There’s Republican Elizabeth Dole and Democrat Kay Hagen running for the senate. But there’s also a third candidate, Christopher Cole of Huntersville. Read a Libertarian’s view on the current economic crisis:
Leaning left this political season? A group is gathering at Jimmies Restaurant in Mint Hill next weekend and will organize a day of knocking on doors for Barack Obama. Their goal is 100,000 knocks.
This is our time and THIS is our moment. It’s time for a CHANGE–and this is the weekend that will bring us a WIN in November! We need YOU. Please tell your friends, come out, and HAVE FUN knocking for CHANGE!!
Obama speaks today in Charlotte.
Markel Moore rushed 24 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns Friday as the Butler Bulldogs remain perfect with a 34-12 win over West Charlotte. Hawatha Bell and Jawaun Edwards rushed for two touchdowns a piece as the Bulldogs beat the Lions for the first time in school history.
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[singlepic=160,240,160,,right]Independence (3-0) got off to a rocky start Friday against Vance. Quarterback Anthony Carrothers completed only one of his first six passes as the Patriots failed to score on the opening drive for the first time this year.
“We just weren’t on the same page,” head coach Tom Knotts said. “We just kept perservering, and the defense stopped them.”
The Patriots and Carrothers rallied after an interception by defensive back Breon Thornton on the Vance 1. The Big I marched down the field in eight plays on the ensuing drive, scored its first touchdown of the night and never looked back.
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The Butler-West Charlotte football game at Lion Stadium tonight will be broadcast live by WFNZ 610 AM radio. The game begins at 7 pm. The Bulldogs have never beaten the Lions going back to when Tom Knotts coached in the late 1990s. Last season, West Charlotte stunned an undefeated Butler team in week 4 when they beat the Bulldogs in Matthews. The game was eventual forfeited by West Charlotte because of eligibility issues, but coach Mike Newsome said that doesn’t matter to the players who want to win it legitimately on the field.
“We’re talking to our kids about doing something we’ve never done,” Newsome said.
Madness is coming. Brace yourself.
This week in The Mint Hill Times:
•Adam reports the Lawyers Road sidewalk project was postponed by the Board of Commissioners. The board will revisit the issue in October.
•Adam reports on Monroe resident Garland Denny’s effort to increase benefits for veterans. Denny wants to create a new federal program to raise the necessary funds.
•Columnist D.G. Martin offers presidential candidate Barack Obama advice he collected over the years from some old school North Carolina politicians. He said Obama needs to have a sense of humor.
•Tim and Adam preview and recap Butler and Independence football. Butler takes on West Charlotte tonight at 7 pm on Senior Drive, and Independence travels to Vance. That game also starts at 7 pm.