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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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...