of sidewalks and rectangles.

Welch said the first priority has been continuing the ongoing sidewalk construction operation, which he sees as the Board of Commissioner’s No. 1 priority.

“At this point in time I don’t view it as this or that sidewalk project, I view it as these guys are making a commitment to build them and we’re going to hammer it out,” Welch said. “I didn’t take a measurement of how much sidewalk we had in this town before they told me to build more, but we’ve built a lot of sidewalks in the past couple of years and I’ve got a feeling this board will continue with that.” […]

Vandals caught at MH athletic fields

Teenagers were caught vandalizing the Mint Hill Athletic Association fields.  They agreed to community service at the fields to avoid criminal charges.  Last week, another group was caught vandalizing the fields, and their parents will pay thousands of dollars for the repairs.
The MHAA fields have seen some level of vandalism the last three summers, but […]

By |August 10th, 2012|Around Town, Featured Posts|0 Comments