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by Phil Angelo

Galapagos Islands – Part 2

Marine Life The Galapagos Marine Reserve is an underwater wildlife spectacle with abundant life ranging from corals to sharks to penguins to marine mammals. No...

Galapagos Islands – Part 1

Our next series is on the Galapagos Islands. Why is there so much interest now in these islands? I think many of us are...

Important Travel Updates – Part 6

HOW TO RENEW A U.S. PASSPORT You can renew your passport by mail, using form DS-82 and submitting a new 2x2 inch photograph, if your...

Important Travel Updates – Part 5

TRAVEL TIPS Read This Before You Renew Your Passport Check your expiration date - right now! - and follow these steps to make sure your next...

Important Travel Updates – Part 4

Travel Checklist Before Packing Liquids, gels and aerosols packed in carry-on must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule: • 3.4 ounces or less per container. • 1 quart size,...

Important Travel Updates – Part 3

Exemptions • Medications • Infant and child nourishments Inbound International Flights You may carry duty free liquids in secure, tamper–evident bags, more than 3.4 oz or 100 ml in...

Important Travel Updates – Part 2

FAQ Can I use my driver’s license to board an aircraft if it is not REAL ID compliant? After October 01, 2020, you must have a...

Important Travel Updates – Part 1

We are interrupting our travel series for our regular travel updates and to bring you the very best information we can as you make...

Alaska the last frontier – Part 4

Cruising has become a lifestyle in Alaska. There are, perhaps, more choices of ships and itineraries to Alaska than to any other single destination...

Alaska the last frontier – Part 3

Guided tours are the most fulfilling way to do a land tour in Alaska. Many of our top vendors like Globus provide a very...

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Spirited Back to School Pep Rally

The Town of Mint Hill in coordination with Independence High School hosted the 3rd Annual Back to School Pep Rally at Veterans Memorial Park...

Celebrating the life of Lee Dingle

On July 18, an unthinkable tragedy occurred on Oak Island.  Thirty-seven year old father of six Lee Dingle was playing in the ocean with...

Homeschooling Pros and Cons (Part 2)

In last week’s column, I discussed the growing popularity of homeschooling, as well as some benefits and drawbacks of homeschooling from my perspective as...

Family fun around town

Thursday, August 22 Family Story Time will be held at the Mint Hill Library at 11:15 a.m. Friday, August 23 The Charlotte Knights will take on Norfolk...

Vintner’s Hill welcomes new owners

Transplanted to Concord, NC, thirteen years ago from Florida, Howard and Michelle Hitchcock began traveling to Mint Hill more frequently when Publix opened a...

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Spirited Back to School Pep Rally

The Town of Mint Hill in coordination with Independence High School hosted the 3rd Annual Back to School Pep Rally at Veterans Memorial Park...

Celebrating the life of Lee Dingle

On July 18, an unthinkable tragedy occurred on Oak Island.  Thirty-seven year old father of six Lee Dingle was playing in the ocean with...

Vintner’s Hill welcomes new owners

Transplanted to Concord, NC, thirteen years ago from Florida, Howard and Michelle Hitchcock began traveling to Mint Hill more frequently when Publix opened a...

Chamber of Commerce announces “Best of Mint Hill” photo contest winners

On Tuesday, August 13, members of Mint Hill’s Chamber of Commerce gathered at 1st Choice Properties to honor the winners of Mint Hill’s first Hometown...

Chick-fil-A holds meeting on new store location proposal in Mint Hill

Chick-fil-A recently held a public meeting regarding their proposal to bring a store to Mint Hill over the next 12-18 months. The timeline is...