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Mint Hill commissioner apologizes for ‘loud’ party, releases statement

Mint Hill commissioner apologizes for ‘loud’ party, releases statement

MINT HILL – Mint Hill commissioner Lloyd Austin apologized at the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13, after police responded to a noise complaint at Austin’s… Read more »

Giving thanks with a grateful heart

Giving thanks with a grateful heart

As the days of November are waning and people are eagerly anticipating Christmas, a handful of churches are taking time to help members reflect on their blessings in the spirit… Read more »

News Briefs: Nov. 19 to 25, 2014

News Briefs: Nov. 19 to 25, 2014

Mint Hill adopts annexation for park property MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the annexation of the parcel, 9801 Brief Road, at its meeting on… Read more »

Mint Hill could see curb and gutter changes

Mint Hill could see curb and gutter changes

MINT HILL – John Thomas, of Sustainable Design Consultants, Inc. proposed a text amendment to the Mint Hill’s curb and gutter ordinance during a public hearing at the Mint Hill… Read more »

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Bulldogs get their bite back

Bulldogs get their bite back

The Butler girls basketball team has a rich tradition of excellence since the school opened in 1997, but what the Bulldogs achieved last season takes the proud program back to… Read more »

Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

Five years ago the tide shifted in the Butler and Independence football rivalry. The Patriots had won eight of the first nine meetings in the series, but in 2009 the… Read more »

Return to Glory

Return to Glory

The majority of the players on Independence’s roster were younger than 10 years old the last time the Patriots won a state championship, and none of them were in high… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Nov. 5 to 11, 2014

Sports Shorts: Nov. 5 to 11, 2014

Charlotte Christian’s Brian Chaffin presented Under Armour All-American jersey On Oct. 30, Charlotte Christian offensive lineman Brian Chaffin received his jersey for the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game, which he… Read more »

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Education Notes: Nov. 19 to 25, 2014

Education Notes: Nov. 19 to 25, 2014

Parents, businesses can make mark at Matthews Elementary MATTHEWS – During the month of November, Matthews Elementary School parents and area businesses can purchase a tile to honor their child… Read more »

Charlotte Christian takes Poe to NCTC

Charlotte Christian takes Poe to NCTC

Charlotte Christian’s ACT 1 drama team won five group and individual awards at the regional competition of the 2014 North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) High School Play Festival with their… Read more »

Carmel Christian takes on the galaxy in STEM program

Carmel Christian takes on the galaxy in STEM program

MATTHEWS – Ten students from Carmel Christian School (CCS) will send an experiment into space this spring through a partnership with the Quest Institute for Quality Education and NanoRacks. The… Read more »

Providence High School performs Neil Simon’s ‘FOOLS’

Providence High School performs Neil Simon’s ‘FOOLS’

CHARLOTTE – Audience members will experience an evening of laughs as they take a step into a village of idiocy through Providence High School’s performance of “FOOLS,” a comedy by… Read more »

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Telling the tales of Africa

Telling the tales of Africa

Writing has been important to Emmanuel Ngwainmbi since he was 10 years old. The Matthews resident, who hails from Cameroon, Africa, first began writing as a child when he was… Read more »

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Nov. 12 to 18, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Notes: Nov. 12 to 18, 2014

Mint Hill Arts announces Volunteer of the Month, ‘People’s Choice’ winners MINT HILL – Photographer Mary Ellis Young, former secretary of the Mint Hill Arts Executive Committee, was recently named… Read more »

Finding liberation in art

Finding liberation in art

Providence Day School art students took a visual trip to Central America last week as part of the school’s global artist-in-residence program. Costa Rican artist Fabio Herrera visited advanced middle… Read more »

Arts & Entertainment News: Nov. 5 to 11, 2014

Arts & Entertainment News: Nov. 5 to 11, 2014

Local children’s book authors host book signings MATTHEWS – Children’s book authors Barbara Scott-Cannon, of Matthews, and Catherine Farley, of south Charlotte, recently participated in a joint book signing during… Read more »