Four Dates Carolinians Should Know

Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to remember key moments in...

Carolina Traditions Still Have Value

How should North Carolina be governed? I have strong opinions about the subject. Perhaps you do, too. My task today is not to advocate...

Exaggeration Won’t Stop School Choice

During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run public schools. In Wake...

Know These Five Budget Facts

During the recently completed legislative session, the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to enact a new...

Evidence Shows that Freedom Works

I know many Democrats and progressives who continue to be frustrated by the conservative Republicans who have controlled the North Carolina General Assembly since...

Shrinking Government Takes Courage

For decades, the modern conservative movement, and Republicans as an increasingly conservative party, dedicated themselves to the proposition that government was too large, too...

Deregulation Boosts State Economic Growth

There are many different ideas about the best way to increase the growth of North Carolina’s economy. But this variation of opinions masks an...

Budget Builds on Conservative Success

North Carolina House and Senate leaders have just fashioned a compromise budget for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years. The deal includes sizable pay...

State Should Not Control Alcohol

I am a teetotaler who believes that my fellow North Carolinians should be free to buy and consume the alcoholic beverages of their choice...

Why do people disagree about political issues?

All arguments, political or otherwise, consist of three elements. One is a definition of terms. The second is a set of premises — of...

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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: ...