Independence softball ready for playoffs

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Coach Ken Orsilio has a lot to be proud of this year when it comes to his Independence girl’s softball team. The squad has a record of 16-2 overall and 13-1 in the conference with its last regular season game this past Monday night against longtime rival Butler High School, which they won 10-0.
As they end the year in conference play and head into playoff territory, Coach Orsilio has high hopes for the team and his two brightest stars, Erin Standley and Katie Pearsall. The two have played together for years now, and their chemistry and experience playing together has really uplifted the team this year. Continue reading

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Spring Fling for F.U.E.L.

Spring Fling for F.U.E.L – May 12 from 10 am to 2 pm to benefit Bryson’s FUEL (A non profit organization that helps kids and their families with childhood cancer by providing gas cards, copay assistance, care packages etc.). www.brysonsFUEL.org. Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department, 10241 Idlewild Road. Vendors, bake sale, raffles, and more. For more information, call Kristin at 704-493-5689.

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Reaching Uganda

Volunteering takes many forms. It has diverse motivations and creates different results.
In all respects volunteering makes a difference.
Mint Hill is a town of volunteers making good change in the world around them locally, nationally, and internationally, with individuals and on grand scales, inspired by humanity, loved ones, or their faith. Continue reading

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Team Mint Hill hikes for a cure

Dr. Earle Sullivan of Mint Hill Dentistry joined a team to raise money for pediatric cancer research by hiking the Foothills Trail along the Appalachian Mountains. Team Mint Hill is hiking for the CureSearch Charlotte event, and includes Sullivan, his wife Leigh Hutchinson, Jean Kreisher, and Sue Johnson.
The hike is a $10,000 commitment. Those who sign up hand over a credit card to be charged if fundraising does not reach the goal. Team Mint Hill has already passed their goal, and the CureSearch Charlotte hike has reached $120,000 so far. Continue reading

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Local business adopts green practices

The owners of Abbey Rose Florists and Gifts in Mint Hill have taken steps to ensure their business is eco-friendly. The mother-daughter team of Suzanne Wolf and Libby DeYoung have taken the slogan Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to heart, and to the shop.

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NY Port Authority World Trade Center flag flew in Mint Hill

The Charlotte Fire Department’s baseball team played the New York Port Authority last week at Rocky River High School. The two teams are both in their first year.
Civil service baseball teams have been around a long time, and the Charlotte FD team is the first official team since 1958. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department also has a team, and helps the CFD team.
The team is part of Charlotte’s Premier Adult Baseball League, and the league regularly uses the Rocky River High School fields for games. That’s how this baseball game, and a flag from the World Trade Center, made it to Mint Hill.
The NYPA brought with them an American flag that flew over the World Trade Center before 9/11. Since the Charlotte Fire Department could not bring out their own truck to fly the flag, the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department donated their truck for the night.
Charlotte won the baseball game 15-1 with spectators watching.
“I was very pleased with the turnout of the crowd,” said Pritchard.
New York’s American flag was donated to the Charlotte Fire Department who in turn gave the flag to the Mint Hill VFD for their generosity.

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