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Eastland Mall, Christmas 1979

We found this 1979 home movie of Eastland Mall on Youtube.com. There is a great shot of the ice rink at the end of the video. Ah, the memories.

Read Adam Houston’s story in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times on a mall thats end is near.

By |August 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Meck county rakes in the tourist dollars

The Charlotte Business Journal is reporting Mecklenburg County took in $3.4 billion (yes, that’s BILLION) in tourist revenue last year–more than any other county in N.C. For those keeping score at home, that’s $388,127 every hour, of every day. Our question is where is that money being spent? And how do we get into the […]

By |August 6th, 2008|Mecklenburg County|0 Comments

Butler practices in dawg days of summer

Prospective Bulldogs took over two practice fields Tuesday morning preparing for the upcoming football season.Assistant coaches led players through various position drills while head coach Mike Newsome looked-in at each station. Newsome also advised some of the younger players about their position.

Butler had two water fountains to counter the effects of the early morning heat.

The […]

By |August 5th, 2008|Butler High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Ryan Houston looks lean and mean at UNC

Last year, former Butler Bulldog Ryan Houston entered UNC weighing a whopping 273 pounds–as a running back! He netted 145 yards and scored one TD playing a back-up role for the 2007 Heels. This season, Scout.com reports, he’s at 240 pounds and looks like a new man. He’s listed at No. 2 on the Tar […]

By |August 5th, 2008|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments

Butler students head for Outward Bound

Twelve students from Butler High School, along with 36 other CMS high school students from Philip O. Berry, Myers Park and Vance high schools, will head out for an adventure tomorrow morning. The students will participate in Outward Bound in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The trip will last eight days and the students “will learn […]

By |August 5th, 2008|Butler High School, Schools|0 Comments

Memories of Eastland Mall?

I’m working on a story about the future of Eastland Mall. But you can’t look at the future without looking at the past. Feel free to e-mail adam@minthilltimes.com if you have any memories of working at the mall, shopping during the holiday season, or repeatedly falling on Eastland’s famous ice rink.

The story will be published […]

By |August 5th, 2008|Development|1 Comment