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“Love is in the Air” contest winner Natalie Lloyd

Here is the winning entry: 

It was a fall weekend in 2003. I was 19 years old and a junior in college. Home for the weekend, I headed to the local YMCA to exercise. 
I chose a treadmill and began to run. During my summers off from college, I worked at the YMCA as a lifeguard and […]

By |February 18th, 2014|Around Town|0 Comments

Snow Days: Feeling like a kid again

By Michele Dotson

In Mint Hill, snowflakes the size of quarters fell from gray skies. I donned my ski bibs, winter boots, turtle neck, sweatshirt, hat and gloves and trekked outside with my 14 year old daughter to do some sledding in the driveway.

We made snow angels. We laughed and got pink cheeks and stayed outside for four and a half hours.
Then we had hot chocolate with huge marshmallows and watched Pride and Prejudice, snuggled together under a soft blanket. […]

By |February 14th, 2014|Around Town|3 Comments

Mail Delivery in Some Areas Suspended Due to Weather

Mail Delivery in Some Areas Suspended Due to Weather

CHARLOTTE, NC —As today’s weather event continues to create challenging travel conditions throughout the area, the United States Postal Service has announced it is suspending mail delivery to the following ZIP Code areas: 280, 281, 282.

Additionally, all retail services in the 280, 281 and 282 area will […]

By |February 14th, 2014|Breakiing News|8 Comments

MHMS boy’s basketball nearly sweeps season

By Leah Schmalz

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With a 10-1 record and only one game left in the season, any sports team could get too psyched out to do well. That doesn’t seem to be an issue for the Mint Hill Middle School boy’s basketball team. As the wins keep stacking up, their focus doesn’t waver.

“You’ve got to go 1-0 every day,” said Coach Erik Dove. Up until Monday’s game against Piedmont, the team had done just that. Despite the loss, they put up stiff competition that only gave way in the last play of the game for a final score of 50-48.    For player DJ Little, the team’s impressive season wasn’t a surprise. “That’s always my expectation,” he said. To stay focused, player DJ Little takes some shots before the game and listens to music. Team member Justice Wallace ˆmaintains his focus by viewing each game as a fresh slate. […]

By |February 13th, 2014|Around Town, Schools|1 Comment