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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One campaign’s happy ending

By the time you read this, the election will be over. Some will be licking wounds, others celebrating. While the candidates have been appearing in...

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Ethanol Gas for Beginners

MINT HILL, NC - This is an updated version of one of our 2018 articles. If you'd like to read the original, check out...

Family-Friendly Hikes Near Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC - Trying to find a fun outing for the kids this summer amid COVID-19 restrictions has been challenging, to say the least....

Where in the World is Phil- COVID, Part 5

6/ Once again the S word, Sanitation. This will be the biggest visible change. There will be a constant cleaning and disinfecting of high...

Obituary for George Edward McDonald

MINT HILL, NC - George Edward McDonald was born on July 13, 1947, and lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 28, 2020. ...

Message from Mayor Brad Simmons

Mint Hill Residents, The summer of 2020 is not what we had planned in January. We have had to cancel Mint Hill Madness and our...

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Obituary for George Edward McDonald

MINT HILL, NC - George Edward McDonald was born on July 13, 1947, and lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 28, 2020. ...

Message from Mayor Brad Simmons

Mint Hill Residents, The summer of 2020 is not what we had planned in January. We have had to cancel Mint Hill Madness and our...

You Can Still Get Fit in Phase Two with Gunn Fitness

WAXHAW, NC - Regina Gunn Arndt, the owner of Gunn Fitness, hasn’t just created a gym, she has created a family of individuals all...

Stallings Elementary Teacher Named Participate Learning Teacher of the Year

STALLINGS, NC - Jake Roberts, a third-grade teacher at Stallings Elementary, has earned the title of 2020 Participate Learning Teacher of the Year. Roberts,...

Gym Owners Eagerly Await Move to Phase 3

MINT HILL, NC - As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the state of North Carolina, business owners forced to shut their doors on...