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8 ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS

ROUNDABOUTS IN THE WORKS

Want fun? We’ve got you covered! In Mint Hill we know how to have a good time.

NCDOT is planning to build roundabouts at two local intersections.

ON THE COVER

Pictured on the front cover of this magazine is a young golfer with a great swing on the picturesque course at Pine Lake Country Club. Set on 155 acres with five fresh water lakes and manicured grounds, Pine Lake offers the perfect atmosphere for quality golf, dining and a variety of recreational activities. Photograph by Ellen Sheehan

A special thank you to the advertisers who make this magazine possible. Please show your support of these businesses and shop whenever you can.

The use of artwork, copy or information without the written consent of The Biz Well Corporation is prohibited. All of the information in this publication is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication. However, The Biz Well Corporation, Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, Mint Hill Historical Society, and Town of Mint Hill are not liable for any errors, omissions or products represented in this publication. For advertising information, questions or comments about this publication, call 704-763-4087 or visit www.gobizwell.com. Special thanks to Cardinal Graphics, Inc. for printing this publication.

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MINT HILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MINT HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to being a catalyst for creating and maintaining a strong business climate.

As a a destination for family-oriented entertainment and education, the Historical Society preserves, promotes and shares the history of Mint Hill.

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Greeting From The Mayor

By The Numbers - Facts & Figures Activities - Things to See & Do Recreation

Future Athletic Park

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve Transportation

License & Registration

Q&A With Mayor Ted Biggers Government

Fire Departments / Police Department Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce Mint Hill Historical Society A Look Back In Time Sports Teams Healthcare

Library / Voter Registration / Post Office Education

Pet Care & Control Division

Garbage / Yard Waste / Recycling Worship

Phone Numbers & Links Area Map

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Welcome to a Great Place to Live, Work and Play

Hometown Feel with Big City Amenities The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Mint Hill Historical Society are pleased to provide this 2016-17 Welcome Guide. Exploring the Town of Mint Hill through this publication will hopefully reveal several surprises sure to delight you. While no publication can tell all, we hope you will take the time to browse the pages of this magazine and learn what the Town has to offer. Come and discover why Mint Hill is a great place to live, work and play. Positioned in an ideal geographic location in the Piedmont section of North Carolina, the Town of Mint Hill is in Mecklenburg County. It sits just east of the states largest city, Charlotte, NC. With a population around 25,000, the community is home to a growing number of residents who are choosing Mint Hill’s style of living over the hustle and bustle of larger metropolitan life. Mint Hill is fortunate to tap into all the amenities of an urban existence while still maintaining a small town identity. Mint Hill’s location is made even more attractive by the ease of getting around efficiently. This community is simple to get to by car, bus, plane or train. Conveniently located just off Interstate 485, the area has an expansive transportation system that includes nearby interstates and highways. Charlotte Douglas

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Greetings from the Mayor International Airport, the ninth largest airport in the nation based on passenger totals, can typically be reached within 20 minutes. With a tight knit community that prides itself on taking an active role in its development, Mint Hill has grown by leaps and bounds. The town, once known as an agriculture and dairy farming community, is now a hub of steady growth. With its dynamic combination of suburban, and rural environments, and an excellent quality of life, Mint Hill offers a robust real estate market; a health conscious, recreationally minded population; and a wealth of quality education and healthcare options. You can live in a quiet, established neighborhood, or in a newly built community that offers executivestyle homes, all at an affordable price. This Town reflects a balance of modest and upscale single-family homes, apartments, traditional and villa condominiums, as well as retirement, assisted living and nursing care communities. Mint Hill offers the perfect place for everyone. Mint Hill truly is a place where history, tradition, progress and family values have joined as one to become a great place to call home. n

On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, Staff and the residents of our community, I would like to welcome you to Mint Hill, a great place to work and play. Mint Hill is one of the most charming towns in North Carolina. Here you will find a unique blend of small town community, outstanding cultural opportunities and unparalleled growth potential. My vision for Mint Hill has always been to make it a place where families want to live and raise a family. The Town of Mint Hill was not incorporated until 1971, but our history dates back to 1770 when the settlers established the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. Although the Town continues to experience exciting growth and revitalization, one constant remains -- the extraordinary sense of community. Our mild weather and close proximity to Charlotte makes it an attractive place to call home. Our outstanding medical facilities include the Novant Mint Hill Medical Center and Carolinas HealthCare System Urgent Care. The Town has something to offer everyone - The Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, a growing art community, North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial and several family events scheduled throughout the year including our Mint Hill Madness festival which is held Memorial Day weekend. Our community pride is not just exhibited during special community events, but can be seen every day throughout the year. Mint Hill is a vibrant small town noted for its excellent school system, a police department committed to providing quality service to our residents through the cultivation of community partnerships and mutual respect and a volunteer fire department which has been protecting the area since 1952. Our productive and involved residents of Mint Hill make the Town a desirable place to live. The Mint Hill Historical Society, Mint Hill Athletic Association, Mint Hill Arts, Veterans of Foreign War Post #4059, Mint Hill Kiwanis and Mint Hill Lion's Club are all valuable resources for the Town residents and visitors alike. On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the citizens we are elected to represent, it is my pleasure to welcome you into our Town and invite you to experience all that Mint Hill has to offer. I look forward to seeing you around town. Warm regards,

Ted H. Biggers, Jr. Ted H. Biggers, Jr. Mint Hill, North Carolina

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MINT HILL BY THE NUMBERS _________________________________________________________

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Population

25,627

THE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN MINT HILL IS

2015 estimate

32% _________________________________________________________

HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

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48.9%

51.1%

THE # OF OWNER OCCUPIED HOUSEHOLDS IN MINT HILL IS

MALE POPULATION

FEMALE POPULATION

24%

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Total Land Area

25 Square Miles

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Town of Mint Hill Tax Rate

$0.27 per $100 valuation

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Mecklenburg County Tax Rate

$0.8387 per $100 valuation

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Form of City Government

Council, Mayor & Manager

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Fire Departments Serving Mint Hill

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• Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department (Station 2 scheduled to open in 2017 - see pg 18)

HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

• Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department __________________________________________________________________

Percent of Population by Age Group (2010)

Recreation

Under 5 years

5.5%

Persons Under 18 Years

24.2%

89.2%

Persons 65 years and Over

14.7%

OF PEOPLE IN MINT HILL HAVE COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL

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Population Mix (2010) White

78.4%

Black or African American

12.3%

Hispanic or Latino

8.3%

Asian

2.5%

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Veterans (2010-2014)

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1,894

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Sports Complex

1

Golf Courses

2

Private Country Club

1

Athletic Association

1

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THE RATE OF CRIME IN MINT HILL IS

33.7% PEOPLE IN MINT HILL HAVE COMPLETED A BACHELORS DEGREE ___________________________________________

AVERAGE SCHOOL TEST SCORES ARE

32% Lower THAN THE REST OF NORTH CAROLINA _________________________________________________________________

THE OVERALL CRIME RATE IS

26% Lower

22%

Housing

Public Parks

THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

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MINT HILL IS SAFER THAN

57% Households

2010-2014

8,909

Persons per Household

2010-2014

2.68

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OF THE CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES ___________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________ Information from United States Census Bureau-www.census.gov and www.areavibes.com

Area Climate

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Mint Hill residents enjoy four distinctive seasons. The comfortable year- round climate is ideal for strolling the first-rate community neighborhoods, visiting the local stores and enjoying the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Moderate summer temperatures and humidity encourage numerous outdoor activities. Spring and fall are both spectacular with blooming flowers to majestic golden leaves of the trees.

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79° AVERAGE TEMP IN AUGUST ___________________________________

44° AVERAGE TEMP IN JANUARY ___________________________________

AIR QUALITY INDEX IN MINT HILL IS

4.5 Inches

15% Better

MOST MONTHLY RAINFALL OCCURS IN JUNE

THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

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ACTIVITIES

I F YO U ’ R E A FA N O F F U N, M I N T H I L L I S T H E P L AC E F O R YO U

MOVIES ON THE LAWN

Movies on the Lawn are a month-long showing of family friendly movies each Friday evening in May (except for Mint Hill Madness weekend). Bring a lawn chair and blanket and sit back and enjoy the show. Movies begin at dusk on the front lawn of Town Hall. ______________________________

Every year the people of Mint Hill celebrate the founding of the Town with a weekend festival. Starts the Friday night of Memorial Day weekend. Mint Hill Madness has something for everyone in the family: a parade, delicious food; great music ranging from country to rock, arts and craft vendors, carnival rides, games, and a Fireworks Extravaganza. www.minthillmadnessfestival.org

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JUNE TUNES June Tunes is a series of free concerts planned for Saturdays in June. All concerts are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held on the front lawn of the Town Hall. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the music. ________________________________

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Sponsored by the Mint Hill Police Department, this is a communitypolice awarenessraising event held the first Tuesday of August. There is food, fun, and games for all ages along with helpful information to help prevent you from becoming a victim of crime. The event is free and open to all residents of Mint Hill. www.minthill.com ________________________________

SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN THE PARK Local artists and community members

gather in Mint Hill for this annual event at the Wilgrove Park located at 7750 Jim Harper Lane. The festival is an opportunity for local artists of all kinds potters, painters, sculptors, musicians and more - to showcase their work and give community members the chance to meet artists and purchase their work. An average of 40 to 50 artists are stationed throughout Wilgrove Park with displays of their artwork. _______________________________

MINT HILL FARMERS MARKET Held each Saturday from May - October at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village Browse the work of local artisans and buy farm-fresh produce and concoctions. Healthy, organic, and fresh! 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd. Mint Hill, NC. www.minthillhistory.com _____________________________

CARL J. McEWEN HISTORIC VILLAGE Take an exciting and educational trip through the past at the Carl J. McEwen

Historic Village where visitors can see and learn about historical exhibits and artifacts from the town’s past. Walk through this turn-of-the-century village of restored buildings such as a country doctor’s office, country store, one room schoolhouse, assay office, and various outbuildings. For information visit www.minthillhistory.com _______________________________

CREATIVITY ABOUNDS Mint Hill offers several unique cultural treasures for those wanting to show their creative spirit. Mint Hill Arts is designed to be an information and support network for local artists of all mediums and a source of educational and cultural enrichment to the public. Mint Hill Arts presents eleven gallery shows each year. A full curriculum of classes is offered for adults and children in oils, watercolor, drawing, jewelry, weaving, and more. 1205 Lawyers Rd, Ste A Mint Hill, NC. For information call 980-226-5532 or visit www.minthillarts.org.


CHRISTMAS EVENTS

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CAPTURING MINT HILL Mint Hill Arts sponsors a plein air paint out at various locations around the community in late October. Be on the lookout for local artists at work capturing the beauty of the town and surrounding area. An exhibition, awards ceremony and “wet paint sale” at the Town Hall will conclude this weekend event and are open to the public. ______________________________

POTTERY 51 Pottery 51 provides cooperative facilities for students, potters and clay artists of all skill levels. 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd. Mint Hill, NC. For information visit www.facebook.com/Pottery51 ______________________________

NC KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL The North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial is one of a kind. This memorial honors North Carolinians who fought, and are still serving, to keep South Korea free from tyranny. This is the only memorial in the state that ensures that the soldier’s sacrifice will always be remembered. This memorial is located at the Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park which is at the intersection of NC Hwy. 218 and I-485. For more information go to www.koreanwarmemorialnc.com. ______________________________

SALUTE TO VETERANS This is an annual tribute to veterans of all wars. The public is invited to visit the exhibits of civil war and other military memorabilia. Call 704-573-0726 or visit www.minthillhistory.com for more information. ______________________________

VETERANS BREAKFAST The Town of Mint Hill and the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce sponsors and hosts the Veterans Breakfast every year to honor our local veterans. For more information go to: www.minthill.com. ______________________________

Grow at the Expo! Network, expand and generate new leads with local businesses at this annual Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce event. The Expo is open to the public, (FREE admission) and allows local businesses to showcase their products and services to the community. Vendor and sponsor booths available on first come, first serve basis. For more information call 704-573-8282 or visit the website at www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com _______________________________

MINT HILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF CLASSIC This annual fall event supports Chamber programs and services. For more information call 704-573-8282 or visit www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com _____________________

MINT HILL POLICE DEPT. ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT This annual golf tournament benefits the Police Explorers and Volunteers in Police Service V.I.P.S. As part of the National Learning for Life program, Police Explorers receive hands-on experience about what it

takes to be a police officer and have a career in law enforcement. For more information call 704-545-1085 _______________________________

Soles 2 Remember is an annual 5K Run and Walk event hosted by the Mint Hill Police Department with the help and support of local businesses in our area. The purpose is to help in commemorate the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that helps promote law enforcement safety. For more information: www.soles2remember.org www.facebook.com/soles2remember _______________________________

_________________________________ Mint Hill truly has the Christmas spirit and holiday events abound. Just like Father Christmas, you too will need to make a list. There is so much going on, it’s only a matter of where to head first. _______________________________

SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY

COFFEE WITH A COP Have you ever wanted to sit down with a police officer over a hot cup of coffee and casually discuss community issues? One of the keys to Coffee with a Cop’s success is that it removes the physical barriers and crisis situations that routinely define interactions between law enforcement officials and community members. It allows for relaxed, informal one-on-one interactions in a friendly atmosphere. This informal contact increases trust in police officers as individuals, which is the foundation to building partnerships and engaging in community problem solving. So pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee. Call the Mint Hill Police Department at 704-5451085 for more information. _______________________________

MINT HILL CRUISE-IN Rev up your engine at the monthly Mint Hill Cruise-In by marveling at the beauty and craftsmanship of many fine automobiles, from the

Sponsored by the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, this annual event is open to area seniors 65 years old + and is free of charge. Live music, entertainment, lunch and prizes are available as we celebrate our seniors and the holiday season. For more information regarding the date, time and place, call 704-573-8282 or go to www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com. _______________________________

CHRISTMAS TEA Come celebrate the season at the Holiday Tea in the Ashcraft Schoolhouse at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village. It is a wonderful time to visit with friends, enjoy delicious treats and old time charm in the schoolhouse. Call 704-545-4928 to make reservations. You can also visit the Village Christmas Shoppe. Call 704-573-0726 for for more information regarding times and days. _______________________________

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Area residents are invited to enjoy cookies, cocoa & cider served by Town officials as the Town's tree is lit at the start of the holiday season. For more information go to: www.minthill.com. Mint Hill, North Carolina

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No matter what the season or time of year, there are an abundance of things you can do here. Look around and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the array of festivals, events, attractions and historic sites that are available and represent cultural identity and as well as diversity. This list is by no means complete, visit www.minthill.com where events are added periodically. Times, dates and locations are subject to change. Please call ahead or visit the websites listed for verification of details.

classic early models to contemporary designs. Held the first Friday of each month from April thru October at the corner of NC 51 and Lawyers Road in the Mint Hill Festival Shopping Center. For more information call 704-573-0252 or 704-907-3601. _______________________________

PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF If you're a golf buff, tee up at the two local courses. Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation is a semi-private course. All skill levels and ages can enjoy the beauty of this course. Located only a few minutes from I-485. Call 704-573-1000 or visit www.oldesycamoregolf.com for more information. Pine Lake Country Club’s course occupies 155 acres with five fresh water lakes and manicured grounds with Azaleas and Bradford Pears. Golfers of all skill levels are offered an enjoyable challenge and a welcomed respite from the hectic pace of today's world. Call 704-545-4513 or go to www.pinelakecountryclub.com ________________________________

FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY

JOIN A CIVIC GROUP

Come relax and unwind with some great wine or beer and unique food specialties from a local food truck at Vintner’s Hill every Thursday from 5pm – 9pm. 7427 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd Suite# 108 Mint Hill, NC 28227 Check this upscale wine bars facebook page for schedule and updates: www.facebook.com/vintnershill ________________________________

Mint Hill residents are highly active in their community, with many participating in a variety of local organizations and initiatives. Not only does civic engagement help others, but it improves the quality of residents lives by allowing people to share their talents with others and make meaningful connections with their neighbors.

SHOPPING & DINING Mint Hill provides a wide variety of opportunities to satisfy everyone’s dining and shopping needs. Shopping local in Mint Hill couldn’t be easier. Locally-owned retail stores are abundant in the area. Here you’ll find boutiques and unique mom and pop shops where quality customer service is the top priority. There are also plenty of nationally known stores within easy reach. Whether celebrating a special occassion, or just looking for a pleasant night out with friends and family, Mint Hill has a dining option suited for every occassion. From continental fare, international dishes or good ol’ southern food, the choices are limitless. ________________________________

SCHOOL ATHLETICS The schools in the Mint Hill area have a proud history of athletics. These programs have experienced success due to the outstanding support received from the community. Enjoy your experience of attending and cheering a wide variety of sporting events. ________________________________

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Earp-Williams VFW Post #4059 Veterans of Foreign Wars 11341 Bain School Rd Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-841-1472 Eastern Star Mint Hill Chapter #353 P.O. Box 691742 Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-847-6225 Habitat for Humanity Matthews 1004 Matthews School Road Matthews, NC 28105 704-847-4266 www.habitatmatthews.org Kiwanis Club of Mint Hill P.O. Box 23450 Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-579-3195 Mint Hill Arts 11205 Lawyers Rd, Ste. A Mint Hill, NC 28227 980-226-5532 www.minthillarts.org Mint Hill Athletic Association 9700 Brief Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-1180 www.mhaa.us


Mint Hill Herb Guild 12303 Bain School Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-4928

Mint Hill Masonic Lodge #742 10224 Lawyers Road Charlotte, NC 28227 704-545-5583

Mint Hill Historical Society 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-573-2188 www.minthillhistory.com

Mint Hill Women’s Club P.O. Box 690512 Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-5354 www.minthillwc.com

Mint Hill Lions Club 7725 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-400-8614 www.minthilllions.com

Rotary Club of Mint Hill P.O. Box 690478 Charlotte, NC 28227 704-545-6231

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HOURS Mon-Wed 11am-11pm Thurs-Sat 11am-12am Sun 12pm-11pm

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RECREATION

The community has a medley of amenity-filled parks, multi-use trails, golf courses and preserved natural areas. There’s something for everyone. VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK 8850 Fairview Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227

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This 50+ acres park includes something for everyone. There are two soccer fields surrounded by an asphalt bike/roller blade path. The park has attracted the interest of many soccer players throughout the area. Other amenities include three volleyball courts; one softball field; six tennis courts; a nine-hole disc golf course; three picnic shelters, four outdoor handball/practice courts; three horseshoe pits; a children's playground; an asphalt in-line skating and bike path; a one mile nature trail; There’s plenty of parking with 150 parking spaces as well as a full concession stand and large restrooms. Mint Hill, North Carolina

A nine-hole disc golf course winds its way through the natural areas of the park. The nature trail is planted with a wide range of plants and trees native to this part of the NC and a variety of bird can be seen for those who enjoy bird-watching.

perimeter of the park; several large and small picnic areas; and a large variety of playground equipment to entertain children. Three tennis courts, the softball field and Shelter #1 can be reserved.

MINT HILL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION PARK ON WILGROVE 7750 Jim Harper Lane Off Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 This was the first municipal park in Town dating back to 1974 and offers a wide variety of amenities. Features include a lighted softball field, two lighted tennis courts; two non-lighted courts; natural walking trail that circles the

If you want to show your team spirit, go to a local sporting event. The Mint Hill Athletic Association offers athletic opportunities for local kids ages 4-16 including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, and softball. From grade school to high school there are numerous sports teams to cheer on to victory. These programs are lighting up the scoreboards. Visit www.mhaa.us for more information.


Mint Hill Soccer

Carolina Crush Lacrosse

THE NEED FOR A Mint Hill Mambas Baseball

ATHLETIC PARK

ATHLETIC PARK Brief Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227 Creating new parks in a community takes a lot of time to go from vision to reality. The Town is currently planning and designing a new Athletic Park which will be located across the street from the existing Mint Hill Athletic Association on Brief Road. This is not an economic development project, but a quality-of-life project. This will be a place where you will see families picnicking, senior citizens using the trails and kids playing sports. The intent of this park is to provide as much active field space for sports to alleviate some of the growing demand for sports fields in town. The design of the park facility has not been decided yet, but Mint Hill residents have been very active in helping town officials determine what types of recreation facilities are wanted and needed in the community. Two independent public meetings were held in March 2016 to gather citizen input. This complex will be an investment in the future of Mint Hill – for today’s athletes, as well as those who will train and play here for years to come.

Mint Hill Mountaineers Football

PROPOSED AMENITIES ________________________________

Baseball Stadium

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Soccer Fields

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Multi-Use Fields

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Walking Path

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Playground

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Concession Stand

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Picnic Areas

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Restroom Facilities

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Mint Hill will soon have a facility that puts nature in the spotlight The Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and accompanying nature center is scheduled to begin construction in the Spring of 2017. This sprawling, 280-acre expanse of rich forest, flora and fauna is situated just inside the I-485 outer belt. The entrance will be located along Thompson Road. The $7.2 million nature preserve and center will boast a 12,000 square foot Visitor Center Building. The facility will be a place to provide nature-based programs and education. As part of Mecklenburg County’s 2008 Parks Bond Package, funding for the project is entirely provided by the county.

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TOTAL ACRES OF THE PROJECT __________________________

$7.2 Million

PROPOSED BUDGET __________________________

12,000 Sq. Ft.

SIZE OF THE VISITOR CENTER __________________________

Walking/Hiking Trails

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Picnic Areas

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Pedestrian Bridge

__________________________ The preserve will benefit Mint Hill and the region by connecting people with nature through a variety of recreational and educational opportunities, protecting ecological communities, and safeguarding Stevens Creek.

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Stevens Creek flows through the nature preserve and into Goose Creek. Goose Creek provides habitat for a rare, federally endangered freshwater mussel known as the Carolina heelsplitter. A few areasensitive bird species have been found in Stevens Creek area including the red-eyed vireo, acadian flycatcher, and scarlet tanager. Mint Hill, North Carolina

Wildlife Observation __________________________

Shelters

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Outdoor Classroom

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Nature-Based Programs

__________________________ For more information visit: charmeck.org/mecklenburg/ county/ParkandRec

Carolina Heelsplitter

This greenish-brown to dark brown freshwater mussel is named the "Carolina heelsplitter" because the sharp edge of the valves protrude from the substrate and could cut the foot of someone walking on the river or stream bed. The first recorded encounter with the Carolina heelsplitter was in 1852 by Isaac Lea. The largest recorded specimen was about five inches long. Goose Creek, located in SE Mecklenburg County is one of only six known populations of the rare aquatic mollusk. The Carolina heelsplitter is usually found along stable, well-shaded streambanks in mud, muddy sand, or muddy gravel of cool, slowmoving streams or rivers. Steps are being taken to protect the endangered mussel. According to Chris Matthews, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Division Director of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources, they are working in cooperation with Mecklenburg County Stormwater, US Fish and Wildlife Service and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission on a stream restoration project for the portion of the creek that runs through the preserve and a future reintroduction of the heelsplitter back into the restored and stabilized creek.


TRANSPORTATION Bus

Airport Charlotte Douglas International Airport 5501 RC-Josh Birmingham Pkwy. Charlotte, NC 28208 704-359-4013 Toll Free: I-800-FLY-CDIA Airport Parking: 704-359-4038 www.cltairport.com

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) The largest transit system between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC 704-336-7433 (RIDE) Toll Free: 1-866-779-2287(CATS) http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats

LICENSE & REGISTRATION Drivers License & Registration East Charlotte Driver's License Office (Driver Licenses) Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM; Saturday 8AM-12PM 6635 Executive Circle, Suite 130, Charlotte, NC 28212 Ph: 704-531-5563 Independence Shopping Center (License Plates) Monday-Friday 9AM-PM 5622 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 124, Charlotte, NC 28212 Ph: 704-535-2525 www.ncdot.org/dmv

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Cakes

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704-573-5100

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K After School Program K Traditional Tae Kwon Do K Strength & Conditioning K Olympic Sparring Program K Summer Camp K Kickboxing

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Q&A with Ted Biggers, Mayor of Mint Hill us at the mercy of a county school board who aren’t necessarily making decisions that are best for our children. I wish we had the legal authority to better guide the educational futures of our children.

What do you enjoy about being Mayor? Interacting with the citizenry, helping them with their problems and issues and generally trying my best to make their hometown a place they can truly be proud of.

What do you hope to accomplish for Mint Hill in the next year or two? Moving forward with our ongoing design work for a new athletic park on Brief Road as well as our continued work on expanding the Town’s sidewalk network. Over the past few years the Town has spent more than a million dollars adding sidewalks to our system and I would like to carry on those efforts. I would also like to continue working with the Mint Hill Police Department and Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department on making Mint Hill the safest place in North Carolina to live.

If you could change one thing in Mint Hill, what would it be? I wish we had our own school system. Municipal school systems have not been allowed in NC for many years. This leaves

What is the single biggest step you feel the city could take within the next year to improve the quality of life for residents? With all the tremendous growth our region is experiencing, it is imperative that we further our efforts with NCDOT to ensure that our Town is not overwhelmed with traffic.

Mr. Biggers is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in the U.S. Air Force for over 7 years. Ted worked as a commercial pilot for Piedmont Airlines and later a pilot and then Captain with US Airways. Mr. Biggers was first elected Mayor of Mint Hill in 1999. Ted is committed to serving all citizens of Mint Hill with absolute trust and dedication by working in partnership with others in achieving future goals and aspirations.

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GOVERNMENT TOWN HALL 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane Mint Hill, NC 28227 Ph: 704-545-9726 Fax: 704-545-0802 info@minthill.com www.minthill.com Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm ____________________________ Mayor Ted H. Biggers ........... 704-545-9726 or 704-545-8588 ____________________________ Mayor Pro Tem Katrina "Tina" Ross ... 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Commissioner Dale Dalton ................ 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Commissioner Carl Ellington ............. 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Commissioner Richard Newton ......... 704-545-9726 ____________________________

Mint Hill is fortunate to have dedicated public servants working on behalf of the local citizens. The Town of Mint Hill is governed by a nonpartisan mayor and board of commissioners, elected at-large biannually. They all work together to make decisions in order to maintain and improve the safety and well-being of the community and economic development. They hold regular meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. There are also committees for the Planning Board, Parks and Recreation, and Board of Adjustment which all hold monthly meetings. The public is very much encouraged to attend these meetings. Check the town’s website for updates. ____________________________ Deputy Town Manager D. Lee Bailey, AICP ..... 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Town Manager Brian Welch ............... 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Executive Assistant Sheryl Smith ............... 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Town Clerk Michelle Wells ............ 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Finance Director Naida Sergel .............. 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Human Resources Director Robin McCombs ........ 704-545-9726 ____________________________

____________________________ Director of Public Works Chris Cochrane .......... 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Planning Director John Hoard ................ 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Planner Chris Breedlove .......... 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Code Enforcement Officer Margie Nichols, CZO ..704-545-9726 ____________________________ Town Engineer Steve Frey .................. 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Program Support Assistant Candice Everhart ....... 704-545-9726 ____________________________

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FIRE

POLICE Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 8813 Fairview Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227 Non-Emergency: 704-545-4866 Fax 704-545-0384 www.minthillvfd.com

Mint Hill Police Department Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department 10241 Idlewild Road , Matthews, NC 28105 Non-Emergency: 704-545-5561 Fax 704-545-0228 www.idlewildvfd.org

7151 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd. P.O. Box 690940, Mint Hill, NC 28227 Non-Emergency: 704-545-1085 www.minthill.com

Police Explorers

Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 OPENING 2017 Mint Hill Fire Department Station 2 will be located at the intersection of Arlington Church Road and Cabarrus Road just 0.8 miles south of Rendering of new station Albemarle Road. The station will be equipped with 4 pull through bays and house 3-4 pieces of apparatus including a front line tanker, engine company, and a brush unit. The facilities living quarters will include commercial kitchen area, training room, officer quarters, bunk rooms, male/female showers, and administration offices.

Interested in exciting and fun opportunities in law enforcement? The Mint Hill Police Department offers training and experience for youth and young adults ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old in the Police Explorer program. This is a unique and challenging opportunity that allows young men and women to be an integral part of the Department’s operations while gaining exposure as to what a career in law enforcement would be like. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. Explorers are trained in many aspects of law enforcement through instruction, hands-on practical exercises, and valuable real world experiences. Police Explorers not only receive training but regularly assist patrol officers with their duties. Police Explorers are required to attend regular meetings and training sessions. For more information, contact Detective Tim Lezette (Post 545 Advisor for MHPD Explorers) 704-545-1085 tlezette@police.minthill.com

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Coffee With A Cop Is there an issue in your neighborhood that you’ve been wanting to make the police aware of? Have a question about a town ordinance or state law? Opportunities to connect with law enforcement in a relaxed setting don’t happen very often, and many people only interact with cops during a confrontation or to report a crime. Coffee with a Cop allows for relaxed, informal one-on-one interactions in a friendly atmosphere. Community policing is the foundation for establishing relationships between the community and the police. The importance of trust between officers and residents is paramount for a safe community. So pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee. During the year, Mint Hill Police will set up Coffee with a Cop events at select times, dates, and locations. Call the Mint Hill Police Department at 704-545-1085 for more details.

Citizens Academy The Citizens Academy is an exciting way to learn about police work, become informed about crime and public safety, as well as develop a working relationships with the Police Department staff. Through a wellprepared curriculum, taught once a week for nine weeks, students will learn about the various aspects of police operations. Academy participants will meet many of the men and women who serve in the Mint Hill Police Department as they explain the roles of police officers, investigators, and administrators. Academy participants will also learn how officers are trained, and how every citizen can help protect themselves and their community against crime. Interesting demonstrations will illustrate the many skills and abilities police officers must possess to effectively protect Mint Hill. An important and exciting phase of the Academy is the opportunity to leave the classroom and participate in many of the practical exercises that make-up police training. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age by the first day of class. Class space is limited. For more information, contact the Mint Hill Police Department 704-545-1085

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ROUNDABOUTS IN THE WORKS FOR MINT HILL A roundabout is designed to improve safety and efficiency and to accommodate increased traffic volumes well into the future. Traffic backups cause headaches for drivers every day, but North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is working on a plan to help alleviate problems at a major intersection in Mint Hill. Drivers are used to stoplights at the intersection of Idlewild Road and NC 51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road), but major construction will turn it into a two-lane roundabout. This well-traveled intersection that connects the towns of Mint Hill and Matthews has been causing traffic woes for years. Because of problems with right-of-way acquisitions and other issues, NCDOT delayed the start of construction in 2015 and again in July 2016. The project is now scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017. Construction of the roundabout should take 6-8 weeks. Timing is a major factor because once construction starts, this intersection will be shut down and traffic will be detoured to surrounding streets for the duration of this project. The decision to delay the project to the summer 2017 was made in part because of the effect it would have on school traffic. Warren Cooksey, NCDOT director of Outreach and Community Affairs, stated in The Charlotte Observer June 24, 2016 article “From the time the project was conceived we knew there would be an impact on school traffic. Doing it during the school year was just not something that people wanted to live with...” Like most construction projects, it will cause inconvenience in the short term, but it’s for long term gain. The project has already been fully designed with consideration to accommodate the widening of NC 51 (NCDOT Project U- 5007) in the future. Construction estimates are approximately $1.6 million.

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The towns of Mint Hill and Matthews signed an agreement with the state in 2013 to contribute 20% of the projected $1.6 million

Benefits Safety is greatly improved with roundabouts. By reducing the

cost of the project. NCDOT will fund the remaining

number and severity of conflict points, and because of the

balance.

lower speeds of vehicles moving through the intersection,

Another Mint Hill round-

roundabouts are a significantly

about construction project is

safer type of intersection. Some of

set to take place at the

the most common types of crashes

intersection of Bain School

at traditional intersections with

Road and Lawyers Road.

stop signs or traffic signals are

Utility relocations should

right angle, left-turn, and head-on

begin in the fall of 2016

collisions. These types of collisions

with road construction

can be severe because vehicles

beginning winter 2016/

may be traveling through the inter-

early spring 2017.

section at high speeds. With

This multi-lane round-

roundabouts, these types of

about will eliminate the cur-

potentially serious crashes essen-

rent sharp curve and inter-

tially are eliminated because vehi-

section which NCDOT classi-

cles travel in the same direction.

fied as a high-hazard inter-

Because roundabouts improve

section. The new roundabout is designed to help reduce crashes

the efficiency of traffic flow, they also reduce vehicle emissions

and keep traffic moving safely.

and fuel consumption. One of the worst things is coming up to

This project is supposed to remain open to through traffic for

a stoplight when nobody’s there, sitting there idling and burning

the whole projects (other than some lane shifts and/or one-lane

fuel. Roundabouts move four to five times the number of cars

traffic at times). The intersection of Thompson Road and Lawyers

per hour than a stoplight does.

Road is slated to close for a few weeks while the project re-grades the intersection to better fit the new landscape. This is a NCDOT Divisions 10 project with 100% of the funding coming from NCDOT’s “High Hazard Intersection” projects fund. Any further detailed information can be obtained from NCDOT Division 10 by calling 704-983-4400.

Roundabouts generally are safer for pedestrians than traditional intersections. In a roundabout, pedestrians walk on sidewalks around the perimeter of the circulatory roadway. If it’s necessary for pedestrians to cross the roadway, they cross only one direction of traffic at a time. In addition, crossing distances are relatively short, and traffic speeds are lower than at traditional intersections.

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With roundabouts there will always be some people who aren’t comfortable or aren’t familiar with how to drive them. Like any new technology or idea, it is necessary that people understand how roundabouts work and why they are needed.

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Welcome to Mint Hill The best small town in North Carolina

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hether you have lived in Mint Hill all your life, or are just visiting, you quickly get a sense that our community is something special. The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is devoted to keeping this special feeling for our residents and the businesses that operate here. Beautiful residential areas, parks, schools, medical facilities, and a new Town Hall all make the quality of life here special. Combine this with our close proximity to the fastest growing city in the South - Charlotte NC - amenities like professional sports, the arts, and fine restaurants are all at our fingertips.

Our local chamber celebrated our 10th year anniversary in 2016. Throughout the years we have created ways to effectively connect members to potential business while representing the interest of our membership to local government. Our relationship with the town is strong, and we share mutual goals and aspirations to continue the special feeling we all experience in Mint Hill. We invite residents to patronize our membership, and to join us as ambassadors of growth by using our tools and resources available online and in our visitor lobby.

Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce. Opening doors to opportunity, success, and fellowship.


Programs and Benefits Available to Chamber Members: • Online Directory • Website advertising and SEO enhancements for your company's web presence • Monthly Member Luncheons with Speakers • Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Opening Events Photo by Candice Wood Photography

• Welcome to Mint Hill Magazine • Membership in the NC Chamber Federation • Ambassador Program, Mint Advantage & Friends of the Chamber

Programs and Benefits Available to Members & the Community: • BIZ Expo Event (March) • Annual Golf Classic (September) • Senior Citizens Christmas Party (December) • College Scholarship Program (January) • FREE Community Shred Events (Spring & Fall)

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For more information contact Sandy Barnett, Executive Director 704.573.8282


CARL J. McEWEN HISTORIC VILLAGE A PROJECT OF THE MINT HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd. P.O. Box 23203 • Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-573-0726 • historical@bellsouth.net

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DIRECTIONS

• From I-485 North: Exit NC 51 and travel south for 1.3 miles to the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, located on the right just past Hillside Drive

A HISTORIC VILLAGE

Visit

RESTORED BUILDINGS

Mint Hill Country Doctor’s Museum

Ira V. Ferguson Store

See

• From I-485 South: Exit NC 218 and travel west for one mile, turn left onto NC 51 and travel .3 miles to the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, located on the right just past Hillside Drive • From NC 24-27: Follow NC 51 south for 3.5 miles to the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, located on the right just past Hillside Drive

• From US 74: Follow NC 51 north for 5 miles to the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, located on the left .3 miles from the Lawyers Road intersection

circa 1890

Built around 1890 for Dr. John McCamie DeArmon, the building was also used by Dr. Ayer Manny Whitley from 1908 until 1951. In addition to seeing patients in the office, both doctors made house calls, first on horseback and later by automobile.

circa 1900

Ira V. Ferguson, the father of seven, built this country store in the early 20th century and ran it for a decade before dying of pneumonia at age 38. He kept milk, butter, eggs, cheese, fruit, vegetables, tobacco and sodas in the cold storage cellar, cooled by a big block of ice. Sometimes he treated his children to NuGrape soda, passed from one to the other while sitting in a circle.

Farm Buildings

The meat - curing building, chicken house, outhouse & other buildings reflect the rural nature of early Mint Hill.


OUR MISSION

To preserve and make available to the public, historical records and artifacts pertaining to historic life in the Mint Hill area, in order to promote interest and pride in the history of the area, while also providing opportunities for cultural education to the community at large. Step Into History by scanning this QR Code with your smartphone.

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THE SPIRIT OF TIMES PAST

Surface Hill Gold Mine Assay Office circa 1800

Miners brought their gold to the Surface Hill Gold Mine assay office to determine if they had “struck it rich”. After the discovery of gold in nearby Cabarrus County in 1799, mines sprang up like weeds all over the area, including Mint Hill, which was home to four major mines and others registered in Mecklenburg County.

Buggy House

Peek into the buggy house windows and see the transportation used by the country doctor. Dr. DeArmon treated “typhoid fever in the summer, malaria in the fall, pneumonia, bronchitis, influenza and whooping cough in the winter and babies from Christmas to Christmas”.

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Special talents and skills such as conducting research, cataloging museum items, reconstructing and preserving buildings, serving as guides, and other levels of interest are always needed and appreciated.

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Experience LIFE IN THE DAYS OF YORE

The Ashcraft School circa Late 1800’s

Students, ages 5-20, learned to read, recite, write, and cipher at this one-room school built near the Rocky Spring Cemetery on Brief Road in the late 1800’s. They walked to and from school, carried their lunches in buckets, and helped the teacher build fires and fetch water in the morning.

Wood Wright Shop

Using hand tools and only human-powered machines this is where furniture, barrels, buckets, wagons and wheels were made.

It’s time to take another ‘step into history’ and preserve the almost bygone era of farming in the Mint Hill area. It’s time to raise a barn! The barn will not only be a place to teach and remind visitors of the important role farm-ing had in the area, but also a place for families to gather and celebrate special occasions, and even a place for a good ol’ fashioned hoe down! We’re asking you to be a friend of the village and contribute to the Barn Raising! Your donation of any amount will make a difference in preserving the rich history of our community.

FARMERS MARKET

Home-grown and home-made can be found at the market, local vendors, crafters, bakers and farmers sell their goods each Saturday from May through October.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Throughout the year the village is the setting for several special events, including: • Discover Mint Hill • Salute to Veterans • Holiday Activities including Christmas Tea and our Village Christmas Shoppe • And Other Events


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n 1701, Surveyor General and naturalist, John Lawson, ventured from Charleston inland to the wilds of the back country. He found “a paradise” of luxuriant savannas laced with pristine streams and edged with majestic forests. As early settlers arrived, they too were struck by the beauty. The settlers liked this back country because it was far away from the prying eyes of the British Lord Proprietors, who were overseeing colonization. By 1750, the fearless Scotch Irish Presbyterians from Pennsylvania headed south in droves down the Indian Trading Path that later became known as The Great Wagon Road. Churches were established as the center of the community. Philadelphia Presbyterian church, originally named Clear Creek for its proximity to the creek water, dates from 1770. The cemetery at Clear Creek’s first location bears the markers of distinguished settlers, Adam Alexander, John Query, and John Foard, who were signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. These and other early settlers were determined to establish a nation offering religious freedom, civic opportunity and economic security. They labored to clear the land to build their homes and plant their crops.

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Neighbors worked together to construct one room cabins and meeting houses. Isolated as they were in the back country, members of the Clear Creek community forged strong bonds of kinship, faith, and a firm belief in education that carried them through growth and change. Agriculture was the mainstay of Mecklenburg County’s economy throughout the 1800s. Clear Creek’s self-sufficient farmers produced an assortment of crops including corn, wheat, oats and peas. After the railroad arrived in nearby Charlotte, local farmers grew more cotton and other cash crops. Business and industry expanded after the Civil War. Enterprising citizens established cotton gins, blacksmith shops, a roller mill, a steam molasses mill, a brickyard, and a shingle factory. At that time, commerce centered along Fairview Road where the Henderson’s Store sold general merchandise. Early settlers placed a high premium on education. Churches were the first to provide classes and open local schoolhouses. Education minded citizens and ministers taught in their own homes. Bain Academy, a privately owned institution, was established by John Bain in 1889 as a church

school. Students came from all over the country to attend Bain, one of the few high schools in the county. Many early communities adopted their names after the mid-nineteenth century railroad stops in their area. Clear Creek did not have a rail stop so the name may have come from an assay office established in the town during the local gold rush. Or perhaps the Mint Hill name was derived from another tradition that says the postmaster had an affinity for mint tea. Originally chartered in 1899, the town fathers petitioned the state in 1910 to cancel the town charter upon learning that state road work would not be done inside of corporate limits. So it remained until 1971 when alarm over approaching City of Charlotte annexation threatened the community. The charter was resurrected to protect Mint Hill from Charlotte’s sprawl. As Mint Hill entered into the new century, the town’s business and industry expanded to meet the needs of the growing community. Agriculture and dairy farming continued to dominate the still rural area, but other industries emerged as crop farming became less profitable. Commerce grew as well, altering


patterns of development within the town as the McEwen family centered their growing business along the intersection of Lawyers Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road. The years have brought many changes to this once rural farming area. While opening its arms to diversity and growth, Mint Hill continues to retain its country charm. n

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SPORTS TEAMS

There’s plenty to cheer about! CHARLOTTE HORNETS National Basketball Association www.nba.com/hornets The Hornets were originally established in 1988 as an expansion team. In 2002 the franchise relocated to New Orleans and became the New Orleans Hornets. In 2004 the NBA established the Charlotte Bobcats. After 10 years as the Hornets, the New Orleans team decided to rebrand themselves with a new name and the “Hornets” name was returned to Charlotte. The Bobcats were officially renamed the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014–15 NBA season.

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CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE United Soccer League www.charlotteindependence.com Founded in 2014, the Charlotte Independence plays in the United Soccer League, the third tier of the American soccer pyramid. They are affiliated with the Major League Soccer (MLS) team the Colorado Rapids. The soccer club plays their home games at the 4,300-seat Ramblewood Soccer Complex in Charlotte. CHARLOTTE HOUNDS Major League Lacrosse www.charlottehounds.com The Charlotte Hounds are a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) professional men's field lacrosse franchise that began play in the 2012 MLL season. Home games are played at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte.

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HEALTHCARE Offering personalized patient care, innovative technolody, and specialized medical facilities, Mint Hill’s healthcare providers are working hard to meet the growing needs of an expanding population. General family medical practices, eye care, pediatric care, chiropractic, and family dentistry are but a few of the health and medical services offered in and around Mint Hill. And its residents’ appreciation for their tight-knit community does not stop at the check-in desk. Healthcare providers in Mint Hill “strive to provide the utmost in compassionate, up-to-date care for their patients in a friendly and accessible environment. Led by two major healthcare networks, Novant Health and Carolina’s Healthcare, residents and visitors of Mint Hill take satisfaction in knowing that they have access to numerous medical facilities with exceptional reputations. There are also several assisted living facilities and retirement communities that provide residents with the comforts of home while providing

medical attention for those who need additional care. Novant Health Matthews Medical Center Located just minutes away from Mint Hill, in neighboring Matthews. This 240,000 square-foot facility with 147 beds provides a wide range of health services including maternity, surgery, cardiovascular and cancer care. Their expert medical team delivers the care you need, close to home. A fifth-floor expansion added 23 inpatients rooms, nine observation rooms and three hospice beds. A new 26,500-square-foot Women’s Center, featuring labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites, opened in 2016. 1500 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews, NC 28105 704-384-6500; www.novanthealth.org Novant Health Express (Mint Hill) The Express clinic offers convenient, and affordable walk-in care, with extended weekday and weekend hours, to treat common illnesses and minor injuries for

those ages two and older. Express clinics are not equipped with X-ray machines and staff does not conduct any invasive exams, set broken bones or apply stitches. Most major insurance is accepted including Medicare. 6816 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Suite 101 Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-316-3601; www.novanthealth.org CMC-Harrisburg In today’s fast-paced society, it makes sense for families to have healthcare close to home. Mint Hill residents have another option for emergency care. Carolina’s Healthcare built a free standing emergency facility on Rocky River Rd. This 29,000square-foot facility offers full service emergency care with doctors who are boardcertified in emergency services and nurses who have received specialized emergency care training. The facility is designed to offer the same level of care as a traditional emergency room, treating a wide variety of conditions including chest pains, stroke, broken bones, orthopedic injuries and

Experience the hometown feel of Clear Creek as you are greeted with friendly staff and gracious services in a vibrant and caring community. Long and short term care is provided in our 120-bed home-like facility. Services Include: • 24-Hour Nursing Services • Hospice Services • Speech Therapy • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Psychological Services • Respite Care • Podiatrist/Dentist/Optometrist • Registered Dietician • Private Dining

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many other medical emergencies. CMC-Harrisburg also includes a full-service diagnostic imaging center complete with CT scanner, x-ray, digital radiology and ultrasound services. 9592 Rocky River Road, Harrisburg, NC 28075 704-403-9400; www.carolinashealthcare.org CMC-Mint Hill Medical Plaza Mint Hill is proud to have the CMC-Mint Hill Medical Plaza which provides exceptional healthcare in a state - of - the - art medical complex. This three-story, 59,000 square-foot building, is located on a 17-acre site just off I-485, along Blair Road. Everything from Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and an Urgent Care center is offered for you and your family. 10545 Blair Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227; 704-863-9500 www.carolinashealthcare.org/charlotte-medical-clinic

Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center The new Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center and physician plaza are showing progress at the corner of Albemarle Road and Interstate 485. The medical campus will be completed in phases, beginning with the physician plaza, a 13,000 square-foot facility comprised of family medical practices and other specialists. The second phase will include construction of a 100,000 square-foot hospital and 80,000 square-foot medical office building that will provide Mint Hill area residents with convenient and easy access to a full-service community hospital and even more doctors' officies and outpatient services. Construction for the second phase should start in 2017 and the hospital is scheduled to open in 2018.

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Choose Your Fitness Facility And Classes With Care to Enjoy Maximum Health Benefits There are numerous fitness facilities in Mint HIll that will fit your personality, needs, financial situation, location, and preferences It seems as if everyone around wants

period of gentle flexibility exercises.

to stay fit and healthy. Responding to the

Fitness goals and time-frame often

exercise boom, it also seems as if everyone

determine whether group workouts or

plans to join a fitness class or gym and get

one-on-one training will do the trick. Both

totally fit. Maybe not everyone, but it's

these factors will also play a role in deter-

true that more people today want to gain

mination of the cost that your fitness class-

fitness and health benefits. Fitness facilities

es will entail. After that, you can decide

and classes are now in great demand, and

whether to chart out your daily, weekly

in fact, they are coveted by people of all age groups. Luckily, Mint Hill offers residents of all

Once you commit yourself to becoming physically active, you must decide what

When considering a particular fitness

type of fitness program is best suited to

facility, set up a tour and bring a list of

ages a wide variety of local facilities to

your needs. Good fitness programs are

questions you want answered. Try to set

workout and enjoy fitness activities. There

designed to improve or maintain cardio

up this tour during the time you usually

are the mom-&-pop or boutique gyms, the

respiratory fitness, flexibility, muscular

exercise. More often than not, the staff

large chains, the health clubs, and others.

strength and endurance, and body compo-

will give you a free limited time pass so

sition. A comprehensive program could

you can try out the equipment, classes,

a gym and try to tone and chisel their

include a warm-up period of easy walking

and other amenities firsthand.

body in order to look good and make an

followed by stretching activities to improve

impression on the world and people

It's perfectly normal for people to join

Find a gym that has the equipment

flexibility, then selected strength develop-

that will cater to your type of workout.

around them. However, health-conscious

ment exercises, followed by performance

Whether you will be in the free weight

people sometimes make the mistake of

of an aerobic activity for 20 minutes or

area or doing cardio, make sure the equip-

more, and concluding with a cool-down

ment isn't old and falling apart. Check for

choosing wrong classes, which fail to give them the desired results. They often rush into joining a fitness center without ever assessing its classes, facilities and equip-

how well it is maintained as well, as many

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

ment. As a result, they end up losing a lot

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of time and money with exercises neither

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beneficial nor easy for them to do. Before you initiate a fitness program, analyze your personal needs, limitations, physical activity likes and dislikes, and daily schedule. Your specific goal may be to achieve (or maintain) healthy levels of body fat, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, or flexibility/ mobility.

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Location Cost

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machines break from wear and tear. When it comes down to joining a fitness center, you may feel like you’re signing your life away - if you aren’t informed and prepared. Be picky! Shop around, talk to friends, and take the tours until you find a place that meets all (or most) of your expectations. Besides being comfortable, you want a gym that is also functional and where you won't lose motivation. After all, finding the right gym can be the key to a healthy lifestyle! Source: EzineArticles.com


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LIBRARY The Mint Hill Public Library welcomes and supports all members of the community in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning. This 12,000 sq. ft. facility provides services to the community in an atmosphere that is dynamic, comfortable, welcoming, and user-friendly. The Library is a learning and educational center for all local residents. In the Information Age, the Library provides access to established and emerging technologies and the opportunity for patrons to achieve technological literacy. The Computer Learning Center (CLC) has 11 public computers and 2 express computers that are used daily. There is also free Wi-Fi service. Visitors will find a large and varied collection of fiction and non-fiction books, including the latest bestsellers; DVDs; music CDs; and a comprehensive magazine and newspaper collection. Numerous events are held throughout the year including storytimes, book clubs, technology tutoring, and Paws to Read where kids are able to work on their reading skills by reading to a volunteer therapy dog. 6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 Ph: 704-416-5200 www.cmlibrary.org/Locations/branches.asp?id=13

VOTER REGISTRATION Mailing Address: Mecklenburg County Board of Elections PO Box 31788 Charlotte, NC 28231

LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES

You may have noticed house-shaped boxes filled with books in your community recently. They seem to be popping up everywhere these days. They’re called Little Free Libraries and there are 25,000 Little Free Libraries around the world. What started as a simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. The concept is based on the honor system and is simple: take a book and replace it with a different one to be enjoyed by someone else. Go to: littlefreelibrary.org for more information ________________________________________________________

Charter #18562 3933 Singletree Rd., Mint Hill, NC 28012

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Charter #29894 8016 Jefferson Colony Rd., Mint Hill, NC 28012

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Charter #32409 5617 Grist Mill Ln., Mint Hill, NC 28012 Office Location: 741 Kenilworth Ave. Suite 202 Charlotte, NC 28204 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM http://charmeck.org In order to register you must be: • A U.S. citizen. • A resident of North Carolina and Mecklenburg County for 30 days • At least 18 years old Individuals who will be 18 by the general election are eligible to register 60 days prior to the associated primary.

POST OFFICE 8920 Lawyers Road Charlotte, NC 28227 Ph: 704-573-0549 www.usps.com

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EDUCATION Convenient, Quality Education Is At A Premium

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) General Information 980-343-3000 www.cms.k12.nc.us

A strong community like Mint Hill has a strong educational backbone that helps it thrive and grow. Exceptional teachers in the classrooms, award-winning educational programs and state-of-theart technology resources mean students are taught the basics and beyond. Public and private facilities; from pre-K through college, are available to meet individual family needs.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Magnet Schools 980-343-5030

An enriching, quality education is the goal of teachers, administrators, parents and students in Mint Hill. They work closely with one another to ensure students are receiving an education that will prepare them for continued studies at the college level or future employment. When it comes to higher learning, college-bound students and adult learners alike have several excellent options within the area as well.

Area Schools Bain Elementary 11524 Bain School Road Charlotte, NC 28227 980-343-6915 Clear Creek Elementary 13501 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227 980-343-6922 J.H. Gunn Elementary 7520 Harrisburg Road Charlotte, NC 28215 980-343-6477 Lebanon Road Elementary 7300 Lebanon Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 980-343-3640 Mint Hill Middle School 11501 Idlewild Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 980-343-5439

Northeast Middle School 5960 Brickstone Drive Charlotte, NC 28227 980-343-6920 David W. Butler High School 1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Matthews, NC 28105 980-343-6300 Independence High School 1967 Patriot Drive Charlotte, NC 28227 980-343-6900 Rocky River High School 10505 Clear Creek Commerce Dr. Mint Hill, NC 28227 980-344-0409

Charter Schools (Tuition Free)

Queen’s Grant Community (K-8) 6400 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-573-6611 http://queensgrant.heritage academies.com Queen’s Grant Preparatory High School 10323 Idlewild Road Matthews, NC 28105 704-545-0736 www.queensgranthigh.org

Higher Education Centrall Piedmont Community College - Levine Campus 2800 Campus Ridge Road Matthews NC 28105 704-330-4200 www.cpcc.edu Johnson C. Smith University 100 Beatties Ford Road Charlotte, NC 28216 704-378-1000 www.jcsu.edu Johnson & Wales University 801 West Trade Street Charlotte, NC 28202 980-598-1000 www.jwu.edu/charlotte University of North CarolinaCharlotte 9201 University City Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28223 704-687-8622 www.uncc.edu Queens University 1900 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte, NC 28207 704-337-2200 www.queens.edu Wingate University 220 N. Camden Street Wingate, NC 28174 800-755-5550 www.wingate.edu

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PET CARE Animal Care & Control Division • Owners of show animals may receive licenses for $10.00 provided they show proof of participation in at least three nationally recognized shows within the past twelve months.

8315 Byrum Drive Charlotte, NC 28217 Business Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm Local Phone .......................................................................... 311 Out of County ...................................................... 704-336-7600 All dogs, cats and ferrets four months and older residing in Mint Hill must be licensed annually. Proof of a current rabies vaccination from a veterinarian is required to purchase a license. License fees will vary depending on whether the pet is spayed or neutered. Fees for fertile animals are $30.00 and those for sterile animals are $10.00 for a 1-year license and $25.00 for a 3-year license. License fee exemptions may apply in certain situations: • Senior citizens 62 years of age and older may receive a free license for their pets, provided the animals have been sterilized. • If the animal has medical problems that make it unable to withstand the sterilization procedure, a license may be purchased for $10.00 with a statement from a veterinarian. • Any disabled owner of a dog which is used for seeing, hearing or assistance purposes may receive a free license if the animal has been spayed or neutered.

If you have recently moved to North Carolina and the rabies vaccination was given at a vet out of NC then it is still a valid shot (regardless of it being a 1 year or 3 year shot). The fine for failing to display a rabies tag is $50.00 and a $50.00 fine may be levied if the animal does not have a valid rabies vaccination. Animal licenses may be purchased by mail or online from PetData. Customer service representatives may be contacted by phone for questions and concerns. For general information and to register your pet on line go to www.petdata.com PetData Customer Service: 1-877-835-8523 PetData Mailing Address: Charlotte/Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Control Division Animal Licensing c/o PetData PO Box 141929 Irving, TX 75014-1929

We’re more than a Vet because they are more than a pet!

At Mint Hill Animal Hospital, we take every possible measure to make you and your pet comfortable with a calm and welcoming environment. We have been proudly serving Mint Hill and the surrounding communities for 25 years. Our highly trained and dedicated staff is one of our greatest assets with over 200 years of combined experience. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: • Boarding for Cats & Dogs • Wellness Plans with Affordable Monthly Payments • Full Laboratory Services • Ultrasound • Laser Therapy • Dentistry with Digital Dental X-Rays • Digital Radiography • Cryosurgery • Surgical Services Include Spaying/Neutering, Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30-5:30 • Tuesday, Thursday 7:30-8:00 • Saturdays 8-12 (Noon) • Closed Sundays

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Top Tips for Travelling With Pets With careful planning, preparation and these handy tips, you can have an amazing travel experience with your pets

Puppy Pads, puppy pads and more puppy pads! Even if you have an adult, house-trained pet, travelling can often make them disorientated, which can result in little accidents. So make sure you have some puppy pads handy wherever you are. Tag them! Handling pets in unfamiliar surroundings can be very scary for you and your pet. In case of an emergency it's very important to have a sturdy collar & tag with your contact information.

If you're traveling with Spot or Fluffy, here are some tips for how to be prepared and keep your furry companion safe during air and car travel and once you have arrived. By Plane If you're flying, check the requirements and conditions for pets outlined by the specific airline you are travelling with. Call or email the airline if you need any clarification on their conditions. By Land: Map out bathroom breaks If you're driving to your destination, it's important to map out and schedule stops for bathroom breaks. To avoid your pet from getting restless, use the bathroom breaks to let them run around. By Land: Test proof the experience Before you commit to a long trip with your beloved pet you should get a good understanding of what you're in for. Take some shorter drives to see how your pet responds and if they develop motion sickness or severe anxiety. This will help you take precautions, if needed. It will also familiarize them to the conditions and allow them to get comfortable with it. You can take this a bit further by rewarding them each time they get in the car to create a positive association with it. By Land: Crate for safety Even though the idea of locking up your pet sounds terrible, when you're traveling it's a matter of safety. Pets freely roaming around a vehicle while you are driving can be distracting and extremely dangerous. Studies have shown that crating pets can also reduce their anxiety during long distance journeys.

Stock up on necessities. When you're on vacation the last thing you need to worry about is refilling your pet's medication prescription, finding their preferred food - or worse, introducing new food that they negatively react to. To avoid

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Approximately 60 percent of pet owners bring their pets with them when they travel

this, pack enough food for your entire stay and then some. Don't rely on purchasing food at your destination. Pack some toys and blankets from home to sooth them during your journey. Get a vet check-up Visit the veterinarian for a full check up prior to your vacation. If your pet is prone to motion sickness or anxiety, your vet will be able to prescribe something appropriate. Take advantage of your visit and ask any questions that come to mind. Find pet friendly accommodation There is often a misconception that hotels and motels will accommodate your pets, however this is not always the case. It's important to double check with them prior to making any payments. Be clear on the size and requirements of your pet to ensure a positive experience for your beloved pet as well as yourself. By planning ahead of time, you can make the vacation a truly relaxing time for you and your pet. Source: EzineArticles.com

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Recycling Recycling in Mint Hill is picked up on a bi-weekly schedule. Blue bins should be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. the morning of your pick up. Do not mix paper and other recyclables. Paper should be placed either on top of or under the bin.

Garbage & Yard Waste Curbside Garbage & Yard Waste Pick up is provided once a week and contracted for a maximum of 1 roll-out container (provided by the Town). Garbage and yard waste should be placed at the curb by 7:00 am and weigh no more than 75 pounds per pickup. For a more sanitary service, garbage should be bagged, but not required. Garbage only should be placed in the roll-out containers. Appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, and dryers) will be picked up if prearranged. R.C.S., Inc. ........................................................ 704-376-9359 Items contracted for pickup at the curb are: • Cardboard boxes • Brown paper bags • Magazines • Newspaper • Clothing - bagged • Packing materials • Grass clippings and leaves in bags /cans (10 bag limit)

Limbs & Brush Limbs and brush should be separated from other waste. These should be left not more than five feet in length and not over six inches in diameter. Never place more than one pile of limbs or brush, approximately four feet high by four feet wide and five feet in length, at the curb each week. If yard waste exceeds these specifications, no service will be provided.

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WORSHIP Mint Hill spiritual sector is vibrant and diverse. The area’s faith-based community is comprised of a bevy of longstanding houses of worship - with a number featuring historic architectural styles - and newer congregations housed in modern structures. Members and nonmembers are all invited to take part in an assortment of worship services and programming such as religious education, support groups, Bible studies, youth activities and more. Arlington Baptist 9801 Arlington Church Rd Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-4589 Bethel AME Zion 5400 Barnsdale Lane Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-0154

Clear Creek Baptist 9015 Ferguson Road Charlotte, NC 28227 704-545-6608

Gospel Light Baptist 10643 Blair Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-3130

Idlewild Christian 8005 Lawyers Road Charlotte, NC 28227 704-536-6465

Morningstar Lutheran 12509 Idlewild Road Matthews, NC 28105 704-847-4502

Philadelphia Presbyterian 11501 Bain School Rd. Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-6172

Cornerstone Baptist 8947 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227 704-537-1097

Henderson Grove Presbyterian 8724 Blair Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-3014

Joy Christian Fellowship 11516 Idlewild Road Matthews, NC 28105 704-837-4138

Morningstar Presbyterian 13000 Idlewild Road Matthews, NC 28105 704-847-0864

Shiloh Truelight Truelight Church Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-573-3903

Mt. Lebanon Baptist 6335 Wilson Grove Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-7852

St. John Neumann Catholic 8451 Idlewild Road Charlotte, NC 28227 704-536-6520

Dulin’s Grove Advent Christian 11200 Arlington Church Rd Charlotte, NC 28227 704-545-5893

Blair Road United Methodist 9135 Blair Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-6785 Church of Jesus Christ of LDS 13925 Thompson Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-847-5599 Church North Union 12411 Bain School Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-9040

Hickory Grove Baptist 5715 Wilgrove Mint Hill Rd Mint Hill, NC 2822 704-573-0206

Korean Central Baptist 8823 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227 704-567-1565 Mint Hill Baptist 7835 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-0121

Faith Baptist 6840 Wilson Grove Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-0937

Holy Trinity Orthodox 9412 Idlewild Road Charlotte, NC 28227 704-537-7382

Fellowship Baptist 11416 Albemarle Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-9668

Hope Christian Church 11231 Lawyers Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-536-6465

Mint Hill Community 3601 Matthews Mint Hill Rd Suite 1 Matthews, NC 28105 704-916-9351

Faith Fellowship FWB 13601 Idlewild Road Matthews, NC 28105 704-847-3600

Idlewild Baptist 12701 Idlewild Road Matthews, NC 28105 704-847-6565

Mint Hill Presbyterian 8528 Brief Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-5199

New Beginnings Community 9229 Lawyers Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-8814 North Union Chapel Church Of God 12411 Bain School Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-9040

Saint Luke Catholic 13700 Lawyers Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-1224 Wilson Grove Baptist 6624 Wilgrove Mint Hill Rd Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-5625

HOT MEALS PROGRAM Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 11501 Bain School Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227

Taking care of each other is what community is all about. WE’RE PROUD TO SERVE our community with personal, compassionate care. As your Dignity Memorial® professionals, we’re dedicated to helping families create a unique and meaningful memorial that truly celebrates the life it represents.

If you live in Mecklenburg County and you are 60 years of age or handicapped, you are invited to join us each day in Bigham Hall for the Hot Meals Program funded by Mecklenburg County. The program begins at 11:00 a.m. with a meal served at 12:00 noon. Seniors who attend this program participate in variety of programs such as exercise, arthritis management, arts and crafts or bingo. Volunteers are always needed to work in the kitchen or to deliver meals to the homebound. Call 704-573-2490 for more information.

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Friendship Trays began in 1976 to serve the homebound community. Hot, nutritious meals are delivered on a daily basis (Monday thru Friday) to elderly, handicapped, and convalescing people who are unable or greatly restricted in their ability to prepare or secure meals. For more information call 704-333-9229.


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ROUNDABOUTS [continued from page 22]

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• Celebrating life's memories

• The first modern roundabouts in the United States

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converted from traffic signals or stop signs to roundabouts have found reductions in injury crashes of 72-80% and reductions in all crashes of 35-47%.

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• Rondabouts are safer for older drivers.

since 1982

40% of all crashes that involve drivers over the age of 65 occur at intersections, nearly twice the rate of experienced younger drivers. The AARP would like to see more roundabouts constructed because of the numerous safety benefits they offer. • Maintaining roundabouts is less of a burden to taxpayers than a traditional intersection. • Roundabouts help the enviironment by reducing wait times which means reduced fuel consumption and less air pollution.

Sources: North Carolina Department of Transportation; https://www.ncdot.gov/projects; Insurance Institute for Highway Safety;http://www.iihs.org/research/qanda/-roundabouts.html; Federal Highway Administration 2012. Guidance memorandum on promoting the implementation of proven safety countermeasures. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Phone Numbers & Links FIRE • POLICE • AMBULANCE .... 911

Mint Hill Police Department ..................... 704-545-1085 (non-emergency)

Mint Hill Fire Department ........................ 704-545-4866 (non-emergency)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (non-emergency) ..................................................... 311 If outside Charlotte ................................. 704-336-7600

Crime Stoppers Tip Line ......................... 704-334-1600

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office (non-emergency) .................................... 704-336-2543

NC Highway Patrol ................................. 919-733-3861 (non-emergency)

Medical Care Carolinas Medical Center ....................... 704-355-2000 www.carolinasmedicalcare.org

Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy .......... 704-304-5000 www.carolinashealthcare.org

Carolinas Medical Center - Harrisburg ... 704-403-9400 www.carolinashealthcare.org

Carolinas Medical Center - Mint Hill Medical Plaza Urgent Care Carolinas HealthCare Urgent Care - Mint Hill .................. 704-863-9600 www.carolinashealthcareurgentcare.org

Internal Medicine Charlotte Medical Clinic ................... 704-863-9500 www.charlottemedical.org

Pediatrics University Pediatrics ........................ 704-863-9550 www.universitypeds.org

Obstetrics/Gynecology Greater Carolinas Women’s Center .. 704-547-0858 www.gcwomenscenter.org

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center .. 704-384-6500 www.novanthealth.org

Novant Health Express (Mint Hill) ................. 704-316-3601 www.novanthealth.org Novant Health Pine Lake Family Physicians .. 704-384-9920 www.nhpinelakefamilyphysicians.org Novant Health Carolina Family Physicians .... 704-537-0020 www.nhcarolinafamilyphysicians.org North Carolina Poison Control Voice/TDD/TTY ................ 1-800-222-1222

Federal Do-Not-Call Lists You can register by dialing .................. 1-888-382-1222 or register on-line at www.donotcall.gov

Parental Stress Help Line ....................... 800-367-2543

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children .................................. 800-843-5678

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American Red Cross Greater Carolinas Chapter ...................... 704-376-1661 Mint Hill, North Carolina

Utilities

Electric Duke Energy ............................................. 800-877-9898 www.duke-energy.com

Union Power Cooperative ......................... 704-289-3145 www.union-power.com

Gas Piedmont Natural Gas ................................ 800-752-7504 www.piedmontng.com Water Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities ................. 704-336-2211 www.charmeck.org/Departments/Utilities

Telephone AT&T ......................................................... 888-757-6500 www.att.com

Cable Charlotte Time Warner .............................. 704-289-3168 www.twcarolina.com

Garbage Collection RCS, Inc. .................................................. 704-376-9359 www.minthill.com Resident Recycling Center Hickory Grove Recycling Center at 8007 Pence Road ................................ 704-376-9359 www.charmeck.org

Miscellaneous Call Before You Dig ................................... 704-376-9359

Mint Hill Government Town Hall ................................................ 704-545-9726

Mayor - Ted Biggers ............................. 704-545-9726 or 704-545-8588

Mayor Pro Tem - Katrina "Tina" Ross .... 704-545-9726

Commissioner - Dale Dalton .................. 704-545-9726

Commissioner - Carl Ellington ................ 704-545-9726

Commissioner - Richard Newton .............. 704-545-9726

Town Manager - Brian Welch ................. 704-545-9726

Deputy Town Manager - Lee Bailey ........ 704-545-9726

Town Clerk - Michelle Farrar ................... 704-545-9726

Public Works Director - Chris Cochrane... 704-545-9726

Planner Director - John Hoard ................. 704-545-9726

Code Enforcement Officer Margie Nichols, CZO ............................... 704-545-9726

Town Engineer - Steve Frey ................. 704-545-97266

Animal Services Clear Creek Animal Hospital www.clearcreekanimalhospital.com ....... 704-537-8405

Fullwood Animal Hospital www.fullwoodanimalhospital.com .......... 704-545-2235

Mint HIll Animal Hospital www.minthillanimalhospital.com ............ 704-545-3422 Sycamore Animal Clinic www.sycamoreanimalclinic.net .............. 980-938-0799

Libraries www.plcmc.org

Mint Hill Branch ...................................... 704-545-3932

Charlotte-Meck. Main Library ................... 704-336-2725

Oganizations Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce .............. 704-573-8282 www.minthillchamber.com Mint Hill Historical Society ...................... 704-573-0726 www.minthillhistory.com

Charlotte-Mecklenburg County www.charmeck.org

Mecklenburg Co. Area Mental Health ..... 704-336-6404 Mecklenburg Co. Board of Elections ...... 704-336-2133 Mecklenburg Co. Manager’s Office......... 704-336-2472 Homeless Support Services ....................704-926-0617 Veterans Services .................................. 704-336-2102 Women's Commission .............................704-336-3210 Mecklenburg Co. Health Department ..... 704-336-4700 Mecklenburg Co. Department of Social Services ........................ 704-336-3000

CARE line ................................. 704-336-CARE (2273) Help keep your neighbors safe, report child abuse, abuse of senoirs, or adults with disabilities. Mecklenburg County Adult Substance Abuse Services .................... 704-336-6404

Just 1 Call ............................................... 704-432-1111 A one-stop source of information and assistance for senior citizens, adults with disabilities, caregivers and service providers.

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation ............. 311 or 704-336-7600

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools ............. 980-343-3000 www.cms.k12.nc.us

Three Digit Dialing Social Services ...................................................... 211 Information Line ...................................................... 311 311 is the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County's phone number for non-emergency services and government information: Animals, Taxes, Road Improvements, Garbage and Recycling Pickup, Non-life Threatening Emergencies, Parks, Utility Services, and Storm Water. If you are calling from outside Mecklenburg County or if your cellular carrier will not connect you to 311, dial 704-336-7600. Directory Assistance ............................................... 411

North Carolina Road Conditions .............. 511

Connecting Line For Speech/Hearing Impaired ...... 711

Transportation Department of Transportation (DOT) ... 1-877-DOT-4YOU www.ncdot.org NCDOT DMV .......................................... 919-715-7000 www.ncdot.org/dmv

Driver’s License - Charlotte East Office ... 704-531-5563

Vehicle & License Plate Renewal Office ... 704-535-2525 Amtrak ................................................. 1-800-872-7245 www.amtrak.com

Charlotte Douglas International Airport .... 800-359-2342 www.charlotteairport.com

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) .... 704-336-RIDE www.ridetransit.org


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