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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.

By |November 17th, 2008|Matthews|0 Comments

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 […]

By |November 17th, 2008|Environment|0 Comments

Patriots clip Hawks in first round of playoffs


It didn’t take long for Independence to strike in the first round of the state 4AA playoffs Saturday. After receiving the opening kick, quarterback Anthony Carrothers hit Avius Capers on passes of 16, 22 and 20 yards in less than a minute. The last throw was the first of three touchdown passes for Carrothers as the Patriots cruised to a 41-18 win over West Meck. It was the type of play coach Tom Knotts expects from his junior quarterback.

“He’s having a great year,” Knotts said. “I’ve learned to live with the fact he’s going to make some bad decisions, but he’s a great player.”

Photos by Roger Harding


By |November 17th, 2008|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Bulldogs blank Davie County

[singlepic=333,320,240,,left]The Butler Bulldogs bounced back from their first loss of the season to cross-town rival Independence last Friday and took out Davie County 24-0 in the first round of the state 4A playoffs.  The Bulldogs were the more dominant team and held the War Eagles to just 12 total yards of offense in the first half despite having three starters miss the game due to injuries.  Deshaun McCutchen, defensive standout Hawatha Bell and starting tailback Markel Moore all were out, but Butler had plenty of firepower left to cruise to an easy victory. (Photos by Mark Sward […]

By |November 15th, 2008|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments