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Young artist premieres work at Sunday Afternoon in the Park in Mint Hill

By Leah Schmalz

A wide range of talented artists set up tents at the 11th annual Sunday Afternoon in the Park. For Eli Cervantes, the event was his first art show.

The 10-year-old boy works with colorful pieces of glass to create mosaics. Some of the designs are abstract; others form objects like fish or crosses.

“I like […]

Bain aims for personal learning approach this year

By Leah Schmalz

Bain Elementary is striving to make education more individualized and effective this year by personalizing learning to the needs of each student.

“One of our new goals this year is to start looking at each child and determining the best way they learn,” said Principal Tracey Hayes. “Our school will be taking on a personalized learning approach for our students.” […]

New Mint Hill Art exhibit at town hall gallery

The public is invited to attend a reception Saturday, September 19, from 3-5 pm at the Mint Hill Town Hall.It’s an opportunity to meet the artists participating in the Mint Hill Arts exhibit at the Town Hall Gallery.

The show is called “Around the World and Here at Home” and features the work of six members of Mint Hill Arts.  As the title suggests, the artists represented are from quite different backgrounds and cultures and they draw their inspiration from many parts of the world as well as distinctly regional settings.

This exhibit celebrates the diversity of the local arts community.  The public can  view the exhibit at any time from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays through late October.  […]

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Recent Independence grad signs with Hawks Bowling NLI

Highly decorated scholastic bowler and recent Independence High School graduate, Kaci Collings, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Collins will bring her experience on the lanes to Princess Ann, Md., for the 2015-16 campaign.

“Kaci has bowled against some of the top competition in the country and been successful doing so. She has been coached by some of the top coaches in the nation and her physical game is solid. I expect her to have an immediate impact for our team,” says Coach Kayla Bandy.

Collins bowled in travel leagues throughout her high school career and owns the league record for high series in both six and three games series. She went undefeated throughout league play, placing first in every singles event throughout her prep career. She was named Bowler of the Year by the league each year. […]