2018-19 Local High School Basketball Round-up

In the local area we cover three primary basketball programs.  The regular season is rapidly coming to an end in the middle of February. ...

Patriots ground the Eagles

The Independence Patriots junior and varsity basketball teams traveled to East Mecklenburg High School Tuesday night for conference games against the Eagles.  The junior...

Queens Grant Stallions participate in Special Olympics

The Queens Grant Stallions varsity basketball team visited Huntersville United Methodist Church on February 1st to participate in a Special Olympics basketball clinic.  The...

Bulldogs topple Ravens at the Dawg Pound 72-54

The Bulldogs trailed early in the game, however, once they took the lead they never looked back as they swept the next two periods...

Indy tops Hickory Ridge in SW4A Conference Play

The final period of Independence’s 66-55 home win over Hickory Ridge turned into a hard fought free throw shooting contest.  With 6:38 left to...

Patriots fall to Greater Atlanta Christian

The Independence men’s varsity basketball team suffered its fourth loss of the season Saturday afternoon falling to Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans in a 61-50...

Lady Patriots fall in close contest to Myers Park 37-34

The Lady Patriots almost pulled off a huge comeback during the second half in an exciting contest after trailing for most of the basketball...

Patriots on top of Southwestern 4A Conference with 42-38 win

The Independence Patriots basketball team now stands alone on top of the Southwestern 4A Conference with a hard fought win over Myers Park 42-38...

Lady Ravens upset Bulldogs at the Dawg Pound 64-61

The Lady Ravens from Rocky River evened up their match-up with the Bulldogs with Friday night's upset win.  Previously, Butler beat Rocky River convincingly...

This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Independence Patriots Basketball: (14-3 overall, 8-0 in Southwestern 4-A Conference)  Raja Milton - Raja scored 14 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 steals against...

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Family fun around town

Thursday, February 14 Valentine’s Day Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m. at the Mint Hill Library. Saturday, February 16 In honor of Black History Month,...

Here’s why you don’t want your child using e-cigarettes

1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students currently use e-cigarettes By Kristen Barnhardt As e-cigarette use among teens hits epidemic proportions,...

Make a List

Social media, especially Facebook can be taxing on our mental health. One way to reduce that is by using the lists feature. Both Facebook and Twitter...

Mint Hill Police Department receives recognition award

A first year recognition award was presented to Chief Tim W. Ledford of the Mint Hill Police Department. The award was presented by Dale...

Local High School Basketball Roundup

Independence Patriots fall to Bulldogs at home 54-52.  The Patriots lost a tough basketball game on their home court on Tuesday night.  They defeated...

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Clear Cut Direction helps teen and tween girls to reach their potential

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Queen’s Grant Latin students eat like Romans

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Matthews American Legion Post 235 Hosts Spaghetti Dinner

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Wayback Burgers open in Mint Hill

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