Patriots quiet Lions’ roar

Lawrence Martin owned the night. Martin caught six passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns and he threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to tight end Sebastian Green on a wide receiver pass. Head coach Tom Knotts said Martin also wasn’t too shabby on defense.

“We have to use him both ways, and he probably is one of the top five players in Charlotte,” he said. “It’s hard to play both ways, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”



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Bulldogs stuff Cardinals

[singlepic=143,320,240,,left]Butler football got off to a rough start Friday as Berry scored on a 72-yard touchdown pass to freshman Germone Hopper on the second play of the game. The Bulldogs quickly settled down, however, and cruised to a convincing win.

Eight Bulldogs scored touchdowns on the evening. By the second half, coach Mike Newsome played second and third stringers the rest of the game.The win makes Butler 3-0 for the season, setting up a showdown next Friday against West Charlotte.



(Photos by mark sward)

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AAA says no to fill ups, Mint Hill drivers say yes

gas-pump.jpgDavid Parsons, President and CEO of AAA Carolinas tells drivers to not fill up as a result of Hurricane Ike barreling down on Texas.

“The worst thing that could happen would be for motorists to flock to gas stations to top off their tanks,” Parsons said. “That will worsen the situation before anyone knows what the damage will be.”

Mint Hill drivers, like a lot of motorists nationwide, didn’t want to take that chance. James Bolick, manager at Earps on N.C. 218, said his gas station was busy this morning with people waiting to fill their tanks. Continue reading


Just another morning in Manhattan

[singlepic=134,220,140,,left]Today marks an historic day in America. The world stopped seven years ago and watched the horror unfold at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania. No American will forget where they were when they heard news of the attacks—just like nobody living in 1963 forgets where they were when President Kennedy was assassinated.

The Mint Hill Times interviewed area resident Rick Malatestinic two years ago about his involvement with the rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. Malatestinic was a volunteer firefighter on Long Island, New York.

“It was like a dream. It wasn’t real,” he said. “I just couldn’t believe something like that was really happening.” Continue reading


This week in The Mint Hill Times…

The Big I looks good. Butler looks good. Mint Hill has some of the best football in the country, and the Mint Hill Times has it covered.

This week’s Mint Hill Times:


  • Adam reports on Mint Hill Library manager Neily Trump’s upcoming retirement. Trump has been with the Mint Hill branch for 12 years.
  • Mint Hill Mountaineers head coach Mike Fairfax talks about the local AYF football team. Fairfax said he expects the team to repeat as national AYF champions.
  • Check out pictures from the Mint Hill Women’s Club fashion show. Members modeled clothes from women’s clothes retailer Coldwater Creek.
  • Adam reports on the status of Mint Hill’s expanding network of sidewalks. Commissioner Mickey Ellington said Mint Hill needs more sidewalks as soon as possible
  • Health columnist Dr. Mike Richardson says fish oil may or may not provide health benefits, and he lists the side effects to taking fish oil pills. The first is the impact on your wallet!
  • Tim and Adam preview and recap Friday night’s action for the Butler Bulldogs and Independence Patriots football.

Armed robbery last night

Mint Hill Police are looking for two men who last night held up the B’s Coin Laundry on Margaret Wallace Road. Police say two black males walked up to an employee who was talking to a customer outside the store. The men displayed handguns, then directed the employee to go back into the store. The suspect got the money out of the register, then both men fled in silver, newer model Ford Expedition. If you have any additional information, call Detective T. Lezette at 704-545-1085