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Local veteran supports MS research with Rainier climb

By Leah Schmalz

Jameson Knight was in the Army for five and a half years and served in Afghanistan. While he is now back home with his wife Rebecca and three children, he still strives to impact the lives of others.

Knight plans to climb Mount Rainier in Washington in May of 2016 to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to fund research into the disease. The funds will be donated in honor of his mother-in-law Marie Russell, who was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago.

“I knew it would hold me more accountable if I do it for a purpose,” Knight said. Russell is now in remission from MS and has been symptom-free for years after participating in a clinical trial for a new medication. “She could have had a very different outcome if it weren’t for all of the research that has gone into treatments,” Rebecca said. Knight hopes funding research into the disease could lead to a cure in the future.  […]

Mint Hill Legion Baseball summer season gets underway

By Leah Schmalz

The summer season has started up for the Mint Hill Legion Baseball teams. The season will continue through the month of June with playoffs beginning on July 1. This year Mint Hill will host the Junior Legion Area 4 semi-finals on July 5, 6 and 7 and the finals on July 11, 12, and 13 at Independence High School.

“Like I told them today, ‘Right now we’re the ingredients and we’ve got to blend you into a team,’” said Coach Kelly Moore. He said the team this year is comprised of younger players than last year’s team, which had 11 members go on to play college baseball. “That just makes our jobs as coaches more fun,” he said. “We’ve got big shoes to fill from last year.”  […]

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News Notes & Happenings 11/15

Baseball camp

The Mint Hill American Legion post 4059 baseball team is hosting a winter baseball camp for players ages 10-19 every Tuesday beginning November 27 from 6:30 pm to

8 pm at Showcase Baseball Academy on Independence Boulevard. for more information, visit or contact Bryan Bunn at 704-264-9273 or Steve Baucom at 704-507-1526.

Christmas Party

The Mint Hill Chamber of Com- merce and Charlotte Medical Clinic are presenting the Senior Christmas Party Saturday, December 1 at Independence High School. Gifts for seniors, prizes, and goodie bags for volunteers are still needed. Contact Mike Cochrane at 704-573-6547.

Tree lighting

The Town of Mint Hill will be hosting its annual tree lighting and open house December 2. Open house will be from 3- 5:30 pm, and the tree lighting will follow, at 5:45 pm.

Festival of Trees

Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews is presenting “Festival of Trees 2012” November 29, from 6-8 pm in the hospital lobby. The festival will feature live holiday music, hot cider, a silent auction, and Santa Claus.


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Mint Hill’s American Legion senior baseball team played rival Union County last week at Wingate and Butler.  With a promising start to Friday’s game at Butler, Mint Hill lost 5-6.  After the Union County game June 22, VFW Post 4059’s record was 13-5. The regular season ended June 26, and the playoffs begin July 1.

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