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Queens Grant Community Charter School hosts art show

Queens Grant held its first ever art show for grades K-11 last Friday night. In the picture above, Queens Grant High School art teacher Sabryah Alghrary stands surrounded by students (l-r) Augusta Newton, Matt Evangelisto, Zack Joyner and Anna Sawyer at the art show.  Behind them are pieces created by Queens Grant High School students. […]

By |May 12th, 2009|Arts, Schools|0 Comments

Joyce and Jim Lavene release latest mystery

Joyce and Jim Lavene released their latest mystery novel titled “A Corpse for Yew,” part of the Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries. You may know Joyce as the Plant Lady in the Mint Hill Times. Joyce and Jim are also prolific writers, having completed more than 30 novels. You can see a trailer for the latest […]

By |May 7th, 2009|Arts|0 Comments

Butler literary magazine to publish final edition

Friday marks the 12th and final edition of Butler High School’s Pawprint Literary Magazine. The Pawprint 2009 Literary Magazine release party and Artists Tea will be held at 1 pm in the Media Center. The award winning Butler jazz band will provide entertainment throughout the event. Because of budget cuts the creative writing class will no longer be offered to students as an elective. […]

By |April 29th, 2009|Arts, Butler High School|0 Comments

Bevy of book sales at the Public Library

April 17, 2009 (Charlotte, NC) – Want to know one of a book lover’s best kept secrets? The answer is shopping at library book sales for lightly worn, but well-loved books at low prices. Many libraries use book sales as an opportunity to purge their shelves of older materials. Often, donations that were not able to be distributed in the collection are also for sale. All proceeds benefit the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC), helping to improve general library offerings.

Book sales are organized by PLCMC and its supporters. The sales listed below are just a sample of what’s to come. Be sure to check out the library events Web page for book sale updates.

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By |April 21st, 2009|Arts|0 Comments

Symone Stukes rewarded by school for performance at Poetry Out Loud

A couple of weeks ago The Mint Hill Times told you about Symone Stukes, the second runner at the Poetry Out Loud contest in Raleigh a few weeks ago. Staff and students at Independence thought Symone deserved more than third place, so they took it upon themselves to raise a little bit of cash to […]

By |March 23rd, 2009|Arts, Independence High School|0 Comments

Mint Hill native releases ‘Restaurant Personality’

Stephen C. Healy, who was raised in Mint Hill and whose parents still live in Farmwood, dropped by the Mint Hill Times office today to show us his new children’s book “Restaurant Personality.” The book, which was illustrated by Thomas McDaniel, tells the story of a restaurant that serves up personalities. Healy said he hopes […]

By |March 20th, 2009|Arts|0 Comments