[singlepic=39,200,120,,right]Independence football players collected $1,349 to donate to the United Services Organization. The players were at seven businesses in and around Mint Hill. The players also collected disposable cameras, magazines and phone cards. The items will be presented September 26 to the USO during halftime of the Independence vs. Myers Park football game. Independence team mom Teresa Oliver, one of the collection effort organizers, said Independence has contacted Myers Park about participating in the USO collection.
[singlepic=34,220,140,,left]One of the most beloved Carolina Panthers in history will be in Mint Hill tonight. Former defensive back Mike Minter will speak at the Mint Hill Athletic Association opening day at the sports complex on Brief Road. Minter will walk around and interact with teams at 7:30 pm during scrimmages, speak for 15 minutes at 7:45, then sign autographs. All sports will attend in addition to football.