Mint Hill Lions Club 5K results

[singlepic=122,270,190,,center]Jose Aguayo took first place in the Lion’s Club 5K Saturday on Bain School Road. More than 40 runners participated, including Mint Hill Times columnist Dr. Mike Richardson who ran in 33 minutes. More pics and complete race results:

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Dist. 103 candidate ready to roll

[singlepic=93,270,210,,right]Last November, independent candidate Mark Brody set out to collect 2,000 signatures needed to his name on the ballot for state house District 103. Incumbent Jim Gulley, who has served seven terms representing Mint Hill, Matthews, and some of Charlotte, narrowly defeated Republican challengers Larry Hale and Edy Brotherton. Through hours of leg work, Brody got the signatures to get on the ballot. Now the fun begins.

On Friday, Paul Kanitz (left) allowed Brody to put the first sign of the campaign in his front yard in Mint Hill.

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Butler survives Vance

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The Bulldogs got off to a slow start, but thanks to a stingy defense, outlasted the Cougars tonight 31-13 at Vance. In a light drizzle most of the game, Markel Moore rushed 15 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and sophomore Jawaun Edwards ran for 40 yards and two TDs.

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Town staff welcomes new police chief

[singlepic=92,320,240,,center]Police chief Tim Ledford was welcomed to the town Friday with something nobody can escape, a delicious spread from Bob-B-Cue. The meal included Bob Bryant’s famous and fresh barbeque, cole slaw, baked beans and banana pudding. The celebration was at the police department and was attended by commissioners Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington and Tina Ross, police officers, town staff and the VFD.

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