Mecklenburg County and the flood

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Three years almost to the day that Katrina hit New Orleans, the remnants of Hurricane Fay pounced Mecklenburg County with rain. Northern Meck was hit hard, so were the Cavalier Apartments on Monroe Road. Residents were evacuated the morning of August 27 to the East Meck High School gym. The county handled the situation with efficiency and professionalism. It was afterward, when some residents were told their county-bought flood insurance did not get processed in time, that trouble began.

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Bulldogs blast North Meck

There’s a lot of new faces on the 2008 Butler Bulldogs team. The talent, however, has never been better. [singlepic=59,260,180,,right] Running back Markel Moore and the rest of the Bulldogs were fast and physical against North Meck. PHOTO: swardpics.com

Butler 49 North Meck 7

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Patriots make it rain on Troy

[singlepic=60,270,190,,right]The weather at the end of the Independence season opener last night resembled the Patriots offense in the first half. Both made it rain on the field as Independence beat Olympic 47-0. The Patriots only took 3 minutes 57 seconds to score their first touchdown of the season on a one-yard run by quarterback Anthony Carrothers.

“He understands the offense a lot more, he’s more patient and he stays in the pocket a lot more,” offensive lineman Ryan Thompson said. “He’s matured a lot.” Continue reading

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MH Times columnist on radio Monday

Mint Hill Times columnist Dr. Mike Richardson will appear on Charlotte Talks Monday at 9 am. The WFAE 90.7 program will be a repeat of a show done earlier this year. Dr. Richardson pens the Health Basics column each week. Watch for his forthcoming collection of columns in a book titled “Health Basics Essays 2008.”

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Baaaad to the bone

[singlepic=56,300,380,,center]You know Mint Hill Madness is just around the corner when you see Ben Howard walking his goat Cecil along Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Howard said he’s trying to get Cecil adjusted to the hub-bub of the traffic so Cecil will behave when they walk in the parade. Did we say walk? Cecil will actually be on a trailer pulled by a four wheeler this year. PHOTO: Tim Long, The Mint Hill Times

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Top five lottery winners from 28227

(Eds. note: We posted numbers two hours ago; after checking with the lottery officials, they said they ran the wrong report. Here’s the right report.)

Ever wonder who in Mint Hill have won the most money in the NC Education Lottery? Sorry to say, there haven’t been any million dollar winners, but there has been $100,000 winner. In order of amount:

  1. Toni Crago $125,000, Pit Stop – 9100 Lawyers Road , Mint Hill
  2. Robert Giglio $10,003, Earps BP – 4215 Wilgrove – Mint Hill Rd., Mint Hill
  3. Michelle Tucker $10,000, Xpress Stop – 9731 Idlewild Rd., Mint Hill
  4. Judith Weber $10,000, Food Lion – 9021 Albemarle Rd., Charlotte
  5. Luciano Santiago $10,000, Sam’s Mart – 9025 Mallard Creek Rd. Charlotte
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