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FREE HOCKEY DAY FOR CHILDREN

The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association invites boys and girls ages four to nine years old to the Extreme Ice Center Saturday, November 3 from 1:30-3 pm for a Try Hockey for Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun […]

By |October 19th, 2012|Around Town|8 Comments

Independence students compete to feed the hungry

This fall, the Academy of International Studies at Independence High School is competing to feed the hungry.

The competition is the Student Hunger Drive of the Carolinas, a competition among more than 20 schools to donate food to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

This is Independence’s first year competing in the hunger drive, which started in 2010 […]

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Chamber says thanks for successful Madness

Thank you from the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce.

The Mint Hill chamber would like to say “Thank You” for all the support it received from the Town of Mint Hill and the various committees that made this year’s Mint Hill Madness a great time and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Special thanks to Town Manager Brian Welch, […]

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Clear Creek Animal Hospital hosts fourth open house

On Saturday, Clear Creek Animal Hospital hosted their 4th annual open house.

Events and festivities included tours, a dog costume show, demonstrations by Dog Training in Your Home, Tails of Hope Rescue, adoptable pets, and representatives from Royal Canin Dog Food and C-Vets.

“It’s been really good for us,” said Dr. David Gallagher, veterinarian at Clear Creek. “People get to come by and see the hospital, see what we do in the back, areas where they don’t normally get to go, and we try to have some fun events for people.”

Nena Boon, office manager at Clear Creek, said that every year, the open house gets a little bigger, and meeting people is one of the best aspects of the event.

“Just getting to know people in the neighborhood is always wonderful,” said Boon.

The main difference between this year’s open house is that it was held in the fall instead of the spring, and the weather turned out just right.

Also, being closer to Halloween, better costumes showed up for the dog show,

with attendees’ dogs dressed as anything from college mascots to lizards. […]

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Mint Hill Police awarded Top Five in public safety

For the first time, Mint Hill Police Department was awarded the Top Five Communities award for the 2012 North Carolina Traffic Safety Communities awarded by AAA.

AAA uses crash ratings from data compiled by the University of North Carolina Charlotte on traffic accidents in North Carolina communities, as well as number of law enforcement officers per capita, […]

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Schools, businesses team up to stop bullying

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools are teaming up with area businesses, Mecklenburg County Police Department, and CBS Radio for “Stand Up, Speak Out,” a campaign to fight bullying.

The program encourages any victims or witnesses to do just what the name suggests—stand up and speak out.

CBS and businesses like Great Clips Salon, Goodwill, Best Buy, MTB Mechanical, and […]

By |October 19th, 2012|Good deeds|2 Comments