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Indian Trail woman poses with Taylor Swift and wins contest

An Indian Trail woman will have her picture on the 2011 CMA Music Festival tickets. Mandie Palcic posed for a picture with Taylor Swift in 2008 and submitted it to The Country Music Association in a contest that helps celebrate the 40th anniversary of CMA Music Festival. The photo was taken in Swift’s booth at the Fan […]

By |April 7th, 2011|Arts|1 Comment

Independence High School student wins National Achievement Program scholarship

Melanie McRae was one of five CMS who won the National Achievement Scholarship. These students are among more than 800 black American high school seniors across the country who will receive scholarships totaling over $2 million. The list of winners and their high schools:

Myers Park: Kainee Aguilar; East Mecklenburg: David Ayers; Providence: Wiley Davis III, Vance: Khalid Love, and Independence: Melanie McRae. […]

By |April 7th, 2011|Independence High School, Schools|2 Comments

Town of Matthews wins first place in communications competition


The Town of Matthews won first place in two categories at the third annual Excellence in Communications Awards presented March 31 at the Historic Cumberland County Courthouse by NC3C, the North Carolina City & County Communicators. The town won for Marketing Tools – a Direct Mail Campaign (Advertising the Town’s Redesigned Website and Social Media) and […]

By |April 5th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments

Mint Hill football player named to academic all american team

Cody Kluttz, who played for the national champion Mint Hill Chargers 8th Grade AYF team, was named AYF Academic All American today. Kluttz played both offensive and defensive lines for the team which went undefeated on its way to a third national championship in four years.

“On behalf of American Youth Football and American Youth Cheer I […]

By |April 4th, 2011|Sports|0 Comments

Gas prices up nearly 6 cents in the past week

Will gas prices ever stop going up or is this the new norm? Unrest in the middle east seems to be fueling the recent surge in gas prices. The price for gas has already reached a 30-year high for March, and if they continue to rise as the busy summer season approaches, we could be […]

By |April 4th, 2011|Transportation|0 Comments