Mint Hill resident graduates from Goodwill

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A few weeks ago we profiled Diane Jones of Mint Hill. Jones graduated from Goodwill’s Hospitality and Tourism Training Program and she was the class speaker. Here she is accepting her certificate at the ceremonies on June 26.

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Fire damages home in Matthews

A house was heavily damaged by fire Saturday afternoon around 4 pm in Matthews. The house is located at 2535 Sam Newell Road. When firefighters arrived flames could be seen burning through the roof. Two firefighters were treated at the scene for heat-related issues. No other injuries were reported.

Matthews Fire & EMS Department was assisted by Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department and the Charlotte Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Butler’s Ingersoll continues hot hitting for Lady Blues

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Thursday is Ingersoll's birthday.

The Lady Blues, an 18U team softball travel team made up of area players, finished 10th out of 88 teams in the Georgia Fire Dynamites Tournament in Columbia last week. Butler’s Chelsea Ingersoll hit over .400 of the tournament playing catcher and third base. In the final day of competition the team played back to back games from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm. Ingersoll went 2-3 with a double and an RBI in the win of the evening over a team from Alexander Central area. Ingersoll’s dad, Mike, estimated there were 25 college scouts at the tournament.

Ingersoll got a bit of revenge when the Lady Blues beat the travel team from Alexander Central. Many of the players on that team play for the AC high school team that stopped Butler’s two-year win streak last season, and then knocked the Lady Bulldogs out of the state tournament. Continue reading

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Walgreens broken into twice in one month

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A photo was released by Mint Hill Police of a suspect in a recent break in. The Walgreens Pharmacy, located at 9202 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill, was broken into May 29 at approximately 12:09 am.  A white male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt or jacket used a rock to break the glass on the front door.  After entering the store, the unknown white male removed several packs of cigarettes and then exited the store.  As the white male exited the store, he dropped something and a white female with brown hair wearing a dark colored top and light colored pants, is seen stooping down to pick up what the other suspect dropped.

These two subjects leave the scene in a four door sedan, tan or champagne in color, unknown make and model. Continue reading

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Butler finishes third in 4A Wachovia Cup standings

Butler placed third in the final Wachovia Cup standings at 372.5 points. The Bulldogs had top spring finishes including third in women’s outdoor track and a tie for third in women’s soccer.  The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Wachovia Cup program has concluded its 30th year. Continue reading

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MHAA boys win Babe Ruth league

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The Mint Hill Boys 14-15 year old baseball won the Union County Babe Ruth League this season with a record of 13-2. They were facing other teams such as Piedmont,Weddington, Indian Trail, and Parkwood. This is the first time any Mint Hill team has ever won this league.

Pictured: Back row left to right: Coach Steve Baucom, Cody Lekavich, Mitch Otis, Aaron Bevis,Ross Rushing, John Teague, John Hickes, Asst. Coach Jerry Otis. Front row left to right: Cameron Baucom, P.J. Sardinia, Austin Biddy, Kyle Ferrebee, Lane Polk. Not Pictured: Malachi Hanes, Asst Coach Ted Sardinia.

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