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Mint Hill Historical Society hosts events about wartime in America

By Leah Schmalz

On Saturday, November 8, children and adults alike can gain a deeper understanding of the history of the country and the state. The historical society is hosting a “Stars and Stripes” event at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village at 7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road. The event examines how periods of war shaped the United States. Running from 1 to 5 pm, it engages all senses with the sounds of enemy aircraft and the smell of gunpowder. Learn answers to questions like, “Why does the American flag have 15 stars?” and “Who are the gold and blue star mothers?” Five-dollar admission includes a souvenir dog tag on a beaded necklace.


By |November 4th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, History|0 Comments

Free health and wellness testing at Fall Fest in Mint Hill

On Saturday Carolinas HealthCare System held a Fall Fest. Free health and wellness testing and information was provided. In addition there was food, face painting, a bouncy house and pumpkin decorating.

By |October 30th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment

Mint Hill finalizes land purchase

Charles Kelleher Harris

Mint Hill Commissioners voted unanimously to finalize the purchase of property at 9801 Brief Road for a total of $670,000. This decision comes on the feet of the news that Mint Hill had been awarded a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant totaling $335,000.

The PARTF grant application was submitted early this year and was approved by the state in late September.

It is a matching grant, meaning that the town must match the $335,000 in order to purchase land to be used for a future park.

Talks commenced almost immediately about usage of the 20 plus acres at 9801 Brief Road. Many have asked for a recreational complex that would feature playing fields.

“This is the last step to finalize the process,” said Town Manager Brian Welch. “We will be having a discussion here shortly about planning.”  […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Around Town, Development, Government, History|2 Comments

Road Paving Bid Awarded

Charles Kelleher Harris

Blythe Construction was awarded the bid to complete several annual resurfacing projects in Mint Hill.

“This will be strictly resurfacing,” said Town Manager Brian Welch.

Old Oak, Barnsdale, Cromarty, Carnegie, Pine Lake and Beaver Dam Lanes are on this year’s “to do” list, along with MiniMac and Mint Forest Drives, Terry Terrace, Gloman Court and Pine Hill Road.

“We opened the bids on September 30, but our Public Works  Director was talking to and meeting on-site with contractors a couple of weeks prior to that,” Welch explained.

According to Welch Blythe Construction was the low bidder offering just over $446,808 to complete all the slated streets.  […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment