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OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Surgeons Establish Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center

Thomas Fehring MD, hip and knee surgeon with the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, has launched the OrthoCarolina Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center...

Cruise Ships and Cruising Styles – Part 6

Destinations and Experiences Caribbean Islands are at the top of the list of most popular destinations. They range from Jamaica down to Aruba. Jamaica has...

Social media marketing is like the beach

We can learn a lot from the beach. It's ever-changing and yet steady and predictable. That's how a good social media strategy should be described as...

Mental health during college: A guide for students and parents

By Kayla Newsome How students and parents can get ready for the first year Starting college can be overwhelming as young adults prepare to be on...

CBD and Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is just as hard to diagnose as it is to treat. It’s a disease that eats away at the coating protecting...

4 key injury tips for parents of athletes

If your child plays, here are some things to keep an eye on By Cliff Mehrtens Playing fields will soon fill with young athletes launching into fall...

Introduction to ISO in Photography

What is ISO? In very basic terms, ISO is simply a camera setting that will brighten or darken a photo. As you increase your ISO...

Cruise Ships and Cruising Styles – Part 5

This week we'll look at more of the WOW factor on cruise ships. Central Park. OK, so non believers, this is where you just have...

Jennifer Manchester makes Top 10 Best Realtors

Jennifer Manchester, MRE, Broker in Charge of Suburban Properties of Charlotte located in Mint Hill, NC has been awarded the 2019 – 10 Best...

What Are Continuously Variable Transmissions?

The newest toy of the automotive world is the continuously variable transmission, or CVT. A CVT is an automatic transmission that, instead of having...

True or false? Debunking the 9 most common pregnancy myths

Breaking down the do’s and don’ts when you’re expecting By Jennifer Meadows When it comes to pregnancy, everything from web articles to books, to relatives and strangers...

Donna Denson Enjoys Life to the Fullest Daily

In the last six months the daily life of Donna Denson, a Mint Hill resident, has changed drastically. “I’ve dealt with having Polycystic Kidney...

Massage Sanctuary welcomes Brian Millen

Since opening six and a half years ago, Mint Hill-based Massage Sanctuary has experienced steady growth.  “I have grown tremendously and have had growing...

Cruise Ships and Cruising Styles – Part 4

Most Cruise Lines have a one word or one sentence theme they boast as a mantra. Here are some: Fun Ships- Of course these are...

Embrace live-streaming to reach more people

Live-streaming is a powerful way to connect with your audience on social media. It's also growing in popularity. While younger audiences are particularly fond of...

Introduction to Aperture in Photography

Introduction to Aperture in Photography-Part I Without a doubt, aperture is the most important of the three camera settings, simply because it affects so many...

Goat Yoga on Brief Road

Motorists driving down Brief Road on the evening of Friday, July 12, saw an unexpected sign on the side of the road: “Goat Yoga...

Fulcrum Wealth Advisors: Helping you reach your financial goals

Founder of Fulcrum Wealth Advisors Chris Kemper compares financial planning to taking a road trip.  “When I was a kid, we went out West...

Chamber of Commerce welcomes Mending Strides to Mint Hill

On Tuesday, July 16, Mending Strides Ranch officially joined the Mint Hill business community as owner Maria Hogge and her husband celebrated their ribbon...

Cruise Ships and Cruising Styles – Part 3

Last week we started to discuss midsize cruise ships. Advantages More intimate on board experience, lower ratio of employees to passengers, more unique dining experience. The romance...

Take advantage of Google My Business

Google Plus has been discontinued but Google is still serving businesses through Google My Business. The best way to manage your business on Google is...

What happens when your largest bone is damaged?

Basketball prospect works through a serious setback By Cliff Mehrtens Za’Haree Maddox dreams of playing college basketball. He’s 15, talented and already drawing attention from college recruiters. But...

Child in Backseat Alerts May Be Required Soon

Ever since records started being kept in 1998, over 800 children have died by being left in the backseats of cars. Congress is considering...

At Willow Grove the show must go on!

Prior to the 4th of July holiday a short comedy sketch was performed at the Willow Grove Independent Retirement Living Community locally. The parody...

What Is Shutter Speed?

The Three Fundamental Camera Settings You Should Know The three most important settings are called shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. All three of them control...

Instagram is still growing

While Facebook is the undisputed king of social media, with by far the most users and active users, Instagram is the fastest growing social network. Most...

Cruise Ships and Cruising Styles – Part 2

Last week we discussed the advantages of large cruise ships. Disadvantages of very large ships These ships are generally restricted where they can embark and disembark...

Arizona – Saudi Arabia – Kernersville, a nurse’s journey

By Cliff Mehrtens What keeps a 47-year veteran going strong? Gloria Poole grew up in rural Indiana in the 1960s, where for most girls, there weren’t...

Fixing it for Christ

Fixing it for Christ, a religious non-profit operating under the umbrella of Waxhaw United Methodist Church (UMC), just completed their annual work days on...

Does size matter?

Size does matter when we're talking about image sizes for social media. A picture that works well on Instagram might get cut off on Twitter. Typically...