This week in Mint Hill history

In 1973, a re-zoning proposal that would have required new homes in some parts of town to be built on one acre lots was voted down by the Mint Hill Town Board. There was concern that this proposal would keep middle class citizens from buying these properties and that it would stunt future growth.

In 1987, a list of groups, families, and individuals who had donated to the VFW memorial was printed in the local newspaper. This memorial had been dedicated in November.

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Much needed rainfall in forecast for western NC

Meteorologists are presently forecasting some much needed rainfall for the western part of the state over the next several days.  Presently the western part of the state is experiencing drier conditions than Mecklenburg County.

The Catawba River, which contributes greatly to the water supply in our county originates in the Appalachian Mountains.  Less than adequate rainfall and snow runoff in the mountains can lead to reduced water supplies in the communities that the river passes through.

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Gameday: Butler vs. Independence II

Breaking down tonight’s game, 8 pm Memorial Stadium

[singlepic=380,320,240,,left] There is one team left in the state who can beat Independence this season and that’s Butler. The Bulldogs have the talent to hang with the Patriots, but you don’t beat a Tom Knotts team with talent alone. It will take execution on the field. In the previous match up between these two teams, the Patriots out-executed the Bulldogs for a decisive 41-31 win.

The Patriots crisply run offense begins and ends with Anthony Carrothers. The junior quarterback either passes or runs —usually very successfully—on about 80 percent of Independence’s plays. He is the sole reason they have been as dominant as any team in the state this season. Knotts said Carrothers’ play in the last meeting between the Independence and Butler “was not one of his best.”

He passed for 256 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns. All this against one of the top defenses in the state.

Carrothers has proven he can’t be contained and is the MVP of the state this season.

Butler’s best shot at winning is to execute on offense and try to out-score the Patriots. Continue reading

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Jimmie’s manager in jail!

And he needs your help–it’s all for a good cause. From Travis Carriker, manager at Jimmie’s Restaurant in Mint Hill:

I’m proud to tell you that I’m being locked up…that’s right, I’m going behind barsto help Jerry’s Kids and MDA. To be released on good behavior I have to raise bail and I need your help! All you have to do is click here to make a secure, online donation before 12/10/08. Your donation will help families living in our community and help guarantee me an early release.I can’t wait to add you to my list of contributors. Thanks in advance for your help. Don’t hesitate to call or email me with any questions. Together we’ll make a difference.

Click here to help Travis get out of jail!

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Another way to help the less fortunate during the holidays

This holiday season BI-LO Charities is teaming up with the Charlotte community to provide much-needed supplies for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.  With the current economic situation, the number of people requiring assistance increases daily. Members of the community can help their fellow citizens in need by purchasing a Holiday Hunger Relief Bag for $5 at BI-LO stores throughout the Charlotte area.  The program will continue through December 24.  All donations made at BI-LO locations in the Charlotte area will go directly to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to provide meals for those who are in need during the holidays.

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