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Former Butler standout signs with the Kansas City Chiefs

Former Butler High School football star Mike Ingersoll will get his shot at making an NFL team. The Kansas City Chiefs inked a deal with Ingersoll yesterday in a flurry of signings around the NFL.

Ingersoll, who is from Mint Hill, finished his senior year at UNC last year. The 6 foot 5, 305 pound offensive lineman will […]

By |July 28th, 2011|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments

Mint Hill gardeners share their bounty with curbside carts

There are perhaps no better gardens in Mecklenburg County than in Mint Hill. From Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road, Lawyers Road, Highway 51 and everywhere in between, gardens spring up with tomatoes, sunflowers, squash, lettuce and watermelons.
But what to do with all the of the vegetables and fruits you can’t consume yourself or give to your family and neighbors?
You set up a cart in your front yard and sell it. Pete Larsen has a gazebo in his front yard on Highway 218 where he sells his heirloom tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers and whatever else he’s grown for the summer.
On Brief Road, there are two veggie stands within a few blocks of one another.
The Sassers have a small wagon where they are offering cucumbers for a $1 per bag.
Just up the road, Karen Aumiller put up a table a few years ago to sell some of her extra produce. All of them have jars where people can leave money for the produce they take, all on the honor system. […]

By |July 22nd, 2011|Around Town|5 Comments

Independence looks to get its swagger back

Photos By Tim Long
After a very tough 2010 season, the Independence Patriots appear to have rejuvenated their football team. At a 7-on-7 scrimmage last Thursday night at Charlotte Christian School, the Indy squad had the opportunity to showcase their quarterbacks, receivers, linebackers, and defensive backs.
The Patriots suited up 39 players, and lined up against six other local schools, including South Meck and Charlotte Catholic.
After a positive showing, Head Coach Bill Geiler thinks the 2011 Patriots can put the school back in the spotlight.
“We took some lumps last year with some young kids. They’re mature now. We’re fast and strong and more confident in ourselves. It’s great to see these guys playing with intensity and flying all around the field. They’ve brought the swagger back to Independence.”
The Patriot defensive unit stole the show last week, shutting down offenses on roughly 95 percent of plays. Indy’s squad was clearly the most enthusiastic and vocal of all the teams at the scrimmage.
Starting Quarterback Evan Guest, who looks like he’s lived in the weight room this off-season, threw crisp passes to multiple receivers all night long. […]

By |July 21st, 2011|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

New TV channel coming to the Charlotte area

WJZY will launch its newest TV station, channel 46.2 Antenna TV on June 25. The channel will be available through a regular TV antenna as well as Time Warner Cable channel 147.

The channel will feature classic TV shows such as Father Knows Best, Dennis the Menace, Good Times, Maude, Sanford and Son and Three’s Company Antenna […]

By |July 20th, 2011|Around Town|2 Comments