Butler Splits Basketball Contests at Vance

The Butler girls’ basketball team improved their record to 3-0 with an 88-17 win at Vance on Tuesday.  At one point in the first quarter the Bulldogs lead 35-0.  Four Butler players finished in double figures including Jaymee Fisher-Davis, the game’

s high scorer with 22 points.

Even with the strong start, Head Coach Mark Sanders feels the team has room for improvement.

“Right now our main focus is on defense.  At the end of the day the team with the best defense ends up winning the game.”

The Butler girls are the reigning state 4AA champions.

The Butler boys’ basketball team dropped a season-opening thriller in overtime on Tuesday.  Vance defeated the Bulldogs 76-72.

Having only seven players in uniform, and facing a 15-point third quarter deficit, Butler rallied back.  Marcus Burton nailed a game-tying 3-pointer with 19 seconds to play in regulation.  Burton finished the game with 22 points.  Anthony Stitt was the game high-scorer with 29, but it wasn’t enough to carry the Bulldogs to victory.

Head Coach Kurt Wessler felt this was a springboard game for his team.

“Every experience that we have like this is going to make us better down the stretch.  To have to face the adversity we had was huge.”

The Butler basketball teams host Robinson High School on Monday and West Charlotte on Tuesday.

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Lowes Foods robbed this morning

Lowes Foods in Brighton Park was robbed this morning as the grocery store opened. Mint Hill Police report that a black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white and black shoes sat on a bench near the store until the doors were opened. The man then came into the store wearing a white mask and carrying a handgun. He demanded that employees turn over the money. The suspect is described as a black male of average height and he is estimated to be in his 20s to 30s. The suspect left the store in an unknown direction of travel with an undisclosed amount of money that was taken from the store.

Police are still processing video footage which will be available at a later time. Please contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704-889-2231 with any information on this incident.

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Mint Hill wants your input in designing survey questions for land-use planning map

About 70 people showed up last night to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan survey-planning workshop. Suggestions for survey questions will be taken until December 10 and can be emailed, faxed or brought by in person to town hall. Here are the documents that will help you in creating questions for the survey:

The 2010 Request for Survey Questions that was used on November 30. This is the form to fill out with ideas for survey questions. Send this to town hall before December 10.

The 2000 Mint Hill Land Use Plan Survey Form. This is the survey that was used when the town designed its last CLUP in the late 1990s. Use it for ideas for the 2010 survey.

The 2000 Mint Hill Land Use Plan Survey Results for review and reference.

Got questions? Email us at timlong@minthilltimes.com.

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