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New Beginnings requests rezoning for community center

By Leah Schmalz

The council held a public hearing on a rezoning request filed by New Beginnings Community Church on Stillwell Road at the town hall meeting last Thursday.

The church has already completed a parking lot off of Bobby Lane across from the church building. The rezoning request is for construction of a community counseling center on the property situated next to the parking lot. “We’re always looking to be a valuable part of the community,” said Elder James Worthey, campus minister of the church’s Indian Trail location. The facility would also include a small chapel, offices and meeting space for civic groups and clubs.

Phase 1 of the project includes a 10,000 square foot building that would resemble the original church. The church would extend the sidewalk along Margaret Wallace as well. Stormwater management and 110 additional parking spaces are part of the master plan.  […]

By |August 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

HomeArama draws visitors to community, highlights Cheval

By Leah Schmalz

Visitors from as far as Asheville, Greensboro, High Point and Columbia are traveling to Mint Hill for the Charlotte HomeArama, held in the upscale equestrian community of Cheval through August 2.

Held every two years, HomeArama allows builders and interior designers to showcase their potential to the community. Cheval, developed by Keith Paris, was selected to host the event for the second time in a row- an unprecedented occurrence. “It’s an opportunity to continue to show the breadth of the housing opportunities in Cheval,” said Diane Austin, President of Builder Developer Advisors.

Mint Hill was chosen as the ideal location for Cheval due to its centrality. Homeowners who work in the Ballantyne, Southpark, Uptown and University areas can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the small town without sacrificing a timely work commute, especially now that 485 is complete. […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|1 Comment

Mint Hill man charged in retirement living center assault

After an exhaustive investigation, the Mint Hill Police Department, with assistance from
the State Bureau of Investigation, has made an arrest in the sexual assault of the 86 year old resident at Lawyers Glen Retirement Living Center. Willie George Shaw Jr (43 year old B/M) of Mint Hill has been charged with 1st Degree Sex Offense. […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, History|0 Comments

Mother-daughter pair bring some sparkle to HomeStyles

By Leah Schmalz

Ever wanted a baseball hat without a logo, or one that dresses your outfit up instead of down?

A Little Southern Sparkle, the newest addition to HomeStyles Gallery, offers just that.

The shop is run by Debbie Thomas and her daughter Amy Purser, who discovered the hats several years ago while on vacation but could never find them locally. After being stopped and complimented on the hats so often, Purser and Thomas began to consider bringing the hats to the local area themselves.

“Everywhere we go, people stop us,” said Purser. “It had just been more or less a joke until I got stopped four times in one day. As far as we know, this is the only place they’re available locally.” […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments