This week’s Mint Hill Times

[singlepic=331,320,240,,right]Tim Long reports General Growth Properties may be on the verge of bankruptcy. GGP and Childress Klein are the development companies who are building The Bridges at Mint Hill on Lawyers Road. Representatives from Childress Klein told Town Manager Brian Welch they fully intent to continue with the construction of the mall.

Edwin Tetenbaum reports on the Levine Senior Center’s Veteran’s Day celebration tonight. It’s going to be like “the old Bob Hope USO-type thing,” Levine Executive Director Dahn Jenkins said.

Columnist Leslie Southerland writes about her youngest son graduating to a big boy bed. When Leslie and her husband broached the subject with their youngest, he was excited about sleeping in the bunk bed with his older brother. “Actually, he was excited about sleeping in the top bunk, but we quickly explained that the ER copay on our insurance is $50, so he would be sleeping on the bottom bunk.”

This week’s editorial discusses the tax revaluation debate in Mecklenburg County.

In sports, Andrew Stark previews the Butler and Independence high school basketball seasons. Tim Long reports on last week’s Independence win over Butler in football at Memorial Stadium.

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Additional services for new Mint Hill high school

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education on Nov. 12 approved additional construction work at the new Mint Hill high school. Costs of the work will not exceed $400,000.
The additional construction work is required to meet the North Carolina Department of Transportation requirements related to extending an existing road – Allen Station Drive – along the property line.
The extra work will also provide needed infrastructure, including storm water drainage, sidewalks and fire-line extensions. Additionally, it will provide one vehicular entrance to the campus. The second access point is still being planned.
The additional work will be funded by the 2007 bond referendum. Continue reading

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