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Fun run for Special Olympics this weekend

Queen’s Grant Prep School has organized a fun run this weekend at Pine Lake Country and the Farmwood development. The run will raise money for the Special Olympics. Queen’s Grant barely pulled off the event, as they had to get on the town’s Board of Commissioners agenda at the last minute. The board voted 5-0 […]

By |February 26th, 2010|Good deeds, Schools|0 Comments

Clear Creek donates water to Haiti

It wasn’t long after the earthquake hit Haiti a few weeks ago that Clear Creek Elementary began raising funds to donate water to the devastated country. The water was delivered so fast, the school didn’t even have a chance to hold a official check donation ceremony. The school got that opportunity last Friday, presenting a […]

By |February 9th, 2010|Good deeds, Schools|0 Comments

Birthday Blessings receives thousands of books for homeless kids

Birthday Blessings, which provides birthday parties to homeless children, recently received more than 8,000 books donated by First Book-Charlotte and Barnes and Noble South Park. The non-profit, which has been enormously successful since beginning just a few years ago, was started by a Mint Hill couple. Here’s the press release: […]

By |January 14th, 2010|Good deeds|0 Comments

Independence student chooses Columbia

One of Independence High School’s seniors, Devante’ Bledsoe, chose to attend Columbia University in New York on a full scholarship. He was also accepted to MIT and Georgia Tech.

“Devonte is bright young man with an amazing future in front of him,” said Principal Mark Bosco. “I am so proud of him  and it is a pleasure to work with him.”

Here are some comments from his teachers: […]

By |December 28th, 2009|Good deeds, Independence High School|1 Comment

Birthday Blessings helps give familes professional portraits

Every December during Birthday Blessings holiday parties at area homeless shelters, needy children and families are treated to family photos, which are taken, printed, and provided as gifts in frames or frame craft kits that the children create. But this year, that annual party
tradition will become part of something much bigger. On December 12, photographers around the world will share their skills and give back to those who are less fortunate as a part of the Help-Portrait movement started by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, and the greater Charlotte area is no exception. […]

By |December 21st, 2009|Good deeds|0 Comments

Mint Hill holds 10th annual veteran’s breakfast

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The town of Mint Hill held its 10th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Day Breakfast Saturday at the Kerr Building at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. More than 280 veterans showed up for the breakfast. The Colors were posted by Independence High School JROTC, and in addition to patriotic songs, music was provided by Mint Hill bluegrass legend Dwight […]

By |November 17th, 2009|Good deeds, Town Hall|0 Comments