Former Butler players finding success at Virginia Tech

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Whitley (left) and Boykin pose for a picture after helping the Hokies win the ACC Championship last Saturday in Charlotte. (Photo by Mark Sward at

There are tons of  former Butler players who have had success playing college football. Perhaps two of the best in recent years play on the same team. Eddie Whitley and Jarrett Boykin are starters for the ACC champs Virginia Tech Hokies. Both players were in Charlotte last weekend for the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Whitley is third on the team in tackles and Boykin is the leading receiver in yards and catches. He’s also on the verge of becoming the Hokie’s all time receiver in yards. The Hokies play in the Janurary 3 Orange Bowl in Miami against Stanford.


Mint Hill dentist wants to help homeless even more this year

For 10 years now, Larry Sladek and his wife have donated meals to the Men’s Shelter in downtown Charlotte. They  donated $125 worth of food every first Saturday of the month, enough to feed 125 men. In recent years, their church, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, has helped out. They created several teams, one of which was the Sladeks, that each donated food four times a year.
After Sladek read a story in the Charlotte Observer on Sunday, he decided to broaden his scope by asking Mint Hill residents to pitch in this year. He is asking for donations of dry oatmeal and gently used men’s clothing that he and his wife will in turn take to the shelter January 1. You can bring by donations to Sladek’s dentist office in the same parking lot of the Mint Hill Police Department.


Weekend fires damage two Matthews homes

Two separate fires this weekend in Matthews resulted in damage to a home and an apartment complex.The first fire occurred Saturday around 3 p.m. at the Berkshires of Matthews off Chamber Ridge Drive. Three apartments sustained damage in the fire which started as a result of paper catching fire in ductwork. Damage is estimated at

The second fire happened around 7 p.m. Saturday at a home located at 818 Lightwood Road. The house was significantly damaged by the fire and estimated to be $80,000. The cause of the fire was electrical. No one was injured.

The Red Cross is assisting the residents from both fires.


Highlights of Butler’s win over Vance last night

Despite Delano Little mistaking which player was wearing the No. 6 jersey for Butler— it was Jahwan Edwards and not Deion Walker—WBTV still has good highlights of the Bulldogs’ win last night over Vance. Walker resigned from the team earlier this season because of an off-the-field incident and Edwards was honoring his friend.


Mint Hill Police release photos of Lowes Foods robber

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The Mint Hill TimesMint Hill Police released photos yesterday of the suspect in the armed robbery of Lowes Foods on Wednesday. One employee saw a black male sitting outside on a park bench wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and white and black shoes before the store opened. Upon unlocking the door for the beginning of the day, the male came inside wearing a white mask armed with a black handgun demanding employees turn over the money. The suspect left the store in an unknown direction of travel with an undisclosed amount of money that was taken from the store.

The still-shots are from video footage that was captured of the suspect during the robbery. Contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704-889-2231 with any information on this incident.