S.C. artist to give Golden Acrylics demonstration
MINT HILL – South Carolina artist Lee Monts will present a lecture and demonstration of Golden Acrylics at the monthly Mint Hill Arts meeting.
The event will include information about different types of acrylic paints, mediums, gel, pastes and grounds as well as a technical view of acrylics and their varied application techniques. Golden’s newest products will be reviewed.
Participants will leave with a free information packet including hand-painted color charts and a bag of product samples.
Monts, a geologist recently retired from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, began painting in 2002 and has shown his art extensively in South Carolina since 2003.
The presentation begins at 7 p.m. June 25 at the gallery, 11205 Lawyers Road.
Covenant Day student witnesses legislative process
RALEIGH – Cooper Andrews, a student at Covenant Day School, served as a page for the N.C. House of Representatives.
Pages are given the opportunity to observe state lawmakers, lobbyists, staff and constituents working together in the legislative process. Pages attend session and committee meetings each day.
They also provide office assistance to members and staff of the House of Representatives.
Cooper is the son of Julie and David Andrews. He was sponsored by Rep. Mary Belk.
Mint Hill launching memorial program in town parks
MINT HILL — The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners signed off on a program that will allow residents to honor current and former residents with a park bench or tree at two of the parks in town.
Mint Hill Town Engineer and Director of Public Works Steve Frey said he has received multiple inquiries over the years asking if the town had such a memorial program. Frey told the board that only individuals would be honored and that honorees may be living or deceased.
The bench and tree memorials will only be allowed at either Wilgrove Park or Veterans Memorial Park as space permits. No memorials would be placed in or near the North Carolina Korean War Memorial. Benches at the two parks will generally be located along pedestrian pathways and other areas frequented by park visitors. Trees will be planted in areas suitable for healthy growth and would not impact utilities, access to park features or sight lines.
“This would just be for the two parks, not downtown or anywhere else,” Frey told the board.
The cost of the bench is $1,500 while the fee for a tree is $450. Residents should call Frey at 704-545-9726 for details.
Police investigate robbery
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at 10:35 p.m. June 12 at the Circle K at 3424 Matthews Mint Hill Road.
The store clerk told police that after briefly speaking with the suspect, the suspect hit him in the face, jumped over the counter and stole some cigarettes.
Contact Detective Danielle Helms at email@example.com or 704-847-5555 with details regarding the case.
Police make arrest in car break-in case
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department arrested a man they say tried to break into cars.
Police received a call from a witness at 6:09 a.m. June 12 saying there was man breaking into a car in the parking lot of the In-Town Suites on East Independence Boulevard.
Officers made contact with a man in the parking lot that fit the description given by the caller. His arms were full of assorted of items that were found stolen from two different cars in the area, according to police.
Police arrested Victor Daniel Pacheco, 26, of Charlotte, on charges of break or enter a vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and possession of methamphetamine.