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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Spiced Apple Cider

Shared recipes pass on love and history. Food is the one language everyone, everywhere understands. Until recent history, apples weren’t for eating. They were often too...

“Athletes of the Week”

Independence Patriots  Football:  Shai Wheeler - The senior all around player who is an excellent athlete filled in for quarterback Arnold Taylor who went down in the...

Bulldogs down Patriots 23-15 in huge conference match-up

The Butler Bulldogs rolled into town to take on the Independence Patriots in a key Southwestern 4A Conference football game on Friday night. This game...

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...

Mint Hill Town Hall Features “Different Strokes” Art Show

The art show at the Mint Hill Town Hall  "Different Strokes"; features two artists with strikingly different approaches to their art. Opens on Friday,...

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Bulldogs down Patriots 23-15 in huge conference match-up

The Butler Bulldogs rolled into town to take on the Independence Patriots in a key Southwestern 4A Conference football game on Friday night. This game...

Vintage on the Hill is now Goodness Gracious Gifts and Interiors

Formerly Vintage on the Hill, Goodness Gracious Gifts and Interiors is open for business in downtown Mint Hill! If you’ve never heard of Vintage on...

Mint Hill Town Hall Features “Different Strokes” Art Show

The art show at the Mint Hill Town Hall  "Different Strokes"; features two artists with strikingly different approaches to their art. Opens on Friday,...

Images from the Moving Wall Exhibit and Ceremonies

All photo images were taken by local photographer, Paul Imirie The Moving Wall came to Mint Hill on October 10th and departed on October 14th....

Indy volleyball celebrates senior night with a 3-2 win over Rocky River

On Tuesday evening the Independence Lady Patriots’ volleyball team hosted cross town rival the Rocky River Ravens on senior night.  The team honored seniors: ...