Bosco to leave Independence October 31

Mark Bosco came to Independence High School at a time when the school was going through some difficult changes. He surpassed most people’s expectations as principal and now he is leaving on October 31 to accept the post of Executive Director of the Northeast Zone of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Continue reading

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News Notes

Halloween Hilarity Tea
Superstitions, legends and folklore will be served up with harvest tea and treats at the Halloween Hilarity on October 29 at 4 pm and 7 pm. The event will be held at the Ashcraft school house in the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, 7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road. Call 704-573-0726 for more information. All proceeeds will benefit the Mint Hill Historic Village. Continue reading

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Meet the candidates for Mint Hill Mayor

Mint Hill will vote for a mayor again on November 8. There are two candidates—present mayor Ted Biggers and local business owner,  Jean Bonner. A mayor sets the pace for the board and presides over meetings. The mayor also cast votes if there is a tie between the commissioners. Continue reading

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Wine and Wellness

InSpire Fitness & Personal Training will host a Wine and Wellness event Thursday, October 27, at 6:30 pm in Mint Hill at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Guest speaker will be Niki Hitch. Come for a fun hour of insight that could change your life and the life of your family. Grab a glass of wine and some light snacks and share in simple solutions to improve the quality of life for your entire family with a focus on: Building your immune system and repairing DNA; Learning how fruits and vegetables are simply your best defense against disease; Reducing your risk of degenerative disease.

Please RSVP to: InspireFitLovesJuicePlus@gmail.com or 704-839-3295.

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Wainwrights of Mint Hill meet Obama

The Wainwright family of Mint Hill was visiting the Mast General Store in Banner Elk on Monday when they got a surprise visit from President Obama. The president arrived as they were in the store.
“The Secret Service were scanning customers and their bags. A PR man was advising everyone that the president would be there in five minutes. He said we should shop normally,” Casey Wainwright said. “Photographers lined one wall as the president came in, smiling and shaking hands. Everyone gathered around to see him.”
The family consisted of Mason (13 months), grandparents (Suzanne and Buddy), and great-grandmother (Onetta Black).
Suzanne was holding Mason as he held out his arms to the president and Obama took him in his arms. “Immediately cameras started clicking and President Obama asked how old Mason was. He said he was a good looking boy as I managed to tell him that Mason was one-year-old,” Casey explained. The chief White House photographer gave Casey his card and told her to e-mail him for photographs.
“After the president was gone, we were barred from leaving the store until Obama had left the area,” Casey said. “He boarded a big black bus with many other black vehicles following him. What a day!”
Story and Photo by Casey Wainwright

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