Ordinary Miracles

The golden light illuminating the trees along the old wagon road on our property, lured me outdoors this morning.  The chipmunks and squirrels were...

Persimmon trees

Our persimmon trees are loaded down with fruit this year.  Last year the possums got to the fruit before I could harvest it.  I...

Treasure Hunt

I love a good treasure hunt! That is, I enjoy finding home furnishings for a bargain and re-purposing them. One of my favorite places...

Old Time Radio shows

Are you a fan of Old Time Radio shows such as Fibber McGee and Molly, My Friend Irma, Our Miss Brooks or Suspense? I started...

Apple Butter

Last week I finally hired an expert wool spinner to help me figure out how to use my inherited spinning wheel. I was determined to...

Ignorance Is Bliss

Growing up in the late 70s and early 80s was a magical time of adventure for my brother and me. I don't remember spending any...

Cioppino

We returned from a 10- day trip out west to cooler temperatures here in the Carolina Piedmont. When we left, it was full on...

Home-made ice cream

“Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes...

Italian Bread and Tomato Salad

As a southern lady, I could wax poetic all day about the merits of growing your own tomatoes. Going out to your garden, salt...

It IS a Wonderful Life!

Last Saturday, I witnessed a scene in real life that reminded me of the great old movie –It’s A Wonderful Life. The only differences were,...

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Lady Patriots win by 45 over Lady Spiders

The Independence women’s basketball team put up big numbers in all four quarters en-route to a 81-36 non-conference road win Wednesday at Concord High...

Strong second half lifts Lady Patriots to win

On Monday night the Independence women’s basketball team continued the program’s strongest start to a season in recent history with a 61-46 win over...

Lady Patriots hold off Hickory Ridge 47-42

The Independence women’s basketball team won 47-42 in its conference opener Friday night at Independence High School.  The victory was the Lady Patriots’ first...

Patriots bounce back with win over Hickory Ridge

The Independence men’s basketball team responded to a three game losing skid by scoring early and often in a game where they never trailed...

Mint Hill residents shopped local Dec. 14th at the 2nd Annual Pop Up Christmas...

With overcast skies and festive music in the air, Mint Hill shoppers came out to support local businesses at the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Christmas...

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Mint Hill residents shopped local Dec. 14th at the 2nd Annual Pop Up Christmas...

With overcast skies and festive music in the air, Mint Hill shoppers came out to support local businesses at the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Christmas...

Changing of the Guard

New Mayor & Commissioners take oath of office. All Photos by Paul Imirie

Butler defeats Rocky River at Dawg Pound 62-52

The Butler Bulldogs who have a young basketball team this season led the vast majority of the basketball game with one exception during the...

Shop Local: Best last-minute holiday gifts for under $20

It’s December 18.  T minus one week until Christmas morning.  The Mint Hill Christmas Pop-Up Shop has come and gone.  Mint Hill Historical Society’s...