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.
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.
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.
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.)
It’s Mint Hill Madness, and it’s time for The Mint Hill Times annual complimentary issue. Also, Look for The Times’ booth this weekend at Mint Hill Madness.
[singlepic=172,220,140,,right]This week’s paper:
- Read what Mayor Ted Biggers says about how the economic downturn is affecting Mint Hill, and what effect the delay of the mall is having. “When you put everything in perspective, (the mall) will not have an impact on us as far as continuing to be a low tax, nice place to live.”
- Adam Houston reports the town commissioners are taking the mall construction delay in stride.
- Columnist Leslie Southerland says she’s getting a little tired of the presidential campaign. “I hope I can make a decision about who I think is truly the best candidate. And if not, I’ll revert back to my 13-year-old rebellion and vote for the one nobody wants me to vote for.”
- Columnist John Hood has an answer to the recent gas lines: let stations charge market prices without being accused of price gouging.
[singlepic=170,220,140,,right]Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) will make several stops in the Piedmont today, including Mint Hill. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Dole’s wife, and challenger Kay Hagan are in a close race with less than six weeks till the general election.
Dole will speak at 2:30 pm today at the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, and at 3 pm in Matthews. Dole scheduled six stops starting at 9:15 am in Mooresville and ending at 7 pm in Salisbury.