Town staff, along with a citizen committee and the consulting group HNTB, have finished the first stages of designing a small area plan for the Lawyers Road and I-485 interchange. The town hosted three charrette’s this month to get input from citizens on how they would like the interchange to look in the future.
The town of Mint Hill held an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the new town hall last Friday. The event was to coincide with the 40th year that the town was incorporated. Mayor Ted Biggers, commissioners Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington, Brenda McRae and Tina Ross as well as town staff, members of the planning board, architects from Creech and Associates and representatives from Edifice Inc. all attended the ceremony.
The Town of Matthews has a new fire and EMS chief. Dennis Green, a resident of Mint Hill, was named to the post on Monday. Green has worked for the Town of Matthews since 1991 when he was named Chief of the EMS Department. He has served as Deputy Chief of the Town’s Fire and EMS Department since 2008 and Interim Fire Chief for the last three months.
The organizers of the new North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial in Mint Hill held a Korean Appreciation Day at the Park on Fairview Sunday. More than 300 tuned out for the event which was an appreciation for the Korean communities in Charlotte and the South for helping to finance the new memorial.
A harrowing day for one Mint Hill man could have larger repercussions for owners of pit bulls in the community. Bill Williamson, who lives on Dan Hood Road, suffered a heart attack last Friday as he confronted the owner of two pit bulls that were attacking a horse on Williamson’s property.
Williamson, 63, said he was told by Mint Hill Police that his heart had stopped and he had no pulse just before the police applied Automated External Defibrillator pads and resuscitated him.
“Without them, I would be dead,” Williamson said of the police.