A day at the Mint Hill Children’s Museum

Nathan Laney, 6, wears a Mexican masks while visiting the Earth Echoes Children's World Museum.

Nathan Laney, 6, wears a Mexican mask while visiting the Earth Echoes Children's Museum.

Thirty children from Martial Arts Carolina visited the Earth Echoes Children’s Museum on Matthews-Mint Hill Road Thursday. The children tried on masks from around the world, played music on global instruments, made some arts and crafts, and learned about Charlotte’s seven sister cities. The Children’s World Museum features 25,000 items from around the world collected by Jerry and Sue Helms. The museum opened in early July.

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Bain Elementary School to be replaced?

Bain Elementary School may not be renovated after all. At last night’s school board meeting, the idea was proposed to replace the existing building with a new one. Pineville Elementary will also be replaced instead of renovated. Guy Chamberlain, associate superintendent for auxiliary services, described the changes to the Board at its Aug. 12 meeting: Continue reading

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Eastland Mall stores prefer Sunday over Monday. Duh!

Eastland Mall is changing its hours for the second time in two weeks, the Charlotte Business Journal reports. Last week, they announced the mall would be closed Sundays. Not so fast. Stores didn’t like the idea of closing on a weekend, so mall officials let them stay open Sunday and close Monday. The new store hours are: 12:30 pm-6 pm on Sundays, 10 am to 7 pm Tuesday through Friday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturdays. The changes take effect Thursday.

Mall anchors Sears, Dillard’s and Burlington Coat Factory will not be affected by the change.

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