The Mint Hill Times

Evolution Of Pet Services: Fur Baby Food

CHARLOTTE – A decade ago if you searched for a pet bakery, only a few would pop up. Now, a quick Google search for pet bakeries or pet food will bring up countless options for pet parents who are looking for locally made treats or food for their fur babies. While we do love seeing pet parents taking initiative to ensure that their babies are getting the best food and treats, we also caution people to make sure to consult with their vets before making any dietary changes.
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Will High Inflation Last Forever?

MINT HILL, NC – If there is one thing you should know about Fulcrum Wealth Advisors, it’s that the President, Christopher Kemper, likes to study Milton Friedman. Milton Friedman famously declared that inflation is “always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.” While it’s hard to disagree with a legendary economist, monetary economics don’t quite capture real life and how we’re feeling today.
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Adoptable Pet Of The Week – Rusty

CHARLOTTE – South Charlotte Dog Rescue would like to present to Rusty for your adoption consideration! “This 10 year old male Chihuahua is around 14 pounds and housetrained. If you’re looking for a handsome little lap dog Rusty is your boy! Like a typical chi – he needs some space at first and given the opportunity to warm up – once he realizes you’re his people and you’ve gained his trust, he will move right into your heart in no time at all. This little guy loves his family and will follow you all around just waiting for an opportunity to sit beside you. He LOVES going for walks and on car rides – he would do great as an only dog – or possibly with a mellow fur sibling given the right scenario. Rusty will make an amazing companion for a lucky family and would do best with older or no kids – as he prefers a more chill environment. Did we mention how dapper he looks in a bowtie?” Don’t miss out on Rusty, submit your application today at

Before Renovating The Kitchen, Think About…

It is better to install 20A outlets instead of 15A since kitchen appliances often use more electricity. GFCI outlets are placed close to a water source. USB outlets allow you to plug your phones and other devices directly in instead of using an adapter. The code for spacing outlets in the kitchen over the countertop is very specific.

Back To School: Ten Tips From The Trenches

CHARLOTTE – Whether you’re sending a child off to kindergarten, middle school, high school or college, there’s no better place to get advice than from the people who have been through it! As we near the start of the 2022-2023 school year, we asked parents and teachers of all ages for their “Tips from the Trenches” to help you facilitate a smooth transition back to school.

Karen Fuller Parsons View On Real Estate

MINT HILL, NC – After 29 years on the job as a Real Estate agent (Realtor) and a Broker, Karen Fuller Parsons knows a thing or two about the housing market and its trends. She has maintained the title of Charlotte’s Top Producers and a multimillion-dollar producer throughout her career. As a Charlotte native who refers to herself as a “country girl with city experience,” she has been successfully navigating her clientele through the vigorous market changes.

A Weekly Focus On Local Business And Our Chamber Of Commerce

Registration Now Open for the 10th Annual Golf Classic!. Title Sponsor: Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center. Location: 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive Mint Hill, NC 28227. Foursomes and individual golfers are welcome to participate in play. Non-golfers can get involved through various sponsorship, marketing, and volunteer opportunities!. Register online or...

Seilaff & Harrison Win “Best Of Mint Hill” Photo Contest

MINT HILL, NC – At the July Chamber of Commerce member luncheon, Executive Director Paige McKinney revealed the winners of the 2021 Best of Mint Hill Photo Contest. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by 1st Choice Properties, the annual Best of Mint Hill Photo Contest seeks out photos of events, people, landscapes, sunsets, nature, and other subjects that represent the “best” of our hometown. Participants are encouraged to capture annual events like the Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic, Mint Hill Madness, the Pop Up Christmas Shop, as well as events that highlight our local schools and Mint Hill’s landmarks.

Fall Tree Planting – Part 1 Choosing the Tree

CHARLOTTE – From a tree’s perspective, fall is the ideal planting time—even better than spring. Perhaps most important, fall planting allows a tree plenty of time to establish its root system before winter. Roots begin growing as soon as they touch moist earth and continue to do so as long as the soil temperature stays about 40°F. When spring does arrive, the fall-planted tree is in place, its roots already growing in the soil.

Those Knees

CHARLOTTE – One thing you can be thankful for every single day is your precious knees. Not sure why? Well ask anyone who has ever had issues with their knees and they’ll tell you. First of all, let’s think about those knees. There’s so much more to our knees than those protective knee caps (patella). Let’s take a look at one of the largest and complex joints in your body.

Ensuring A Smooth Lending Process

MINT HILL, NC – Once you have that pre-approval and begin looking for homes, it is vital to remember the “Do’s and Don’ts” throughout the process. Until the closing day, and keys in hand, please remember these tips:. DO: Maintain current employment and/or alert your...

Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation Celebrates 25th Anniversary

MINT HILL, NC – On Friday, July 29, Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation celebrated 25 years in the community!. Owner BV Belk broke ground and started construction on Olde Sycamore’s golf course on December 1, 1995. Award-winning architect Tom Jackson was brought in and used the natural lay of the land to create the 6,900 yard championship layout that winds through the natural setting of mature oak trees, scenic lakes and tree-lined fairways.

Cruising Is Back- Part 8

CHARLOTTE – For a Travel Consultant, the hardest job can be helping clients select a ship. When the company has all the Carnivalfamily ships working, I have counted as many as 24 ships sailing in 1 week. Ships are rated by tonnage, but passenger capacity is always easier to compare. They have shipped from 19 decks and 4,500 passengers, down to2,000 guests and 15 decks. Even the smallest ship is a giant to the novice sailor. Carnival tries to keep pricing mainstream and below and has a large number of family cabins that can sleep up to 5 (please ask us before you book 5 people in a single cabin, we have alternatives). With departure ports all over the USA and Europe, they will compare with any cruise line for most popular.

What Is Delta-10?

MINT HILL, NC – Like many of the new cannabinoids hitting shelves, Delta-10 is making headlines as one of the newest on the market. So what’s the difference between all the Delta? Delta-10 is touted to be a more sativa-like (or energizing) version of Delta-8 THC. While Delta-8 THC has a more sedative effect that’s great for relaxation or sleep aid, Delta-10 has been picked up by those looking for something to use during the daytime when they need focus or a more energetic buzz. While many Delta-10 products contain some Delta-8 for stabilization (for example, many D10 carts contain D8 as well), even small amounts of Delta-10 in them has been shown to give a better daytime effect for those who need to utilize THC during their daytime activities.

Joint Mobility

CHARLOTTE – I’ve been reading a lot lately about CARS. CARS stands for Controlled Articular Rotations. It’s used to take your joint through it’s natural rotation. For instance, shoulder related CARs is where you take your arm and move your shoulder joint through all it’s natural ranges of motion. These types of movements are designed to move your joints through their natural progression, which in turn encourages lubrication and blood flow (which in turn keeps them healthy). If you don’t move your joints, you’ll lose the ability to move.

Fur Baby Chauffeur Offers Support To Busy Pet Parents

CHARLOTTE – It is no longer necessary for a pet parent to be the only provider of transportation for their fur babies. New services, similar to those used by humans, are helping fur babies get to and from vet appointments, play dates, daycare, and other necessary appointments. In February of this year, Charlotte got their very own fur baby transportation service called Casper’s Canine Cabs. It is a very welcome service for busy Queen City pet parents who need a little helping hand.

Mint Hill, NC Congresswoman Alma Adams

MINT HILL, NC – Hey Tax Payer. Trying to reach the IRS to answer simple questions have become a very big problem. So, I called our Congresswoman. Over the past few years, my clients have called me to complain they have spent hours on the phone waiting to speak to an IRS agent to respond to a Notice. Only to have the line disconnect or they get a recording telling them to call back tomorrow!! Some calls to me were friendly while some weren’t very nice. Either way, I had become the punching bag for the IRS. I HAD ENOUGH! I called our Congresswoman Alma Adams office to express my disdain for the IRS and the colorful language I had received since 2020 when the Government shutdown.