Bulldogs stuff Cardinals

[singlepic=143,320,240,,left]Butler football got off to a rough start Friday as Berry scored on a 72-yard touchdown pass to freshman Germone Hopper on the second play of the game. The Bulldogs quickly settled down, however, and cruised to a convincing win.

Eight Bulldogs scored touchdowns on the evening. By the second half, coach Mike Newsome played second and third stringers the rest of the game.The win makes Butler 3-0 for the season, setting up a showdown next Friday against West Charlotte.

BUTLER 66

BERRY 12

(Photos by mark sward)

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AAA says no to fill ups, Mint Hill drivers say yes

gas-pump.jpgDavid Parsons, President and CEO of AAA Carolinas tells drivers to not fill up as a result of Hurricane Ike barreling down on Texas.

“The worst thing that could happen would be for motorists to flock to gas stations to top off their tanks,” Parsons said. “That will worsen the situation before anyone knows what the damage will be.”

Mint Hill drivers, like a lot of motorists nationwide, didn’t want to take that chance. James Bolick, manager at Earps on N.C. 218, said his gas station was busy this morning with people waiting to fill their tanks. Continue reading

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Butler volleyball undefeated

[singlepic=125,320,240,,right]Butler football is not the only team perfect in 2008. The volleyball team is 8-0, including wins against Providence and Myers Park, two traditional volleyball powerhouses. Read the full story by Don Nicholas in this week’s Mint Hill Times. The Lady Bulldogs’ next home match is September 16 vs. Independence.

Back left: Megan Smith, Kendra Stowe, Ashley Radar, Moriah Bellissimo, Bethany Liebner, Laura Icenhour, Summer Higdon. Middle: Hayley Calkin, Ashley Aspenwall, Nakia McDonald and Kristen Muth. Front: Laura Craig and Sara Miller.

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Dist. 103 candidate ready to roll

[singlepic=93,270,210,,right]Last November, independent candidate Mark Brody set out to collect 2,000 signatures needed to his name on the ballot for state house District 103. Incumbent Jim Gulley, who has served seven terms representing Mint Hill, Matthews, and some of Charlotte, narrowly defeated Republican challengers Larry Hale and Edy Brotherton. Through hours of leg work, Brody got the signatures to get on the ballot. Now the fun begins.

On Friday, Paul Kanitz (left) allowed Brody to put the first sign of the campaign in his front yard in Mint Hill.

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Butler survives Vance

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The Bulldogs got off to a slow start, but thanks to a stingy defense, outlasted the Cougars tonight 31-13 at Vance. In a light drizzle most of the game, Markel Moore rushed 15 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and sophomore Jawaun Edwards ran for 40 yards and two TDs.

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Mecklenburg County and the flood

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Three years almost to the day that Katrina hit New Orleans, the remnants of Hurricane Fay pounced Mecklenburg County with rain. Northern Meck was hit hard, so were the Cavalier Apartments on Monroe Road. Residents were evacuated the morning of August 27 to the East Meck High School gym. The county handled the situation with efficiency and professionalism. It was afterward, when some residents were told their county-bought flood insurance did not get processed in time, that trouble began.

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