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Sandals Ocho Rios Jamaica – Part 2

Water is everywhere. With 105 pools, including 7 Main Pools, you can find YOUR spot. The Ochi Beach Club is the main place to...

Woman’s night out

Greetings!! Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center is about to celebrate its first year anniversary, and we want to invite our ladies to join...

Is timing really important?

Does it really matter when a post goes out on social media? Yes. However it does matter less than it used to, with the algorithm deciding...

Do essential oils live up to their claims?

Essential oils may have their benefits, but proceed with caution Most of us have a friend or two who swear by essential oils. You may...

Five North Carolina Fairs and Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

The weather may still be in the 90s, but fall festival season is almost here. The summer beach scene is in the rearview mirror...

Repair of complex aneurysms has patients home in a day

Innovative procedure is effective and safer By Cliff Mehrtens John Pluchino needed surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. For many patients, that’s major surgery resulting in days in...

How to find content inspiration

The perpetual social media question is, what should I post? Even social media managers ask this question, just about every day. Once a brand has identified...

Team of Volunteers Bring The Moving Wall to Mint Hill

The Moving Wall will be in Mint Hill at Veterans Park Oct. 10 to 14, thanks to a committed group of Veteran volunteers along...

Apple picking

Apple picking is one of my family’s favorite fall activities. Every September, we spend a day at Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, NC....

Sandals Ocho Rios Jamaica – Part 1

As any of you that have seen my great looking car wrap around Mint Hill, I am passionate about Sandals. This next resort review...

Business Portraits – Tips and Advice

Business Image and Branding is becoming more important every year. Business is changing. More than ever, people rely on Email signatures, Websites, Facebook, Instagram and...

Boy, 12, is awake for his brain surgery

Now he’s back to dirt bikes and hanging out By Cliff Mehrtens https://youtu.be/T7du8B2fKIQ Twelve-year-old Levi Raymond had surgery to remove a brain tumor. Amazingly, he was awake –...

Hemp Seed Granola

Superfood recipe of the month…Coconut Hemp Seed Granola Granola is such a great staple for protein natural fats and nutrition overall. It can be eaten...

Have a seat at the table

Charlotte, North Carolina can rightfully be called a food and drink destination.  Boasting many locally owned restaurants, some of which are now national chains,...

We Have Been There – Part 3

Restaurants We had access to 18 restaurants during our stay. As a very frequent traveler, and bit of a foodie, I was more than impressed...

ECU dental student from Charlotte will spend a year at the National Institutes of...

Omar Glover, a fourth-year dental student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, has been selected to attend the National Institutes of...

Is spiked seltzer really healthier? Here’s your answer

And then there's those claims about hydration By Roland Wilkerson Drink of the summer? At the moment it appears to be spiked seltzer. Beverage companies are marketing...

SBS Ventures LLC Event Planning Made Easy

When planning a family party or corporate event, all too often the host is stuck working behind the scenes, unable to enjoy the festivities. ...

We Have Been There – Part 2

Our first resort will be Oasis Grand, Quntana Roo, Cancun, Mexico. This is a family resort. Despite any ads you may see, they do...

Carillon to hold “Antique Extravaganza” to benefit Servant’s Heart

On Saturday, September 14, Carillon Assisted Living will host a fundraiser to benefit Servant’s Heart, a nonprofit organization that helps people in the Mint...

10 back to school lunch ideas

It’s Back to School time already! Time to get back into the routine of packing school lunches. If your kids are tired of the...

How to create newsworthy content

There is no guaranteed formula to creating great content that will delight your audience. However, there are guiding principles that apply to all types of...

Back to School means Picture Day!

Camera Day Tips Closed eyes, wrinkled clothes, goofy smiles, no smiles — these are all flops familiar to school picture day. However, when every child in...

Special Election – Sept. 10, 2019

On Tuesday, September 10. 2019, N.C. Congressional District 9 will hold a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives. Early voting has already...

E-cigarettes pose threat to users’ AND bystanders’ health

Cases of severe lung illness associated with e-cigarette use reported across nation By Kristen Barnhardt As e-cigarette use skyrockets in popularity, parents should know the risks...

Labor Day: 125 Years of Celebrating the “Workingmen’s Holiday”

This September 2nd marks the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday. While the word “Labor” is in the name,...

Best books to read if you want to succeed on social media

The internet gives us an abundance of information, so much that usually it's overwhelming. If you have enough time to read through enough blog...

Meet the artists of Mint Hill Roasting Company

Ellen Carlisle Oil painter Ellen Carlisle has loved art since she was a kid.  Drawing ever since she could hold a pencil, she fed her...

We Have Been There – Part 1

This next series is by requests from several readers. You asked if we could review some of the resorts and tours we have personally...

Karen Dale Foundation to hold Caribbean Gala

In the summer of 2017, Allison Burkett’s sister, Karen “Dale” Burkett, who was living in Burkett’s native country of Jamaica, began having unexplained seizures. Dale...