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Madison Long was crowned Homecoming Queen 2008 on Friday, October 17, at Northside Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C. She is pictured with her grandparents, Doug and Brenda Simpson of Mint Hill. […]

By |November 6th, 2008|Schools|0 Comments

More pics from the VFW meeting Tuesday

The VFW Post 4059 of Mint Hill held a POW/MIA ceremony on Tuesday. The post was presented with a POW/MIA flag so they can fly it on the grounds. Here’s more pics from the ceremony.

By |November 6th, 2008|Non-profit|0 Comments

48 hours away before Butler-Independence

To get you ready, here’s highlights of Butler’s 57-14 win over Weddington courtesy of

Here’s video of Independence’s 49-3 win over West Charlotte:

Finally, here’s video of last year’s Butler win over Independence:

By |November 5th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|1 Comment

CMS students outperform international peers in math

A new report released Thursday shows that students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools outperform students from most other nations in mathematics. The analysis, conducted by the American Institute for Research (AIR), shows that students in only five of the 24 comparison countries did better than CMS students in fourth grade and only nine of the 43 comparison countries did better in eighth grade.


By |November 4th, 2008|Schools|0 Comments

Lines long today at polling places


Experts have said there could be 65 percent turnout this election season but judging from the lines today in Mint Hill, they might be on the low end of the estimate. This photo was taken at 12:30 at town hall, where the line to vote ran in front of the building and cars lined the […]

By |November 4th, 2008|Politics 2008|1 Comment

Weather-woman visits Clear Creek

Metorologist Daniella Lopez of channel WCNC visited Clear Creek Elementary on [singlepic=307,320,240,,left]October 29th. She talked to the students about different aspects of weather and water conservation. Mrs. Lopez showed a video of herself on television as she presented the weather and discussed the many requirements of her job. She also talked about how severe […]

By |November 4th, 2008|Schools|0 Comments