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By Michael J. Neddo

Not In My Backyard

Not In My Backyard... The voice on the other end of the phone was familiar and tinged with a bit of anxiety. I knew who...

The List

Lists. They can be an organizer's tool, a disorganized person's crutch, a spouse's bane. One thing about lists, they take a complex set of...

Why I Choose To Stand

"Oh, say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave? Francis Scott Key -...

And It Was Blue

"What the caterpillar sees as the end of the world, the butterfly sees as the beginning." - Anonymous It was the call you do not...

Oh, You Don’t Have To Do That?

One of the things that surprises many people when I speak to them are the things that do NOT have to be done. I...

Of Cremation, Options, Costs… and Zombies?

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee. ...

The Man in the Mirror

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. If you wanna make the world a better place Take a look...

On the other hand… Tradition!

“Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as... as... as a fiddler on the roof!”  - Tevye from Fiddler on...

Of Death and Toilet Seats

$255 and $640. One of those is the current Social Security death benefit and the other is the price that the United States military...

The Power of a Name

“Hollerbach Funeral Home”, “Amigone Funeral Home”, “Burns Funeral Home and Crematory”, “Staab Polk Funeral Home”, and yes even “Ronald McDonald Funeral Home”, just some...

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Family fun around town

Thursday, February 14 Valentine’s Day Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m. at the Mint Hill Library. Saturday, February 16 In honor of Black History Month,...

Here’s why you don’t want your child using e-cigarettes

1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students currently use e-cigarettes By Kristen Barnhardt As e-cigarette use among teens hits epidemic proportions,...

Make a List

Social media, especially Facebook can be taxing on our mental health. One way to reduce that is by using the lists feature. Both Facebook and Twitter...

Mint Hill Police Department receives recognition award

A first year recognition award was presented to Chief Tim W. Ledford of the Mint Hill Police Department. The award was presented by Dale...

Local High School Basketball Roundup

Independence Patriots fall to Bulldogs at home 54-52.  The Patriots lost a tough basketball game on their home court on Tuesday night.  They defeated...

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Clear Cut Direction helps teen and tween girls to reach their potential

“Clear Cut Direction: Helping you grow.”  This is the name and mission of Mint Hill Mom Lea Oglesby’s teen and tween life coaching business. Oglesby’s...

Queen’s Grant Latin students eat like Romans

At the beginning of February, Queen’s Grant Latin teacher Ben Henkel undertook an unexpected lesson with his Latin students: they made fresh pasta together. If...

6 Tips from Doctors for a Healthier Heart

(StatePoint) February is American Heart Month, and an excellent reminder that there are many easy steps you can take to improve your heart health. Unfortunately,...

Matthews American Legion Post 235 Hosts Spaghetti Dinner

Matthews American Legion Post 235 hosted their first Spaghetti Dinner recently at the Masonic Lodge located in downtown Matthews.  The Post membership of veterans...

Wayback Burgers open in Mint Hill

On Friday, February 1, Wayback Burgers officially opened its doors to Mint Hill! The “fast casual” burger joint located in the new strip mall between...