The domestic animal industry has changed dramatically over the pass thirty years. Our pets have become very important members of our family. As pet owners we have become more educated on our pets health and what we feed our pets. We all love to spoil our little four legged friends by giving them treats. Hopefully this article will provide you with some information on the treats you buy for your dog or cat. Continue reading
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21.
To download an application, go to www.minthill.com
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
The new gymnasium being constructed at Independence High School from 2007 bond money is nearing completion. The renovations to the original gym are also nearing completion. Even with the recent bout of bad weather, the projected date of completion is sometime in April.
Independence High School will have a new façade when the construction is completed. The area shown here will be the new front entrance to the school. Originally the area between the main building and the gym was a covered walk way. The building has been enclosed and connected to the gym. The new building will contain the front office as well as some administrative offices.
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In January, Pastor Rob Mariucci took the helm at the long-established church in Mint Hill. For Mariucci, the move into the position was quick.
“I was member of the church,” says Mariucci. “I had been invited to lead the contemporary services we started in August, and when the pastor said he was being called to another church, I filled in during the search.” Continue reading
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On February 28, the husband and wife dentist team at Forrest and Forrest Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are offering free dental cleanings for children who don’t have dental insurance and are not on Medicaid.
The Forrests look forward to the annual event, called Give Kids a Smile.
“We are constantly looking for ways to give back to our community in Matthews, Mint Hill, Stallings and Indian Trail,” says Dr. Stacy Oller Forrest. “We are thrilled to give back in a small way to the community.” Continue reading