The Madness parade is on!

Dance Productions sets up floatAt 9:30 am, the parade is about 20 minutes away from beginning. It might be drizzling a bit, but the show goes on!

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Mint Hill Madness canceled for tonight

Sandy Barnett at the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce just told the Mint Hill Times that activities at tonight’s Mint Hill Madness has been canceled because of rain. The rest of the festival Saturday and Sunday will go on as planned, however, including the parade which starts at 9:30 am.

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Board meeting wrap-up

The Board of Commissioners meeting at 7:30 pm last night was brief, but there was important discussion before and during the meeting.

  • The board met at 6 pm yesterday with architect David Creech and his staff. The new town hall might be smaller because the estimated budget was $1 million more than Town Manager Brian Welch wants to spend. Board members also commented on the project’s design.
  • The board approved construction of the Lawyers Road sidewalk connecting Traditions at Lawyers Glen to Brighton Park.
  • Mayor Ted Biggers attended the meeting last night, and he thanked everyone for their support during his recovery from shoulder surgery last month.
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Tonight’s Butler, Independence games postponed

Butler and Independence football games tonight have been postponed due to rain according to Butler Athletic Director Jim Boone and Independence Athletic Director Kelly Lewis. The games were moved to Monday at 7 pm when Butler will face Ardrey Kell at Bulldog Stadium and Independence will take on Myers Park at Patriot stadium.

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$375,000 won at local store

More like $375,152 that Sherrel Parrott of Matthews won at Frazier’s Grocery on Lawyers Road (at the corner of I-485).

From the NC Educational Lottery press release:

Sherrel Parrott of Matthews usually picks her own numbers when she plays “Carolina Cash 5,” but she was in a hurry on Sept. 23 when she stopped by Frazier’s Grocery in Charlotte. (Editor’s note: the store is actually in Union County.)

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