Mint Hill Police are working in conjunction with NC Safe Kids and the DEA to collect unused prescription and over the counter drugs which are no longer needed or expired. Mint Hill Police will be collecting these drugs on Saturday September 25 from noon until 5 pm during the Mint Hill Madness. The drop off location will be the Police Safety Tent located at Town Hall in Mint Hill.
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Town officials announced today that Highway 51 from Cresthill Drive to Lawyers Road will be closed during festival hours from 5 pm Friday to 6 pm Sunday. Originally one lane of Highway 51 was to stay open, but due to safety concerns, all four lanes will now close. Police urge those who are not attending the festival to avoid the area. For more on Mint Hill Madness, check out our annual double issue of the Mint Hill Times on newsstands Thursday.
Talk about news you can use. A Mint Hill resident who had a water leak in her front yard on Kirkcaldy Lane got so fed up she called WCNC News to see if they could help. The TV station interviewed the resident, called CMUD for a quote, and before you could say “down the drain,” the water leak became an urgent problem for the utility. The story has since been updated here.
Someone from this area could be $1 million richer if only they would come forward with a winning ticket that was sold last month. The North Carolina Education Lottery announced yesterday that the ticket is still unaccounted for. Winners have 180 days to claim the prize, so by February, if no one comes forward, then the money stays with the NCEL. The ticket, which matched all five white balls in the Friday, August 20 Mega Millions drawing, was sold at the Market Express on Old Monroe Road in Matthews. (Technically this is in Union County.)