After decades of drug use, she got the treatment she needed

Overcoming the stigma of opioid use disorder took courage and lots of help. By Yoona Ha Getting hooked on opioids was not a part of Starla Hawkins’...

SAD — Seasonal Affective Disorder — is real

Here’s what you need to know about seeking treatment By Carole Tanzer Miller Do the shorter, darker days make you cranky? Or put you in a bit...

Here’s how hospitals stay open when everyone else closes

Disastrous weather can shut down cities, but the system’s hospitals keep humming, providing patients an oasis of safety in the storm. That’s thanks to...

Too young to have a stroke? That’s what they thought too

Two young women discover how the signs of stroke demand immediate attention. By Yoona Ha Most of us think that stroke only affects people over the age...

Healthy Thanksgiving recipes from Novant Health

Apple, blue cheese, and pecan salad is a healthy Thanksgiving side dish Big flavor without the calories or fat By Michelle Thomas Fresh and and...

‘Pre-hab’ can make a big difference

Why ACL injuries hit girl athletes more often Meghan Vaccaro ran to defend against her soccer opponent as she'd done hundreds of times before. But the...

Praying with his doctor: A preacher stays in the pulpit, thanks to neurosurgery

A few years ago, the Rev. Eddie Brackett found himself with two frightening health problems that came out of nowhere. One, he began falling...

The verdict is in; Is protein ice cream really better for you

Heard of the popular protein-packed ice cream brands flying off supermarket shelves? Brands include Halo Top, Chilly Cow, Enlightened and big name producers like Breyers....

Highly contagious 5 things to do when your child gets pink eye

Parents: If you haven’t seen this with your kids, there’s a good chance you will: One eye crusted shut in the morning. Your child...

Kids get sick 4-6 times a year- How to battle school germs coming home...

The start of a new school year is both a blessing and curse. The obvious upside: The kids are back in school. On the...

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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...