How cuts in the DMV will affect you

[singlepic=231,270,190,,right]If you are going to the DMV in Charlotte or Raleigh, better get there well before 5 pm for now on. As a part of Gov. Mike Easley’s push to reduce spending, DMV offices will no longer help anyone after 5 pm. So if you were in line from 3:30 to 4:59 and there are people waiting ahead of you, don’t get mad when they turn away. We warned you.

The DMV cuts could save the state $1 million a year. Of course, that $1 million will probably be spent handling complaints from people who were in line and denied at 5 pm. The DMV didn’t have the best reputation for customer service before. Now, it only looks to be getting worse.

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In this week’s Mint Hill Times…

It’s the middle of October, and the temperature is still 84 degrees. What’s up with that?

[singlepic=230,220,140,,right]This week in The Mint Hill Times:

  • Tim Long reports Town Manager Brian Welch asked town staff to cut unnecessary spending to help deal with the economic situation.
  • Adam Houston reports the Board of Commissioners approved a permit for construction of a three-story office building behind Wendy’s at Mint Hill Pavilion.
  • Leslie Southerland talks about her friend spotting tennis star Andy Roddick and girlfriend Brooklyn Decker at Target in Matthews.
  • Adam Houston reports former Butler football star Kenneth Moore signed with the Carolina Panthers.
  • Garden columnist Joyce Lavene encouraged everyone to plant a tree to save heating and cooling costs.
  • Tim Long and Adam Houston reported on last Friday’s football action and previewed this week’s games. Butler faces East Meck at 7 pm Friday at Butler, and Independence travels to Providence at 7 pm Friday.
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Independence surpasses goal in blood drive

Congrats to Independence High School, which recently collected 96 pints of blood in a recent blood drive. The goal was 90 pints. Independence is the only CMS school with three blood drives a year. The next blood drive is December 4, and the goal is 108 pints. The public is invited to give. The blood drives are sponsored by Health Occupation Students of America students and their teachers/sponsors, Jenny Crawford and Anne McElwee.

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