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Speakers share experiences in Cuba at Hot Meals

By Leah Schmalz

Gary and Debbie Wilfong spoke about their travels to Cuba at the Hot Meals lunch recently at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church.

Gary previously worked as a pilot in the Air Force and for US Airways. Now that he is retired, he has taken several mission trips to Cuba with Benton’s Cross Roads Baptist Church in Monroe, most recently on August 15. Debbie has accompanied him on some of the trips.

“Cuba is becoming more and more accessible,” Gary said. The group has been helping construct an assisted living facility. “When we come back, it’s like a reverse mission trip. We’re the ones who are changed.” […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Food, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

News Notes

Can Food Drive

Independence High School is collecting can food for the 2015 Student Hunger Drive. The town of Mint Hill is invited to help end hunger within Charlotte by donating can food items. There will be a drop off bin located at the Town Hall. Cans may be dropped off between October 12 and November 9.

Independence High School Homecoming and Fall Fest

Independence High School Student Council invites the community to come to the homecoming football game October 16. The gates open at 6 pm. If you attended Independence as a student, you can get into the game for free. Email Mrs. Hamrick your name and the year you graduated at Prior to the game Fall Fest will begin at 4:45 pm. All are invited to come out and enjoy fun games, a haunted house, and more. […]

By |October 16th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Food, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments

Young artist premieres work at Sunday Afternoon in the Park in Mint Hill

By Leah Schmalz

A wide range of talented artists set up tents at the 11th annual Sunday Afternoon in the Park. For Eli Cervantes, the event was his first art show.

The 10-year-old boy works with colorful pieces of glass to create mosaics. Some of the designs are abstract; others form objects like fish or crosses.

“I like […]

Dr. Steve Bain connects with lineage during Mint Hill visit

By Leah Schmalz

When Dr. Steve Bain, a professor at Texas A&M, began researching his family lineage, he never imagined it would take him to Mint Hill. The link extends back to Bain’s great-great-great grandfather, who was John Bain’s uncle.

Bain received a gracious welcome last Thursday at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, where some of his ancestors are buried. Mayor Ted Biggers presented him with several mementos from the town, including several pins and an ornament of the town hall. “We were quite excited when we heard we had a namesake from the Bain family coming,” said Biggers. ““This is about…meeting the community and connecting so when people come here they don’t have to have the last name Bain to feel welcome.”  […]