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Comic books and graphic novels as learning aids?

The Carolina Journal looks at the rise of comic books and graphic novels in North Carolina Public libraries and schools. Some say they are useful materials while others, including Independence media specialist Jeff Jones, say he doesn’t see a difference.
However, the genre’s penetration into the schools is mixed. Jeff Jones, the media center specialist […]

By |August 31st, 2010|Schools|0 Comments

Flashback: Watch Independence’s playoff game against Harding in 1987

Want to see a heck of a game from November 13, 1987? Harding beat Independence in the state 4A playoffs that year 34-32  at Memorial Stadium. At the beginning of the video, see the starting rosters–several names stand out for Independence including running back Mario Grier who later played the New England Patriots. Also, the coach […]

By |August 31st, 2010|Independence High School|0 Comments

$1 million lottery ticket still unclaimed

Know anyone in Matthews who likes to play the lottery? You may want to call them to make sure they are not holding onto a $1 million ticket that matched the August 20 drawing. It has still not been claimed. In other lottery news, Derek McWilliams of  Stallings won $10,000 in the August 27 MegaMillions […]

By |August 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s official: Land purchased for new town hall

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The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 last night to authorize Town Manager Brian Welch to finalize the purchase of 1.74 acres in Mint Hill Village for the new town hall. The sale of the land was held up because of an environmental report during the due diligence period that found a […]

By |August 27th, 2010|Town Hall|0 Comments

Drunken man boards school bus heading for Mint Hill Middle School

WCNC is reporting that a drunk man boarded a bus heading for Mint Hill Middle School this morning. No one was injured. Upon arrest, police took the man to the hospital first because he had consumed so much alcohol. After he entered the bus through the emergency exit, the bus driver rounded up the students, keeping […]

By |August 27th, 2010|Police|3 Comments

Pedestrian Plan Open House is August 31

Want to offer the town your two cents on where you would like to see more sidewalks? Come to the Pedestrian Plan Open House on August 31 at 6 pm. Here’s the link to the page on the the town’s website. Also, be sure to fill out the survey at this link.

The Pedestrian Plan is […]

By |August 26th, 2010|Town Hall|0 Comments