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Independence holds Butler to second lowest point total of the season

Last Friday, the top two teams in the SW4A conference met for the conference championship, Independence vs Butler at Memorial Stadium. It was a perfect fall night for what turned out to be a great game between two good teams.

Butler deferred the choice, and the game began with the bulldogs kicking to Independence. Both teams struggled during the first quarter. Butler WR Uriah Lemay fumbled the ball, and the Patriots recovered on their own 43-yard line.

About four minutes later, Butler attempted a trick double pass play that brought the ball deep into Indy territory, but was called back due to an illegal forward pass. Independence turned over the ball twice after going for it on fourth down and short possessions during the first quarter.

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New mall coming to 485 and Idlewild

Simon Property Group and Paragon Outlet Partners are teaming up to bring a new outlet mall to Stallings at the corner of I485 and Idlewild Road.

The 400,000-square-foot mall is a joint venture between the two companies, and will house about 100 designer and name brand stores.

The project plans to break ground in the spring of 2013, with opening slated for sometime in 2014.

Despite Simon and Paragon signing a letter of intent, Stallings town manager Brian Matthews said that no formal request to build has been received by the town.

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By |November 1st, 2012|Around Town, Development, Real Estate|1 Comment

Town Commission holds first meeting in new town hall

 

Thursday, October 26 marked the first meeting of the Mint Hill Town Commission in the new town hall.

The commission heard presentations from either side of the “CONNECT Our Future: Vibrant Communities—Robust Region” program, which is a process for local government, businesses, and other organizations to create a regional plan for development.

The program is support- ed by a $4.9 million dollar HUD grant and a $3 million of local public and private matching funds, and affects a 14-county area, including Mecklenburg, Gaston, Stanly, Union, and Cabarrus counties. Lynette Rinker, mayor pro tem and commissioner of the town of Cornelius, gave a presentation on why Cornelius denied joining the program, citing federal control of local issues.

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By |November 1st, 2012|Around Town, Development, Government, Town Hall|0 Comments

Chamber holds annual meeting with special guest

The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce held its annual member luncheon October 25, at Pine Lake Country Club, voted for new members of the board of directors, and enjoyed a speech by Ret. Air Force Colonel Quincy Collins.

Former Mint Hill mayor Bob Long, Mint Hill police Chief Tim Ledford, and commissioner and mayor pro tem Lloyd Austin were in attendance for the lunch and Collins’ presentation. The members of the Chamber cast votes for 2013 board spots, and the chamber recognized a year that saw 30 new members.New Chamber members Candice Wood Photography, Scott Clark’s Toyota, and Superior Insurance were welcomed at the meeting.

President Rich Ferretti spoke in reflection of the year, thanking ambassadors and directors, and introducing Col. Collins.

Collins spoke about his days growing up in Concord, how the community changed after Pearl Harbor and how the country felt about the war and supported the troops, calling for America to remember, and to return to those feelings of support and patriotism.

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By |November 1st, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

Order of the Patriot inducts new members

At a ceremony Wednesday, October 24, five student and honorary members were inducted into the Order of the Patriot at Independence High School.

The Order of the Patriot is an honor organization that recognizes individuals that have excelled in leadership, service, and character, founded by Independence’s first principal Samuel Haywood in 1966.

The new student inductees are […]

By |November 1st, 2012|Around Town, Independence High School, Schools|1 Comment

Column: “Your health record,” by Dr. Mike Richardson

Maintaining your own health history is very important. Insurance programs change, moves happen, doctors retire, medical needs arise when you are out of town. While you can always have your records transferred, it’s smart to have your own back up set of records for those times when information is needed in a hurry–or when you just didn’t take the time to request records from your previous doctor in a timely fashion.

There are a variety of internet based systems where you can plug in your data and access it as needed. Those require some trust on your part that the information will be held securely, and that you will have the proper device and/or printer to access it when you need it. I like plain old paper. Maybe you’ve got a fancier electronic version to my file cabinet at home. Whatever works for you. The important part is what’s in those files.

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By |October 19th, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments