Large crowd comes to hear candidates

Screen Shot 2013-10-20 at 9.41.47 AMMint Hill Town Hall was packed on Monday, October 14 and visitors overflowed into the lobby where more chairs were set up so everyone could hear and see the candidates run- ning for local office.

The meeting, sponsored by the Mint Hill Women’s Club, gave the public a close and personal look at the candidates for Mint Hill town commissioner as well as District 6 school board.

Each candidate was given two minutes to introduce him or herself, and then the moderator, Bettie Ann Haynes from the Charlotte Mecklenburg League of Women Voters, asked questions from the audience. Continue reading

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MH Women’s Club to hold meet the candidates forum

By Michele Dotson

  The campaign signs are out all over Mint Hill as candidates vie for positions as commissioners and School Board members. The election will be held on November 5. PHOTO BY MICHELE DOTSON


The campaign signs are out all over Mint Hill as candidates vie for positions as commissioners and School Board members. The election will be held on November 5. PHOTO BY MICHELE DOTSON

The Mint Hill Women’s Club will hold a candidates forum and question and answer session for residents on Monday, October 14 at the Mint Hill Town Hall. The event will run from 7-8 pm. Citizens will get the chance to learn more about candidates for Mint Hill Mayor, Board of Commissioners and District 6 School Board.  

Most of the 13 candidates have committed to be present for the forum, which will be followed up by a question and answer session. Audience members will be given index cards for their questions and candidates will answer as many questions as possible in the time permitted.
Moderation will be provided by The League of Women Voters.  
At 7 pm the meeting will open with comments from Bettie Ann Haynes from Charlotte-Mecklenburg League of Women Voters. Candidates will have the opportunity to speak for up to two minutes each.
Then a Question and answer session will be facilitated by Haynes and questions will continue until 8 pm.
Mayor Ted Biggers, running unopposed, has committed to attending the event.
Candidates for the Board of Commissioners that have positively responded to the invitation include Lloyd Austin, Dale Dalton, Carl “Mickey” Ellington, Rich Ferretti, Harry Marsh, Brenda McRae, Richard “Fig” Newton, and Katrina “Tina” Ross. At press time, there had been no response from Eric Random.
Responding candidates for School Board District 6 are Paul Bailey and Bolyn McClung. 
At press time, there had not been a response from Doug Wrona.
Mint Hill Town Hall is located at 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. 
The meeting will be in the Assembly Room.
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Mint Hill Women’s Club Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Mint Hill Women’s Club will be held Monday, February 11 at 7 pm. Socializing will be at  7:30 pm. Josephine Hicks will speek,  “What to do or say.”  The  local, award winning author and attorney  has won a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, which included over 4,800 print books in the competition.

We all feel helpless when someone we know or love is diagnosed with a serious illness or is in a debilitating accident. Josephine will offer practical tips – things that are easy to do and are enormously helpful. She will present them with honesty and humor, as she does in her book: “If There’s Anything I Can Do – What You Can Do When Serious Illness Strikes.” Each chapter focuses on a topic such as communication, phone calls, food, visits, flowers, what to say or not to say, and other issues that face patients, caregivers, and their friends.

A lucky 50/50 raffle winner will get her book, which she is donating. The book costs $14.95 and is available at Park Road Books, at http://www.anythingicandobook.com/, and at amazon.com.

Josephine will sign books at the meeting and offer them for sale as well.=

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Women’s Club hosts noted author, attorney at monthly meeting

The Mint Hill Women’s Club will hold their regular monthly meeting February 11 at 7pm at the Mint Hill Town Hall.

The meeting will feature Josephine Hicks, a local, award-winning author and attorney, presenting “What to do or say when we don’t know what to do or say.”

Hicks won a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2011, a competition which included more than 4,800 books.

We all feel helpless when someone we know or love is diagnosed with a serious illness or is in a debilitating accident. Josephine will offer practical tips – things that are easy to do and are enormously helpful. She will present them with honesty and humor, as she does in her book: “If There’s Anything I Can Do – What You Can Do When Serious Illness Strikes.” Each chapter focuses on a topic such as communication, phone calls, food, visits, flowers, what to say or not to say, and other issues that face patients, caregivers, and their friends.”

A copy of Hicks’ book, which costs $14.95, will be raffled. The book is available from Park Road Books, and can be purchased at www.anythingicandobook.com and amazon.com.

Hicks will sign books at the meeting, and offer them for sale as well.

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