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 suit up for the Chiefs when camp opens at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph at 3:30 pm Friday.

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Mint Hill gardeners share their bounty with curbside carts

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Karen Aumiller's cart on Brief Road.

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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 TV has captured the eyes and hearts of viewers across the country with its family friendly line up. Antenna TV also features legendary movies from the Sony/Columbia studio vault dating back more than 60 years.

“This is an exciting time for free, over the air television. Everyone at WJZY is thrilled to be a part of the local launch of Antenna TV,” said WJZY Vice-President and General Manager Shawn Harris. “Programs like these are the very foundation of today’s comedy and entertainment television. They may have come from a different time, but they are really timeless. I can’t tell you the number of calls and emails we’ve received from viewers all across the region asking when we would put this channel on the air.”

WJZY TV is owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company based in Raleigh, NC and is affiliated with The CW Network.

 

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Former Queens Grant Teacher Arrested for Contributing to the Delinquency of Minor

A former Queen’s Grant Charter School teacher has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of minor.

Mint Hill Police responded to Stoxmeade Drive in at 4 am on July 7 reference to a vehicle

The Mint Hill Times

Kyle Doherty

 

breaking and entering in progress. While patrolling the area, officers encountered a suspicious vehicle parked in the area. The owner of the vehicle, Kyle Doherty, 28, was later located in the area and questioned about the vehicle break-in.

Doherty told police he was meeting a former student of his nearby because he was
counseling her. Mr. Doherty was formerly employed at Queens Grant Charter School, where the girl is a student. Police determined that Doherty was not connected with the property crime on Stoxmeade Drive.

However, later that day, officers made contact with the juvenile’s parents who said that the 14-year-old girl had been leaving her residence in the early hours of the morning, without
permission from her parents to meet Doherty. Continue reading

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Mint Hill will most likely get a new state senator in latest redistricting map

The Mint Hill TimesMint Hill will no longer be in State Senate District 35 according to the latest Republican-drawn redistricting map released today. Mint Hill’s new district will be 41 which runs mostly along I-485 from Matthews, to Mint Hill to north Mecklenburg County.

The map will still need a final vote—most likely in late July—and there could be a few more tweaks. But more than likely Mint Hill will have a new state senator in the next state-wide elections.

A public hearing video conference will be held July 18 at CPCC on the proposed changes.

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