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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 […]

By |March 22nd, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

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, […]

By |March 22nd, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

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. […]

By |March 22nd, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

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.


By |March 22nd, 2012|Around Town|32 Comments

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.


By |March 22nd, 2012|Around Town|1 Comment

Operation Medicine Drop

Mint Hill, Matthews, Charlotte Mecklenburg and Huntersville Police Departments, along with area non-profit organizations are sponsoring Operation Medicine Drop again this year. Residents are encouraged to bring their expired or unused prescription medications to drop off locations including Arboretum Shopping Center in front of Harris Teeter, 3333 Pineville Matthews Rd., Walgreens, 9202 Lawyers Rd., Mint […]

By |March 22nd, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments