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School news: Fighting bullying at Butler; Garden surprise at Lebanon

The freshman class at Butler High School will participate at 7:30 am in an anti-bullying assembly Tuesday. The assembly will feature a play, two skits, a video on bullying, and a town-hall meeting discussion of bullying issues. Art students have also created bullying-prevention posters, which are on display in the school.  At Lebanon Road Elementary […]

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This week in history

In 1986, a one-mile jogging trail at Mint Hill Municipal Park off Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road was opened. Officials will be monitoring its use to see how much this trail was really wanted.

In 1983, the first new Mint Hill municipal building held its first town meeting. John McEwen gave the invocation.

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Matthews resident wins $50 grand in lottery

Awilda Renaud of Matthews won $50,000 in the November 15 “Carolina Cash 5” drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at the Plantation Market 3040 Weddington Rd. in Matthews. It seems the majority of the winners come from other parts of the state, so it’s nice to see a local win once in a while.

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A green Christmas tree

[singlepic=339,320,240,,center]Want to save money and help the environment at the same time? Peggy DeMaree has an answer. She grew her own Christmas tree from a seedling and keeps it in a pot. Some pruning helps keep the tree a manageable size and each Christmas she brings it inside and decorates it.

“Good soil, fertilizer, and pruning […]

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