- Adam Houston reports the property being cleared at Albemarle and Rocky River Church roads will be a retail development. Barry Rigby, vice president of retail development for Rudolph Libbe Properties said stores could be open as early as summer of 2009. The development is called The Shops at Beaver Falls. A separate residential development is also being constructed adjacent to the property and Blair Road will be extended across Albemarle Road and will connect to Rocky River Church Road.
- Tim Long reports on the race for the U.S. House seat for District 9. Sue Myrick has traditionally won big, but Democratic challenger Harry Taylor thinks it’s time for change.
- Columnist Leslie Southerland tries to figure out why boys find it so entertaining to throw a ball back and forth to each other.
- John Hood of the John Locke Foundation talks discusses the race for North Carolina Treasurer.
- Tim Long reports on a Lebanon Road Elementary School student who was recently filmed for an upcoming TV show. Amber Olive and her family was followed for three days leading up to Mint Hill Madness. The TV show, called “Little Miss Perfect,” shows the ups and downs of preparing for beauty pageants. The 10-year-old Amber has competed in contests for 8 years and was chosen by the production company out of 1,000 other girls.
This week’s Mint Hill Times
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