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Better to burn out than fade away: Oakboro begins a new season of Cruise Ins

Great weather and the season’s first burnout brought around 8,000 people out for the Oakboro Cruise-in and Burnout on Friday. Organizers estimated 400 bright, shiny street rods and classic cars lined the streets and parking lots. The event is always held the fourth Friday of each month and is the largest cruise-in held in a […]

By |April 27th, 2009|Around Town|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

Women needed for Habitat for Humanity project

In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of women volunteers, including recording artist Trisha Yearwood, will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2 – 10. Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity of Matthews are looking for local women volunteers to work one day on a Habitat Matthews’ construction site during the nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary. […]

By |April 14th, 2009|Good deeds, Matthews|0 Comments

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

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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