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More than ever before attend Highland Games

Organizers say that despite some rain, last weekend's Mint Hill Highland Games broke attendance records.

Mint Hill Scottish Society president Donna Rogers said about 5,000 turned out – up about a third from last year. The event had been rescheduled from March to Memorial Day weekend because of weather. Organizers hope to make the Memorial Day date permanent.

The Friday-Saturday event featured athletic competitions, border collie demonstrations, falcons and Scottish clans. Information: www.minthill scottishsociety.org. Melinda Johnston

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