Austin Duke helps N.C. claim Shrine Bowl title

Mint Hill TimesIndependence High School senior Austin Duke caught two passes for 23 yards as North Carolina defeated South Carolina, 26- 19 in last Saturday’s Shrine Bowl. North Carolina completed only 4 of 9 passes for the game. Duke led the state in touchdowns this past season and helped the Patriots post a 10-3 record.

Video of Duke’s high school highlights:

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Mint Hill Commissioners sworn in for new term

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The Board was sworn in for another term.

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Mayor Ted Biggers was sworn in for another term last Thursday.

Mint Hill Commissioners were sworn back in on December 8 at the monthly regular board of commissioners meeting. The election results were certified by the town clerk who also gave the oath of office to Mayor Ted Biggers. Lloyd Austin was elected as mayor pro tem. There were no changes to committee assignments.

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Longtime Mint Hill resident struck by truck

Mint Hill TimesLongtime Mint Hill resident Erskine Payne Phillips, 82, was struck by a truck while attempting to cross Matthews-Mint Hill Road at McEwen Funeral Home at around 7 pm last Thursday evening. Phillips had been attending a wake at the funeral home and was on his way back to his home which was across the four-lane street.
Traffic was heavier due to a large number of cars at the funeral home for the wake.
Phillips was transported to Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews where he later died from his injuries.
The driver of the truck was not speeding or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, according to the Mint Hill Police. The driver stopped at the scene. No charges are expected to be filed.

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Mint Hill ranks in top 15 percent of most livable places in the south

Mint Hill TimesIt may not seem like much, being ranked 166 of all southern cities, towns and villages in quality of life. But when you factor in that Mint Hill was in the top 15 percent out of 1,146 places, it doesn’t look so bad.
The Business Journal used a variety of factors to determine the quality of life including economy, housing and education. Huntersville, Cornelius and Matthews all ranked in the top 10 in North Carolina, while Chapel Hill was No. 13,  just one spot ahead of Mint Hill.

Mint Hill ranked higher than Raleigh and Charlotte on the list.

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