Independence ejection free in 2007-2008

The NCHSAA released its list of ejection-free athletic programs for the 2007-2008 school year, and Independence High was one of 125 member schools to achieve the status. The Patriots are joined by East Meck as the only two teams in the Southwestern 4A conference to go the whole year without an ejection. Every ejection-free program will be recognized during the next two weeks at the NCHSAA’s regional meetings. The association meets today in Charlotte. The highest number of ejection-free programs is 202 during 2006-2007.

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Myrick’s for electric and hydrogen powered cars

It wasn’t long ago you couldn’t find a Republican who publicly supported electric or hydrogen powered cars. Not so any more. From John McCain down the line, Republicans openly support alternative energy sources and believe the U.S. needs to wean itself off oil. Sue Myrick’s press release today:

I applaud the Governor for pledging to use anti-gouging laws to protect consumers and the EPA’s quick action to temporarily waive federal gas standards to prevent further price increases.”
“It is times like these that illustrate why we need to wean ourselves off our addiction to oil. A hurricane won’t spike the price of Hydrogen or an electric powered car now, would it?
Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09)

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Gasoline supply expected to rise

[singlepic=144,320,240,,left]AAA Carolinas expects availability of gasoline to rise throughout the Carolinas. Gasoline prices hit record highs in the region as a reaction to the threat of Hurricane Ike, which struck the coast of Texas, including Houston, Saturday morning.

“It’s important for motorists to continue to exercise restraint and only fill up their vehicles when necessary – when they have less than ¼ tank of gas – for the next several days,” said David Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. “Avoid panic pumping.”

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Shots fired at Mint Hill apartments

Mint Hill Police say shots were fired this morning at 12:30 am at the Victoria Park Apartments. The incident began when occupants of an apartment arrived home to find two men had broken in and ransacked the interior. The two men gained entry by breaking a rear window in the back bedroom. The male occupant of the apartment fired several shots before the suspects fled.

According to Mint Hill Police:

No injuries were reported and the suspects were last seen on foot leaving the apartment complex.  The suspects were described as being one white male and one black male, approximately 18-21 years of age.  Both were last seen wearing white tee shirts.

Mint Hill Police are asking anyone with information about this incident, please call Detective Lezette at 704-545-1085.

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Lawyers Road sidewalk postponed, again

The Board of Commissioners deferred a decision on the proposed sidewalk connecting The Traditions at Lawyers and Brighton Park. The decision was deferred so the board can determine the safest location for the sidewalk intersection. The project will be discussed September 25 at the next board meeting.

Read more about the sidewalk September 18 in The Mint Hill Times.

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