‘ASC believes in Mint Hill’ – Chili event brings praises from Arts and Science Council

By Michele Dotson

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 6.06.33 PMThe annual chili cook off was held at Spotlight on the Arts on February 27 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Participants came equipped with crockpots full to the brim and accoutrements of every variety.

Oyster crackers, tomatoes, sour cream, breadsticks, shredded cheese. The possibilities were as endless as the flavors of chili and creative names.

Czec Chili, submitted by Gina Hall Luckie, promoted itself as The World’s Really, Really BEST Chili.

With names like Smokin’ Gatorchili, Death from Within, and New Kids on the Block Kickin’ Chili, folks who like it spicy were surely pleased. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Police dogs selected, begin training March 3

blitz Blitz is one of two police dogs selected and purchased by the Mint Hill Police to join forces with Officers Gilman and Owens. The officers will pick up their K-9 partners, and begin 5 weeks of intensive training beginning March 3.

Blitz is described as “Super social and loves to work. He is a physical specimen in agility and athleticism.”

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Queen’s Grant Community School will host an Open House

Queen’s Grant Community Charter School,6400 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd., will host an Open House this Thursday, Feb.27th. 2014 at 6pm to 7:30pm.

 Who: Queen’s Grant Community Charter School (K-8th. grades)
What: Open House/Tours/Prospective Parent Information Meeting
Why: To learn more about the school and receive a tour
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Annual chili cook-off to benefit Arts and Science Council

Annual chili cook-off to benefit Arts and Science Council

The Town of Mint Hill and the Arts and Science Council team together again for this annual event to find the best chili in Mint Hill.

The event will take place from 11:30- 1:30 PM at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy. Participants must have their chili at Spotlight no later than 11 am on February 27.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located at 7741 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

For further information, contact Margie Nichols at 704-545-9726 or mnichols@admin.minthill.com by February 21.

To download an application, go to www.minthill.com

 

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Technology takes toll on mind, body

Charlotte-Mecklenburg students must complete a graduation project where the student investigates a topic and presents their findings and a project to a panel. Independence High School senior and Mint Hill resident Erin Evans researched the negative effects of technology. Her report is below and has been edited for brevity. The full version is on our website www.minthilltimes.com.

Erin is the daughter of Evan and Whitney Evans of Mint Hill. 

by Erin Evans

(edited for brevity)

A child sits quietly, hardly blinking, occasionally jerking, constantly staring, oblivious to his surroundings. Some might wonder if he is schizophrenic, autistic, or suffering from another mental illness.

This child is simply addicted to the technology that holds his undivided attention and isolates him from the real world.

Technology, which has so greatly impacted life today in positive ways, has now begun to raise concerns about its negative influences, especially upon the young.  Continue reading

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Commissioners meeting canceled due to weather– Emergency meeting held to discuss flood ordinance

By Michele Dotson     dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for February 13 was canceled due to the snow.

Mayor Ted Biggers called a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Mint Hill Town Hall to make a decision on #ZC13-11, Filed by Town Of Mint Hill, Requesting a Text Amendment to Update the Flood Ordinance in response to the revised floodplain maps being prepared by Mecklenburg County.

According to Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, floodplain regulations for Charlotte, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville have been updated to reflect both the new flood hazard data and the date the new floodplain maps take effect. Continue reading

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