Mint Hill Madness canceled for tonight

Sandy Barnett at the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce just told the Mint Hill Times that activities at tonight’s Mint Hill Madness has been canceled because of rain. The rest of the festival Saturday and Sunday will go on as planned, however, including the parade which starts at 9:30 am.

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Tonight’s Butler, Independence games postponed

Butler and Independence football games tonight have been postponed due to rain according to Butler Athletic Director Jim Boone and Independence Athletic Director Kelly Lewis. The games were moved to Monday at 7 pm when Butler will face Ardrey Kell at Bulldog Stadium and Independence will take on Myers Park at Patriot stadium.

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$375,000 won at local store

More like $375,152 that Sherrel Parrott of Matthews won at Frazier’s Grocery on Lawyers Road (at the corner of I-485).

From the NC Educational Lottery press release:

Sherrel Parrott of Matthews usually picks her own numbers when she plays “Carolina Cash 5,” but she was in a hurry on Sept. 23 when she stopped by Frazier’s Grocery in Charlotte. (Editor’s note: the store is actually in Union County.)

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Two debate for Guv tonight–no Perdue, though

Apparently Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bev Perdue melts if she participates in more than five debates. Tonight on WUNC TV, she will not take the stage with Republican Pat McCrory and Libertarian Mike Munger because she had committed to only five debates and tonight’s would make six. It makes sense: McCrory and Munger have more fiscal commonalities and would have quite possibly put Perdue in a tight situation. For example, both McCrory and Munger support school choice, i.e., more charter schools and a voucher system that would allow low income studets in failing schools the choice to go to a private school. Perdue has used vouchers as her main talking point to highlight the difference between her and McCrory (no word if she knows Munger is running for Guv as well).

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