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Town shows residents A Day in the Park

 The event dubbed A Day in the Park was almost drowned out by storms on Saturday, March 24. Heavy rains swept through the area in the morning but sunshine prevailed in the afternoon and some of the events were able to take place. Under blue skies and puffy white clouds, Tone Your Temple offered free mini yoga lessons for […]

By |March 26th, 2012|Around Town, Town Hall|0 Comments

Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas votes for new board members

The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas have a new set of board members. The group voted last month at its regular meeting at the Mint Hill Town Hall. The museum and archive will be constructed next to the North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial at the Park on Fairview.

The officers are William R. […]

By |February 7th, 2012|Around Town, Non-profit|0 Comments

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

It 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 […]

By |December 6th, 2011|Around Town, Development|0 Comments

Queen’s Grant hosts turkey drive

Queen’s Grant Community School held its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Drive the week of November 14.  The students brought in enough Thanksgiving food supplies to fill 130 dinner bags and raised $1,128 “Gobble, Gobble” dollars to buy Food Lion Gift Cards to go with each bag.  QG partnered with Food Lion to purchase 108 “Hunger […]

By |November 22nd, 2011|Around Town, Schools|0 Comments

Butler beats Indy, moves on in 4AA playoffs

The Butler Bulldogs put together one its most solid games of the season Friday, defeating Independence in the second round of the state 4AA playoffs, 42-20.
“We didn’t execute on offense like we needed too,” Independence Coach Bill Geiler said after the game. “And we didn’t stop them on defense. They are a good football team. My hat’s off to them. They had a good game plan and kept us from doing what we do. The better team won.” […]

By |November 14th, 2011|Sports|1 Comment

Independence comes up short against Butler in the battle for the King of the Hill trophy

Independence played a solid game on offense and defence against one of the best teams in the state, but it wasn’t enough Friday as cross-town rival Butler retained the King of the Hill trophy, winning 38-26.
The Bulldogs finished the regular season 9-1 and first place in the Southwest 4A, while the Patriots dropped to 9-2 and third place in the conference. Ardrey Kell took second place in the conference.
In front of a nearly sold out home crowd, the Patriots would rally in the second half, pulling with four points on an R.J. Baker four yard touchdown run.
Butler would come right back on its only meaningful possession of the fourth quarter, driving 80 yards for the touchdown. Josh Glisson ran the ball nine times on the drive, busting into the end zone on a one-yard carry to give the Bulldogs a 38-26 lead.
Butler’s other touchdown of the second half was the result of an interception by Channing Stribling. The referees were unsure if the ball had hit the ground before Stribling snagged it, but after a discussion, awarded the Bulldogs a touchdown. Others saw it differently. […]

By |October 29th, 2011|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|7 Comments