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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...

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...

Featured Player of the Week

Independence Patriots, Omarion Bodrick  The Patriots Omarion Bodrick was selected this weeks "Featured Player of the Week" based on his performance against the Hickory Ridge...

Athletes of the Week

Independence Patriots Men's Basketball:  Anthony Allen - The senior guard had himself another solid game leading all scorers with 20 points in the Patriots big win...

Business Owners & Contractors: Have P&L ready by 12/31/19

Now that we are in the last month of the year, this is the time where all Business Owners & Contractors with 1099’s Miscellaneous...

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...

Jimmie’s Angels helps families in need this Christmas

You may think that there are already a lot of charitable organizations out there that assist families in need at Christmas, and you’d be...

Simple Steps to a Country Christmas

In the South, we don’t experience winter like the rest of the country.  Snow is a rarity and you’re more likely to find the...

Green News Now : Creating Mindfulness for Yourself Around the Holidays

Mindfulness is the practice of quieting one’s mind to gain clarity and be completely aware of you, your body and your surroundings. During the...

The value of a Professional Photographer

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t I love using my phone to capture everyday moments of my friends, family, pets, and...

Financial Moves for Life’s ‘Inflection Points’

You’ve probably heard or read about inflection points – those events, like the creation of the internet, that changed human existence in some important...

Moving to Mint Hill? Here are 5 Fun Adventures You can Enjoy Near Mint...

After spending plenty of time looking at homes for sale in Mint Hill, NC, you deserve an adventure. Maybe you finally found the right...

There is a new guy in town – Part 2: Cancun

Last week, we talked about Vacation Express. This week, I will give an example of a package they offer for a June 14 departure...

20 Christmas Activities for Kids

Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some Christmas activities to do with the kids this week, here is a list...

Family fun around town

Thursday, December 19 Family Story Time will be held at the Mint Hill Library at 11:15 a.m. Friday, December 20 Teen Geek Club: Holiday Hijinks will meet...

Keeping an Eye Out for Black Ice

As we enter yet another rainy December, you may be thinking about safety on the roads. Black ice should likely be on the top...

Massage and Holiday Gift Giving

For many years I was still scrambling to get my gifts together well up until the day before Christmas. Maybe your delay is caused...

Novant Health opens center to diagnose and treat childhood epilepsy and seizures

Meets highest national standard for pediatric epilepsy, delivering both surgical and nonsurgical treatments More than 3.4 million people in the U.S. have epilepsy (recurring seizures),...

Tis the season…for scams

The Christmas season is a bustling busy season, especially for retailers, and scammers. Social media sees an increase in scams during the holiday season, so...

CAPTCHA!

The urge by some to misuse an invention is probably as old as humankind. The internet is certainly no exception. In 1999, Slashdot, a...

Green News Now : FDA Report CBD Brands Non-Compliant and Illegal Marketing

As this volatile year of the Hemp Industries growth comes to an end it's not without regulatory hurdles. On November 15, the U.S. Food...

Lady Patriots win at buzzer

On Tuesday night at Ardrey Kell High School Indy’s Ayanna Anderson grabbed an offensive rebound and connected on a stick back to lift the...

There is a new guy in town – Part 1

Well, not really a new guy, but a relative new-comer to the vacation market from Charlotte Douglas Airport. Vacation Express has been here a...

10 Point Packing Checklist When Going on A Ski Trip

Besides the obvious things like packing skis, goggles and helmet, here's a list from FlightHub and JustFly outlining some things travelers may not have...