Rock Hill South Pointe safety DeVonte Holloman backed out of his verbal commitment yesterday after hearing news of head coach Tommy Bowden’s departure from the Tigers. Holloman, a former Independence talent, is the No. 2 high school safety in the country this year according to recruiting Web site scout.com.
School started two months ago in Mint Hill and Mecklenburg County, but it’s never too early to start discussing next year. Charlotte-Mecklneburg Schools already expects more students next year, and the system released today 2009-2010 magnet enrollment information and nonmagnet enrollment changes for next school year.
People have become so addicted to cell phone use, they need a computer system to tell the caller and texter the message can’t be received because they are driving. Nationwide Insurance unveiled a new technology today with Aegis Mobility and NASCAR today called DriveAssist—a new cell phone technology that helps eliminate the temptation of the No. 1 distraction.
DriveAssist also allows options to the caller, including the opportunity to leave a message, send an audible alert or request a callback.
Independence extended its streak of scoring at least 40 points to six games, but that is not enough for head coach Tom Knotts. Independence beat Ardrey Kell 42-14 last night.
“It was just another game wading through and just getting to the end,” Knotts said. “They had six starters out, they are basically playing with a JV team. It should have been a whole lot better than that.”
[singlepic=200,320,240,,left]The temperature is dropping, and more wet weather is predicted. Fall is almost here.
In this week’s Mint Hill Times:
- Adam Houston reports about a shooting incident on Rivendell Lane.
- Columnist Leslie Southerland discovers her youngest child is an instigator.
- Adam Houston reports the Korean War Veterans memorial is making good progress.
- Health columnist Dr. Mike Richardson advises every body to get a flu shot this year.
- Tim Long and Adam Houston report about Butler and Independence football teams playing two games in four days.
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The Independence Athletic Booster Club is having its annual barbeque sale from 11 am to 7 pm today in front of the gym. The booster club is trying to raise funds for the athletic program. Maybe one day, Independence will have a scoreboard similar to the new scoreboard at Providence.
Providence will also present the first of 10 donations to CMS athletic department during tonight’s game between the Panthers and the South Meck Sabres.