Matthews Alive snapshots

Mint Hill photographer Jim Young found plenty of color at last weekend’s Matthews Alive.


Butler survives Vance



The Bulldogs got off to a slow start, but thanks to a stingy defense, outlasted the Cougars tonight 31-13 at Vance. In a light drizzle most of the game, Markel Moore rushed 15 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and sophomore Jawaun Edwards ran for 40 yards and two TDs.

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Town staff welcomes new police chief

[singlepic=92,320,240,,center]Police chief Tim Ledford was welcomed to the town Friday with something nobody can escape, a delicious spread from Bob-B-Cue. The meal included Bob Bryant’s famous and fresh barbeque, cole slaw, baked beans and banana pudding. The celebration was at the police department and was attended by commissioners Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington and Tina Ross, police officers, town staff and the VFD.


Mint Hill Lions Club 5k tomorrow

[singlepic=88,140,60,,left]The annual Mint Hill Lions Club 5K run is tomorrow morning at 8 am. Traffic along Bain School Road, Matthews-Mint Hill Road and Lawyers Road could be affected. Remember to watch out for those runners.


All time lottery winners from Meck County

Ever wonder who is taking home the big prizes in the N.C. Educational Lottery? Here’s the top five Mecklenburg County winners since the lottery began in 2006:[singlepic=83,190,110,,right]

  • John Bruckner Charlotte $1,000,000 6/6/2007
  • Ashwani Kumar Charlotte $1,000,000 7/1/2008
  • 14 Group Winners Charlotte $1,000,000 7/6/2007
  • Group 3 Cash Spectacular: Doyt Schooley (Huntersville), Deborah Chapman (Cornelius), Stephen Legall (Charlotte) $1,000,000 3/3/2008
  • Flossie Thomas Charlotte $800,000 9/1/2006