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New Mint Hill Publix store creates community impact

The recently opened Publix on Brighton Park Drive has already created a noticeable presence in the community, with 100 local hires and a new traffic pattern for the area.

Last week the store held its official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We were very well received on opening day,” said Publix spokesperson Dwaine Stevens. “We’re excited […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Food|0 Comments

New Mint Hill Park Plan Move Forward

By Charles Kelleher Harris

The Board of Commissioners voted to annex the property at 9801 Brief Road at its board meeting January 8. This property has been designated as the future site of a new public park for the town. Annexation of that land simply brings the land officially inside town limits.
The town purchased the land last fall after receiving a matching grant of $335,000 from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF).
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By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, History, Town Hall|0 Comments

Local players named to the SW4A All Conference Team

Butler:  Jalen Cousar Defensive Line,  Jarrett Norman Linebacker,  Christian Dixon Linebacker,  Clifton Buck Defensive Back, Jerome Simpson Offensive Line,  Cody Kluttz Offensive Line,  Michael Andry Offensive,  Benny LeMay Running Back,Alex Barrow Wide Receiver,  Jacob Deluca Tight End. Anthony Ratliff-Williams was voted the Offensive Player of the Year.
Independence:  Kima Bell Defensive Line,  Christian Colon Defensive Line, […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Around Town, Schools|0 Comments

Local Teen Releases Album

By Charles Kelleher Harris

Sixteen year-old Charles “Charlie” Austin-Zimmerman has had an interest in music for as long as he can remember

“I come from a musical family- my mom was a songwriter and I grew up listening to her band practice in the house.  When I was about 8, my grandmother had me in piano lessons, which were awesome,” says Zimmerman. “But I played a ton of guitar hero and I decided I wanted to learn how to play the guitar.  I taught myself to play guitar when I was ten, and I immediately started writing songs.”

In addition Zimmerman taught himself to play ukulele and bass.

When he was 13, Zimmerman decided he wanted a different name.  […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|1 Comment