All time lottery winners from Meck County

Ever wonder who is taking home the big prizes in the N.C. Educational Lottery? Here’s the top five Mecklenburg County winners since the lottery began in 2006:[singlepic=83,190,110,,right]

  • John Bruckner Charlotte $1,000,000 6/6/2007
  • Ashwani Kumar Charlotte $1,000,000 7/1/2008
  • 14 Group Winners Charlotte $1,000,000 7/6/2007
  • Group 3 Cash Spectacular: Doyt Schooley (Huntersville), Deborah Chapman (Cornelius), Stephen Legall (Charlotte) $1,000,000 3/3/2008
  • Flossie Thomas Charlotte $800,000 9/1/2006
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Madness approaches Mint Hill

[singlepic=82,110,190,,right]The Park on Fairview will be packed with people in three weeks attending Mint Hill Madness. The festival gets going September 26 with a three-hour performance on the blue stage by variety rock band Flamingo Tribe and one-hour shows on the red stage by Lamon Studio Kids, R.J. Adams and Four Jakes.

The annual parade starts September 27 at 9:30 am, and the opening ceremonies follow the parade at the Park on Fairview. Go to the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce Web site to view a complete entertainment schedule.

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In this week’s Mint Hill Times

The mall might be stalled, but Mint Hill still has a lot to celebrate.

In this week’s Mint Hill Times:

  • Adam Houston reports Bain Elementary will get a completely new building by 2010; this, along with the new high school means Mint Hill will have two new schools in two years.
  • Tim Long reports Discover Mint Hill is close to a reality. The event, scheduled the Saturday before Mint Hill Madness, will show off Mint Hill’s best cultural institutions. And there’s lots (and we mean lots) of prizes they are giving away.
  • Adam Houston reports on the Chamber’s preparation for Mint Hill Madness: “We’re up to our armpits in alligators,” Madness man Jack Bryan said.
  • Tim Long reports coach Mike Newsome liked what he saw in Butler’s victory over North Meck last week: “The defense was dominant,” Newsome said.
  • Adam Houston reports Mint Hill Arts will recognize their first year in the Grace building by publishing a book.
  • Great pics from Matthews Alive
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Madison coach: Let’s play in Atlanta

The Tallahasee Democrat reports Madison Coach Frankie Carroll tried to get Independence to move the game to a Saturday and to meet half way:

Carroll said he spoke with Independence head coach Tom Knotts about other alternatives, but Knotts told him the final decision was out of his hands. “Playing on Saturday was OK with him, and we were fine with that,” Carroll said. “I told him we could meet in Atlanta and play in a corn field.”

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Ride with the MHFD on a call

The Mint Hill Fire Department made this video of what it looks like from inside the truck as they head toward a house fire. Notice the time it took them to get to the house in Ashe Plantation: a little over four minutes. That’s some serious driving.

Mint Hill Engine 1 during emergency traffic on the way to a structure fire”

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