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Butler fourth in SW4A Wachovia Cup standings

[singlepic=189,320,240,,right]Butler is fourth in the Southwestern 4-A Wachovia Cup standings and Independence is eight for the fall. Myers Park holds the top spot in the league thanks to conference championships in women’s tennis, men’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. Providence is in second in the conference after runner-up finishes in women’s tennis and women’s cross country. Conference Standings: Myers Park 48, Providence 40, Ardrey Kell 36, Butler 33.5, Weddington 33, South Mecklenburg 26, East Mecklenburg 15, Independence 13.5. […]

By |January 6th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Two weeks to go to nominate employer for award

The beginning of the new year marks the final days for North Carolina National Guard and Reserve members and their families to nominate supportive employers for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  With 69 nominations from North Carolina already submitted, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, continues to encourage nominations of employers who have gone above and beyond in their support of military employees.  Nominations will be accepted at www.FreedomAward.mil through January 19, 2009.  The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. […]

By |January 6th, 2009|Good deeds|0 Comments

Former Independence star enters NFL draft

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Hakeem Nicks, who leads UNC all time in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions, announced today he plans to enter the 2009 NFL draft. The junior wide receiver helped Independence win four consecutive state championships from 2002-2005.

By |January 5th, 2009|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Tips for winter planting from the NC Cooperative Extension Service

In Mecklenburg County, the Cooperative Extension Service is part of Park and Recreation and offers the following tips for gardeners in January:[singlepic=520,320,240,,right]
• Fertilize broad-leaved evergreens in the winter or spring. Fertilizing in the late summer induces late-season growth that is susceptible to winter injury.
• Winter is the time to apply dormant oil sprays to kill […]

By |January 5th, 2009|Environment|0 Comments

Civics 101 class offered by Kid’s Voting

Want to learn how local government works by attending real government meetings, finding out where government gets its money, who makes decisions and more? Participate in the exciting teen program Youth Civics 101 (YC101)! Sessions include: Board of Education, City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, the Courts and the media. Next course: Winter 2009.[singlepic=519,320,240,,right]
YC101 is open […]

By |January 2nd, 2009|Non-profit, Schools|0 Comments

Nicks final game as a Tar Heel?

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Hakeem Nicks, former Independence standout and current junior at UNC, caught eight passes for 217 yards in the Meineke Bowl in Charlotte Saturday. The Heels lost the game to West Virginia, but Nicks, who is contemplating entering the NFL draft next season, surely wowed pro scouts. He holds UNC records for career receiving yards and […]

By |December 30th, 2008|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments