MINTHILL, N.C. -- Neighbors in Mint Hill are doing all they can to keep an old building with a rich history from being torn down.

It's the original building of the Bain School, home to generations of Mint Hill students.

The Mint Hill Historical Society estimates it would cost more than a million dollars to restore the old structure. The town is stretched thin, and is unable to afford the renovations. But, neighbors are working to save it.

I think this is such an important part of Mint Hill's history, and it's the fabric of the past and our future, says one Bain supporter, And it's so interwoven in to people's lives that it would be a shame for it to be demolished.

Bain supporters believe the building could be turned into a performing arts center or community center.

They'll meet at the Mint Hill Town Hall next Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss funding options.

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