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contents 5 Welcome to Mint Hill

24 Healthcare

5 Facts & Figures

25 Senior Nutrition Program

6 Location 8-9 10 Fun-Filled Things to See & Do

25 Mecklenburg County Health Department 25 Library

10-13 Mint HIll Chamber of Commerce Biz Expo 14 Area Professional Sports Teams 15 Government 15 Police Department 15 Fire Departments 16-17 Mint HIll Chamber of Commerce 18-19 Mint Hill Historical Society

25 Post Office 25 Voter Registration

Sometimes referred to as the Charlotte Outer Loop, Interstate 485 provides 4 interchanges for easy access into Mint Hill. The I-485 beltway runs within 1.5 miles of the South Carolina state line, and within 20 feet of the Cabarrus County line at the Rocky River Road exit. The entire Outer Loop is within Mecklenburg County's boundaries, and never crosses into South Carolina or any neighboring counties.

26 Education 28 Civic Groups 29 Shop Local, Buy Local 30 Worship 32 Phone Numbers & Links 33 Area Map

20-23 Save Bain

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. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gobizwell. Special thanks to Cardinal Graphics, Inc. for printing this publication.

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Location Mint Hill’s proximity makes it a desirable location for business, cultural events, and residential living. The intersection of NC 51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) and Lawyers Road is the center of Mint Hill and is known as “the Square”. This is about 18 miles from downtown Charlotte. This was the second of three areas to be developed with commercial centers. The “Square” has been landscaped and provides a friendly appeal to local citizens. The original town was located on Highway 218 and now is the location of the Fire Department as well as shopping centers, banks, restaurants and several of the town’s oldest commercial buildings. The southern leg of Interstate 485 provides 4 interchanges between Blair Road and Idlewild Road for easy access into town. Access to the major highway systems of I-85 and I-77 are also within minutes of Mint Hill.

As you turn the pages of this magazine, discover a great place to live, work and play. Please keep in mind, this is only a snapshot of what Mint Hill truly has to offer. You must spend some time here to see what is truly meant by having a hometown feeling. With our history and location near the bustling city of Charlotte, many choose to locate here out of the hustle and bustle of a larger community. With our great restaurants, unique shopping opportunities, excellent medical facilities and educational options, it’s no wonder that our future looks bright and exciting. We hope you enjoy the experience that begins with this publication. Thanks for checking us out!

Surrounding communities include Matthews, Stallings, Indian Trail, Harrisburg, and Charlotte. With Mint Hill’s location just outside of the always-bustling city of Charlotte, commuting residents and visitors take pleasure in the area’s lack of congestion and ease of travel. Local thoroughfares make getting around town a cinch, and the nearby Interstates offer efficient regional travel to some of the state’s metropolitan centers, beaches, or mountains. If you’re looking for a way to save on gas, check out the Charlotte Area Transit’s (CATS) Park and Ride. Park at any Park and Ride location around the region and catch your bus, vanpool or carpool. Charlotte currently operates the largest transit system between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, GA. The system operates more than 40 local routes, transporting more than 18 million passengers each year. Four airports are located within proximity to the town of Mint Hill. Ranked as one of the top 20 busiest airports in the United States, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located about 19 miles west of Mint Hill. The Wilgrove Air Park is located approximately 2 miles north of town. The Monroe Regional Airport is located 12 miles to the south and Goose Creek Municipal Airport is located 8 miles to the southeast. For another option of transportation, Amtrak provides rail service to cities throughout the nation and is located about 10 miles from Mint Hill in Charlotte.

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Mileage Chart Matthews, NC ............ 6.4 miles Stallings, NC ...............9.1 miles Indian Trail, NC ......... 10.2 miles Harrisburg, NC ......... 11.8 miles Charlotte, NC ........... 14.3 miles Columbia, SC ............ 107 miles Raleigh, NC ............... 139 miles Knoxville, TN ............. 244 miles Atlanta, GA ............... 258 miles Washington, DC ........ 402 miles Source: Google Maps

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Welcome to

Mint Hill Population

23,956 2012 estimate

Total Land Area

25 Square Miles

Town of Mint Hill Tax Rate

$0.275 per $100 valuation

Mecklenburg County Tax Rate

$0.8387 per $100 valuation

Form of City Government

Council, Mayor & Manager

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It is believed that Mint Hill was settled around 1750, by settlers from Pennsylvania and Maryland. In 1770, the settlers established Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. In 1889, The Bain Academy, endowed by the Church, opened as a boarding school. It had almost 160 students when it burned at the turn of the century and was rebuilt in 1904 and turned over to the county school system in the early 1920’s.

Percent of Population by Age Group Under 5 years 18 years to 64 years 65 years and Over Median Age

5.5% 61.1% 14.7% 39.5

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Population Mix White Black or African American Hispanic or Latino Asian

78.4% 12.3% 8.3% 2.5%

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Town officials gave up their original charter in 1910 because Mecklenburg County refused to build roads through incorporated areas and roads were needed. It’s unclear how the Town of Mint Hill got its name; however, one theory is that gold coins were made during the gold rush in the early 1800’s. Diamonds and platinum were rumored to be found during this time period, too. Mint Hill is still considered a rare find, as the Town has low tax rates and a strong sense of community. The productive and involved residents of Mint Hill make the Town a

Veterans 2007-2011

2,067

Education Level for 25 years and over High school graduate Bachelor’s degree

90.9% 28.5%

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Real Estate Office/Business/ Professional Centers Light Industrial/Distribution Retail Centers

10 Centers 3 Parks 11 Centers

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Housing Total Housing Units 9,149 Homeownership rate 2007-2011 81.4%

wonderful and desirable place to live. The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Mint Hill Police Department,

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Mint Hill Historical Society, Mint Hill Athletic Association,

Median Household Income 2007-2011

Mint Hill Arts, Veterans of Foreign War Post #4059 and

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Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce are all valuable resources

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for Town residents and visitors alike. We encourage you to take an active role in these and other service organizations. On behalf of the elected officials, we welcome you to discover Mint Hill.

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Recreation Public Parks Sports Complex Private Country Club Golf Course Athletic Association

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Lots of fun for these Boy Scouts as they search for gold at the Carl J. McEwen Village

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FUN-FILLED THINGS TO SEE & DO IN MINT HILL

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY OUT FOR FUN-FILLED ATTRACTIONS. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN MINT HILL, YOU’LL HAVE NO TROUBLE FILLING YOUR DAYS WITH ACTIVITIES.

On The Cover Doc’s Front Porch plays “oldtime” music each Saturday at the Mint Hill Farmer’s Market. This is an open jam group where local musicians are welcome to join in the fun.

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STEP BACK IN TIME

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TAKE IN A GAME

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HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

Take an exciting and educational trip through the past at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village where visitors can learn about and see 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

If you want to show your team spirit, go to a sporting event. The Mint Hill Athletic Association offers athletic opportunities for local kids 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.

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 Park on Fairview which is at the intersection of NC Hwy. 218 and I-485. For more information go to www.koreanwarmemorialnc.com. The Salute to Veterans 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.minthill.com for more information. The Town of Mint Hill sponsors and host the Veterans Breakfast every year to honor our local veterans. For more information go to www.minthill.com.


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RELEASE YOUR INNER ARTIST 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. A full curriculum of classes is offered for adults and children in oils, watercolor, drawing, jewelry, weaving, and more. Mint Hill Arts is located at 1205 Lawyers Road, Suite A Mint Hill, NC. For information call 980-226-5532 or visit www.minthillarts.org. Pottery 51 provides cooperative facilities for students, potters and clay artists. An open house is held the first Friday of every month. Pottery 51 is located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC. For information call 919-996-9149 or visit www.facebook.com/Pottery51.

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GET OUT AND PLAY

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INDULGE YOUR INNER GEARHEAD

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HAVE COFFEE WITH A COP

Recreation in Mint Hill and its surrounding area is abounding, offering residents and visitors an array of outdoor pastimes sure to fit every interest. The Mint Hill Parks and Recreation Department maintains two public parks with many amenities including facilities to rent for special occasions. Park on Fairview is over 55 acres in size with two soccer fields surrounded by an asphalt bike/roller blade path. Other amenities include a full concession stand, large restrooms, racquetball and tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, and a nine hole disc golf course that 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 North Carolina. Park on Fairview is located at 8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill, NC. Park on Wilgrove Park was the first municipal park in Town dating back to 1974. It currently has 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 for kids to enjoy. Park on Wilgrove Park is located at 7750 Jim Harper Lane, Mint Hill.

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

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. Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. So pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee. Call the Mint Hill Police Department at 704-545-1085 for more information.

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 Olde Sycamore located only a few minutes from 1-485. 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 www.pinelakecountryclub.com for more information.

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CHOOSE LOCAL PRODUCE Visit the Mint Hill Farmers Market on Saturday’s from May - September to browse the work of local artisans and buy farm-fresh produce and concoctions. The local market encourages individuals to make healthy food choices and to support local farmers. Healthy, Organic, and Fresh! The Farmers’ Market is held at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village at 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd., Mint Hill, NC. Go to: www.facebook.com/pages/Mint-Hill-FarmersMarket/121507944536950

SHOW YOUR CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Mint Hill truly has the Christmas spirit & 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. The Christmas Tree Lighting event invites area residents to enjoy homemade cookies, cocoa & cider served by Town officials as the Town's tree is lit at the start of the holiday season. www.minthill.com. 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 for information. Every year the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce celebrates the holidays by providing lunch & entertainment to area senior citizens during the Senior Christmas Party. Call 704-573-8282 for details. Mint Hill, North Carolina

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Chamber Provides New Way to Grow

Date: March 13, 2014 Place: Blair Road United Methodist Church Family Life Center 9135 Blair Road Mint Hill, NC 28227

[ By Rebecca T. Dickinson ]

Open to the public Free admission For more information, visit www.minthillchamber ofcommerce.com or www.facebook.com/pages/ Mint-Hill-BusinessExpo/ 109087539601



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Whenever Boyd Davis walks into a hometown restaurant during work hours, he wears a bow tie. He says some people think a person, who wears a bow tie, works as an attorney. “I wear a bow tie because I stand out in a crowd plus it makes people smile,” Davis said. Davis is the Assistant Vice President at First Citizens Bank and Treasurer of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce. From his experience, he believes businesses grow when they find new ways to stand out. Davis and other chamber members want to promote hometown businesses through an annual expo. “The business expo focuses on your medium to small businesses,” Davis said. “A lot of times with the small businesses in a community like Mint Hill, they don’t have the advertising budget or the exposure that some of the big companies in Charlotte might have.” In 2012, chamber board members reexamined its mission. They reviewed what projects and events helped businesses and what did not. Six members of the chamber, including Davis, formed a separate committee. After it determined the chamber’s new mission, the committee planned for the expo. “When I think of a business expo, I think what a great opportunity to network, number one,“ Davis said, “number two, what a great opportunity for a business owner to expand and grow their business in a new channel, and also generate leads.” Members planned to host the event at Blair Road United Methodist Church on March 14, 2013. When registration opened, thirty businesses signed up, including three non-chamber members. According to Davis, interest in the expo immediately surged and the chamber created a waiting list. “We had about forty or fifty total interested business owners,” Davis said. “We were only able to allow thirty because of how we had the structure laid out.”


The committee planned for the business expo to be affordable for the vendors. Exhibit fees for chamber members cost $30 and non-members paid $55. It cost Sam’s Club, the title sponsor, $500. Three area sponsors, Rely on Local, BB&T and Scott Clark Toyota, paid $250 each. According to Davis, 70 percent of businesses have never participated in a business expo. The gymnasium at Blair Road provided ample space for vendors. Outside, business owners, chamber volunteers and the public had plenty of parking. “The first area you would see when you walk in is the main sponsor,” Davis said. “In the corners we had what we call the area sponsors.” To help vendors, the committee grouped similar businesses with area sponsors. For example, retail businesses were placed with other retail vendors, but Davis said vendors will be organized another way in 2014. Expos hosted in cities such as Charlotte become expensive. Larger businesses have more opportunities at expos and in advertising. According to Davis, “mom and pop” businesses shaped Mint Hill, but sometimes they could not afford the same prospects as larger businesses. The 2013 expo presented something different. “This gives business owners the opportunity to do something different and get different results,” Davis said. “There are a lot of moms and pops, and they really drive this economy.” In preparation for the event, the committee expanded the thought process of the expo as a three-dimensional project. Their plans included a workshop for businesses, the expo and makeover the chamber’s Web site. Executive Administrator Sandy Barnett, of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce created the theme “Grow at the Expo!” The logo incorporated a bright green color to emphasize growth. Three goals for the expo connected to the chamber’s mission: network, expand, and generate.

Committee members Sue Wolf, Bruce Petty, Sandy Barnett and Nancy Bradley worked to provide guidelines and workshops for business vendors to maximize their exposure at the expo. “If you’ve never participated in an expo or trade show, you might not know how it’s going to work,” Davis said. “You don’t know how you’re going to market your business.” Three weeks before the expo in February 2013, the free workshop for the participating businesses took place. “How do you market your booth?” Davis said. “Nancy put together some helpful tips.” Ten to fifteen businesses participated in the workshop that Bradley facilitated. Bradley led the event and discussed everything from how a vendor’s booth appearance is important to include a drawing and how to establish a follow-up process. Bradley taught them there is a short amount of time to contact a potential customer from an expo after it ends. If a business owner waits too long, the interest of the potential customer is gone. “We were very happy and very excited,” Davis said. Several people, who volunteered, never participated in an expo before.” On March 14, 2013, “Grow at the Expo!” introduced 200 people to 30 vendors. The event was free to the public. “At some business expos you have to pay a fee,”Davis said. Twelve volunteers helped with the event. They set up a stage for vendors‚ big giveaways. The main sponsor, Sam’s Club, had a drawing for a free T.V. People who entered were required to be present when the winner was announced. Davis said drawings are a great way to encourage people to stay the entire time. Wingate University’s Director of Marketing & Communications, Jeff Atkinson, was the keynote speaker. He announced winners of door prizes. Most vendors provided a key element, such as a prize or game, to encourage public participation. Prizes included gift certificates, free flower arrangements and memberships. The prizes were all donated by the vendors.

Photo’s from page 10:  Nate Huggins talks with Jeff Atkinson about Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care;  Title Sponsor, Sam's Club employees Josue, Adrian, Jamie and Brice;  Big Guys Pizza family: Dawn, Russ Sr. and Janet;  Yadkin Bank VP, Mike Cochrane, and employees. Photo’s from page 11:  MHCC Ambassador John Hurst welcomes Director Rodney Rothoff;  Biz Expo cake by Daphne's Bakery



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As the primary sponsor, Sam’s Club had four mini-commercials shown during the expo. The area sponsors had one mini-commercial each. A demonstration at an expo encourages participation and keeps people at the event. Including the workshop, the chamber encouraged business to business relationships. The event allowed similar businesses to connect with owners who are similar and different. Davis said feedback from Mint Hill Commissioner Tina Ross encouraged the committee. According to Davis, she called it a “great community event”. The chamber was excited with the expo’s first year, but Davis added it didn’t want to set its goals too high. “We have momentum to make it a better event,” Davis said. “Let’s build on what we’ve accomplished. Everyone was excited with the results. We didn’t lose money. We were able to make money.” From the money the chamber raises at events like the expo, it invests in events, including the expo, that support local businesses. The expo also exposes non-members to what the chamber of commerce offers businesses. Out of three non-chamber members at the event, two of them joined the chamber. “In 2014, the chamber’s top priority is the flow of events,” Davis said. Feedback from the 2013 “Grow at the Expo!” revealed a need for site coordination. Some space was wasted, and next year volunteers will measure everything at Blair. The committee plans to use a room near the gym for more businesses.





 With a better planned layout, the committee, which will still consist of six members, hopes it will become easier for the public and business owners to travel through.

Improved layout plans will allow the committee to bump participants up to 50. Currently, the business expo doesn’t have a main sponsor. Vendors involved in the expo last year can participate this year. The committee has 20 businesses on the waiting list. The budget will also change. “Our annual budget for the business expo this year was two-thousand five-hundred



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 MHCC Ambassador, Kathy Hudspeth, welcomes expo attendees;  Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates take part in the first annual expo;  MHCC Director, Bob Lucas, greets potential customers for All State;  Erin & Jason Fairfield of Refresh Construction & Design;  Area Sponsor BB&T: Anna Pancamo, Cheryl Gonzalez, Jim Colucci & staff;  Area Sponsor: Sandra Rheault of Scott Clark Toyota Rent A Car


dollars because of a grant funding gap,” Davis said. “We cut our expenses down because our budget was low. Our expenses came within two-hundred fifty dollars of our target.” For the 2014 expo, the committee has set a $5,000 budget. Another workshop prior to the expo is also planned. Davis would like to have an electronic template for businesses to give immediate feedback after the expo. The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce also underwent a makeover. Working with Mike Habenicht of Kaleidoscopic, a business that offers graphic design services to municipalities and businesses, the chamber had a new Web site with a multi-phase plan. The chamber wanted to make its Web site more accessible on Google. Phase one began in April. Davis said the chamber wanted to reach all businesses in the community. “He is a community business and chamber member,” Davis said. Habenicht programmed the Web site so that the chamber appeared first when a person did a Web search on Google. He also showed chamber board members how to log onto the Web site and see how many people have visited. Davis said he was impressed at the number of visitors online and how long they stayed on the Web site. “We’ve got to be able to reach businesses and the community,” Davis said. “What better way to do that is to update our Web site.” During the second phase, the chamber wants to create a tab for its business expo. The page for the expo will be listed like a banner advertisement,” Davis said. Mint Hill Business Expo is also a Facebook page. With more than 900 friends, the chamber posts news about the expo. Businesses and the public can stay connected to the expo online. Sandy Barnett will send an e-blast to participants from last year and encourage them to register. A second e-blast will be sent to other chamber members. The chamber will send more information to media outlets and post on the expo’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.minthill chamberofcommerce.com/event_details.php?BIZ-Expo-28 or www.facebook.com/pages/Mint-Hill-BusinessExpo/109087539601. February 1, 2014 is the deadline to register. 

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Cheer ‘Em to Victory

Charlotte is home to a variety of professional sports teams.

Carolina Panthers

Charlotte Bobcats

The Panthers are members of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team was established in 1993 and first competed in 1995. The team’s home field is the Bank of America Stadium, located in uptown Charlotte. panthers.com

The Bobcats play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Basketball legend, Michael Jordan is the teams chairman and CEO. They play their home games at Time Warner Cable Arena in center city Charlotte. bobcats.com

Charlotte Knights Charlotte’s baseball team is a AAA affiliate team of the Chicago White Sox. After 24 years, the historic Fort Mill Stadium just across the state line in South Carolina is no longer home to the Knights. The new BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte will now serve as the home field. charlotteknights.com

Charlotte Hounds Charlotte’s lacrosse team plays for the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) at the American Legion Memorial Stadium. The team made it’s first postseason appearance in 2013 in just its second year of MLL play. They fell short of the championship by a score of 10-9. charlottehounds.com

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Government Mint Hill is fortunate to have dedicated public servants working on behalf of the local citizens. The proactive government is a hands-on entity that continuously strives to make Mint Hill a town worthy to be called home for residents and businesses alike. 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. 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. Please check the town’s website at www.minthill.com for updates. The town presents a number of high-quality public services to the residents and businesses of Mint Hill including police and fire protection, library, construction and maintenance of streets and infrastructure, storm water drainage, recreational activities, cultural events, planning, zoning, housing and administrative services. In 2012, Mint Hill administrative staff moved into a brand new town hall. Located at Mint Hill Village off Matthews-Mint Hill Road, the building projects the vibrant, progressive image of the community. With approximately 19,000 square feet, the new town hall will accommodate Mint Hill’s projected growth-in town population and town staff-for at least the next 50 years. Built with today’s environmental needs in mind, the building is energy efficient with special attention devoted to providing a healthy place for town employees to work. This new structure will be an integral component of the downtown revitalization plan. It is a source of civic pride which celebrates Mint Hill’s history and keeps pace with current needs. The completion of the new town hall marks an end to a project that began towards the end of 2011.

Police Department

Fire Departments

P.O. Box 690940 Mint Hill, NC 28227 Administration: 704-545-1085 Fax: 704-545-7133 After Hours Non-Emergency: 704-847-5555

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

Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department

The Mint Hill Police moved into the former Town Hall after renovations to the building were completed in September 2013.

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

TOWN HALL 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-9726 Fax: 704-545-0802 www.minthill.com ____________________________ Mayor Ted H. Biggers ............704-545-9726 or 704-545-8588 ____________________________ Mayor Pro-Tem Lloyd Austin ............... 704-545-9726 or 704-493-0962 ____________________________ Commissioner Carl M. Ellington ........ 704-545-9726 or 704-564-4417 ____________________________ Commissioner _ Brenda McRae ............ 704-545-9727 or 704-545-7901 ____________________________ Commissioner Katrina "Tina" Ross .....704-545-6231 ____________________________ Town Manager Brian L. Welch ............ 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Deputy Town Manager D. Lee Bailey, AICP ..... 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Town Clerk Michelle Farrar ........ .. 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Deputy Town Clerk Doris Miller ............ ... 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Finance Naida Sergel .............. 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Human Resources Director Robin E. Edwards ....... 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Parks & Recreation Doris Miller ................ 704-545-9726 ____________________________ Public Works Director Tim Garner .................704-545-9727 ____________________________ Planner John Hoard ................ 704-545-9727 ____________________________ Planner Dana Clukey ...............704-545-9726 ____________________________ Code Enforcement Officer Margie Nichols, CZO ...704-545-9726 ____________________________

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Mint Hill Historical Society AT THE CARL J. McEWEN HISTORIC VILLAGE 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd. P.O. Box 23203 • Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-573-0726 • historical@bellsouth.net

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 • 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

Office Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-2PM Village Tours: Tuesday-Saturday by Appointment Admission: Children 5 and under - Free Students 6-18 years - $1.00 Adults 19-60 years - $5.00 Seniors 60+ - $4.00

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Mint Hill, North Carolina

A HISTORIC VILLAGE

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OUR RESTORED

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Mint Hill Country Doctor’s Museum

Ira V. Ferguson Store

circa 1890

circa 1900

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.

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 and other buildings reflect the rural nature of early Mint Hill.


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

Volunteers Special talents and skills such as conducting research, cataloging museum items, reconstructing and preserving buildings, serving as guides, and other levels of expertise are always needed and appreciated by the Mint Hill Historical Society.

Feel

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LIFE IN THE DAYS OF YORE Be on the lookout for our Raising A Barn Fundraiser. Go to our website for more information.

The Ashcraft School Surface Hill Gold Mine Assay Office

circa Late 1800’s

circa 1800

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.

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.

Gardens The Herb Garden next to the doctor’s office includes plants such as mint and chamomile, used in treating patients. Farmer John’s Garden features flowers, vegetables and Osage orange trees.

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Home-grown and homemade can be found at the market, where local vendors, crafters, bakers and farmers sell their goods throughout the summer.

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.

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Save Bain:

Revitalization Begins

[ By Rebecca T. Dickinson ]

If you are interested in making a taxdeductible contribution, please send to: Mint Hill Historical Society Bain Restoration c/o Yadkin Valley Bank PO Box 691193 Mint Hill, NC 28227

John Bain

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Mystery shrouds the original truths of the building once known as Bain Academy. It is a story of a bachelor, a legendary architect, a church, rebuilding, six generations of students and what one community will do to save its history. When fire destroyed the original academy in 1903, Mint Hill citizens united to rebuild. Now, more than 100 years later, they will do it again. Closed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the former Bain Academy structure faced demolition. Mint Hill Commissioner Tina Ross, travel writer and Historic Bain publicity spokesperson, Carol Timblin; Dan Morrill, director of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission; retired art teacher, June Hood and the Mint Hill community disallowed it.

History The building, now called “Historic Bain,” is a landmark in Mecklenburg County. The Bain Restoration Committee, working under the umbrella of the Mint Hill Historical Society, judged its significance to the community, county and school system. “I had two children who went to school there and three grandchildren,” Timblin said. “I was active in the PTA.” During a time when many schools still taught in one room, the former Bain Academy hired teachers, who were college graduates. It was one of two graded schools in Mecklenburg County to prepare its students for college. The curriculum included science and the arts. Hood, who also took classes in the building as a child, later taught art to students in the same building. “It had a very high rate of highly educated teachers in the graded curriculum,” Hood said. It is also the oldest graded school in CMS’ history. In 1889, an 80-year-old bachelor named John Bain founded Bain Academy’s campus on part of 700


acres he inherited, according to Ross. He left it to Philadelphia Presbyterian Church along with a trust fund to help pay for the school. In the 1920s, the church turned it over to the school system. Enough money remained in the trust fund for the school until 1935. “John Bain saw the value of an education, and he wanted the children in this area to have an opportunity for an education,” Ross said. “There are several areas around town that reflect his prominence.” In memory of what Bain did for Mint Hill, the oldest male member of Philadelphia Presbyterian still carries Bain’s cane. After his death, the Bain Trust  was established and it provided $16,240 from 1889 to 1935. After the original school was destroyed by fire, Mint Hill built a new school with the surviving bricks, but more space was needed. Throughout Historic Bain’s 124 year history, Mint Hill teachers, students and citizens have seen buildings come and go. Architect Louis Asbury redesigned a new building. With his designs built in Charlotte, he was the first professionally educated architect in NC. According to Timblin, he was also the first architect from NC elected to the American Institute of Architects. His descendant, Louis Asbury IV, serves on the historical landmarks commission. He said Asbury built structures, especially schools and churches, all over the state. His styles included Tudor, Colonial and Neoclassical Revival. Besides academic excellence, Asbury put his signature styles to work on the two story building. Bain Academy included an auditorium, gymnasium, library, laboratory, ten classrooms and a bell tower. Timblin said some of the classrooms were for science instruction. Original plans in the 1924 design also included space for parking. “It has very high ceilings in the auditorium,” Ross said. “It’s got tongue-and-groove paneling on the ceilings underneath the drop ceiling the school system added at some point.” The auditorium and five classrooms remain today.



Damage Control Until a few years ago, CMS scheduled demolition of Asbury’s building because of environmental hazards and structural damages caused by age and previous renovations. According to Ross, it is difficult for the Bain Restoration Committee, Mint Hill commissioners or CMS to put an exact estimate on the renovation of what will become Historic Bain. According to Ross, estimates for the total restoration cost have ranged from $60,000 to $1.2 million. The cost, she said, is probably somewhere in between. “We don’t know exactly how much the renovation will cost, and that will be determined in large part by what building experts find once they get in there.” Estimates of upgrades to the building have been quoted at $250,000.

 An early photo of shows the 2-story structure with the bell tower on top;  Students standing on the steps of the side entrance;  The side entrance as it looks today.

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“The primary problem was that there were structural defects,” Chamberlain said. “We had a civil engineer come in, examine it and basically told us we had to make the necessary structure repairs.” According to Ross, the school district installed an air conditioning system across some of the beams in the auditorium. The beams couldn't support the heavy weight of the unit, which caused the beams to sag and pull apart in places. “Part of the damage was an air conditioning unit that was placed in the structure,” Chamberlain said. “We had a couple of different engineers look at the building, and we don’t really know exactly what it would take to fix it,” Ross said. “In a best case scenario, it would be easily returned to its original integrity with the air conditioning removed and the beams raised and pulled back together.” Wood around doors and window frames has rotted. Lead paint – commonly used in the Roaring Twenties – is toxic to children and adults.

“It would be important to have the lead paint removed,” Ross said. In two classrooms, asbestos is in the flooring material. Previous numbers showed the removal of asbestos could cost $3,500. Although the Town of Mint Hill is interested in saving the building, funds needed for restoration and the removal of environmental hazards is not in the budget. The Historic Bain Restoration Committee is raising money for a feasibility study. It will determine the total cost, the historical significance of the building and possibly make Historic Bain eligible for grant money. Chamberlain and Ross said the partnership between CMS and Mint Hill is a positive one. “The Mint Hill community has shown enough interest that we feel we should give them latitude to make the restoration happen,” Chamberlain stated. The Mint Hill Historical Society has been granted access to the building, and Chamberlain said there isn’t an imposed time limit.

The entrance along Bain School Road has welcomed thousands of students throughout the years

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Mystery of the Missing Bell Tower No one knows for certain what happened to the building’s second story. Original plans of Bain Academy show a bell tower and two skylights on the roof. According to Ross, the second story was removed in the 1950s. “The second floor has been removed; probably in the very early fifties,” Ross said. “That’s the best we can tell. The school system doesn’t have a record as to why that second floor was removed.” Documents of Historic Bain show the square-footage for the first and second floors one year. The next year reveals a different square-footage, Ross said. It is the amount of the missing second floor. During the past 20 years, the school district has spent money on new schools and replacing old buildings. “Most of the really old buildings that go back to that generation don’t exist anymore,” Chamberlain said. According to Hood, CMS tore the second half off when it built new structures on the school’s campus. “When I went there, the entire structure was there,” Hood said. “It would’ve been my dream that all of that would be left as it was. It was a very impressive building with the bell tower.” “The vestiges of those years are few and far between,” Chamberlain said. Although no one knows for certain what happened to the second floor, Ross visited the CMS



 director of building services. She received original designs of Asbury’s 1924 design. It showed the bell tower, sky lights, second floor and chalkboard designs. Ross said the design would become a guide for the committee and historical society to use in its future renovation of Historic Bain.

Saving Bain At one time, Hood said the school was the center of the community. Traveling theatre groups would arrive in town on a day’s notice and give a performance that night. “Bain made my world bigger,” Hood said. “If something important happened in Mint Hill, it happened at Bain School,” Ross said. Historic Bain Restoration Committee plans to make the building the center of the community again. Ideally, it would become a cultural center for science, studios for artists, classes for art lessons and seminars. To raise money for the feasibility study and restoration, the committee created, “Bain Daze.” At the Park on Fairview, Bain Daze hosted entertainers, contests, food vendors, handcrafters and nonprofits on September 21, 2013. According to Ross and Timblin, the event reflected “old-timey” family festivals once held in the community. “We had things like horseshoes and cakewalks and children’s games,” Timblin said. Events also included a mustache and beard competition and a women’s Victorian hat contest. An account has been set up at Yadkin Bank, and before BAIN DAZE the Restoration Fund was about $7,000. Donations to the Restoration Fund will only be used for the actual restoration costs, while the BAIN DAZE fund will be used for the feasibility study. 

 The students of Bain School pose for a group photo at the back side of the building, circa 1910-1912;  Unwanted plant growth is currently covering part of the structure;  The chimney on the back side of the school as it looks today.

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Healthcare Maintaining health and well-being is integral in the life of Mint Hill residents. The community is home to many established practices offering everything from primary care, physical therapy and chiropractic services to eye and dental care.

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; 704-863-9500; www.carolinashealthcare.org/charlotte-medical-clinic

Led by two major healthcare networks, Novant and Carolinas HealthCare, residents and visitors of Mint Hill can take comfort 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.

A 50-bed hospital is planned by Novant Health. The hospital will be located off Albemarle Road and I-485. The first phase will include a free-standing emergency department. Operating rooms and inpatient beds will be added later. Completion of this $90 million facility is scheduled for 2018.

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center is located just minutes away from Mint Hill, in neighboring Matthews. This 240,000 square-foot facility with 117 beds provides a wide range of health services including maternity, surgery, cardiovascular and cancer care. A fifthfloor expansion is currently underway which will add an additional 32 rooms. Their expert medical team delivers the care you need, close to home. 1500 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews, NC; 704-384-6500; www.novanthealth.org In today’s fast-paced society, it makes sense for families to have healthcare close to home and 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 along Blair Road, just off I-485.

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Senior Nutrition Program Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 11501 Bain School Rd. Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-336-3144 www.charmeck.org Meals served on-site and delivered to shut-ins; Referrals to other agencies. No referral needed to come and enjoy a hot lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. If you need your meal delivered to your home, call 704-336-4812 to register for this service. For home delivery, patient must be under a doctor's care and be homebound. Seniors can also register to get Ensure at low cost, if under a doctor's order to drink this supplement. Program Fees: No fees charged Eligibility: Must be 60 years of age or older

Mecklenburg County Health Department Information Line ................................................... 704-336-4700 Clinic Appointments ............................................. 704-336-6500

Library Dr. Stephanie Manning is dedicated to making a difference in her patients’ lives by providing exemplary dental care. The goal of her team is to make you part of their dental family and your experience as pleasant as possible. Services Include: • Invisalign • Implant Therapy • Limited Root Canal Therapy • Bonded Fillings • Porcelain Veneers • Teeth Whitening • Full Mouth Restoration

Mint Hill’s present library was completed in 1999 and serves the town of Mint Hill and surrounding communities. Located in the downtown area, the library offers over a wide selection of books, audio cassettes, audiotape books, CD’s and DVD’s. There are computers, study tables and multiple reading areas offered for the education and entertainment of adults and children. 6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road | Mint Hill, NC 28227 Ph: 704-416-5200 www.cmlibrary.org/Locations/branches.asp?id=13

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Education Afer 18 months of construction, the new Bain Elementary School, pictured below, openened it’s doors and welcomed its students for the 2013-2014 school year. The new building is on the grounds of the historic Bain Academy and adjacent to a portion of the school that was built in the 1980’s. Mecklenburg County commissioners approved building a new facility after it was determined it would cost less to construct a brand new building as opposed to renovating the existing structure. The project was part of a $156.4 million capital projects program. Construction of the new school was expected to cost about $11.5 million with a total project cost of $15.3 million, which included design work and furniture This newly constructed, energy-efficient school is a two-story building with approximately 82,000 square feet. As well as the 39 classrooms, there are computer labs, a media center, and areas specifically designated for art and music. The cafeteria/gymnasium has a handicap accessible stage and can seat 800 students. Flat-screen TV monitors outside the kitchen display lunch menus and facts about healthy foods. Kids will even be able to climb the rock climbing wall during physical education classes.

With the knowledge that excellent education is an invaluable investment in its residents’ lives, the Mint Hill area has ensured easy access to high-quality educational opportunities for students of all ages. The area offers quality public school systems, excellent charter schools, vocational and technical training programs, and access to some of the finest colleges and universities in the region. Those in Mint Hill who wish to continue their education are fortunate to have an abundance of excellent institutions close to home. These include Central Piedmont Community College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Queens University, Johnson & Wales University, Pfeiffer University, Johnson C. Smith University, and many more. All of which can be reached with just a short drive from Mint Hill.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) General Information 980-343-3000

Lebanon Road Elementary 7300 Lebanon Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 980-343-3640

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

Mint Hill Middle School 11501 Idlewild Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 980-343-5439

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) School Assignment 980-343-5335

Northeast Middle School 5960 Brickstone Drive Charlotte, NC 28227 980-343-6920

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) www.cms.k12.nc.us Charter Schools:(K-8) http://queensgrant.heritageacademies.com Charter Schools:(High School) http://qgphs.com

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

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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 Drive 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 Queen’s Grant Preparatory High School 10323 Idlewild Road Matthews, NC 28105 704-545-0736


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Earp-Williams VFW Post #4059 Veterans of Foreign Wars 11341 Bain Schol Rd Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-841-1472

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

Eastern Star Mint Hill Chapter #353 P.O. Box 691742 Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-847-6225

Mint Hill Lions Club 13701 Thompson Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-573-2188 www.minthilllions.com

Kiwanis Club of Mint Hill P.O. Box 23450 Charlotte, NC 28227 704-579-3195

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

Matthews-Mint Hill Optimist Club P. O. Box 1481 Matthews, NC 28106-1483 704-560-9202 www.mmhoptimistclub.org

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

Mint Hill Arts 1205 Lawyers Rd, Ste. A Mint Hill, NC 28227 980-226-5532 www.minthillarts.org

Pottery 51 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 980-219-8657 www.facebook.com/Pottery51

Mint Hill Athletic Association 7205 Clubhouse Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-1180 www.mhaa.us

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

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

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Worship Arlington Baptist 9801 Arlington Church Rd Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-4589

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

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

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

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

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

Bethel AME Zion 5400 Barnsdale Lane Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-545-0154

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope Christian Church 11221 Lawyers Road Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-996-6363

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 704-541-1466 Clear Creek Baptist 9015 Ferguson Road Charlotte, NC 28227 704-545-6608

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 Mint Hill Community 11524 Bain School Road Mint Hill, NC 704-916-9351 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

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

Mecklenburg Co. Area Mental Health ..... 704-336-6404 Mecklenburg Co. Board of Elections ...... 704-336-2133

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

Mecklenburg Co. Manager’s Office......... 704-336-2472

Gas Piedmont Natural Gas ................................ 800-752-7504 www.piedmontng.com

Veterans Services .................................. 704-336-2102

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. .................................................. 704-545-9726 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

Homeless Support Services ....................704-926-0617 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 Co. 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

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

Commissioner - Brenda McRae ............... 704-545-9726

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.

Commissioner - Tina Ross ..................... 704-545-6231

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

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center .. 704-383-4000 www.novanthealth.org

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

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

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

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

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

Mint Hill Government Town Hall ................................................ 704-545-9726 Mayor - Ted Biggers ............................. 704-545-9726 Mayor Pro-Tem - Lloyd Austin ................. 704-545-9726 Commissioner - Carl M. Ellington ........... 704-545-9726

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

Novant Health Carolina Family Physicians .... 704-537-0020 www.nhcarolinafamilyphysicians.org

Transportation

Deputy Town Clerk - Doris Miller .............. 704-545-9726

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

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

Libraries www.plcmc.org

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

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

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

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

Parental Stress Help Line ....................... 800-367-2543 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children .................................. 800-843-5678 American Red Cross Greater Carolinas Chapter ...................... 704-376-1661 United Family Services ........................... 704-332-9034

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

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

Oganizations

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

Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce .............. 704-573-8282 www.minthillchamber.com

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

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

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


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