The ravages of Hurricane Mike (and Roy)

With the economy in a tailspin, the last thing we needed was a gas shortage. Some people have been camping out at gas stations just to be able to fill their cars. John Hood, Mint Hill native and president of the John Locke Foundation, offers a solution to how the crisis could have been better handled: prices for gas should have been raised during the shortage to prevent non-essential users from topping off their tanks.

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Spinning out of control

Like a lot of Americans, Mint Hill Times columnist Leslie Southerland doesn’t know which way she is going to vote in the presidential election November 4.

I hope I can make a decision about who I think is truly the best candidate. And if not, I’ll just revert back to my thirteen-year-old rebellion and vote for the one nobody wants me to vote for. And maybe I’ll stick my tongue out while I press the button, just for effect.

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Rain stops in time for Mint Hill Madness parade

[singlepic=178,320,240,,center]Five minutes before the parade began, the rain stopped. What timing! So the parade marched up Matthews-Mint Hill Road without a hitch and the spectator turn-out was a lot more than expected considering the damp day. Now it’s on to Fairview Park for the festival.

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The Madness parade is on!

Dance Productions sets up floatAt 9:30 am, the parade is about 20 minutes away from beginning. It might be drizzling a bit, but the show goes on!

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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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