Photo gallery: Butler 73 West Charlotte 66

Photos from Tuesday’s battle of the titans between two of the best teams in the state.

Photos by Tim Long, The Mint Hill Times



Want to help animals this holiday season?


Budget Self Storage of Mint Hill is teaming up with CMPD Animal Care and Control as an official donation site. Wonder what to do with your old blankets, towels or bathroom rugs? Or how about those plastic bread or grocery bags? Donate them! For more information or to obtain a copy of the full “wish list” stop by Budget Self Storage or call 704-545-3490


Pizzas for his daughter before he’s shipped off (again)


In the economic downturn, it’s sometimes easy to forget we still have men and women serving our country in Afghanistan and Iraq. Jason Porter of Mint Hill is one of them. He’s on leave for five days from Afghanistan and is scheduled to go back Friday. Today, he was at Big Guy’s Pizza in Mint Hill buying five pizzas to take to his daughter’s class at Carmel Christian School. With Jordan in the photo is Janet from Big Guy’s. Good luck Jason, and stay safe!


Telfair Turkey drive tomorrow

Want to help out the less fortunate this Thanksgiving? Telfair and David Weekly Homes is sponsoring a Turkey Drive tomorrow between 11 am and 1 pm Wednesday. Stop by their main office in Ballantyne or drop a frozen turkey off at any of their model homes. Continue reading


Butler student/athletes choose colleges


A more than usual number of student/athletes from Butler High School received scholarships this fall forcing the ceremony into the school’s auditorium last Friday. Here’s the athletes and the colleges they will attend (from left to right): Volleyball: Moriah Bellissimo (Georgia Southern); Basketball: Jaquaria Forney (UNCC) and  Celest Stewart (East Carolina); Baseball: Tyler Tewell (Appalachian State); Softball: Ashton Williams (Queens University), Chelsea Stamey (UNCC), Kelsey Spurrier (Erskine University) and Colleen Gardner (Erskine University). Photo by Mark Sward


Harris Teeter recalls Lean Cuisine products

From the Harris Teeter press release:

“Nestlé Prepared Foods Company announced today a Class I Recall on a three varieties of Lean Cuisine entrees which may contain small pieces of blue plastic. Harris Teeter only carries one of the three recalled items, Lean Cuisine Spa Classic Chicken Mediterranean, UPC code #1380016612. Continue reading