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Find your fall fun

Find your fall fun

Summer is over, fall is in the air, and that means annual fall festivities, candy, hayrides, corn mazes, farm fun, spooky thrills and, of course, Halloween. If you’re searching for… Read more »

News Briefs: Oct. 15 to 21

News Briefs: Oct. 15 to 21

MHVFD collects funds for MDA MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department (MHVFD) held its Fill a Boot collection, on Sept. 27, to support the local Muscular Dystrophy… Read more »

Residents ask for speed humps, safety

Residents ask for speed humps, safety

MATTHEWS – Area residents, who live near the Matthews Sportsplex, located at 1505 Tank Town Road, asked for greater traffic safety during a public comment at the recent Matthews Board… Read more »

Townhomes proposal in works for Mint Hill

Townhomes proposal in works for Mint Hill

MINT HILL – Mint Hill may welcome new single-family homes, but some town commissioners aren’t sure they’re needed. Jerry Robusto, of Tuscano Homes, presented the proposal to the Mint Hill… Read more »

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Lining Up

Lining Up

The mark of any great Butler football team has always been a smothering defense coupled with the Bulldogs ability to put points on the scoreboard in bunches. Using that formula,… Read more »

Dream Catchers

Dream Catchers

The fortunes of the Independence tennis program began to turn last season when the doubles’ tandem of Ali Kinard and Griffin Basden did something no Patriot girls tennis players had… Read more »

Football Midseason Report

Football Midseason Report

Matthews-Mint Hill football always produces state title contenders, and this year that holds especially true with Butler, Independence and Rocky River all in the midst of outstanding seasons. At the… Read more »

Q&A: Quantavious McGill and AJ Peal

Q&A: Quantavious McGill and AJ Peal

The start to Independence’s football season could hardly be more different from where this team was a year ago. Last year, with 29 seniors including several players currently lining Division… Read more »

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Rallying for the Rocky River family

Rallying for the Rocky River family

MINT HILL – Rocky River High School faculty, staff and students rallied for one member of its school community on Friday, Oct. 10. During the school’s homecoming football game against… Read more »

Education Notes: Oct. 15 to 21

Education Notes: Oct. 15 to 21

Butler to host street safe experience MATTHEWS – Butler High School is hosting the Street Safe Life-Saving Driving Experience on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The… Read more »

Giving the clothes off their backs

Giving the clothes off their backs

MATTHEWS – Mecklenburg County foster children will receive new threads thanks to a donation from Covenant Day School’s (CDS) high school students. CDS’s Beta Club hosted a competition to collect… Read more »

Growing into servant leaders

Growing into servant leaders

Some area high school students are learning how to become servant leaders through a program run by Chick-fil-A restaurants. Students from Independence, Rocky River and Providence high schools, among others,… Read more »

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‘Our Town’ coming to Matthews

‘Our Town’ coming to Matthews

MATTHEWS – Performers of all ages will unite this weekend for an interactive show that will give audience members a taste of life in a small town during the early… Read more »

Arts & Culture Notes: Oct. 15 to 21

Arts & Culture Notes: Oct. 15 to 21

Mint Hill Arts names October Volunteer of the Month MINT HILL – Jennie Martin Tomlin was recently chosen as Mint Hill Arts’ October 2014 Volunteer of the Month. Tomlin is… Read more »

Murder, mystery and humor to take the stage at Spotlight

Murder, mystery and humor to take the stage at Spotlight

MINT HILL – The Black and White Theatre Company will bring a tale of murder, humor and mystery to the stage of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy next week. Members of… Read more »

Literature teaching kids to love art

Literature teaching kids to love art

MATTHEWS – While not having a classroom might be frustrating for some public school art teachers, Matthews resident Bonita Somers turned it into a positive experience – one that eventually… Read more »