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Independence DREAM Team to restore neglected trophies

Each year, Noel Hamrick takes her US History class to see the old bomb shelter at Independence High School, leading them out a side door, through a chain link fence, down concrete stairs, and through a hot boiler room.

But the thing most students take away from the trip is not the impact of Cold War tensions, it’s the hundreds of Big “I” trophies stored on rusted shelves in the dank, flood-prone room.

Dating from 1967, the trophies include academic and athletic achievements, everything from small wooden plaques and certificates to huge three-tiered trophies.

“Wow. That’s probably the best word I could use to describe it,” said Ivan Blair, senior at Independence. “It was devastating, I guess you could say…I didn’t know that we had that many trophies, and I definitely didn’t know that they were all down there.” […]

By |October 4th, 2012|Around Town, Independence High School, Schools|1 Comment

October Sundays bring new classes to Mint Hill Arts

This month, Mint Hill Arts will be offering something entirely new. “A Month of Sundays” is a program at MHA that will feature a different class, taught by a different teacher each Sunday.

Sundays in October, from 1-4 pm at MHA’s Lawyer’s Road gallery, classes are free to attend and will show different techniques of painting, […]

By |October 4th, 2012|Around Town, Arts|0 Comments

Mustangs invade Independence High School

The Charlotte Regional Mustang Club held its annual Mustang and all-Ford show this past Saturday at Independence High School.

The Club has been around for 34 years and is affiliated with the Carolina Regional Mustang Club. This was the 32nd year the club has had a showcase for Mustang enthusiasts and any other Ford-powered vehicles. Currently, […]

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Hospital sets 2016 as date of completion

At Thursday night’s commissioner meeting, Presbyterian Hospital Matthews president Roland Bibeau gave an overview of what the hospital currently offers the residents of Mint Hill and the status of the Presbyterian Hospital to be built at I485 and Albemarle Road.

Bibeau presented the updated timeline of the construction of the planned Presbyterian Hospital in Mint Hill. […]

By |October 4th, 2012|Around Town, Development, Government, Non-profit, Real Estate|1 Comment