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Independence High School sophomore wins scholarship

KnowledgePoints Learning Center Matthews has awarded Bobby Walker a full scholarship for the Spring 2009 semester.  The scholarship, one of three awarded this school year, guarantees the Independence High School tenth-grader free testing and the center’s 40 hour tutoring program – a $1,760 value – at no cost.

By |February 9th, 2009|Independence High School, Schools|1 Comment

Close all bad schools, not just ones labeled ‘charter’

The main argument that members of the most influential education associations of North Carolina have against lifting the state mandated cap on the number of charter schools is that some of them under-perform. Never mind that despite the under-performance of many public schools, there is not a cap on public schools. This is the basis of an opinion piece by Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation. […]

By |February 9th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments

Update on Presbyterian Hospital-Mint Hill

In Thursday’s Mint Hill Times it was reported the completion date for the Presbyterian Hospital under construction at Albemarle Road and Interstate 485 was Fall 2010. Preston Smith, who is in marketing at the hospital, emailed late Friday and said the hospital currently has no set date.

“The zoning and DOT due diligence processes took longer […]

By |February 8th, 2009|Development|0 Comments

Butler wrestling finishes second in North Carolina state duels

Butler wrestling got off to a fast start against Cary at the finals of the state wrestling duels yesterday. Cary stormed back and won its third consecutive North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A dual team wrestling crown and eighth in the 20-year history of the event. The Imps rolled past Butler 43-18 at […]

By |February 8th, 2009|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments

Goodall offers senate seat–literally–for Duke-Carolina tickets

State Senator Eddie Goodall, who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina Senate, is offering his [singlepic=636,320,240,,right]senate seat for tickets to next week’s Duke-Carolina basketball game. Goodall put his leather senate seat, stitched with his name and the Senate seal, on Ebay is exchange for the tickets. The chair is worth about $700. […]

By |February 7th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments

Butler wrestling competes tonight in state duels

Butler wrestling (19-3) competes tonight against Northwest Guilford (22-3) for the right to face perenial powerhouse Cary (35-0) in the finals.  The match is at Concord Jay Robinson. From the NCHSAA:

 Championships in four classifications will be decided on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association¹s 20thannual dual team wrestling championships. The championships are held on high school campuses and this year the Eastern champions are the hosts. All of the teams advancing to the Saturday championship matches in 2-A, 3-A and 4-A either earned a pair of victories on Thursday night or are wrestling tonight to gain a shot at the state title. […]

By |February 6th, 2009|Butler High School|0 Comments