Mint Hill commissioners support bond

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday supporting the $250 million Parks and Recreation bond package. If the bond passes, it will mean two new parks in Mint Hill: Steven’s Creek Nature Preserve on Thompson Road ($7.2 million) and the Ezell Farms Community Park ($3.6 million) at the corner of Wells Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Mayor Ted Biggers said parks are good so people have a place to stay active:

“As everyone knows we have thousands of young people and adults who participate in both organized and unorganized sports. We need facilities so that they will continue to be physically active.”

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Butler-South Meck game notes

  • For the second consecutive week, a Butler player ran over two opposing players in the open field on his way to the end zone. Last week Jawaun Edwards took out East Meck players; Friday, quarterback Christian LeMay[singlepic=267,320,240,,right] bowled over two South Meck players on his way for 6 points. Both players are just sophomores. ALL PHOTOS BY Mark Sward swardpics.com.
  • The Bulldogs are 9-0 for the first time in school history and with just one game left–next week at Weddington–a November 7 showdown with an undefeated Independence at Memorial Stadium looks likely. Continue reading
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Hit or miss with the early voting

2598939296_f89fd0434b.jpgMany early voters have a horror story to tell of long lines. But that’s what you get when Mecklenburg County sees it’s largest turnout ever for early voting. Mid Saturday afternoon, I had to go to the Main Library in downtown Charlotte to complete some research.  Passing Plaza Road library, I saw a line snaking out the door down the side of the building.Arriving downtown, I decided out of curiosity to see how long the line there was to vote.  To my surprise, there were only five people waiting to in line.   As a person who has zero patience for lines of any kind, I wasted no time getting in that line.  It took me more time to go through the eight page ballot than it did to stand in line.  What a pleasant surprise.

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