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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.

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By |November 30th, 2008|History|0 Comments

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 […]

By |November 29th, 2008|Environment, Mecklenburg County|1 Comment

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. […]

By |November 28th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

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! […]

By |November 26th, 2008|Non-profit|0 Comments