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Two Independence High School students will be headed to the United States Microsoft MOS PowerPoint National Championship after nailing a perfect score on their local 2013 PowerPoint exams.

Senior, Nataly Antal and freshman Jacob Pearson both scored perfectly on their 2013 exam.

“Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the leading IT certification in the world. More than […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Independence High School, Schools|0 Comments

Independence High School students raise money for regional theater conference

By Leah Schmalz

After an impressive per-ormance at the North Carolina Theater Conference’s regional and state play festivals in November, Independence High School’s cast and crew for The Dancers will take the play to the

Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Chattanooga, Tenn., in March.

The cast and crew received the award for Distinguished Play at the previous two […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Independence High School|0 Comments

New Mint Hill Park Plan Move Forward

By Charles Kelleher Harris

The Board of Commissioners voted to annex the property at 9801 Brief Road at its board meeting January 8. This property has been designated as the future site of a new public park for the town. Annexation of that land simply brings the land officially inside town limits.
The town purchased the land last fall after receiving a matching grant of $335,000 from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF).
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By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, History, Town Hall|0 Comments

As Bain fundraiser approaches, former teacher recalls school’s performances

As The Black and White Theatre Company prepares for three performances of the musical “Christmas Presence, A Holiday Alone Together” this weekend to benefit the Bain restoration project, Frances Leete recalls operettas she staged during her 27 years as a teacher at the original school.

With a background in music, Leete established a chorus group at […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, History|0 Comments