Who are today’s public intellectuals?

Billy Graham’s death and memorial service brought back memories of a column I wrote about North Carolina’s “Public Intellectuals” 16 years ago. I had noticed a...

Good books for the folks you forgot

You forgot somebody, didn’t you? Somebody who is expecting a present from you? And now, remembering, you have no idea what to give, do you? Here...

The Eateries of Madison County, North Carolina

Some people fall in love with bridges, as in the late Robert James Waller’s “The Bridges of Madison County,” the best-selling romance novel from...

Seventy-six trombones and the loyalties to con men

“Seventy-six trombones led the big parade, with a hundred and ten coronets close at hand. They were followed by rows and rows of the...

Which political party is more anti-science?

If Jim Martin could make peace between religion and science, could he do something similar about his Republican Party’s war with science? A few weeks...

North Carolina golf and Trump’s Russian connections

Every North Carolina author would give his or her eyetooth to get a mention at the top of The New York Times’s lead editorial...

World War II transformed North Carolina

What event in North Carolina’s modern history had the greatest impact in making our state what it is today? The creation of the Research Triangle...

An ancient Greek historian, a North Carolina native, and war with China

While President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were getting to know each other last weekend, a native North Carolinian was warning that...

The Wilmington Ten and the Women’s March on Washington

“The case of the Wilmington Ten amounts to one of the most egregious instances of injustice and political repression from the post–World War II...
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Keep Calm and Carry On

What can Democrats look for Santa Claus to bring them this year? It has been a bleak holiday season so far. So maybe Santa could bring...

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This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Novant Health Proud Sponsor of The Mint Hill Times Athletes of the Week  Independence Patriots Football:  Antwan Watson -  The senior running back had another solid performance...

Using social media to come together

Hurricane Florence struck fear in many hearts as she made her way towards the Carolinas. Like many scary situations, she also brought out the best...

Eddie Joe Sexton, Sr.

Eddie Joe Sexton, Sr., 80, peacefully passed away September 6, 2018 at his home in Mint Hill, NC. Heaven gained an angel. He was...

Florence impacts Mint Hill Area

Tropical Storm impacts Mint Hill with it's fury.  Strong sustained winds and heavy rain flood close streets.

Iceland 2019 Part 3

Itinerary Day 1:ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Dinner Day...

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Florence impacts Mint Hill Area

Tropical Storm impacts Mint Hill with it's fury.  Strong sustained winds and heavy rain flood close streets.

Iceland 2019 Part 3

Itinerary Day 1:ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Dinner Day...

The Best of Downtown Mint Hill

Best Pizza Mint Hill has no shortage of options for pizza lovers! From carry out and delivery chains like Papa John’s and Marco’s to sit...

Novant Health’s newest community hospital a world class facility

Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center is truly a first class community focused hospital facility.  The hospital administration and leadership gave the Charlotte media...

Coming Soon: Wayback Burgers

This fall, Mint Hillians will have a new choice for burgers. Currently under construction, Wayback Burgers will be located in the strip mall between...