The most common way cars fail state inspections Part 1

State inspections are a staple of North Carolina Car Ownership, and you've most likely been through the process of getting one before. If you...

Lemonade please -Part 3

Honda Motor Company Honda was the second-best brand on the list, with only one lemon per approximately 3 Million cars. Luxury brand Acura, however, made one...

Lemons continued -Part 2

Ford Motor Company The majority of their brands did not make this list, but flagship Ford did, and it didn’t do well, making one lemon...

Is your automobile a lemon -Part 1

To most, Lemons are a versatile fruit that works great in Tea, helps freshen the air, and remove the occasional stain. To the auto...

How do brakes work and when do they need to be replaced Part 2

The drum brake works in a similar fashion to the disk, with two key components: The brake drum, and the brake shoe. The drum...

How do brakes work and when do they need to be replaced Part 1

Having to apply brakes sooner or harder than usual is the most common sign it’s time for a brake job.  Has this ever happened...

What is Ethanol or E10/E15?

In recent years the EPA approved the use of E15 to be used in newer vehicles. So many gas stations carry up to 10%...

When is it time to buy a new car?

Have you ever owned a car that seemed to spend more time in the garage getting fixed than in your garage at home? As...

Is your car ready for summer vacation – Part 2

Last week we looked at the importance of a safety check before going out on the road.  This week we touch on some additional...

Is your car ready for summer vacation – Part 1

Finally, summer is here! The kids are back from college and the younger ones will be done in June. It's time to start planning...

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Spiced Apple Cider

Shared recipes pass on love and history. Food is the one language everyone, everywhere understands. Until recent history, apples weren’t for eating. They were often too...

“Athletes of the Week”

Independence Patriots  Football:  Shai Wheeler - The senior all around player who is an excellent athlete filled in for quarterback Arnold Taylor who went down in the...

Bulldogs down Patriots 23-15 in huge conference match-up

The Butler Bulldogs rolled into town to take on the Independence Patriots in a key Southwestern 4A Conference football game on Friday night. This game...

Breast cancer survivor turns ‘pain into a purpose’

Mrs. North Carolina 2019 offers hope for others By Cliff Mehrtens As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Phaedra Pistone knows the physical pain involved with the disease. She...

Mint Hill Town Hall Features “Different Strokes” Art Show

The art show at the Mint Hill Town Hall  "Different Strokes"; features two artists with strikingly different approaches to their art. Opens on Friday,...

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Bulldogs down Patriots 23-15 in huge conference match-up

The Butler Bulldogs rolled into town to take on the Independence Patriots in a key Southwestern 4A Conference football game on Friday night. This game...

Vintage on the Hill is now Goodness Gracious Gifts and Interiors

Formerly Vintage on the Hill, Goodness Gracious Gifts and Interiors is open for business in downtown Mint Hill! If you’ve never heard of Vintage on...

Mint Hill Town Hall Features “Different Strokes” Art Show

The art show at the Mint Hill Town Hall  "Different Strokes"; features two artists with strikingly different approaches to their art. Opens on Friday,...

Images from the Moving Wall Exhibit and Ceremonies

All photo images were taken by local photographer, Paul Imirie The Moving Wall came to Mint Hill on October 10th and departed on October 14th....

Indy volleyball celebrates senior night with a 3-2 win over Rocky River

On Tuesday evening the Independence Lady Patriots’ volleyball team hosted cross town rival the Rocky River Ravens on senior night.  The team honored seniors: ...