Mint Hill football player named to academic all american team

Cody Kluttz, who played for the national champion Mint Hill Chargers 8th Grade AYF team, was named AYF Academic All American today. Kluttz played both offensive and defensive lines for the team which went undefeated on its way to a third national championship in four years.

“On behalf of American Youth Football and American Youth Cheer I would like to congratulate our scholarship winners for showing leadership in the classroom. Thanks to Eastbay our Academic Achievement Alliance Partner, their efforts are recognized by a scholarship to help defray their college tuition,” said AYF President, Joe Galat.
In addition to all american honors, Klutzz won an Eastbay Athletic Sports Source Scholarship which was given to 10 other scholar-athletes on the All-American Team. To be considered for the award,  scholars had to excel in academics, sportsmanship and community. Out of 800,000 AYF athletes, Kluttz  was awarded this honor and scholarship for his outstanding education achievements. Kluttz carries a 4.0 in academics while being an honor athlete.
“Congratulations to all our Academic All- Americans.  You are an inspiration to us all.  Your hard workin the classroom will serve you well in life, as will your hard work and dedication to the sport youlove.” – Adam J Laufer Esq., General Counsel, American Youth Football



Gas prices up nearly 6 cents in the past week

The Mint Hill Times

Photo by Daryl Mitchell

Will gas prices ever stop going up or is this the new norm? Unrest in the middle east seems to be fueling the recent surge in gas prices. The price for gas has already reached a 30-year high for March, and if they continue to rise as the busy summer season approaches, we could be looking at $4 per gallon that we had just after Hurricane Katrina in 2008. The average retail gasoline prices in Charlotte have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64/g Sunday according to This compares with the national average that has increased 7.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g.

Including the change in gas prices in Charlotte during the past week, prices Sunday were 89.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 15.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 17.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 79.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.