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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Board meeting wrap-up

The Board of Commissioners meeting at 7:30 pm last night was brief, but there was important discussion before and during the meeting.

  • The board met at 6 pm yesterday with architect David Creech and his staff. The new town hall might be smaller because the estimated budget was $1 million more than Town Manager Brian Welch wants to spend. Board members also commented on the project’s design.
  • The board approved construction of the Lawyers Road sidewalk connecting Traditions at Lawyers Glen to Brighton Park.
  • Mayor Ted Biggers attended the meeting last night, and he thanked everyone for their support during his recovery from shoulder surgery last month.
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