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Surviving Daylight Saving Time with kids

Whoever invented Daylight Saving Time didn’t have children. I’m sure of it. No one with children would willingly wreak a little one’s natural rhythm...

10 no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas

Pumpkin picking is so much fun! My children love to visit our local pumpkin patch each year in the fall. They scour the field...

School lunch ideas for kids

We’re just five weeks into the back-to-school routine and, already, I’ve noticed my son’s lunch coming home uneaten. The daily PB&J with goldfish seems...

Indoor fun for rainy days

“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day…So all...

Celebrate Grandparents Day this Sunday

Compared to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Grandparents Day gets very little attention. Although Grandparents Day may not be as commercialized as other holidays,...

Two destinations for an end of summer camping trip in the NC mountains

My children love to camp! A long-weekend camping trip in the NC mountains is one of the things on our summer bucket list that...

8 water games kids will love

It’s hot outside! To beat the heat, my kids and I often resort to water play for fun. There’s nothing like a sprinkler, water...

5 ways to get your kids to do chores

When it comes time to do chores, my kids often scatter and are too busy to help. Or, they whine and complain about the...

Seashell crafts for kids

One of my kids’ favorite parts of going to the beach is collecting seashells. They love to walk along the water filling their buckets...

Spending one-on-one time with your kids

My husband and I have four children and life is busy. Just feeding and cleaning up after our brood feels like a full time...

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Queens Grant Wins in First Round of State Playoffs 3-0

The Queens Grant Stallions Men's Soccer team opened up their playoff run with a solid second half scoring all three goals to defeat Highland...

NC Western Region “Best of the Best” Drill Qualifier

This past weekend (Oct 27th, 2018), the Butler Bulldog Battalion went to Morgantown, NC to participate in the 4th Brigade ROTC, NC Western Region...

How To Buy Your Next Home When You Down Payment is Stuck in the...

When you're stuck in a situation where you need to buy and sell at the same time, it can be difficult. You can't buy...

This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Independence Patriots Football:  Trevor Bryan - The Patriots wide receiver had a 55 yard reception to the one yard line for a huge gain midway through...

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Get answers to all of your social media questions, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday Nov. 12th at Vintner's Hill Wine Room and Espresso bar,...

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Queens Grant Wins in First Round of State Playoffs 3-0

The Queens Grant Stallions Men's Soccer team opened up their playoff run with a solid second half scoring all three goals to defeat Highland...

Mint Hill Historical Society Presents a Salute to Veterans

The Mint Hill Historical Society will be setting up a display at the Mint Hill Library in celebration of Veterans Day as a salute...

1st Choice Properties Celebrates Its Anniversary

It has been just over a year since 1st Choice Properties opened the doors of their location in Mint Hill Village. Since that day,...

Novant Health Spine Specialists in Mint Hill

Novant Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan French has joined the team at Novant Health Spine Specialists in Mint Hill, North Carolina...