Patriots pounce on Providence

Independence got off to quick start Friday against Providence. How quick? Less than three minutes into the game, the Patriots lead 14-0. They put up 31 more points in the first half, an additional 21 points in the second half, and beat Providence 59-13 on a drizzly, sometimes windy night.

The victory renewed head coach Tom Knotts’ confidence in his team, and something that even he couldn’t dream.

“I don’t think anybody in the state could have beat us,” he said. “I think that ought to serve notice that we’re the top dog, and they have to knock us off.”

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Bulldogs beat East Meck, remain perfect

On a rainy and cold Friday night, it was a duo of Bulldog sophomores who helped Butler come back for a 20-10 win. Quarterback Christian LeMay  and running back/defensive lineman Jawaun Edwards made several key plays in the second half to lift the Bulldogs (8-0) past the Eagles (7-1). Continue reading

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Metrolina Christian Academy students visit MH bank

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Students from Metrolina Christian Academy in Indian Trail visited American Community Bank in Mint Hill this afternoon. The kids learned how the use the microphones in the drive-thru, and got to see the inner workings of an ATM machine. Mike Cochrane of the bank said they also got a piggy bank and $500 in shredded cash from the Feds.

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MH Madness mud sets town back $3,000

[singlepic=232,220,140,,left]A rainy weekend at Mint Hill Madness cost the town $3,000 more than normal according to Town Manager Brian Welch. Last year, the town spent $16,000 on labor, equipment and materials, among other things. This year, they spent $19,000. [singlepic=233,170,90,,right]More money was needed to fix ruts and bare spots, and to lay down straw. The cost could have potentially been more if Friday’s Madness was not canceled.

Want to see what it was like at this year’s Mint Hill Madness?

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