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Mint Hill Family Escapes Overnight Blaze

A Mint Hill family of five and the family cat escaped an overnight fire at their home on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 28.

The fire, which burned the roof off the family’s home at 7302 Forrest Rader Drive in the St. Ives neighborhood off Truelight Church Road, left two burnt cars in the garage, another burnt SUV in the driveway and mass destruction on the property.

“Property-wise it looks like a total loss,” said Mint Hill Fire Chief David Laeth. “There were five family members, and everyone is OK, but there is a lot of property loss.”

Laeth described the scene as he and firefighters first responded to the call around 3:30 on Wednesday morning.

“The whole roofline was on fire when we arrived,” Laeth said. “We had flames coming through the roof at that time, and we had partial collapse on one end of it when we got there to start to put out the fire. […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Featured Posts|0 Comments

On Point

Two Independence High School students will be headed to the United States Microsoft MOS PowerPoint National Championship after nailing a perfect score on their local 2013 PowerPoint exams.

Senior, Nataly Antal and freshman Jacob Pearson both scored perfectly on their 2013 exam.

“Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the leading IT certification in the world. More than […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Independence High School, Schools|0 Comments

Independence High School students raise money for regional theater conference

By Leah Schmalz

After an impressive per-ormance at the North Carolina Theater Conference’s regional and state play festivals in November, Independence High School’s cast and crew for The Dancers will take the play to the

Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Chattanooga, Tenn., in March.

The cast and crew received the award for Distinguished Play at the previous two […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Independence High School|0 Comments

Local players named to the SW4A All Conference Team

Butler:  Jalen Cousar Defensive Line,  Jarrett Norman Linebacker,  Christian Dixon Linebacker,  Clifton Buck Defensive Back, Jerome Simpson Offensive Line,  Cody Kluttz Offensive Line,  Michael Andry Offensive,  Benny LeMay Running Back,Alex Barrow Wide Receiver,  Jacob Deluca Tight End. Anthony Ratliff-Williams was voted the Offensive Player of the Year.
Independence:  Kima Bell Defensive Line,  Christian Colon Defensive Line, […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Around Town, Schools|0 Comments