Is Mint Hill “Youth Football, USA?” We already know about Independence’s amazing win streak three years ago—the best of any public high school in history. But now Butler is at it. They have won 31 consecutive games and two state 4AA titles. Despite off the field issue, the Bulldogs dominated every team they played this season. Of course, it helps

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Austin Stewart of Butler picked off a pass and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown in Butler's 44-0 victory over Wake Forest-Rolesville. The Rolesville coaches' reactions say it all. Photo by Mark Sward (

that they have a feeder program like the Mint Hill Chargers who just won their third national title in four years in Orlando, Fl last weekend. Want to hear an amazing stat? The Chargers outscored their opponents this season 708-28, including a 38-0 shellacking of Park Ridge Falcons (Illinois), the defending National Champ. Read about both team’s success this season in this week’s Mint Hill Times.

Other stories in this week’s paper:

• The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners voted to allow Town Manager Brian Welch to negotiate a “Pre-Construction Services Agreement” with Edifice, Inc., the company that will be the Construction Manager at-Risk for the new town hall.

• St. John Neumann Catholic Church is helping out with Operation Santa’s Helpers. Read how you can get involved. Also, read about Ken Manchester’s Toys for Tots campaign—lots of kids will be happy this Christmas as a result!

• For the kids, we have a Christmas Coloring Page this week and next. Mail us your coloring page and the best two get either a free haircut from Hair-Y Care-Y or a free pizza from Big Guys!The Mint Hill Times

• This week’s editorial asks the question: Is the ABC Commission in North Carolina banning grain alcohol as a last ditch effort to save itself from privatization by the state?

• Columnist John Hood outlines ideas that the state legislature should enact in The First 100 Days.

• Lot’s more this week: Dennis the Menace, columns by Leslie Southerland and Dr. Mike Richardson, Mint Hill Historical Society Christmas Tea Party pictures, Bain Elementary Terrific Kids and letters to the editor.

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Fran Harris plays the organ at the recent tea parties. (Photo by Larry Ferguson)