Family fun around town

Thursday, February 14 Valentine’s Day Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m. at the Mint Hill Library. Saturday, February 16 In honor of Black History Month,...

Here’s why you don’t want your child using e-cigarettes

1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students currently use e-cigarettes By Kristen Barnhardt As e-cigarette use among teens hits epidemic proportions,...

Can You Use Your 401K for a Down Payment on a Home Without Getting...

It's not uncommon for homebuyers to tap into their 401K or other savings when coming up with a down payment. Buying a house is...

State Shows Government Can Shrink

RALEIGH — I am a fiscal conservative. I consider it to be a high priority for policymakers to reduce the size of government. A...

This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Independence Patriots  Basketball:  Anthony Allen - The junior guard was very consistent this week.  He scored 11 points against Butler, then turned around on Friday night...

Valentine’s Day STEM fun

As a homeschooling mom, I love hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects. The kids have fun and don’t even realize that they’re...

He Asked Part 2

Certainly very high in today’s trends is the International Destination Wedding. If you would ever listen to one piece of advice from an old...

Family fun around town

Thursday, February 7 Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows: Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m. Story Garden: Homeschool edition will...

What are the Potential Pitfalls of Short Sales and Foreclosures

Short sales and foreclosures can be very tempting for buyers looking to score a great deal on a house. However, they can also come...

A courtside sentinel: Doctor helps keep the Charlotte Hornets strong

'I like to know that my guys are healthy and doing great’ By Cliff Mehrtens At a recent Thursday night game, Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist leaped,...

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Family fun around town

Thursday, February 14 Valentine’s Day Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m. at the Mint Hill Library. Saturday, February 16 In honor of Black History Month,...

Here’s why you don’t want your child using e-cigarettes

1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students currently use e-cigarettes By Kristen Barnhardt As e-cigarette use among teens hits epidemic proportions,...

Make a List

Social media, especially Facebook can be taxing on our mental health. One way to reduce that is by using the lists feature. Both Facebook and Twitter...

Mint Hill Police Department receives recognition award

A first year recognition award was presented to Chief Tim W. Ledford of the Mint Hill Police Department. The award was presented by Dale...

Local High School Basketball Roundup

Independence Patriots fall to Bulldogs at home 54-52.  The Patriots lost a tough basketball game on their home court on Tuesday night.  They defeated...

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Clear Cut Direction helps teen and tween girls to reach their potential

“Clear Cut Direction: Helping you grow.”  This is the name and mission of Mint Hill Mom Lea Oglesby’s teen and tween life coaching business. Oglesby’s...

Queen’s Grant Latin students eat like Romans

At the beginning of February, Queen’s Grant Latin teacher Ben Henkel undertook an unexpected lesson with his Latin students: they made fresh pasta together. If...

6 Tips from Doctors for a Healthier Heart

(StatePoint) February is American Heart Month, and an excellent reminder that there are many easy steps you can take to improve your heart health. Unfortunately,...

Matthews American Legion Post 235 Hosts Spaghetti Dinner

Matthews American Legion Post 235 hosted their first Spaghetti Dinner recently at the Masonic Lodge located in downtown Matthews.  The Post membership of veterans...

Wayback Burgers open in Mint Hill

On Friday, February 1, Wayback Burgers officially opened its doors to Mint Hill! The “fast casual” burger joint located in the new strip mall between...