Former Butler star signs with the Panthers!

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Kenneth Moore, a former Butler High School and Wake Forest standout, signed with the Carolina Panthers today. Moore had been on the Detroit Lions practice squad before being cut at the beginning of the season. He was signed by the Panthers after Ryne Robinson was placed on the IR. Says Carolina Panther Head Coach John Fox:

“He’s a wide receiver that we liked coming out (of college),” said Fox. “He’s got some return ability. Just a guy that we felt was worthy that, hopefully, can help us down the road.”

PHOTO BY MARK SWARD swardpics.com

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Mint Hill Police release victim’s name

Mint Hill Police released the name of the person who was killed on Rivendell Lane last night in Mint Hill. Ronald Douglas Arnette, 54, of Jefferson, S.C. was found dead after police received calls about a shooting. Read more about the story in tomorrow’s Mint Hill Times.

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Nationwide on Mint Hill’s east side

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The NASCAR Nationwide series made a pit stop at Marshall Lay insurance agency at Stevens Mill Tuesday. Along with a replica NASCAR car, there were games and a race simulator.

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Who’s eligible for CMS free or reduced lunches?

According to a recent report by the Carolina Journal, a verification review found that two-thirds of students in free or reduced lunch programs are ineligible. The school system spends millions each year providing free and reduced lunches. The board will vote October 14 if they want to dig deeper to see who’s cheating to get the free lunches or let it slide. One board member said she doesn’t think there’s any cheating going on. Said Vilma Leake:

“Poor people don’t know how to steal from the federal government. They’re not smart enough,” said school board member Vilma Leake, an opponent of the school lunch audit.

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HAWK meeting tonight

[singlepic=195,220,140,,right]The local Habitat and Wildlife Keepers chapter has a meeting at 7 pm tonight at the Matthews Community Center. Dr. David Grant will speak tonight about the interesting behaviors of spiders and how they hunt their prey. Grant is a biology professor emeritus at Davidson College, and he taught from 1968 to 2004.

HAWK’s next meeting is at 7 pm November 4. Attendees will learn how to make compost. People interested must preregister for the class. E-mail HAWKNCEF@gmail.com to register.

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