General Growth to be acquired?

Simon Properties, owner of South Park Mall, is offering to acquire General Growth Properties, the company that owns the majority of the land at Lawyers Road and Interstate 485 where the Bridges at Mint Hill is to be built. According to bizjournals.com, Simon is offering to buy General Growth for $10 billion. Reps from Simon said GG’s unsecured creditors’ committee supports the offer. Mint Hill is currently creating a Small Area Plan to guide development at the Lawyers Road interchange. Read more about the plan in this week’s Mint Hill Times.

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Queen’s Grant students place at Special Olympics

Four students from the Queen’s Grant K-8 School recently competed against other Mecklenburg County School students in the Special Olympics bowling competition at Carolina Lanes. Each of the four students placed in competition. Elementary student Lyndsay Moore tied for a gold medal in the assisted bowling category, with Nikki Pfeuffer came in 4th place in the unassisted bowling category. Middle School 8th grader Trae Hodge received a gold medal in his division with a overall score of 193, which was the highest score out of all of the participants. Trae bowled an incredible five strikes. Anna Renegar 7th grader won a gold medal in her division.The Queen’s Grant Beta Club, along with their advisors Mimi Henderson (7th and 8th grade Social Students) and Christine Oakley (6th grade Language Arts), volunteered at the Special Olympics competition.

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