In this week’s Mint Hill Times

On newsstands now! To subscribe or pick up a copy around town, go to this link:

• Mint Hill Stingers traveled to the state Little League Championship this week. Lacey Hampton visited the team at their send-off breakfast last week at Jimmie’s Restaurant.

• Mint Hill’s Library Committee met Tuesday to discuss the future of the library here in town. Over the next six months, the committee will come up with a plan for the town to take over the library if Mecklenburg County cannot fund it next fiscal year. Meanwhile, recruitment of volunteers in Mint Hill is underway.

• More famous names in Mint Hill: Rustee Lane profiles Roger Moore, Charlie Brown and James Dean. Watch this week for a real celebrity with close Mint Hill ties. Hint: She gets physical.

• Also, Dennis the Menace cartoon from Mint Hill’s own Marcus Hamilton, Leslie Southerland writes about being I-Crazy, and this week’s editorial touches on SC politics, Mint Hill’s lead role in recent county issues, and the plethora of fresh veggies around town.

Perdue signs JobsNOW legislation, but who benefits?

Gov. Bev Perdue  signed House Bills 1973 and 1035 yesterday that she says will help create jobs for more North Carolinians. Gov. Perdue signed the bills in a ceremony at Epic Games, a video game company headquartered in Cary.

Who will benefit?

• A new tax credit for investments in the digital media industry.

• Extension of tax credits for businesses that create new jobs and new investment.

• Enhancements to North Carolina’s film tax credit to increase our competitiveness in film production. Continue reading