General Growth could exit bankruptcy in early November

General Growth Properties, which owns the majority of the land where the Bridges at Mint Hill mall will be built, could exit bankruptcy in early November according to a statement released by the company. General Growth recently announced a new board of directors and has plans to spin off the Howard Hughes Corporation which will oversee master-planned communities and other real estate assets. It’s unclear if that includes the Bridges at Mint Hill. It was also announced this week that GGP intends to raise $2 billion in stock offerings.

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NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools needs you this weekend

The N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools needs volunteers at the Charlotte premier of “Waiting for Superman,” a movie about the charter school movement in the U.S. The alliance, headed by state Senator Eddie Goodall (District 35, which includes Mint Hill), is looking for people to recruit new members and to hand out fliers. The movie is at the Regal Manor Twin at 607 Providence Road. Times are Friday  6:00-9:30  Saturday 1:00-4:30 and Sunday 1:00-4:30.

Here’s a trailer for the movie:

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District 103 candidates debate tonight; interest heats up

Republican Bill Brawley and Democrat Ann Newman will go head-to-head tonight for the Lion’s Club debate at 7 pm at Jimmie’s Restaurant. The District 103 candidates have made a splash recently as both state Democrats and Republicans look to this race as a possible tipping point in gaining control of the N.C. House.
Meanwhile, Newman recently received the endorsement of the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association. NCPBA President Randy Byrd said, “A vote for Ann Newman is a vote for the men and women of law enforcement and the citizens they serve.”

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