The Mint Hill Public Library is hosting Paws to Read Saturday, May 26, starting at 10:30 am. Children between the ages five and 11 can read aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Reading times are 10:30 am, 10:55 am, and 11:15 am. For more information contact Donna Reynolds or Jackie Hooker at 704-416-5200.
June Tunes will be every Saturday in June this summer on the Mint Hill Town Hall lawn. Concerts will begin at 7:30 pm, and visitors should bring chairs and blankets for comfortable seating.
Concerts are as follows: June 2, Sterling Bridge, a Mint Hill-based band that blends the sounds of bagpipes with rock and roll; June 9, Horsefly, a new Mint Hill band with a blues and classic rock sound; Charlotte Flute Choir, a group of professional and high-level amateur flutists that’s been around since 1964; Queen Charlotte Chorus, chartered in 1965; Lindsay Nicole and Highway 74, a Mint Hill native singer/songwriter; and July 3, Queen City Brass Band, a crowd favorite returns for a patriotic performance.
Monday night, Everett Jakeen Chavis, 22, of Charlotte, was shot at a gas station at Idlewild Road and Margaret Wallace Road. Chavis said he attempted to buy marijuana from an individual whom he only knew by nickname. The dealer decided to shoot and rob Chavis instead. The bullet went through his forearm into his ribs. He was rushed to the hospital where he had surgery. Police did not find any drugs on Chavis, and he will not likely be charged with anything. Police continue to look for the shooter.