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CONTENTS ON THE COVER

Mint Hill Madness, held annually on Memorial Day weekend, kicks off summer in the Mint Hill community with family fun, great music, delicious food, spectacular fireworks, and an all-American parade. Carnival rides vary from young children rides to those which accomodate all ages. The rides also vary from very thrilling to the calm and quiet ride of the ferris wheel.

The $1.8 million project to build a roundabout at the intersection of NC 51 and Idlewild Road was completed in August 2017

4-5 Welcome to Mint Hill 6 By The Numbers - Facts & Figures 8-13 Area Attractions & Things To Do 14 Recreation, Parks & Green Space 15 Future Athletic Park

Sportsplex at Matthews

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

Steven’s Creek Nature Preserve

18 Government

38 Groups / Organizations 41 Library

Voter Registration Post Office

42 Pet Care 44 Worship 45 Area Map 46 Phone Numbers & Links

20-21 Protecting and Serving 22-25 Mint Hill Police K9s 26-27 Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce

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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30-31 Experience The Charm of Yesteryear

32 Sports Teams

34-35 Healthcare

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WELCOME MINTHILL to

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Mint Hill is a community with big-city amenities and opportunities located on the doorstep of a great metropolis, while offering small town charm. The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Mint Hill Historical Society welcome you to the 2017-18 Community Guide. It has all the information you have come to expect in this annual publication - elected government officials, schools, parks, civic and volunteer organizations. Additionally, you’ll learn about local attractions, things to do, the history of the community, information about town improvements, and much, much more. In other words, this publication is a “one-stop” resource for what you need to know about Mint Hill. Please keep it on hand throughout the year and refer to it often. Today, Mint Hill has a population of more than 25,000. Located in the Piedmont section of North Carolina, Mint Hill is a fabulous place to live, work and play. It sits just east of the states largest city, Charlotte, NC. A growing number of people 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 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 executive-style homes, all at an affordable price. This Town reflects a balance of modest and upscale single-family homes, apartments, 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

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MINT HILL BY THE NUMBERS _________________________________________________________

26,236 Male Population ....................... 48.9% Female Population ..................... 51.1% Population .................................

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Percent of Population by Age Group (2010) Under 5 years .................................. 5.5% Persons Under 18 Years ............ 24.2% Persons 65 years and Over ....... 14.7% Median Age ....................... 43.6 Years _________________________________________________________

Population Mix (2010) White .............................................. 78.4% Black or African American ....... 12.3% Hispanic or Latino ......................... 8.3% Asian .................................................. 2.5% _________________________________________________________

Total Land Area .................... 25 Sq. Miles _________________________________________________________

Mint Hill Tax Rate ............................ $0.27 per $100 valuation _________________________________________________________

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Housing 2011-2015 Estimate Households ..................... 9,136 Median Household Income ....................................... $64,477 ___________________________________________

Income per capita in Mint Hill is

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Median household income in Mint Hill is

The overall crime rate is

51% Higher

than the national average

than the rest of North Carolina

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Median home value in Mint Hill is

30% Higher than the rest of North Carolina

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The average test scores in Mint Hill are

9% Higher than the national average

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High School graduation rate Mint Hill is

10% Higher than the rest of North Carolina

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Mecklenburg County Tax Rate .. $0.8387 per $100 valuation

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35% Lower Mint Hill is safer than

65% of the cities in the United States __________________________________________________________________

Fire Departments Serving Mint Hill ..................... 2 • Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department • Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department __________________________________________________________________

Recreation Public Parks .......................................................... 2 Sports Complex .................................................... 1 Golf Courses .......................................................... 2 Private Country Club .......................................... 1 Athletic Association ............................................ 1 __________________________________________________________________ Information from United States Census Bureau-www.census.gov and www.areavibes.com

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AREA CLIMATE Mint Hill residents enjoy four distinctive seasons. The comfortable year-round climate is ideal for strolling the firstrate 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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AREA ATTRACTIONS &

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WHATEVER THE SEASON, a visit to Mint Hill promises plenty of activities that will appeal to family members of all ages. In addition to historic sites, the town hosts an array of events throughout the year. Numerous groups and organizations also host events, including children’s seasonal events, food fests, music fests and carnivals. This list is by no means complete, visit www.minthill.com to check events that are added periodically. Please note that times, dates and locations are subject to change. Call ahead or visit the websites listed for verification of details.

INTERESTED IN HISTORY? CARL J. McEWEN HISTORIC VILLAGE

NC KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL

The Carl J. McEwen Historic Village is a true destination for history enthusiasts. Visitors come to the historic village to see and experience what life was like more than 100 years ago in Mint Hill. Historical exhibits include 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, gold assay office, blacksmith shop, woodwright shop, and various other buildings. Return for events held throughout the year such as Mint Hill Farmers Market, Discover Mint Hill, Christmas Gift Shop, and Christmas Tea. Rental facilities are also available to host private parties.

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.

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FAMILY FUN NIGHTS

Better When Fresh!

The Town of Mint Hill hosts a series of events for the months of April thru September. Events include a restaurant night supporting the arts; a movie night, three concerts and a back to school pep rally. The events are free. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and enjoy a variety of entertainment while supporting Mint Hill and the Arts and Science Council. For more information, visit www.minthill.com or email events@minthill.com __________________________________

MINT HILL FARMERS MARKET

SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN THE PARK

The Mint Hill Farmers Market brings local growers together so that health-conscious shoppers can get the freshest, healthiest, and most flavorable food possible. Along with tasty produce, vendors also supply fresh flowers, arts and crafts, and a variety of other local foods and products. Held each Saturday from May - October at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village.

Local artists and community members gather in Mint Hill for this annual event. 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. Wilgrove Park 7750 Jim Harper Lane Mint Hill, NC 28227

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As one of the Town’s most defining events, it’s no surprise that this annual weekend festival attracts thousands of people. This spectacular festival celebrates the founding of Mint Hill, starting the Friday night of Memorial Day weekend. Mint Hill Madness has something for everyone in the family: a parade, tantalizing tastes from a variety of food vendors, great music ranging from country to rock, carnival rides, games, and spectacular fireworks. In addition to all of this, guests have the opportunity to shop merchandise vendors and marketing sponsors. www.minthillmadnessfestival.org

MINT HILL ARTS Mint Hill Arts is 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, water-color, drawing, jewelry, weaving, and more. 11205 Lawyers Road, Suite A Mint Hill, NC 28227 980-226-5532 www.minthillarts.org


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Sponsored by the Mint Hill Police Department, this is a community police awareness-raising 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. This event is free and open to all residents of Mint Hill. www.minthill.com

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URBAN AIR TRAMPOLINE AND ADVENTURE PARK Urban Air offers a variety of fun activities with wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pit, dodgeball, obstacle course, slam dunk zone and climbing walls. This is a great venue for a kids birthday party or to have some family fun. 9108 Lawyers Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-992-7883 | www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com

POTTERY 51 Pottery 51 is a cooperatively run pottery studio with a large and wellequipped studio space that is shared by a diverse group of ceramic artists and potters. Services include studio space, classes, workshops, exhibits, special events and services to the community. 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227 http://pottery51.org

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Business Marketplace

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MINT HILL BUSINESS MARKETPLACE

SALUTE TO VETERANS

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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.

CHRISTMAS TEA

Network, expand and generate new leads with local businesses at this annual Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce event. Browse the numerous trade show booths of local businesses as they promote their products and services to the community. There’s lots of great giveaways and FREE admission. 704-573-8282 www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com _________________________________________

VETERANS BREAKFAST The Town of Mint Hill and the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce sponsors and hosts the Veterans Breakfast every year to honor local veterans. www.minthill.com _________________________________________

704-573-0726 | www.minthillhistory.com

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PATRIOTIC CONCERT Hosted by the Town of Mint Hill, this annual event is free. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a variety of entertainment while supporting Mint Hill. Held at Town Hall, this annual event also includes multiple bounce houses, family games, face painting, and food vendors. 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane Mint Hill, NC 28227 www.minthill.com

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Come celebrate the season at the Christmas 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. 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Mint Hill, NC | 704-545-4928 www.minthillhistory.com ____________________________________

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Area residents are invited to enjoy cookies, cocoa & cider served by Town officials as the Town's tree is lit to start the holiday season. www.minthill.com ____________________________________

SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY 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. 704-573-8282 www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com ____________________________________

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WHAT’S ON TAP Barking Duck Brewing Company is a dog friendly brewpub nestled in Mint Hill, serving hand crafted, small batch beers, wine and cider. Brewed onsite, the beer lineup is crafted to bring friends together with a broad range of styles. 4400 Morris Park Dr Suite O/R Mint Hill, North Carolina 28227 www.barkingduckbrew.com With a rotating selection of 40 taps of draft beer and cider, Pour 64 is the perfect place to please everyones palate. This laid-back taproom offers everything from IPAs, wheats, pale ales, porters/ stouts, lagers/pilsners and much more. And if you want to take some home with you, just pick your

favorite brew and have a growler filled. 4410 Mint Hill Village Lane #103 Mint Hill, North Carolina 28227 http://pour64.com ___________________________________________

HOW ABOUT A GLASS OF WINE? Vintners Hill fulfills the town’s need for an approachable wine bar with a sophisticated wine list, friendly service and inviting ambiance. Offerings include a large variety of eclectic, boutique wines, local craft beers, and delicious vino-friendly cuisine. Grab a seat at the long bar, catch up with friends in the lounge, or sit outside on the patio in front of a cozy firepit. 7427 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Suite #108 Mint Hill, North Carolina 28227 http://vintnershill.com

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RECREATION, PARKS AND GREEN SPACE Mint Hill families and visitors alike enjoy our parks and green spaces, along with a diverse selection of recreational choices for everyone, including soccer, baseball, sand volleyball, disc golf, and biking.

MINT HILL PARKS AND RECREATION 8850 Fairview Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227 The Town of Mint Hill owns, operates, and maintains two local parks. The parks are open to the public seven days a week. Both parks maintain athletic fields for organized and free-play sports, facilities for residents to engage in physical activities and serve as host site for family-friendly events. www.minthill.com

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; sand volleyball court; and a one mile nature trail. There’s plenty of parking as well as a full concession stand and large restrooms. 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.

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK 8850 Fairview Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227 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

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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 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 If you want to show your team spirit, go one of manylocal 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. www.mhaa.us


NEW ATHLETIC PARK

STEVEN’S CREEK NATURE PRESERVE

Brief Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227

PROPOSED AMENITIES

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Baseball Stadium

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Soccer Fields

Architect rendering of the baseball stadium plaza entrance

As one of its top projects, the Town of Mint Hill is working diligently to build a new Athletic Park across the street from the existing Mint Hill Athletic Association on Brief Road. 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. Mint Hill residents have been very active in helping town officials determine what types of recreation facilities are wanted and needed in the community. This much anticipated complex will include two natural turf multi-sport fields, one synthetic turf multi-sport field, a full-size baseball field with lighting, a playground, picnic shelters, concession facilities, restrooms, a walking path and approximately 300 parking spaces. Construction is estimated to take approximately 10 months to construct, with the natural turf areas taking additional time to become established and ready for play.

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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

A 280 acre nature preserve is coming to Mint Hill. Once completed, visitors will be able to lose themselves in the tranquil scenery of rich forest, flora and fauna. The $7.2 million nature preserve will boast a 12,000 square foot Visitor Center building that will provide nature-based programs and education. Located just inside the I-485 outer belt, the entrance will be along Thompson Road. Stevens Creek flows through the nature preserve and into Goose Creek. Goose Creek provides habitat for a rare, federally endangered frewhwater mussel known as the Carolina Heelsplitter. This nature preserve will be made possible because of Mecklenburg County’s 2008 Parks Bond Package. Funding for the project is entirely provided by the county. This will be the 4th regional nature preserve and will serve the Southeast portion of the county.

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For more information visit: www.minthill.com Rendering of the nature center

MECKLENBURG COUNTY SPORTSPLEX AT MATTHEWS 1505 Tank Town Road | Matthews, NC 28105 The Sportsplex at Matthews is an athletic facility that consists of 9 synthetic turf fields, 2 grass fields and a 2,500 seat grass stadium. All fields are multipurpose fields that can accommodate a variety of sports; soccer, lacrosse, football, field hockey, rugby, etc. The Stadium has a two story field house with home, away, and referee locker rooms. The top floor of the field house is a 90-person conference room that is available to rent. The Sportsplex also has two playgrounds and roughly 2 miles of paved trails.

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GOVERNMENT Since its incorporation in 1980, Mint Hill has made a name for itself through open, responsive town government. The Town of Mint Hill is governed by a nonpartisan mayor and board of commissioners, elected at-large biannually. They all work together to adopt laws, set standards, levies taxes, directs expenditures, approves contracts, and determines municipal policy. They all seek to involve the community and are committed to a high standard quality of life. Town commissioners hold regular meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Check the town’s website for updates.

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*Please Note: All elected officials listed are accurate at time of printing. They are subject to change with results of election.

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_________________________ Mayor Ted H. Biggers _________________________ Mayor Pro Tem Katrina "Tina" Ross _________________________ Commissioner Dale Dalton _________________________ Commissioner Carl Ellington _________________________ Commissioner Richard Newton _________________________ Town Manager Brian Welch _________________________

_________________________ Executive Assistant Sheryl Smith _________________________ Town Clerk Michelle Wells _________________________ Finance Director Naida Sergel _________________________ Human Resources Director Robin McCombs _________________________ Director of Public Works Chris Cochrane _________________________ Planning Director John Hoard _________________________

_________________________ Planner Chris Breedlove _________________________ Code Enforcement Officer Margie Nichols _________________________ Town Engineer & Public Works Director Steve Frey _________________________ Program Support Assistant Candice Everhart _________________________


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PROTECTING AND SERVING Safety is top of the mind for anyone looking for a great quality of life 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

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

Mint Hill Police Department 7151 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd. P.O. Box 690940 Mint Hill, NC 28227 Non-Emergency: 704-545-1085 www.minthill.com The mission of the Mint Hill Police Department is to fulfill its duties in a fair, professional, and dignified manner so as to inspire and maintain the public's confidence and trust by enhancing the quality of life through partnerships with the citizens of Mint Hill.

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The Mint Hill Town Police Department partners with CrimeReports.com to provide a way for the public to stay informed. Mint Hill residents can view an online map with all of the crimes in their area. Sign-up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically emails recent crime activity, or submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to law enforcement. The map will be updated every 24 hours. CrimeReports is the largest and most accurate online resource for up-to-date crime information. With this service the department has an online crime map which maps and analyzes crime data, alerts citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Mint Hill Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur. Access your local crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email crime alerts at www.CrimeReports.com Mint Hill, North Carolina

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Sergeant Gilman & Tazz

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Blitz


Behind the scenes with Mint Hill's Four-legged Officers [Written by Penelope McClenny]

K9 Officer Tazz

K9 Officer Blitz

In a society seemingly full of canine enthusiasts, Sergeant Billy Gilman of the Mint Hill Police Department didn't originally consider himself a huge fan of Fido. What does motivate him, however, are the missions that keep society safe, including the apprehension of illegal drugs, the pursuit of suspects, and the recovery of lost children. After discovering the instrumental role a partner with paws can play in each of these situations, Gilman now gladly spends 24 / 7 with his four-legged fellow, a Belgian Malinois named Tazz. "I spend more time with this dog than I do my own kids," he said recently. "If I go to work, he goes to work. If I go to court, he goes to court." Gilman considers these long days, including a minimum of 6 hours of weekly training, to be a valid investment for his goals as a police officer. "My motivation on the street as a cop was the criminal apprehension aspect. I saw myself working a dog to assist me in that process of locating drugs...because the dog's nose is so much Officer Kyle Lang & Blitz

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intently on his training for recovering missing persons.

"I don't want to ever have to look at a parent's face and go back to talk to them after I used my dog and did not succeed (in finding a missing child)," he said. "That's why I commit to my training." The Mint Hill Police Department reopened its K-9 program in 2013, and now includes Tazz as well as Blitz, a

guns with trace amounts of drug

suspect may be hiding inside a home

residue, Gilman explained.

or building. Rather than sending

These impressive discoveries, as well

multiple officers into the structure to begin a blind search, officers may send

Dutch Shepherd with handler Officer

as Blitz's help three years ago in locat-

Kyle Lang. With 80 percent of their

ing two missing children and his more

Tazz or Blitz, whose smell often leads

work focusing on uncovering illegal

recent apprehension of two suspects in

them to a suspect much sooner. In

narcotics, the dogs have logged

a series of break-ins to local vehicles,

addition, suspects are more apt to

impressive statistics over the past sever-

help to well justify the dogs' high

surrender once they see the intimidat-

al years with the department.

pricetags of $6,000-$8,000.

Since 2014, for instance, the depart-

"Something that most working

ing face of a K-9 dog, leading to surrender without engagement or use of

canine teams understand fully that

force. A similar strategy also works

than 200 seizures of marijuana and 40-

ordinary citizens may not are that

well doing searches within large build-

50 discoveries each of heroin, metham-

these working K-9s are a huge asset

ings, Gilman said.

phetamines and other drug parapher-

to a police department if utilized

nalia. In addition, Mint Hill K-9 officers

correctly," Gilman said. "Our police

such as a clothing store or grocery

have also helped locate 25 illegally

department is able to reduce what we

store, it takes many officers. For one,

possessed firearms. While the dogs

called actual man hours. Therefore, the

if a suspect is believed to still be inside,

canines are a force multiplier."

a perimeter must be set up.

ment's canines have helped with more

are not specifically trained to locate weapons, their sense of smell for narcotics means they often uncover

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Tazz and Blitz demonstrated their skills during the annual National Night Out event held in August at Veterans Memorial Park

Mint Hill, North Carolina

For example, Gilman and Lang are often called when officers believe a

"As an example, to clear a business

Most of the time, this is a minimum of four officers to cover each side of a


building," Gilman said. "To safely clear

for so much. The dog is already an

inside the store, another 2-5 officers

expensive cost."

enter, weapons out, opening every

Each year, Kline organizes the

door, checking every closet, etc. until it

Canine Carnival, a family-oriented

is known to be safe for employees to

event with contests and a silent

enter or a suspect is found. This takes

auction to help benefit rescue dog

approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.

programs as well as the Mint Hill K-9

Our canines, Blitz and Tazz, clear these

unit.

buildings within 10-15 minutes allow-

"By having a fundraiser like this,

ing the investigation to continue and

we can raise funds to help out the

not get bogged down."

canines and the equipment they

Behind every successful narcotic discovery or peaceful suspect appre-

need," she said. These events give the public a

hension comes hours of weekly

chance to meet Blitz and Tazz, two

training, Gilman said, often shared

of the town's most dedicated officers.

with other agencies including

Gilman also maintains a Facebook

Matthews, Pineville and the Union

page, Mint Hill Police K-9 Unit, with

County Sheriff's Department. From

updates on the dogs' training and

searching for keys in an open field to

successes.

tracking a scent along a traveled, mile-long asphalt road, the officers

With the guide of dedicated trainers and the support of a grateful

work hard to make sure their dogs

community and with a career that

have every skill possible to keep the

typically spans six to eight years,

public safe.

Mint Hill K-9 officers Tazz and Blitz

"We simply train to win and push

are proof that even the tough

the difficulty of the track every time,"

demands of policing can still fit well

Gilman said.

within a dog's life.

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Fun Facts About K9 Police Dogs

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The Greeks, Persians, Babylonians, And Assyrians Were The First Cultures To Use Dogs For Policing Police Dogs Were First Used In 1907 In New York City A K9 Dog’s Sense Of Smell Is At Least 10,000 Times More Acute Than Ours K9 Officers Can Search An Area Four Times Faster Than Human Beings Can, And With Much Higher Accuracy K-9 Officers Can Be Male Or Female Each K9’s Career Only Lasts About 6-8 Years K9 Officers Keep Billions Of Dollars Of Drugs Off Streets Sometimes Police Dogs Can Stop A Criminal Just By Intimidation. A Low Growl Or A Bark From A Fierce Police Dog Is Pretty Scary K-9 Officers Live With Their Handlers. This Promotes A Better Bond.

Source: www.instantcheckmate.com/crimewire/post/22incredible-facts-you-need-to-know-about-k9-police-dogs/

Tazz and Blitz's valuable service to the community definitely does not go unnoticed. While the initial cost may be steep, community support means the department rarely has to earmark K-9 care in its annual budget. "It's almost community funded yearly," Gilman said, adding that everything from weekly groomings to veterinary check-ups and dog food are donated by such local businesses as Sycamore Animal Clinic, Mint Hill Animal Hospital, Barks, Bones & Biscuits Bakery and several local businesses that either donate their space for training or stage annual fundraisers. "It means so much to me that I am able to do something that impacts the community," said Robyn Kline of Barks, Bones & Biscuits Bakery. "I realize that our tax dollars are only going to pay Mint Hill, North Carolina

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Welcome to Mint Hill The best small town in North Carolina

W

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 • Welcome to Mint Hill Magazine • Membership in the NC Chamber Federation • Ambassador Program, Mint Advantage & Friends of the Chamber • Mint Hill Business Womens Network Breakfast (Monthly)

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

VISIT YOUR CHAMBER WWW.MINTHILLCHAMBEROFCOMMERCE.COM

For more information contact Paige McKinney, 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

www.minthillhistory.com

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

Visit

A HISTORIC VILLAGE

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.

Feel

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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VOLUNTEERS

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.

JOIN THE HERD BE A BARN RAISER

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


Experience the charm of yesteryear Stroll through the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village and it is easy to envision

cent log cabin moved to the village last

what life might have been like in Mint

year and see the massive stone chimney

Hill more than one hundred years ago.

that has just been completed. Watch

That has been the ultimate long-term

for notification of upcoming weaving

goal of the Mint Hill Historical Society.

classes and hearth cooking classes in the

During Farmers Market season, the

spring.

bustling village opens the doors of uniquely period appropriate buildings

ed the exciting two-day event in Mint

the One-room Schoolhouse, the Country

Hill to watch bull riding, barrel racing,

Store and the Gold Assay Office, which

calf roping and many other events

recently added a new brick smelter.

while eating BBQ, hotdogs, and funnel

Also, this year several supporting Scout projects. Experience farm life by searching for eggs in the hen house,

cakes. The Second Annual High School Rodeo will be in April 2018. Yee Haw! The Farmers Market is celebrating its 12th year with fresh local vegetables

visiting the pig pen and seeing corn

and meats, free range eggs, teas, jellies,

ground into meal in the Biggers’ Mill,

pickled vegetables, baked goods includ-

driven by a hit and miss engine. If you

ing bread, pies, cakes and cookies. Also

have not visited the village in a while

check out the handmade jewelry, bird-

you will see a huge difference. Walk

houses and unique crafts. Listen to the

down the Erskine Phillips Trail which

fiddles and banjos in the bandstand

encircles the property. Find inviting

while enjoying the best Mint Hill

benches along the way, and trees and

hotdogs and lemonade.

undergrowth labeled for easy identifiMint Hill, North Carolina

This year the MHHS hosted its first High School Rodeo. Thousands attend-

including the Country Doctor's Office,

farm buildings have been added as

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cation. Follow the trail to the magnifi-

The MHHS is governed by a board of


directors. We have one full time and four-part time employees. Dedicated volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Knowledgeable, costumed docents lead tours of school children each week. Tours and programs are researched and appropriate for every age level so that every child and adult, hears well documented stories that enhance and expand their understanding of history. Training sessions for volunteers are held each spring. Contact the MHHS office for details. In December, the community comes to the Christmas Tea which is a fun, delicious and exciting fund raiser for the MHHS. The one room schoolhouse is transformed into a Victorian Tea Room where black tea and wassail are served from silver teapots by MHHS members. Savory and sweet delicacies are prepared each day by the kitchen volunteers. Recipes are tested throughout the year to find the newest and the best for guests.

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SPORTS TEAMS Sports represent a major part of Greater Charlotte’s culture, and the diehard fan bases of all the area’s athletic teams certainly prove it.

CAROLINA PANTHERS National Football League www.panthers.com The Panthers began play in 1995 as one of two expansion teams to begin play that year. The teams home field is Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte. The Panthers have reached the playoffs seven times, advancing to four NFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls. They have won six division titles, one in the NFC West and five in the NFC South. CHARLOTTE HORNETS National Basketball Association www.nba.com/hornets The Hornets were originally established in 1988. 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. The Hornets play their games inside the Spectrum Center, and the excitement within the arena is absolutely couragious.

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS American Hockey League www.gocheckers.com The Charlotte Checkers are a minor-league professional ice hockey team and are the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Checkers play their home games at Bojangles' Coliseum. CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS Minor League Baseball www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t494 The Charlotte Knights are a minor league baseball team as the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The Knights play at the 10,000+ seat BB&T Ballpark located in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights consistently pack the ballpark with fans and have led Minor League Baseball in average attendance per game for the thee consecutive seasons. CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE United Soccer League www.charlotteindependence.com The Charlotte Independence joined USL as an expansion team in September 2014. The team, owned and operated by Queen City Soccer Club LLC, began play in the spring of 2015. They are affiliated with the Major League Soccer (MLS) team the Colorado Rapids. The soccer club plays their home games at the 2,300-seat Sportsplex at Matthews stadium.

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 Mint Hill residents are fortunate to be served by an outstanding health care community Led by two major healthcare networks, Novant Health and Carolina’s Healthcare, residents and visitors of Mint Hill take comfort in knowing that they have access to numerous medical facilities with exceptional reputations. There is also easy access to a collection of specialty facilities and medical practices offering a wide variety of services including primary care, cardiology, physical therapy, dental and orthopaedics, and senior care. Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Office Building

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. An 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 26,500 square-foot Women’s Center features labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites. 1500 Matthews Township Parkway Matthews, NC 28105 704-384-6500 | www.novanthealth.org

Located at the corner of Albemarle Road and I-485, this facility opened in November 2016. As part of Novant Health’s new 80-acre medical campus being developed, this 13,500-square-foot facility includes primary care, pediatric, and OB/GYN care. 8110 Healthcare Loop | Mint Hill, NC 28215 704-316-2310 www.novanthealth.org/mint-hill-medicalcenter.aspx

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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. 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. This 29,000 square-foot emergency facility offers full service emergency care with doctors who are board-certified 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 many other medical emergencies. CMC-Harrisburg also includes a fullservice 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. 10545 Blair Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-863-9500 www.carolinashealthcare.org/ charlotte-medical-clinic


Construction of the Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center

Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center This long-awaited full-service community hospital is scheduled to open its doors by October 2018. The gleaming new 150,000 square-foot hospital will include 36 beds as well as ten observation beds for those with injuries not serious enough to be admitted. Additionally, there will be a 16-bay emergency department with

surgical services, a laboratory, pharmacy and imaging service. The hospital is being constructed on an 80-acre medical campus that is being completed in phases. Once construction is completed the site will house the hospital, a 65,000 square-foot medical office building attached to the hospital and a free-standing medical plaza that opened in 2016.

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Go for Your Gold! [Helen Thamm] What does going for the gold mean to you? Is it completing a higher degree in your chosen field, such as an APRN or a CNS if you are in the nursing profession? Maybe your gold is attaining your first or a more responsible leadership position. It might be more a personal high goal, such as achieving peak physical and/or emotional wellness. Whatever is the golden goal, here are five ways to help you win your gold! 1) Be clear what your personal gold or gold standard is to you. Just wanting to become more successful, healthier, etc. is not enough. Think about Olympic athletes. They know exactly what they want to accomplish. 2) Make a plan to get to the golden goal. Athletes plan their workout times to develop their skills to super high levels. To attain a higher degree, part of your plan may be to research distance learning programs so you can work while you continue your education. 3) Learn whatever new skills you need to get to your goal, such as taking classes to prepare you for a higher position and maybe engaging a mentor or coach’s help. 4) Focus on how great it will feel to have your metaphorical gold medal around your neck when you start to feel discouraged. You can bet every athlete has wanted to quit at one time or another. There is nothing sadder than

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LOCAL GROUPS / ORGANIZATIONS 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. Group

Address

Phone #

Website

Earp-Williams VFW Post #4059

11341 Bain School Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227

704-841-1472

http://myvfw.org/nc/post4059/

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

Mint Hill Arts

11205 Lawyers Road, Suite 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 Chamber of Commerce

7900 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227

704-573-8282

www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com

Mint Hill Herb Guild

12303 Bain School Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227

704-545-4928

minthillherbguild.wordpress.com

Mint Hill Historical Society

7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227

704-573-2188

www.minthillhistory.com

Mint Hill Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 23450, Mint Hill, NC 28227

704-545-6231

www.kiwanis.org

Mint Hill Lions Club

7725 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227

704-545-9111

www.minthilllions.com

Mint Hill Masonic Lodge #742

10224 Lawyers Road, Charlotte, NC 28227

704-545-5583

www.minthilllodge.org

Mint Hill Women’s Club

P.O. Box 690512, Mint Hill, NC 28227

704-545-5354

Mint Hill Youth

7835 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227

www.minthillwc.com http://minthillyouth.weebly.com

MOMS Club of Mint Hill

www.momsclub.org

Rotary Club of Mint Hill

P.O. Box 690478, Charlotte, NC 28227

704-545-6231

http://minthillrotary.com

Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill

9229 Lawyer’s Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227

704-680-6533

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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 details. Mint Hill, North Carolina


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

FRIENDSHIP TRAYS (Local version of Meals on Wheels) Saint Luke Catholic 13700 Lawyers Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 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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EDUCATION Convenient, Quality Education Is At A Premium Mint Hill offers a full spectrum of educational options for you and your family. There is a wide range of public and private pre-K through 12th grade schools, making it easy for parents to find the perfect fit for their children. For secondary and continuing education, there is a multitude of colleges and universities available in the greater Charlotte area.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) General Information 980-343-3000 www.cms.k12.nc.us Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Magnet Schools 980-343-5030

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

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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 Carolina-Charlotte 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


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. Mint Hill Library offers many activities for adults, teens and children 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

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Office Location: 741 Kenilworth Avenue 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 Mint Hill, North Carolina

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PET CARE Animal Care & Control Division 8315 Byrum Drive | Charlotte, NC 28217 Local Phone ........................................................... 311 Out of County ....................................... 704-336-7600 Business Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm

Dedicated to making you and your pets a part of our family

Offering a Wide Range of Full-Service Veterinary Care: • Acupuncture • Behavior Issues • Cardiology

• Dermatology • Dental Care • Emergency • Endocrinology • Eye Care • Flea and Tick Prevention • Internal Medicine

• Laboratory Diagnostics • Nutrition • Pain Management • Pharmacy • Radiology • Surgery • Ultrasound • Vaccinations

Monday 8am-6pm Tuesday 8am-7pm Wednesday 8am-1pm Thursday 8am-7pm Friday 8am-6pm Saturday 8am-1pm

7210 Matthews-Mint Hill Road • Mint Hill, NC 28227 Phone: 980-938-0799 • Fax: 980-938-0988 www.sycamoreanimalclinic.net www.facebook.com/sycamoreanimalclinic

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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 freelicense 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. • 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. 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 online go to www.petdata.com or call 1-877-835-8523


North Carolina State Law requires every dog and cat four months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies. This law also applies to ferrets within the city limits of Charlotte. This vaccine must be administered by a licensed veterinarian. In North Carolina, the animal's first rabies shot is good for one year and subsequent vaccinations are valid for three years. 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 your animal does not have a valid rabies vaccination. Mecklenburg County has a strict leash laws that apply to all animals except cats. Animals must be on a leash, contained within a fence or an operable and marked invisible fence. ALL dog owners that take their dogs for walks in their neighborhoods and/or in public parks (not designated as a dog park) are required to keep their dogs on leash and under physical restraint at ALL TIMES. To report an animal at large, call 311.

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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 houses of worship. 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 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

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

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

Dulin’s Grove Advent Christian 11200 Arlington Church Rd Charlotte, NC 28227 704-545-5893 Faith Baptist 6840 Wilson Grove Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-0937

Hickory Grove Baptist 5715 Wilgrove Mint Hill Rd Mint Hill, NC 2822 704-573-0206 Holy Trinity Orthodox 9412 Idlewild Road Charlotte, NC 28227 704-537-7382

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

Medical Care

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

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

Novant Health Lakestide Pediatrics Charlotte Medical Clinic ................... 704-316-2312

Novant Health Lakeside Family Physicians & Urgent Care .................................. 704-316-2310

Novant Health Mint Hill OB/GYN ...... 704-316-2338

Novant Health Pulmonary Medicine South ................................. 704-316-2154 Mint Hill, North Carolina

www.charmeck.org

Charlotte-Mecklenburg County 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

Mecklenburg County Adult Substance Abuse Services .................... 704-336-6404

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

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

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

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

Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Office Building www.novanthealth.org

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

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

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

Novant Health Express (Mint Hill) ................. 704-316-3601 www.novanthealth.org Novant Health Carolina Family Physicians .... 704-537-0020 www.nhcarolinafamilyphysicians.org

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

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

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

Novant Health Pine Lake Family Physicians .. 704-384-9920 www.nhpinelakefamilyphysicians.org

North Carolina Poison Control Voice/TDD/TTY ................ 1-800-222-1222

Resident Recycling Center Hickory Grove Recycling Center at 8007 Pence Road ................................ 704-376-9359 www.charmeck.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

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Utilities

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

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

Animal Services

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

www.plcmc.org

Libraries

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

Social Services ...................................................... 211 Information Line ...................................................... 311 CharMeck 311 serves as the customer contact center providing information and services for customers in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Solid Waste Services, Storm Water, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Water, Neighborhood & Business Services and Charlotte Department of Transportation, Park and Recreation, Tax Collections & Assessment, Land Use & Environmental Services and the Sheriff’s Office If you are calling from outside Mecklenburg County or if your cellular carrier will not connect you to 311, dial 704-336-7600.

Three Digit Dialing

Directory Assistance ............................................... 411

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

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

Department of Transportation (DOT) ... 1-877-DOT-4YOU www.ncdot.org

Transportation

NCDOT DMV .......................................... 919-715-7000 www.ncdot.org/dmv

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

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

Vehicle & License Plate Renewal Office ... 704-535-2525

Oganizations

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

Charlotte-Meck. Main Library ................... 704-336-2725 Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce .............. 704-573-8282 www.minthillchamber.com

Mint Hill Historical Society ...................... 704-573-0726 www.minthillhistory.com

Amtrak ................................................. 1-800-872-7245 www.amtrak.com

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


Mint Hill, NC 2017-18  

2017-18 Annual Visitor and Newcomer Welcome Magazine provided by the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Mint Hill Historical Society.

Mint Hill, NC 2017-18  

2017-18 Annual Visitor and Newcomer Welcome Magazine provided by the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Mint Hill Historical Society.