Name of beauty contestant revealed!

[singlepic=276,270,190,,right]We’ve had several phone calls today alerting us to who was in this photo. It was taken by photographer Richard Holtzclaw of Mint Hill. Merle Austin Haney told us it was Ann Ross Maxwell and the picture was taken as Ross was being crowned Carrousel Queen in 1948. Haney said she went to school with Ross’s sister Sue at Bain Elementary and noted that all 24 of the Ross children were good looking. Jeanette Driggers also called us and said she tried to reach Ann Ross Maxwell to get her the photo from Mr. Holzclaw. The Ross’s grew up on land next to Bain Elementary School, where Hal Ross, Ann’s brother, still lives.

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Meck. County capital improvement projects now online

Want to know about capital improvement plans in Mecklenburg? The County finallypicture-3.png combined the information into an easy to use Web site. One project is the Ezelle Park in Mint Hill. County officials met Monday with town officials to discuss moving forward with the project. Mayor Ted Biggers said even if the $250 million parks and rec bond is voted down November 4, the county and Mint Hill want to have a plan in place for the park so when funds do come available, they will be ready to build.

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