CMS to grow next year

School started two months ago in Mint Hill and Mecklenburg County, but it’s never too early to start discussing next year. Charlotte-Mecklneburg Schools already expects more students next year, and the system released today 2009-2010 magnet enrollment information and nonmagnet enrollment changes for next school year.

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Knotts: Win should have been better

Independence extended its streak of scoring at least 40 points to six games, but that is not enough for head coach Tom Knotts. Independence beat Ardrey Kell 42-14 last night.

“It was just another game wading through and just getting to the end,” Knotts said. “They had six starters out, they are basically playing with a JV team. It should have been a whole lot better than that.”

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Scenes from the Big I Booster BBQ

There’s still time to get some awesome BBQ at Independence High School this afternoon. The sale goes on until 6:30 tonight. Staff of the Mint Hill Times visited this afternoon and loved the Stallings Rock Store BBQ and baked beans.

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Big I barbeque today

The Independence Athletic Booster Club is having its annual barbeque sale from 11 am to 7 pm today in front of the gym. The booster club is trying to raise funds for the athletic program. Maybe one day, Independence will have a scoreboard similar to the new scoreboard at Providence.

Providence will also present the first of 10 donations to CMS athletic department during tonight’s game between the Panthers and the South Meck Sabres.

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Big day tomorrow at Big I

A lot is going on tomorrow at Independence High. It’s homecoming against Ardrey Kell, kickoff is at 7 pm. But you should stop by between 11 am and 6:30 pm to pick up some Stallings Rock Store Bar-B-Q from the Independence booster club. Funds raised benefit the club.

The game is WBTV’s high school Game of the Week. WBTV will also be in the parking lot filming people tailgating before the game and feature the band. Charlotte radio station 96.1 The Beat will be in the parking lot at 4:30 pm blasting music.

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Patriots keep Mustangs corraled

[singlepic=194,220,140,,right]It was a short night for Independence quarterback Anthony Carrothers. Carrothers threw for 209 yards and a touchdown on 12 complete passes in the first quarter Monday against Myers Park’s defense. The junior quarterback threw for 296 yards in the first half and finished with 318 yards.

Back-up quarterback P.J. Jackson took a majority of the snaps in the second half, and Independence won 55-15.

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