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Independence shows Can-do attitude

On Saturday, November 14, Independence students competed in the Can-Struction event for the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentors club.  The event was from 9 am to 1 pm at the Independence Plaza on Trade and Tryon downtown.  The goal was to make a structure using only cans that can stand unsupported for a week.  The cans were donated by ACE mentors, Independence students and staff, and the Leo Club.   All cans will be donated to 2nd Harvest Metrolina Food Bank.

Independence students competed against Myers Parks and West Charlotte chapters of the ACE Mentors club.  Each school constructed an object; Myers Park made an iPhone and West Charlotte built a lion.  However, the Independence iPod was easily the most ambitious and technically challenging project of the event. The students learned several skills; such has using measurement, effective construction practices, and how to create design documents for projects.  […]

By |November 23rd, 2009|Independence High School|1 Comment

State football playoff brackets released: Butler No. 1, Indy No. 6

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its playoff brackets this afternoon. Butler is seeded No. 1, while Independence has a tough road seeded No. 6.

By |November 7th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|7 Comments

Dawg’s Day: Butler takes Independence in round 1

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In a jammed pack stadium and chilly night, the Butler Bulldogs did something they have never done: Beat a Tom Knotts led Independence team at the Patriots Stadium, 31-24.
For the recap and playoff preview, pick up the Mint Hill Times Thursday. For more great photos, go to SWARDPICS.COM.

By |November 7th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Media will be swarming at tonight’s game

According to CMS, 48 press credentials have been issued for tonight’s game. MaxPreps.com will be there with a reporter and two photographers, all the TV stations, newsapers and magazines, and of course the Mint Hill Times.

By |November 6th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|1 Comment