How will trade tariffs affect my car Part 2

Last week we explored the origin of “domestic” or so-called American cars, this week we will continue with an overview of “foreign” cars and...

How will trade tariffs affect my car Part 1

Not too long ago the United States Government proposed a 25% tariff on imported auto parts. The general idea behind these tariffs is to...

What do those numbers mean on my tire?

Have you ever tried reading your tire size? It looks like a jumbled mess, doesn't it? Even though there's a lot to take in,...

It’s only a little rust

If you've ever owned a car that was once from a northern state or a beach, you probably know what rust is - it’s...

Shocks and Struts, what are they and what do they do

Shocks and struts are an integral part of driving comfortably. The main purpose of shocks & struts is to absorb kinetic energy (objects have...

Gas saving tips that help the wallet

Let’s not play games, folks - we can pretend, we can say it's not a big deal, but that does not shield us from...

Most Common ways cars fail state inspections Part 3

Window Tint In North Carolina, window tint can only be as dark as 35%, with exceptions being made for medical purposes. On cars, every window...

Most common ways cars fail state inspections Part 2

Emissions Vehicles model year 1996 and above, with the exception of vehicles less than three model years old and with less than 70,000 miles, require...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...