Robbie Tucker, RIP

Independence High School rising senior Robbie Tucker, who was killed Thursday when struck by a car while walking home from a friend’s house, was buried today.

On Friday, two of Robbie’s friends,  Sydney Leibert (left) and Jessica Burkett painted the Big I rock in front of the school to pay tribute.

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High school practices start next week

As summer vacation comes to a close for students, the summer football season is about to open. Practice starts August 1 at Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. Games across the county start three weeks later, except at Butler and Independence. The Bulldogs and Patriots open their seasons August 29, and renew their heated rivalry November 7.

Let the coutdown to the showdown at Memorial Stadium begin.

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