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Mint Hill Bridges Mall project striking out

The much-maligned Bridges at Mint Hill Mall project is no closer to a res- olution than it was when the project first began grading work in 2008.

“I have no idea, your guess is as good as mine,” Mint Hill Town Manger Brian Welch said of when construction could restart. “For three or four years now I’ve been saying, ‘When and not if,’ but there’s just nothing happening…I wish I knew more, but that’s all that I know about it.”

Welch said he doesn’t know if – or when for that matter – the project will have a resolution, and especially the one the public has been clamoring for since the project’s inception nearly a decade ago.

The Bridges at Mint Hill Mall had a bright beginning. When the 215-acre property situated off Lawyers Road near Interstate-485 was originally announced, developers had planned to construct an open-air, 1.3 million-square-foot shopping complex with a five-story hotel, a multiplex-style movie theater, at least three department stores, including Belk’s, and a pair of vehicle-pedestrian combination bridges that would lead across Goose Creek.


Girls lacrosse academies, travel team come to Mint Hill

This summer, girls as young as second grade can develop lacrosse skills while those in high school can join a travel team thanks to a newly launched organization, Carolina Crush Lacrosse.

About a month ago, Sandy Barnett, executive ad- ministrator of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, and Melissa LaDez, head varsity lacrosse coach at Independence High School with extensive experience as a player, decided to partner to pursue an idea close to both of their hearts.


Mint Hill Board holds meeting to discuss 2015-16 budget

By Leah Schmalz

Last Tuesday the Board of Commissioners met for a special called meeting to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. Town Administrator Brian Welch reviewed the proposed budget, which totals $12,951,436. Last year the budget totaled $12,578,878.

The manager recommendation for the general fund decreased from $11,639,898 last year to $11,235,238. The decrease is […]

Local 5K events to benefit organizations

By Leah Schmalz

Two upcoming 5K races will raise money to support unique causes. The Soles2Remember 5K run and walk this Saturday benefits the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund, and the Mint Hill Madness 5K on May 23 benefits the Mint Hill Lions Club.

The third annual Soles2Remember is sponsored by the Mint Hill Police Department and a variety of local businesses. The purpose of the funds raised through the race is “to help in commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.” The race coincides with National Police Week, which is May 10 through 16.  […]

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