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What does the end of daylight savings time mean for sleep?

It's easier than spring, but there can be issues By Roland Wilkerson So the start of the daylight saving time in the spring hogs all the attention because...

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“It helps us pick up small cancers” By Ashton Miller 3-D mammograms have been shown to detect 40 percent more cancer cases than the standard mammogram, according...

2020 Health Insurance Marketplace

Here are 5 things you need to know about the 2020 health insurance marketplace By Ashton Miller Last year, more than 11.4 million Americans enrolled in a Health...

Breast cancer survivor turns ‘pain into a purpose’

Mrs. North Carolina 2019 offers hope for others By Cliff Mehrtens As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Phaedra Pistone knows the physical pain involved with the disease. She...

5 key facts around the 2019-2020 flu season

Now’s the best time to get vaccinated By Cliff Mehrtens This flu season has the potential to be fierce, based on early reports from the other...

Do essential oils live up to their claims?

Essential oils may have their benefits, but proceed with caution Most of us have a friend or two who swear by essential oils. You may...

Repair of complex aneurysms has patients home in a day

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Boy, 12, is awake for his brain surgery

Now he’s back to dirt bikes and hanging out By Cliff Mehrtens https://youtu.be/T7du8B2fKIQ Twelve-year-old Levi Raymond had surgery to remove a brain tumor. Amazingly, he was awake –...

Is spiked seltzer really healthier? Here’s your answer

And then there's those claims about hydration By Roland Wilkerson Drink of the summer? At the moment it appears to be spiked seltzer. Beverage companies are marketing...

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Lady Patriots win by 45 over Lady Spiders

The Independence women’s basketball team put up big numbers in all four quarters en-route to a 81-36 non-conference road win Wednesday at Concord High...

Strong second half lifts Lady Patriots to win

On Monday night the Independence women’s basketball team continued the program’s strongest start to a season in recent history with a 61-46 win over...

Lady Patriots hold off Hickory Ridge 47-42

The Independence women’s basketball team won 47-42 in its conference opener Friday night at Independence High School.  The victory was the Lady Patriots’ first...

Patriots bounce back with win over Hickory Ridge

The Independence men’s basketball team responded to a three game losing skid by scoring early and often in a game where they never trailed...

Mint Hill residents shopped local Dec. 14th at the 2nd Annual Pop Up Christmas...

With overcast skies and festive music in the air, Mint Hill shoppers came out to support local businesses at the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Christmas...

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Mint Hill residents shopped local Dec. 14th at the 2nd Annual Pop Up Christmas...

With overcast skies and festive music in the air, Mint Hill shoppers came out to support local businesses at the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Christmas...

Changing of the Guard

New Mayor & Commissioners take oath of office. All Photos by Paul Imirie

Butler defeats Rocky River at Dawg Pound 62-52

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Shop Local: Best last-minute holiday gifts for under $20

It’s December 18.  T minus one week until Christmas morning.  The Mint Hill Christmas Pop-Up Shop has come and gone.  Mint Hill Historical Society’s...