It’s a final: Butler beats Indy (albeit in last night’s jv game)

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Butler kicked an extra point with 20 seconds left last night to lift its JV team past Independence 35-34. The game has become as heated of a rivalry as the varsity games in recent years, and should be an indication of the competitiveness of tonight’s game. PHOTOS BY Mark Sward swardpics.com

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Mint Hill Dentistry garners national acclaim

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Mint Hill Dentistry recently won the 2009 Matsco “Dental Office Design of the Year” for a group practice, which is the top award given in the national Matsco Dental Design Competition.

Selected from practices throughout the United States, Mint Hill Dentistry was named the best overall facility based on effective functional design, efficient interior space planning and appropriate integration of dental equipment and technology.

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Another robbery in the Lawyers Road-Lebanon Road area


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Mint Hill Police responded to the McDonalds located at 9150 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill Wednesday at 9:40 am in reference to an armed robbery. Officers arrived on the scene and interviewed the witness who was employed by McDonalds and working the drive thru window. The witness stated that a white male driving a white in color pickup truck came through the drive thru and displayed a black handgun. The white male demanded that the witness open the drawer. The witness backed away from the window and the suspect drove off. Continue reading

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Former pro athletes play golf to raise money for Samaritan’s Feet

Steven Aycock - Head Coach JCSU, Craig Thompson, Manny Ohonme - Founder of Samaritan's Feet, Leonard Wheeler

Steven Aycock - Head Coach JCSU, Craig Thompson, Manny Ohonme - Founder of Samaritan's Feet, Leonard Wheeler (PHOTO BY Mark Sward-swardpics.com)

On Monday October 26, Emerald Lake Golf Club hosted the 6th Annual Samaritan’s Feet Golf Classic.  More than 20 NFL, Boxing & Nascar celebrities joined nearly 100 other golfers to help raise funds and awareness for the international efforts of Samaritan’s Feet.  In total more $50,000 was raised to put shoes on needy children in over 50 countries throughout the world. Continue reading

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Four Mile Creek Greenway

The Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department celebrated the construction of the Four Mile Creek Greenway with a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday. This is the first greenway to be located in the Town of Matthews.

Left to Right  Paul Bailey, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Commission, Southern District Representative  Larry Huelsman, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Commission, former member  Tim Morgan, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Commission, Vice-Chairman  Julie Clark, Greenway Division Director, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Department  Ralph Peppers, Matthews Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Committee, Chairperson  Jim Garges, Director, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Department  Lee Tillery, Matthews Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department Director  Matthews Mayor Lee Myers  Hazen Blodgett, Matthews Town Manager  Geralynn Trellue, Matthews Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, Former Director

Left to Right Paul Bailey, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Commission, Southern District Representative Larry Huelsman, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Commission, former member Tim Morgan, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Commission, Vice-Chairman Julie Clark, Greenway Division Director, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Department Ralph Peppers, Matthews Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Committee, Chairperson Jim Garges, Director, Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Department Lee Tillery, Matthews Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department Director Matthews Mayor Lee Myers Hazen Blodgett, Matthews Town Manager Geralynn Trellue, Matthews Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, Former Director

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