News Notes & Happenings

Commission meeting cancelled

There will not be a meeting of the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners October 11, due to lack of a quorum available for attendance. Items on the October 11 agenda will most likely be considered at the next regularly scheduled board meeting October 25.


Great Clips Salon is teaming up with local police, schools, and CBS Radio on a Bully Prevention Program. Pledge forms can be found at all of the 65 local Great Clips salons or on CBS Charlotte Radio’s website. The program runs from October 1 through December 31. Student pledges will be counted toward a CBS Radio pep rally, with the elementary, middle, and high schools with the highest percentage receiving pep rallies.

Check presentation

The Fireman’s Fund will present a check to MHVFD on Wednesday, October 17, at 5 pm, at the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department. The check is grant money that will be used to purchase thermal imaging cameras. Light dinner and training on the new equipment will follow the presentation. The Mayor, Commissioners, Town Manager, and Town Clerk have been invited to attend along with Fire De- partment Members.

Paddle Tennis

There will be a paddle tennis demonstration, free and open to the public Sunday, October 14 at the park on Wilgrove at 7750 Jim Harper Lane in Mint Hill. The purpose is to introduce the game of paddle tennis to the Charlotte area and garner support for a proposal to build paddle tennis courts at the Park on Wilgrove, which will be presented to the Town of Mint Hill.

Open House

Clear Creek Animal Hospital will be hosting an open house October 12 from 12-3 pm, at their location, 9301 Albemarle Road. The activities will include demonstrations and a dog show. For more information, contact Nina at 704-537-8405.

Golf Tournament

The Mint Hill American Legion is hosting a gold tournament Monday, October 29 at 9 am at Old Sycamore. The cost is $400 per team withe $100 hole sponsors. Contact Steve Baucom at 704-507-1526 or Bryan Bunn at 704-264-9273 for more information. Register online at

Daphne’s grand opening

Daphne’s Simply Southern Bakery is celebrating the grand opening of their new location at 7609 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Friday, October 19. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 pm with light refreshments and baked goods available until 9 pm.

Party in Pink

Fit You Studios is hosting “Susan G Komen Party in Pink” Zumba event, Saturday, October 13, from 10 am to 1 pm at 8400 Fairview Road. Price is $10 per person. For information, call Brittany Kjos at 704-779-6173.

Indy Hunger Drive

The Independence High School AIS program is participating in the Student Hunger Drive of the Carolinas, compet- ing with 19 school to see who can donate the most canned food to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The campaign lasts until November 16, and donations can be sent in with an Independence student or dropped off at the donation barrel in the 400 building.


News Notes & Happenings

Upcoming government meetings

The Board of Adjustment is meeting Monday, September 24 at 7:30 pm pending business.  The Board of Commissioners is meeting Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm and Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm.  The Parks and Recreation Committee is meeting Tuesday, October 9 at 8 am.  The Quarterly Developers Workshop Thursday, October 11  6 pm.  The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners allows up to three development pre-application proposals to be presented for comments only at the workshop.


Science at the library

The library offers science events in addition to its many literary events.  Rookie Science: Let’s Get Charged Up! invites elementary-aged children to discover the world of science and electricity through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments.  Parents can register their children by October 1.  The class is October 11 at 4 pm.



The Independence High School PTSA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 20 at 7:15.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.


Student honored with publication

Queen’s Grant High School reported an alumnus, Paul Finger, was published in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica quarterly magazine ¡Albricias! for a poem he wrote in his Spanish class as a senior.  He received a copy of the magazine with his poem, as well as a monetary reward for his writing.  Finger graduated in 2012 and is currently attending Columbia University.


Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Monday, September 24 from 7-8:30 pm at Matthews United Methodist Church room 213/215, located at 801 South Trade Street in Matthews.


Children’s consignment sale

Blair Road United Methodist Church, located at 9134 Blair Road, is offering children’s clothes, baby items, furniture, toys, games, maternity clothes, and more.  All proceeds go to missions to help women and children.  The sale is Saturday, October 6 from 8-11 am, and the half-price sale is 11:30 am to 1 pm.  For more information, call 704-545-6785 or visit


Indy class reunion

The Independence High School class of 1967 class reunion will be October 20 at Jimmie’s Restaurant.  Social hour is from 6-7 pm, followed by dinner.  For more information, contact Regena Brown at