Patriots stunned; Fall to Raiders 30-22

Independence’s magical run of eight consecutive seasons playing in the state championship game is over.  All streaks are made to be broken, but not like this.  The Patriots were dismantled by a Richmond option[singlepic=407,320,240,,right] attack and could not overcome their own mistakes and mental lapses as they were defeated 30-22 Friday.

A banner hanging on the Raiders sideline read “Go Big..”.  Like the banner read, Independence was missing from some of the game and was never able to take control.  Richmond never trailed and confused the Patriots all night before a packed house.

The Patriots went for an early fourth down play from the Raiders three yard line and were stuffed, coming away with no points. After a three and out for Richmond, a punt was fumbled by Kyle Gregg and Richmond started controlling the clock and the game. PHOTO ROGER HARDING Continue reading


Good turnout for Secret Angels


Jean Bonner hosted more than 25 people Thursday night who donned masks to show support for the Secret Angles. Bonner is organizing people to do good deeds over the holidays and beyond. She is the owner of Angels Rest Day Spa on Matthews-Mint Hill Road.


MH Middle honors straight A students


Mint Hill Middle School is very proud of the more than 100 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average for first quarter. To honor these accomplished students and their families, the school held a special reception on Thursday in the school’s media center. All students who earned straight A’s on the first quarter report card were invited to attend and bring their families. An award was presented to the students and refreshments were served. Continue reading


Two armed robberies at Lawyers Road shopping center

Mint Hill Police are looking for black male and a Hispanic male

On Thursday December 04 at around 7:30 pm, Mint Hill Police Officers responded to Subway 9044 A Lawyers Road in reference to an Armed Robbery. Officers spoke with employees who stated that they were behind the counter when a slender Hispanic male wearing a black hoodie, khaki pants, and a blue bandanna covering his face below his eyes entered the store. The suspect took out a silver handgun and pointed it at the employees. The employees ran out the back door of the business and stated they heard a gun shot go off. They ran to a neighborhood behind the business and called 911.

At approximately 7:33 pm, same date, Mint Hill Police Officers received another call that there was a robbery in the BI-LO parking lot, 9108 Lawyers Road. Officers spoke with the victim, who stated that he was putting up the grocery cart and as he was getting back to his car a slender black male, short hair in his twenties displayed a silver handgun and said “Hey bro give me your money,” the suspect then told the victim that, “I will shoot you if you don’t give me any money.” The victim did not give him anything and the suspect fled the scene on foot towards Morris Farms Subdivision.

If you have any further information, please contact Detective Moberg with the Mint Hill Police Department at (704) 545-1085.


Tree lighting draws large crowd

The Mint Hill town hall tree lighting drew a crowd of hundreds Tuesday night. Citizens of all ages and backgrounds enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies as well as music from Mint Hill Middle School. Photos by Tim Long.



Secret angels meet tonight

Jean Bonner, owner of Angels Rest Day Spa, is following up on a campaign promise even though she did not get elected mayor of Mint Hill last year. She is attempting to raise money for gifts to the elderly, policemen and firemen. Those who help she is calling Secret Angels. If you are interested in helping this holiday season, or if you want more information, you can call Jean at 704-545-0020. Jean and others will meet tonight at 6 pm in front of the Angels Rest Day Spa on Matthews-Mint Hill Road next to town hall.