Former Independence baseball star Evan Taylor was named South Atlantic Conference player of the week. Taylor is batting .520 (13-of-25) with three home runs and 13 runs batted in after two weeks of the season and has led Lenoir-Rhyne to a 4-3 start to the year.
Kathryn Colberg of Mint Hill earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for fall semester 2008 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Undergraduate students earning a 4.00 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech.
In the February 6 “Carolina Cash 5” drawing, Harold Dillon of Matthews matched all five numbers drawn to win the $83,302 top prize. This ticket was sold at Matthew’s Shell on East Independence Boulevard in. Other area winners: Betty Sheridan of Charlotte won $20,000 at the Circle K at 7905 South Boulevard; Michael Norman of […]
Not in our backyard. That is US Representative Sue Myrick's (NC-09) message to Congress. She introduced a bill this week to stop prisoners from Guantanamo Bay from being sent to North Carolina. It does this by prohibiting federal funds from being used to transport detainees to, and housing them within, the state. “This legislation sends a clear message that we don't want enemy combatants and terrorists housed in our backyard,” Rep. Myrick said.