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Army’s season falls on hard times

It turns out the third time was not the charm for the Mint Hill Army Juniors American Legion baseball team.

The team used a mid-season push to reel off 11 consecutive wins, turning an unassuming 5-5 beginning into a 16-5 record that had them poised to make a deep run in the legion playoffs.

With its momentum and late-season surge, the Army won the regional championship and was in high spirits as the team headed to Granite Falls to take on Davidson County.

But it didn’t go as planned.

“We had a real good practice three days before we left,” said coach Dan Kerr, who is Queen’s Grant’s athletics director, head baseball coach and guided the 2013 Army to the state title. “We were playing really well, everyone was really high on our chances, we were working as a team and then I’m not sure what happened other than saying we lost those games we didn’t get beat. That’s basically what it boiled down to.” […]

The Munzee Craze comes to Mint Hill

By  Andrew Stark

This May the Discover Mint Hill event will have an exploratory theme, as the town will unveil its newest attraction called Munzee, a phenomenon that is sweeping the nation and expanding exponentially across the world. And the Mint Hill unveiling is a big deal as Coach V, also known as Rob Vardeman, the founder of Munzee will be on hand to help introduce the game. […]

By |April 4th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|2 Comments

Mint Hill’s Queen’s Grant senior wrestling standout Nic Mitchell already has one state championship to his credit, hopes to repeat next month

By Andrew Stark
Queen’s Grant High School’s Nic Mitchell has a plan to return to the top of the high school wrestling landscape, but his quest won’t end with just another state championship.
Mitchell has already reached the apex once, winning the 138-pound N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Class 2A title last season as a junior at High Point’s TW Andrews.
“It was something I will never forget,” said Mitchell, who moved to the Charlotte area this summer. “It was eye-opening because there were so many wrestlers all there for the same reason – to win a state championship – and it was great to come out on top.
“It was hectic. I got up at 6 in the morning, practicing two to three times a day, but I was so glad I did it. This year I brought the same work ethic and a level  head. It was great to win it, but that was last year and I can’t let what happened last year effect how I wrestle this year.”

By |January 29th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Queen's Grant, Schools|2 Comments

NC Public Charter Schools Association to host two informational charter school fairs for parents

Fairs will be held in conjunction with fourth annual National School Choice Week

North Carolina parents interested in more information about high performing public charter schools in the Tar Heel state can attend informational charter fairs in Greensboro and Charlotte, organizers announced today.

The fairs will cater specifically to parents looking for a high-performing public charter school for their child, or to educators looking for what a public charter school might be able to offer them. These fairs are being hosted in as part of National School Choice Week 2014, the largest-ever celebration of school choice in American history. […]

By |January 27th, 2014|Schools|1 Comment