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New Mint Hill Art exhibit at town hall gallery

The public is invited to attend a reception Saturday, September 19, from 3-5 pm at the Mint Hill Town Hall.It’s an opportunity to meet the artists participating in the Mint Hill Arts exhibit at the Town Hall Gallery.

The show is called “Around the World and Here at Home” and features the work of six members of Mint Hill Arts.  As the title suggests, the artists represented are from quite different backgrounds and cultures and they draw their inspiration from many parts of the world as well as distinctly regional settings.

This exhibit celebrates the diversity of the local arts community.  The public can  view the exhibit at any time from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays through late October.  […]

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Recent Independence grad signs with Hawks Bowling NLI

Highly decorated scholastic bowler and recent Independence High School graduate, Kaci Collings, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Collins will bring her experience on the lanes to Princess Ann, Md., for the 2015-16 campaign.

“Kaci has bowled against some of the top competition in the country and been successful doing so. She has been coached by some of the top coaches in the nation and her physical game is solid. I expect her to have an immediate impact for our team,” says Coach Kayla Bandy.

Collins bowled in travel leagues throughout her high school career and owns the league record for high series in both six and three games series. She went undefeated throughout league play, placing first in every singles event throughout her prep career. She was named Bowler of the Year by the league each year. […]

Football Season Preview: Rocky River Ravens

By Andrew Stark

Opening Act

The Ravens are replacing dynamic playmakers on both sides of the ball, but especially on defense and along both lines. Offensively, the Ravens have their usual stash of skill guys, but must get their offensive line in order in a hurray to give them time and space to operate. Defensively there are a lot of holes to fill as all 12 of the team’s top tacklers have moved on, but lots of talent is on the roster to help offset the losses.


ITyshawn Carter returns to Rocky River after beginning last season as South Meck’s starting quarterback before breaking his collarbone. Carter is a dual-threat talent and has plenty of skills to lead the Raven offense. As a freshman, Carter guided Rocky River’s JV team to the conference title, so he’s had success in the system.

Elijah Henry got a taste of varsity last year, but gained more than 3,000 yards rushing on the JV team and is a special talent. He’s joined in the backfield by Justice Styron, who was the team’s second-leading rusher last year with 431 yards. Those two will be joined by Nygle Farmer and Bryson Adams and all will get plenty of touches in the Raven run game. […]

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Rocky River Game Week 2


Who: Rocky River (0-1) hosts Berry (1-0)

When: 7 p.m.

Last Meeting: Berry won, 49-0, in the team’s only other match-up on September 3, 2010

Key Players: Rocky River: quarterback Tyshawn Carter, running backs Elijah Henry, Justice Styron and Nygle Farmer, receiver/defensive back Kendall Lewis, receiver Johari Alexander, lineman Bryson Adams, defensive back Tyrell Robinson, linebacker Larry Blanton; Berry: quarterback/tight end Bryan Digsby, receiver/safety Mike Roberts, receiver Kusegi Cureton, receiver/defensive back Gary Williams, running back Malik Brown, defensive backs Josh Barrett and Cameron Porter and lineman Jovaughn Gwyn

The Keys: This is the battle of two teams that could possibly be beginning uncharacteristic seasons. Berry hasn’t won its first two games since 2011, which was the last time they had a winning record. The Ravens opened last year 0-2, but rebounded to finish 9-5, so another loss isn’t the end of the world but certainly not the way they want to start 2015.

Rocky River:  The troubling thing about the Ravens 34-7 loss to perennial power Richmond wasn’t just the score. Coach Jason Fowler always runs a balanced, attacking offense, but last week his patented running game struggled – a potentially cautious tale and definitely something to look for in Week 2. Running behind a nearly entirely rebuilt offensive line, the Ravens mustered just 28 yards on 37 carries and that’s worrisome.  […]

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