Mint Hill men make quite the catch

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Gary Allred, Harry Newton and lots of fish.

Harry Newton came by the Mint Hill Times office this week to drop off a picture of a recent fishing trip to Tennessee. He traveled with fellow Mint Hill resident Ken Allred and together they caught hybrids that weighed between 8-10 pounds. The largest striper was 16 pounds and they used gizzard shad for bait.


Independence drops two to Vance

Although both Patriot varsity teams dropped contests at Vance on Tuesday night, both coaches are optimistic as they head into conference play Friday night.

The Indy boys were trailing by 21 at halftime, but a third quarter rally cut the Vance lead to single digits.  Head Coach Preston Davis said he made a challenge to his players during the intermission.

“I told them they weren’t playing with enough energy, and they were playing weak.  I really had no fight out of them.  I told them they needed to step up and show some fight.”

Davis sees some aspects of the game that the Patriots need to improve.

“We can’t give teams more opportunities than they already get.  We definitely have to work on taking better care of the basketball and avoiding turnovers.”

Boys: Vance 76 Independence 54

Girls: Vance 38 Independence 33

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Some minor smack talk coming from Wake Forest Rolesville fan

A Wake Forest Rolesville fan posted a video of team highlights on youtube. What caught my eye was the title of the video that says Butler is “hype.” If there is one school who has lived UP to the hype this season, it’s Butler. Not only did they lose their All American quarterback (Christian LeMay) before the season started, they also lost one of their best line backers (Ozzie Sombo) for several games, and their top running back (Deion Walker) half way through the season. How did the Bulldogs fare? They played the most difficult schedule in the state and still finished undefeated. Butler plays WFR for the state 4AA championship Saturday at 11 am in Raleigh. Here’s the video from the WFR fan:


Myrick votes against the DREAM Act

Sue Myrick (N.C. 9) voted against the DREAM Act last night, citing loopholes that will lead to amnesty for illegal immigrants. Myrick is the U.S. Representative for the Charlotte area, including Mint Hill.

“The DREAM Act is amnesty, plain and simple,” she said. “Once an illegal alien applies for citizenship under this bill, the government is prohibited from deporting him or her – no matter how fraudulent the claim – providing safe harbor and a pathway to amnesty for millions.”

The DREAM Act passed in the House by a vote of 216 – 198. However, it’s not expected to pass in the U.S. Senate.

For a good debate on the pluses and minuses of the DREAM Act, watch this video.


Gingerbread House winners announced

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Darryl, Kristin and Olivia Parker won first place in the Group Category.

The First Gingerbread House Competition was held last week as part of the Matthews Hometown Holiday Celebration. Fourteen houses were constructed for the contest and the plan is to have this competition next year.

Adult Category Winners: 1st- Sylvia Serdula; Second – Kate Krajewski.

Child Category Winners: 1st – Maria and Sarah Wood; 2nd – Joe Krajewski; 3rd – a tie between Jessica Adams and Claudia Alferd.

Group Category Winners: 1st – Darryl, Kristin and Olivia Parker; 2nd – Janean Flowe and Family; 3rd – Jackie Krajewski and family.

First place winners received $75; 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25. The houses are on display at the Matthews Chamber of Commerce and the Matthews Public Library. The competition was sponsored by the Matthews Alive Foundation and the Town of Matthews.