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:


2011 Mint Hill Election Results

For Mayor

Ted Biggers  1823 votes

Jean Bonner  644 votes


For Board of Commissioners

Lloyd Austin  1,685

Mickey Ellington  1,651

Brenda McRae  1,303

Tina Ross  1,409

Chris McAvoy  1,155

Eric Random  813

Derrick Snyder  547


Bosco to leave Independence October 31

Mark Bosco came to Independence High School at a time when the school was going through some difficult changes. He surpassed most people’s expectations as principal and now he is leaving on October 31 to accept the post of Executive Director of the Northeast Zone of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Continue reading