Butler giving back during the holidays

At Butler High School, there’s one special holiday tradition that’s been helping those in need every year since the school first opened. The Butler Wish Box provides a way for students to help their less fortunate classmates, families, and those in the community, by fulfilling specific needs they may have during this holiday season.

The Wish Box is open for business about two weeks before winter break. Students can drop confidential wishes into the box for themselves, friends or neighbors. Organizer and teacher Barbara Everitt is the only person who sees the wishes.

“It makes it seem more real because each wish is very detailed to a person that lives very close to us,” sad student Isabel Fee. Continue reading


Tom Knotts leaving Independence?

UPDATE: A source close to the football team said he is “99 percent” sure Knotts is leaving for a job in South Carolina and Bill Geiler will take over as Patriots head coach.indy2

According to the Web site CarolinaPreps.com, Coach Knotts is leaving Independence for another school. The Mint Hill Times has learned from second source Knotts will no longer coach the Patriots next season. One rumor is he’s going to West Meck, and another to a school in South Carolina. Bill Geiler will also be likely to take the helm at Independence.