Obituary for Roy Fielding

On Friday, May 15, 2020, Roy Fielding, loving husband, and professor, passed away unexpectedly at age 68 when his big, beautiful heart stopped at...

NCHSAA Cancels June Scholastic Basketball Recruiting Events

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) will not hold the scheduled...

Loss is Gain for North Carolina’s High School Seniors

Have you ever wondered what life would be like without sports? Now we know. And it isn’t fun. No NCAA basketball tournament. No traditional Major...

Rocky River Names Donald Kirby New Head Basketball Coach

MINT HILL, NC - The Rocky River High School Ravens recently announced the hiring of a new boys head basketball coach for the upcoming...

North Carolina High School Athletic Association Announcement

What follows is a statement that we had hoped we would not have to make: In keeping with Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement today that the...

NCHSAA suspends all sports programs until May 18th

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) in response to the Governor's executive order to close all public schools through May 15th, sent...

Patriots rally for conference win over Ragin’ Bulls

Tuesday’s home game against Hickory Ridge saw Independence trailing by two runs in the fourth inning, rally to score in the fourth, fifth and...

NCHSAA Moves to Suspend All High School Athletics Over COVID-19 Concerns

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced the suspension of all interscholastic athletics, including practices, skill development sessions, and contests, through at...

Athletes of the Week

Independence Patriots Baseball:  Jonathon Todaro - The Indy senior hurler pitched a solid 6.0 innings while throwing 15 first-pitch strikes, accumulating 7 strikeouts and a WHIP...

Independence comes from behind to take a 7-5 conference win over Hickory Ridge

On Friday night the Independence Patriots’ baseball team traveled to Harrisburg for a conference game against the Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls. This could be...

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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....

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6/ Once again the S word, Sanitation. This will be the biggest visible change. There will be a constant cleaning and disinfecting of high...

Obituary for George Edward McDonald

MINT HILL, NC - George Edward McDonald was born on July 13, 1947, and lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 28, 2020. ...

Message from Mayor Brad Simmons

Mint Hill Residents, The summer of 2020 is not what we had planned in January. We have had to cancel Mint Hill Madness and our...

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Obituary for George Edward McDonald

MINT HILL, NC - George Edward McDonald was born on July 13, 1947, and lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 28, 2020. ...

Message from Mayor Brad Simmons

Mint Hill Residents, The summer of 2020 is not what we had planned in January. We have had to cancel Mint Hill Madness and our...

You Can Still Get Fit in Phase Two with Gunn Fitness

WAXHAW, NC - Regina Gunn Arndt, the owner of Gunn Fitness, hasn’t just created a gym, she has created a family of individuals all...

Stallings Elementary Teacher Named Participate Learning Teacher of the Year

STALLINGS, NC - Jake Roberts, a third-grade teacher at Stallings Elementary, has earned the title of 2020 Participate Learning Teacher of the Year. Roberts,...

Gym Owners Eagerly Await Move to Phase 3

MINT HILL, NC - As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the state of North Carolina, business owners forced to shut their doors on...