New road closings announced for Mint Hill Madness


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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.

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Lottery ticket worth $1 million still unclaimed

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.)

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Meeting tonight to discuss the Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Residents will gather tonight at 7 pm at Pine Lake Country Club to discuss the latest draft of the CLUP, the plan that guides Mint Hill and ETJ development for the next 10 years. Some are calling for less high density housing while the designers of the plan–an advisory committee, town staff and the consultant HNTB–say it is necessary to have a variety of residential zoning. Here’s a color version of the map that was in this week’s Mint Hill Times.

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