The Mint Hill Times
By Leah Schmalz
Novant Health hopes to open a hospital in Mint Hill by the beginning of 2018, a project that has been delayed since 2008. The company took a step forward in the process by filing a rezoning application at the end of April. This process could take six months, but if all continues as planned, they anticipate breaking ground at the end of 2015.
“We’re very excited about it. We really feel good that it’s the right thing to do for the community of Mint Hill and surrounding areas to have their hometown hospital,” said Roland Bibeau, president of Novant Health’s Matthews Medical Center. Continue reading
Can you imagine being the owner of an original barn painting by Mint Hill artist Larry Ferguson? Or a drawing of Dennis the Menace by Marcus Hamilton? Would you enjoy dining on Angus steaks from DD’s Farms in Mint Hill? How about an exquisite floral arrangement by Abbey Rose Florist? A two-night getaway in Historic Charleston? A few gift certificates from local businesses?
If the answer is Yes, plan to attend the Historic Bain School Dinner & Silent Auction at Pine Lake Country Club in Mint Hill on Thursday, May 29. Individual tickets are $50; table sponsorships. $500. The ticket price includes food and beverage valued at $25, resulting in a tax-deductible gift of $25. Reservations are due May 25. Continue reading
By Michele Dotson
Daniel Baird was hired in March as the new Director of Student Ministries at Blair Road United Methodist Church, but he’s no stranger to Mint Hill or the church located on Blair Road.
Baird was born in Long Island and raised in Mint Hill. He graduated from Butler High School and then went on to Appalachian State where he studied Business Management and minored in Recreation Management.
He was also an active member of Blair Road United Methodist Church, even completing his Eagle project at the church.
Baird was previously employed by the Boy Scouts as a District Executive in Boone for six years before transferring to Greensboro for the past year.
“I felt God calling me to youth ministry,” says Baird. “I was confident it would work out for me.” Continue reading
By Leah Schmalz
When Irving Bienstock saw the Nazi military starting fires in synagogues, smashing windows, and raiding the houses of Jews on the night that is now known as Kristallnacht, his hope of survival wavered. “At that moment I thought I was going to die,” he said, as he recounted his story to eighth grade students at Mint Hill Middle School last Monday.
Bienstock covered his experience in Germany during the beginning of Hitler’s rise to power, when Jews weren’t permitted to ride buses, visit parks, or continue to run their businesses. Most of his extended family was killed and his father was forced to flee. Finally the rest of the family was able to escape the country. His father eventually made it to the United States in 1939 and the rest of the family joined him the following year. Bienstock entered the military and returned to Europe five years later to fight in World War II. Continue reading
By Michele Dotson
The Soles 2 Remember 5K kicks off Saturday, May 17 at Pine Lake Country Club. To date, 98 runners have registered and registration continues on line and on site race day.
Mint Hill Police Department sponsors this annual event.
Organizer Sgt. Michael Gainey says the fundraiser is all about awareness.
“To me the fundraiser is awareness of National Police Week, and to show honor to the officers that have died in the line of duty.”
Gainey says funds go to support the memorial fund for police. Continue reading