What’s in this week’s Mint Hill Times?

As we reported last week, the town has finally purchased the land at Mint Hill Village for the new town hall. In this week’s Mint Hill Times, Commissioner Tina Ross explains her opposition to the site, while Mayor Ted Biggers asks her to show him the numbers.

Also in this week’s paper:

• Dwight Moody, who has called the Mint Hill area home for many decades, is a world famous bluegrass fiddler. Read the first of a two-part interview about his amazing 60 year career that is still going strong. In the video above, watch him play fiddle with the latest incarnation of the WBT Briarhoppers, a band he has played for since the 1940s.

• A Mint Hill fireman was injured at last Saturday’s training session. Mint Hill, along with Idlewild and Matthews fire departments, used the old Idlewild Country Club building in a controlled burn for training purposes. However, everything didn’t go according to plan.

• The Mint Hill Historical Society has another Eagle Scout building a historically accurate structure at the Carl J. Historical Village. Lacey Hampton reports.

• In sports, Rocky River High School may have lost its first game last week, but that didn’t stop the school spirit. Also, read previews of Butler, Independence and Rocky River’s games this week.

• In the opinion section, Leslie Southerland has the kindergarten blues, this week’s editorial looks at the latest black eye for Butler High School, and John Hood “believes” Bev Perdue’s excuse for not reporting travel campaign expenses.


Library teams with Neiman Marcus to raise funds

Librarians and high fashion will collide next weekend. The Charlotte Mecklenburg library is teaming with Neiman Marcus department store to raised funds via a raffle. The prizes—other than the satisfaction of donating to the library—include a stay at the Ritz Carlton hotel, a $500 gift card from Neiman Marcus, and a private wine tasting for 12 people. The library hopes to make $20,000 via the raffle.

Neiman Marcus chose Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as the charitable beneficiary for its Fashion’s Night Out event on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.  Winners of the raffle will be announced at the free event, but they do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased on-line by visiting www.cmlibrary.org/raffle. Tickets can also be purchased at the event or at any of the 20 library locations.

Interested in attending Fashion’s Night Out? Reserve your spot at the event by emailing RSVPCharlotte@NeimanMarcus.com.