Much needed rainfall in forecast for western NC

Meteorologists are presently forecasting some much needed rainfall for the western part of the state over the next several days.  Presently the western part of the state is experiencing drier conditions than Mecklenburg County.

The Catawba River, which contributes greatly to the water supply in our county originates in the Appalachian Mountains.  Less than adequate rainfall and snow runoff in the mountains can lead to reduced water supplies in the communities that the river passes through.

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Queen’s Grant holds annual turkey dinner drive

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Queen’s Grant had it’s 5th annual Turkey Dinner Drive this past week. The students and staff brought in enough mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, cornbread and brownie mix to fill 100 bags. They also raised $1,000 by having everyone pay a dollar to wear jeans on Fridays. The money raised by this was used to purchase Food Lion gift cards. The bags of food and gift cards will be given to 100 deserving families in our community. Photos by Mark Sward swardpics.com

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Witch sparkles up town hall

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Mrs. Sparkles, who works at the front desk of Mint Hill town hall, got into the spirit of Halloween by donning a witches costume today. Town Manager Brian Welch wore a mullet wig (not sure what the official costume was) and Michelle Farrar dressed up as a UNC fan–now that’s scary!

(Mrs. Sparkles real name is Doris Miller)

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Meck. County capital improvement projects now online

Want to know about capital improvement plans in Mecklenburg? The County finallypicture-3.png combined the information into an easy to use Web site. One project is the Ezelle Park in Mint Hill. County officials met Monday with town officials to discuss moving forward with the project. Mayor Ted Biggers said even if the $250 million parks and rec bond is voted down November 4, the county and Mint Hill want to have a plan in place for the park so when funds do come available, they will be ready to build.

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Mint Hill commissioners support bond

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday supporting the $250 million Parks and Recreation bond package. If the bond passes, it will mean two new parks in Mint Hill: Steven’s Creek Nature Preserve on Thompson Road ($7.2 million) and the Ezell Farms Community Park ($3.6 million) at the corner of Wells Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Mayor Ted Biggers said parks are good so people have a place to stay active:

“As everyone knows we have thousands of young people and adults who participate in both organized and unorganized sports. We need facilities so that they will continue to be physically active.”

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