Lawyers Road sidewalk postponed, again

The Board of Commissioners deferred a decision on the proposed sidewalk connecting The Traditions at Lawyers and Brighton Park. The decision was deferred so the board can determine the safest location for the sidewalk intersection. The project will be discussed September 25 at the next board meeting.

Read more about the sidewalk September 18 in The Mint Hill Times.

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Patriots quiet Lions’ roar

Lawrence Martin owned the night. Martin caught six passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns and he threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to tight end Sebastian Green on a wide receiver pass. Head coach Tom Knotts said Martin also wasn’t too shabby on defense.

“We have to use him both ways, and he probably is one of the top five players in Charlotte,” he said. “It’s hard to play both ways, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

INDEPENDENCE 49

WEST CHARLOTTE 3

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Bulldogs stuff Cardinals

[singlepic=143,320,240,,left]Butler football got off to a rough start Friday as Berry scored on a 72-yard touchdown pass to freshman Germone Hopper on the second play of the game. The Bulldogs quickly settled down, however, and cruised to a convincing win.

Eight Bulldogs scored touchdowns on the evening. By the second half, coach Mike Newsome played second and third stringers the rest of the game.The win makes Butler 3-0 for the season, setting up a showdown next Friday against West Charlotte.

BUTLER 66

BERRY 12

(Photos by mark sward)

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AAA says no to fill ups, Mint Hill drivers say yes

gas-pump.jpgDavid Parsons, President and CEO of AAA Carolinas tells drivers to not fill up as a result of Hurricane Ike barreling down on Texas.

“The worst thing that could happen would be for motorists to flock to gas stations to top off their tanks,” Parsons said. “That will worsen the situation before anyone knows what the damage will be.”

Mint Hill drivers, like a lot of motorists nationwide, didn’t want to take that chance. James Bolick, manager at Earps on N.C. 218, said his gas station was busy this morning with people waiting to fill their tanks. Continue reading

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Just another morning in Manhattan

[singlepic=134,220,140,,left]Today marks an historic day in America. The world stopped seven years ago and watched the horror unfold at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania. No American will forget where they were when they heard news of the attacks—just like nobody living in 1963 forgets where they were when President Kennedy was assassinated.

The Mint Hill Times interviewed area resident Rick Malatestinic two years ago about his involvement with the rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. Malatestinic was a volunteer firefighter on Long Island, New York.

“It was like a dream. It wasn’t real,” he said. “I just couldn’t believe something like that was really happening.” Continue reading

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