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Common Cupboard Golf Classic returns

Nonprofit fundraiser helps feed local neighbors in need
Fore! The nonprofit Common Heart will host its 5th annual Common Cupboard Golf Classic Monday, June 8 to raise money for the food pantry.

The Common Cupboard pantry feeds local families in need, averaging about 500 families a month. In 2014,  Common Cupboard provided a week’s worth of food to more than 22,000 people representing almost 7,000 households across Union County, Matthews, Mint Hill and southeast Charlotte.
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By |April 4th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Local artists display work at Mint Hill town hall

By Leah Schmalz

As part of a continued effort to spotlight the vibrant art community, Mint Hill is displaying work from three local artists in the rear hallway of the town hall building. A reception was held last Saturday for the quarterly art exhibit, but the public is welcome to continue to view the work during regular business hours.

Ann-Marie Clarke, Ken Halstead and Jennie Martin Tomlin are the featured artists. Clarke creates her pieces with mixed media, such as scraps from other projects and pictures of models from magazines topped with paint. “I’m inspired a lot by music and things that happen in my life,” she said. “My work tends to go towards the odd and bizarre.”
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By |April 4th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Picadeli’s Community Blood drive April 4

By |March 26th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Independence High School hires new football coach

Q&A with Coach Justin Hardin
After Independence dropped a bombshell by announcing that second-year football coach Joe Evans would not return to the program in 2015, the Patriots took less than two weeks to find its new coach.
And they may have struck gold, hiring former Providence and Weddington coach Justin Hardin.
Hardin was a star quarterback at Kannapolis’ A.L. Brown where he played for his father, Bruce, a North Carolina Athletics Directors Hall of Fame coach who recently stepped down at Providence Day and is the orchestrater of 332 career wins.
Hardin went on to play quarterback at The Citadel, and had assistant coaching stops in high school and college before getting his first head coaching job at Weddington High in  2009. That season he inherited an 0-11 team but posted a 14-11 record the following two seasons. After a year as an assistant at Rock Hill South Pointe, Hardin returned to the coaching ranks at Providence, where he posted am 18-9 record in two seasons, including a 10-4 mark this year.
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By |March 25th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, History, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments