Bulldogs stuff Sabres

It’s been the scene all season for Butler. Opponents have a couple of big plays early and jump out to an first half lead. South Meck did it to Butler on Friday night. Thanks to two long runs by running backs Tim Palmer[singlepic=258,240,160,,right] and Spencer Shuey, the Sabres took a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. That’s all they could manage, however, as the Bulldogs came back for a 28-13 win.

Butler moved to 9-0 on the season while South Meck fell to 4-5.

Sophomore Jawaun Edwards continued his recent strong play, scoring two touchdowns while recording two tackles for a loss. Quarterback Christian LeMay, also a sophomore, was 8-18 and 98 yards passing, but it was his 39 yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the game away.

The Sabres scored on their first two drives of the game, the first coming with just 1:58 seconds into the first quarter. Shuey rushed for more than 100 yards, including a 62 yard run setting up the Sabres second score. But the Bulldog defense stiffened after the first quarter, not allowing the Sabres in the red zone the rest of the game. The defense had more sacks (7) than Sabre quarterback Keith Cody had completions (3). Senior Bulldog Eric Connor had three sacks.

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Scarecrows invade Mint Hill!

For the third year, the Town of Mint Hill is sponsoring a scarecrow contest. Today is the day they were placed in front of town hall or businesses. Most got them up before the rain began, while some waited for an opening in the clouds.

[singlepic=256,320,240,,center] Bob and Ruby Bryant and Shirley Snavely of Monogram Magic display their scarecrow before the rain hit Friday morning.


This week’s Mint Hill Times

  • Adam Houston reports the property being cleared at Albemarle and Rocky River Church roads will be a retail development. Barry Rigby, viceshops-at-beaver-farms.jpg president of retail development for Rudolph Libbe Properties said stores could be open as early as summer of 2009. The development is called The Shops at Beaver Falls. A separate residential development is also being constructed adjacent to the property and Blair Road will be extended across Albemarle Road and will connect to Rocky River Church Road.
  • Tim Long reports on the race for the U.S. House seat for District 9. Sue Myrick has traditionally won big, but Democratic challenger Harry Taylor thinks it’s time for change. Continue reading

Long time Matthews business to be torn down

Before there was Lowe’s Home Improvement or Home Depot, there was 84 Lumber in Matthews. The property and building near the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Hwy. 51 was recently sold by Pierce Hardy LP for $1.8 million to Matthews East Independence LLC. Golden Coral has contracted 1.99 acres of the land while the remaining 1.3 acres will be put on the market. 84 Lumber has one store in Charlotte on Rozzelles Ferry Road.


Kids save a buck at MH Earth Echoes Children’s Musuem

Kids from Girl Scout Troop 3652 got to make Halloween masks recently at the Mint Hill Earth Echoes Children’s Museum. The girls meet at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. Watch for the museum’s two new displays: Holidays Around the World and an exhibit on the Sister Cities network. If you haven’t been to the museum yet, it’s worth the trip. Jerry and Sue Helms’ collection of artifacts they have collected from many years of travel is truly astounding.




Korean War Memorial plans released

[singlepic=243,320,240,,center]Don Putnam came by the office of The Mint Hill Times to show the latest architectural rendering of the North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial that will soon be constructed at Fairview Park in Mint Hill. If you would like to purchase a paver to honor a veteran, you can go the N.C.K.W.V.’s Web site or contact Don Putnam at donput@juno.com.