What’s in this week’s Mint Hill Times?

Fall is around the corner, football is back, and Mint Hill Madness is just two weeks away. It’s a great time to live in Mint Hill!

In this week’s Mint Hill Times, read about the road closings in the town center due to the parade and 5K race September 26. The 5K race will start and finish at town hall just before the parade begins.

Students at Albemarle Road Middle School watch the Obama speech.

Students at Albemarle Road Middle School watch the Obama speech.

• Lacey Hampton reports on how Mint Hill area schools dealt with the controversial speech by president Obama. Local principals said very few students opted out of watching the speech.
• Speaking of Obama’s speech, columnist Leslie Southerland, a former CMS teacher and now an administrator at Queen’s Grant Prep School, said she didn’t see a whole lot she disagreed with in the speech.
• Tim Long reports on Independence High School’s big win over national powerhouse South Pointe last weekend. He also takes a look at this week’s game against West Charlotte as well as Butler’s game at Richmond County tonight.
• The Times editorial this week discusses how 9/11 will never be put to rest until those who masterminded it, in particular Osama bin Laden, are brought to justice.

“Non violence has its place in society. But in this case, where terrorists shattered lives and senses of security, we must never forget.”