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    Family-Friendly Hikes Near Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, NC - Trying to find a fun outing for the kids this summer amid COVID-19 restrictions has been challenging, to say the least....

    6 Book Series about History for Kids

    Lots of parents read to their kids when they’re little, but did you know that big kids need to be read to as well?...

    Summer Learning Resources for Kids

    With COVID-19 school closures, summer learning is even more important this year than ever before. There are many fantastic online resources that can help...

    Summer Reading BINGO challenge

    Summertime is here! Many schools are already out for summer break and others are finishing up the last few days of the school year.Although...

    Stuck at Home? Grow a Garden!

    CHARLOTTE, NC - Gardening is one of my favorite spring activities. Every year, I look forward to planting tiny seedlings and watching as they...

    9 Free Online Educational Resources for Kids

    Due to the coronavirus outbreak, schools are closed and children will continue learning from home for the remainder of the school year. Although schools...

    Creative Projects For Kids To Do At Home

    South Charlotte, NC - During our “stay-at-home” time right now, sometimes life with kids feels a little bit crazy. (Is it just me or...

    Parenting amid COVID-19

    As I write this, we are in our second week under a statewide Stay at Home Order. My family has been home much longer...

    31 Boredom Busters for Kids

    In the past few weeks, life has drastically changed for many families in our country, including mine. Just two weeks ago, my family’s calendar...

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” – Dr. SeussDr....

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    The Unique 2022 Tax Season

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    Bulldogs Defeat Patriots 42-13 At The Dawg Pound

    MINT HILL, NC - The Independence Patriots were able to play competitive football for the first half with the Southwest 4A Conference Champions on...

    Player Of The Week Xavion Brower

    MINT HILL, NC - The Butler Bulldog QB ended the regular season with a huge game to defeat arch rival Independence 42-13. The senior...

    Athletes Of The Week

    Independence PatriotsFootball: Cameron Kromah - Indy's senior QB had a solid performance in his final game. He unofficially accumulated 105 yards in passing yardage and...

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    Newly Opened Mint Hill Orthodontics Is Bringing Perfect Grins To Our Community

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