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: or 704-839-3295.


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