Carolina Needs Civil, Curious Leaders

If you are involved in politics and public policy in North Carolina, I have some unwelcome news: lots of North Carolinians are dissatisfied with...

Reform Would Boost State Incomes

North Carolinians would experience large gains in after-tax income under the tax-reform bill released last week in Washington, according to an initial analysis by...

Community College Delivers Real Value

With the national debate about tax reform heating up, you’ll be hearing a lot about the difference between marginal and average tax rates. It’s...

Prison Reform Is Hopeful Sign

I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently on projects that facilitate constructive conversation across political differences. It’s clear to me that...

Choice and Regulation Form Spectrum

Parental choice in education is popular. About a fifth of North Carolina students are educated outside of district-run public schools, and this share...

Ballot Changes Should Be Welcome

Democrats, progressive activists, and left-leaning editorialists haven’t liked past ideas from Republicans to change the way North Carolina’s elections are run. They haven’t...

Voters Compare Imperfect Options

Most North Carolina voters, regardless of registration, cast their ballots consistently for either Democrats or Republicans. And the swing voters who often determine...

Median Household Income Shoots Up

John Locke was wrong. You might be surprised to see the chairman of the John Locke Foundation make that admission, but venerating a historical...

Property Rights Have Economic Payoff

When North Carolina is competing with other states and nations for investment, business startups and expansions, and high-value professionals, we start out with some...

On Reform, Quicken the Pace

The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and...

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Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce Announces Scholarship Winners

Mint Hill, NC: The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Chamber sponsored scholarships. Four students, who...

How to Stay Safe During the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

Tips for swimming, hiking, and picnics The Memorial Day holiday weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and many people will venture outside to pools,...

Mint Hill Events Cancelled Through August

Including Mint Hill Madness and Family Fun Nights. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Mint Hill Madness and Family...
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Mint Hill’s Retailers Adjust to Better Serve Clients

MINT HILL, NC - On Tuesday, May 5, Governor Cooper signed Executive Order No. 138.  Effective as of 5:00 pm on Friday, May 8,...

My Scariest Shelter in Place Honey Do Project

If you are like me, you used “Shelter in Place” to catch up on your “Honey Do” projects. I raked leaves, spread mulch, cleaned and...

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Mint Hill’s Retailers Adjust to Better Serve Clients

MINT HILL, NC - On Tuesday, May 5, Governor Cooper signed Executive Order No. 138.  Effective as of 5:00 pm on Friday, May 8,...

Mint Hill Farmer’s Market Season Opening A Success

MINT HILL, NC - Saturday, May 16th was opening day for the Mint Hill Farmer’s Market! “We had a lot of great people stopping by,...

Independence Air Force JROTC Earns Distinguished Unit Award

MINT HILL, NC - The NC-022 Air Force JROTC program at Independence High School was recently selected as one of the 387 units at...

Bain Elementary Honors Teachers with Neighborhood Parade

MINT HILL, NC - To honor teachers, and all of their hard work, during Teacher Appreciation Week, Bain Elementary School held a teacher parade...

Queen’s Grant High School Installs Germicidal Ultraviolet Light System

MINT HILL, NC - In preparation for a potential second COVID-19 outbreak when school reopens in the Fall, Queen's Grant High School has installed...
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