This week’s Mint Hill Times

It’s Mint Hill Madness, and it’s time for The Mint Hill Times annual complimentary issue. Also, Look for The Times’ booth this weekend at Mint Hill Madness.

[singlepic=172,220,140,,right]This week’s paper:

  • Read what Mayor Ted Biggers says about how the economic downturn is affecting Mint Hill, and what effect the delay of the mall is having. “When you put everything in perspective, (the mall) will not have an impact on us as far as continuing to be a low tax, nice place to live.”
  • Adam Houston reports the town commissioners are taking the mall construction delay in stride.
  • Columnist Leslie Southerland says she’s getting a little tired of the presidential campaign. “I hope I can make a decision about who I think is truly the best candidate. And if not, I’ll revert back to my 13-year-old rebellion and vote for the one nobody wants me to vote for.”
  • Columnist John Hood has an answer to the recent gas lines: let stations charge market prices without being accused of price gouging.

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Bob Dole in Mint Hill TODAY

[singlepic=170,220,140,,right]Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) will make several stops in the Piedmont today, including Mint Hill. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Dole’s wife, and challenger Kay Hagan are in a close race with less than six weeks till the general election.

Dole will speak at 2:30 pm today at the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, and at 3 pm in Matthews. Dole scheduled six stops starting at 9:15 am in Mooresville and ending at 7 pm in Salisbury.

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Big I student semifinalist for scholarship

Yonas Soloman, a student at Independence High, was named a semifinalist for the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Soloman is one of 16 CMS students still in the running or the scholarship, which annually awards 800 scholarships worth $2.6 million to black high school seniors. The winners will be announced in April. Continue reading

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Two debate for Guv tonight–no Perdue, though

Apparently Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bev Perdue melts if she participates in more than five debates. Tonight on WUNC TV, she will not take the stage with Republican Pat McCrory and Libertarian Mike Munger because she had committed to only five debates and tonight’s would make six. It makes sense: McCrory and Munger have more fiscal commonalities and would have quite possibly put Perdue in a tight situation. For example, both McCrory and Munger support school choice, i.e., more charter schools and a voucher system that would allow low income studets in failing schools the choice to go to a private school. Perdue has used vouchers as her main talking point to highlight the difference between her and McCrory (no word if she knows Munger is running for Guv as well).

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