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The 2009 Mint Hill Madness was hampered by rain on Friday and Saturday, but that didn’t prevent the show from going on. Despite a cool, misty day, the parade on Matthews-Mint Hill Road was lined by parade goers from start to finish. At the festival, Saturday saw heavy rain in the afternoon, making the big day for the festival more subdued than hoped for. Read about the ups and downs of the Madness festival in this week’s Mint Hill Times.

Also in this week’s Times:

• Mint Hill could be getting a military museum in the near future. The town on Thursday told museum developers it wants to move forward with the construction of the museum next to the planned North Carolina Korean War Memorial at The Park on Fairview.

• With the military museum and the Korean War memorial, the Mint Hill Times editorial wonders if it is time to think about renaming the plain-named “Park on Fairview.”

• Columnist Leslie Southerland bemoans the amount of exercise it takes to sometimes exercise.

• Tim Long writes about the Mint Hill Lions Club’s donation to a marine from Mint Hill who is serving in Afghanistan. One of the requests from the soldiers? Baby wipes. Read why.

• Both Butler and Independence continue to dominate. The Bulldogs beat Myers Park, while Independence beat a strong East Meck team. A monumental November showdown is looking more and more likely.