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Independence High School FFA plants flowers for historical society

Last weekend students from John Hess’ (teacher) FFA club at Independence High School planted flowers, shrubs and trees at the restroom project here at the village. Judy Stanley, who creates the beautiful flower beds at the town’s properties, designed the plan and enlisted the students. I’ve attached a few pictures, and hope you are interested in using them in the paper. Students : Allie Valiente, Alfredo Valiente, Summer Stanley, Hayley Williams and Desmond Stephens. Courtesy of Sue McDonald, (Mint Hill Historical Society) […]

By |March 27th, 2009|History, Independence High School|0 Comments

Amber Olive of Mint Hill to appear on WEtv Wednesday night

Amber
Amber Olive, who the Mint Hill Times profiled last fall, will make her national TV debut Wednesday night when she appears on the final episode of the year for WEtv’s “Little Miss Perfect.” Olive was chosen from thousands of pageant girls to appear on the program. […]

By |March 23rd, 2009|Around Town|12 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

Empty Bowls Project hopes to fill bowls in Haiti

Covenant Day School will feed six village orphanages in Haiti for an entire month from proceeds of their international Empty Bowls Project, “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School.”  Three thousand dollars was raised and 100 percent of these funds will be used to feed the hungry children in these Haiti orphanages. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger around the world.  Four hundred seventy Covenant Day School lower and middle school Fine Arts students sculpted and hand painted ceramic bowls which were offered for a nominal donation in exchange for a simple meal of soup and bread.  The “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School” occurred  during their annual GrandFriends’ Day celebration.
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By |March 16th, 2009|Good deeds|0 Comments

Bain school newsletters from 1946-1947

The Mint Hill Historical Society recently added several newsletters from Bain School in the mid 1940s. Read about the newsletters in this week’s Mint Hill Times on newstands now. Click on a link below to view a sample of the newsletters:

Bain school newsletter vol1 no. 6

By |March 12th, 2009|History|0 Comments