Mint Hill Arts prepares for ‘Autumn Art’ show
MINT HILL – Mint Hill Arts is accepting artwork for its October show, “Autumn Art.”
All autumn-themed artwork of any medium is welcome and encouraged from Mint Hill Arts members and others.
Intake takes place Sept. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mint Hill Arts Gallery, 11205 Lawyers Road, suite A. The reception opens with a free reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4.
The show will be displayed noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays from Oct. 5 to 23.
Visit www.minthillarts.org for details about the show.
Officer crashes car while responding to wreck
MATTHEWS – A Matthews Police Department officer crashed into a pole while responding to a vehicle crash with injuries.
The on-duty officer activated the car’s blue lights and siren and proceeded northbound on Sam Newell Road when the vehicle crossed over the oncoming lane of travel and struck a pole. The officer was transported to the hospital, treated and released.
The incident occurred at 6:35 a.m. Sept. 12 in the 900 block of Sam Newell Road.
Mint Hill hosts The Moving Wall in October
MINT HILL – The Town of Mint Hill will host The Moving Wall, a traveling, half-size replica of the Washington D.C. memorial to the 2.7 million men and women who served in Vietnam.
The wall will be on display from noon Oct. 10 to noon Oct. 14 at Mint Hill Veterans Park, 8850 Fairview Road.
The Moving Wall costs money and requires several volunteers, not only to keep it moving but to keep it open round the clock for the public viewing once it is on display.
Visit http://movingwall.minthill.com to volunteer or contact town staff at 704-545-2335 or firstname.lastname@example.org to donate.
Garden pros offer growing tips
ATLANTA – Pike Nurseries is offering free events and advice throughout September.
Growing Cool Season Veggies – Pike Nurseries teaches the basics of starting a cool season veggie garden and what should be planted now for a bountiful fall harvest throughout the season. Offered Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.
Grilling in the Garden – Families can enjoy a soda and hot dog grilled on the Kamado Joe. Customers are invited to take advantage of all-day, storewide savings to kick off the fall planting season. Offered Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Locations are in Matthews (1016 Devore Lane) and Charlotte (12630 N. Community House Road).
Visit www.pikenursery.com for details.
Mint Hill could get the meats
MINT HILL – An Arby’s drive-through restaurant may be coming to Mint Hill.
The town council held a public hearing Sept. 12 on the project, which would allow construction for the restaurant on a vacant land on Albemarle Road.
The restaurant would be around 2,300 square feet and would be accessed through Clear Creek Road, with a lot that would extend up to the Aberdeen Carolina Western Railway.
The developer has plans to extend further in the future, according to the project’s civil engineer Michael Newman.
Metro Diner customers can round up for cancer research
TAMPA, Fla. – Metro Diner will partner with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to raise money for clinical trials and drugs that focus on childhood cancers.
The organizations are repeating their “round-up” campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Through Sept. 30, guests at all 71 Metro Diner locations can opt to round their check up to the nearest dollar. They can also choose to donate $1, $2, $5 or a custom amount.
The restaurant has locations in Charlotte (8334 Pineville-Matthews Road) and Matthews (10412 E. Independence Blvd.).