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Mint Hill Ashcraft Schoolhouse receives cupola with historic bell

The Ashcraft Schoolhouse in the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village has a new look thanks to a cupola placed on its roof last Friday.

The cupola was constructed by Brandon Hawkins for his Eagle Scout project. Carl Smith and Bob Roland completed the design and assisted with its construction.

The cupola was built to resemble the style of the period, and some of its elements are actual slices of history. Some of the wood is from an old barn and the lightning rod is from a historical home.   […]

Discover Mint Hill promotes community pride

Explore the historical and civic elements that comprise the community’s identity at the annual Discover Mint Hill event this Saturday beginning at 9 am. The festivities also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mint Hill Historical Society (MHHS) and opening day of the farmer’s market.

“The whole event is about civic culture and the history groups […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Mint Hill Historical Society hosts events about wartime in America

By Leah Schmalz

On Saturday, November 8, children and adults alike can gain a deeper understanding of the history of the country and the state. The historical society is hosting a “Stars and Stripes” event at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village at 7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road. The event examines how periods of war shaped the United States. Running from 1 to 5 pm, it engages all senses with the sounds of enemy aircraft and the smell of gunpowder. Learn answers to questions like, “Why does the American flag have 15 stars?” and “Who are the gold and blue star mothers?” Five-dollar admission includes a souvenir dog tag on a beaded necklace.


By |November 4th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, History|0 Comments

Mint Hill Board approves budget for 2015

By Michele Dotson

A public hearing was held on June 12 at the monthly meeting of the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners to present and vote on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15.

Highlights of the budget include merit raises for town employees, six additional Paramedics which would be funded by the Volunteer Fire Department, one town engineer, an additional public works employee and a narcotics detective, which would be funded with drug forfeiture revenues.

The proposed General Fund budget totaling $10,969,898 was presented with a proposed tax rate of $.27 per $100 of assessed valuation which is the same as the current tax rate. […]

By |June 18th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, History, Town Hall|2 Comments