Town shows residents A Day in the Park

 The event dubbed A Day in the Park was almost drowned out by storms on Saturday, March 24. Heavy rains swept through the area in the morning but sunshine prevailed in the afternoon and some of the events were able to take place. Under blue skies and puffy white clouds, Tone Your Temple offered free mini yoga lessons for those interested. A small crowd gathered to watch as the women went through the exercises. The event took place at the Park on Fairview as an incentive to get people to fill out an online survey about their interest in Mint Hill’s parks. Story and Photo by Joyce Lavene

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News from Queen’s Grant

Queen’s Grant High School hosts walking tours
Queen’s Grant High School will host walking tours with principal Dr. Mike Smith. If you’re interested in learning more about Queen’s Grant Charter High School, take the tour Wednesday, March 28 at 10 am at the main office, 10323 Idlewild Road. Serving grades 9-12.These are small group tours. In case of inclement weather, a brief meeting will be held in the administration building. Please contact the admissions office to RSVP for a tour or call 704-545-0736 or visit QGPHS.com. Continue reading

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Students at Queen’s Grant High School create murals

Students in the classroom of Suzanne McGroarty’s Honors Biology, AP Biology, Physical and Marine Sciences worked together using their collaborative skills and creativity to create the murals inside of their classroom. The scenes were of a coral reef, kelp bed, tidal pool, and creatures of the deep.  “The mural served as a great teaching tool, for her students,” said McGroarty.

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Chili: Taste of the town


The Town of Mint Hill held its sixth annual Chili Cook-Off on Tuesday, March 20 to support the Art and Science Council’s (ASC) Annual Fund Drive. The ASC provides aid to arts, science and history/heritage organizations in Mint Hill and throughout Mecklenburg County. Continue reading

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Independence students design clothes with positive message

 By Feven Tewolde

(Tewolde is a student at Independence High School and writer for the Patriot News Bureau.)
“Are you Ignorant?” is a common phrase that founders Brian Acker, Broderick Cuthberson, and Kavon Shuler use for their clothing line “Ignorant Black Kidz” (also known as IBK Nation). It’s common that our society would view ignorance negatively, but the founders of IBK were determined to change the normal views and make it a positive movement.

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Mint Hill Girl Scouts celebrate

By Joyce Lavene

The Mint Hill Times Girl scout Troop 1333 began as a Daisy Troop in September 2005. The girls are second year cadettes now and they are celebrating the 100th year of Girl Scouting with other scouts from around the world.

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