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Charlotte museum to cut hours, trim staff

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Officials at the Mint Museum in Charlotte say they will cut operating hours and trim staff in its first major cutback in four years.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/16roaUc ) the museum's Randolph Road and Uptown galleries will be closed on Tuesdays and hours will be trimmed the rest of the week. The two locations are normally closed on Mondays.

Mint spokeswoman Leigh Dyer said three positions will be eliminated, but affected employees will be able to apply for jobs that were formerly frozen. Dyer said savings from the moves should be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars annually,

In its latest annual report to the Internal Revenue Service, the Mint reported $6.3 million in revenue against $10 million in expenses for the year ending in June 2012.

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