Team Elam finishes 4th in fundraiser

The Elam-N8 Cancer team raised more than $26,435.34 at this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Booty bike race  to help fight cancer. It was the 4th highest amount raised of any team in the competition. Team member Charles Cullen raised the most money for an individual–$23,852.85. Way to go guys!

In the spring, the Mint Hill Athletic Association named a field for Brandon Elam, a former MHAA baseball player. Brandon passed away last year after a battle with cancer.

**UPDATE: The 24 hours of booty Web site updated its stats–Team Brandon Elam drops to 5th place. No worries, it’s still an awesome performance!

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Holloman still not enrolled in Rock Hill

DeVonte Holloman

DeVonte Holloman

Former Independence defensive back DeVonte Holloman is still not officially enrolled at his new school, according to The Rock Hill Herald. Holloman needs to sign a statement affirming his parents are separated and he moved to the Rock Hill South Pointe district with his father. Holloman left Independence earlier this summer.

He was joined at South Pointe by Independence teammate Dominique Walker. The Herald reported there are questions about Walker’s eligibility. The district could rule him ineligible because he was suspended for 14 games while at Independence.

According to the Herald, South Carolina High School League rules say players must be eligible in a sport to play after transferring to another school.

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CMS story on Mint Hill’s Tiffany Hacker

Mint Hill native Tiffany Hacker, who the Mint Hill Times featured three weeks ago, got a nice little story on the CMS web site Friday. Hacker won the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and is using it to study murals in Southeast Asia. She currently attends the National University of Singapore where she is working on a second master’s degree.

In last week’s Mint Hill Times, Hacker wrote a guest column on why it is good for college students to study in Asia.

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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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Butler linebacker Hawatha Bell to visit four schools in fall

Butler’s most prominent football recruit Hawatha Bell will visit four schools this fall, including UNC and NC State.

Common Hawatha, keep your talent in state!

Of all the high profile Butler Bulldogs recruits last season, none stayed in state. Can’t blame them too much for wanting to play for Clemson, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Illinois, but it would be nice to keep some of that homegrown talent in NC for a change.

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No mo’ Mo

CMS Deputy Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer Maurice Green was named superintendent of Guilford County Schools this morning.

Dr. Gorman’s statement:

“Guilford County has made a great decision by selecting Mo Green as their new superintendent. While we’d love to keep him here, he deserves this opportunity. I know great things are going to happen for children because he’s there.”

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