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Independence: Game Week 3

By Andrew Stark

Who: Independence (0-2) at Olympic (0-1)

When: 7 p.m.

Last Meeting: Independence won, 35-0, on Nov. 14, 2014

Key Players: Independence: quarterback Christian McPhail, running back Quantavious McGill, cornerback/receivers Elijah Small and Cedric Stone, linebackers Tylon Clawson, Jerome Cochran and Rob Casanova, defensive ends Christian Colon and Kima Bell; Olympic: quarterback Dylan Earney, running backs Rikki Manning, Jr. and Marquis Robinson, Jr., receiver Isaiah Boswell, defensive backs Martin Delgado, Jordan Daniles and Dushawn Hemphill, linebacker Jaz Young, lineman Joshua Allen.

The Keys: The Patriots have won each of the past seven meeting between the two teams and badly need a win to get the season rolling. They may be going to the right place to do just that as the Trojans didn’t show much pop in Week 1. However, Olympic has had a week to think about their lackluster performance and prepare for the Patriots after taking an early-season bye last week.

Independence:  It’s hard to imagine the Patriots have scored just 19 points and surrendered 100 in their first two games, but that’s the reality in 2015.  […]

Mint Hill Chamber hosts third annual golf classic

By Leah Schmalz

Registration is still open for the Chamber of Commerce’s third annual golf classic. The event takes place at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation on September 10. Novant Health is the presenting sponsor.

Funds raised by the event benefit the Chamber’s programs and community outreach efforts. Among these events are the veteran’s breakfast, biannual shred events, the senior citizens’ Christmas party and the college scholarship program.

Businesses, organizations and individuals have the opportunity to participate in the tournament as golfers or select a sponsorship package. The cost for individual players is $100. This includes the green and cart fee, one mulligan each nine holes, lunch, snacks, beverages, a special tee gift, eligibility for two Dixon golf challenges, one qualifying putt for the putting contest, a hole-in-one contest entry and a mulligan prize ticket entry.

Additional entries to the mulligan prize are $1 each. Additional qualifying putts are $5 each.  […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History, Town Hall|0 Comments

Mint Hill teen develops skills as Bank of America Student Leader

By Leah Schmalz

Mint Hill resident and Northwest School of the Arts graduate Nia Moore spent the past summer interning with Freedom School Partners as part of the national Bank of America program Student Leaders.

Moore was one of five students selected from the Charlotte area to participate in an eight-week paid internship with a local nonprofit. The goal is to recognize students for their community efforts by providing them with valuable career experience.

“I had to wake up earlier than I did throughout the school year, but it was definitely worth it,” Moore said.

Moore had previously volunteered with the nonprofit Promising Pages, which seeks to build literacy for underprivileged children by giving them access to early education through books. “I’ve already been interested in educational disparities,” she said. “Working with Freedom Schools definitely aligned with that.”

Freedom School Partners works to combat summer learning loss and make gains in literacy through a six-week summer program each year. Moore’s responsibilities varied each day, providing an overview of each facet of a nonprofit. Tasks included site deliveries, scholar evaluations and field trips. Interns were able to meet with the marketing and finance departments to learn more about the roles they play.  […]

New Beginnings requests rezoning for community center

By Leah Schmalz

The council held a public hearing on a rezoning request filed by New Beginnings Community Church on Stillwell Road at the town hall meeting last Thursday.

The church has already completed a parking lot off of Bobby Lane across from the church building. The rezoning request is for construction of a community counseling center on the property situated next to the parking lot. “We’re always looking to be a valuable part of the community,” said Elder James Worthey, campus minister of the church’s Indian Trail location. The facility would also include a small chapel, offices and meeting space for civic groups and clubs.

Phase 1 of the project includes a 10,000 square foot building that would resemble the original church. The church would extend the sidewalk along Margaret Wallace as well. Stormwater management and 110 additional parking spaces are part of the master plan.  […]

By |August 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments