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Adoptable Pet of the Week – Ronin

“Hey, I’m Ronin!  I was left in a crate on the porch of the spay neuter clinic for the employees to find me in the...

FATman Plumbing providing emergency, routine, and maintance plumbing services

When Chris Lovick pulls up to a new job in his FATman van, he says he can see the question in people’s eyes, “Is...

Fullwood Animal Hospital is Now Fear Free

Visitors to Fullwood Animal Hospital will notice some changes next time they visit.  Before entering the lobby, customers are now greeted by a basket...

Let’s talk about insulation

In many cases, when a house gets built, it gets done as cheaply as possible. Wall and ceiling insulation are standard items in almost...

USS North Carolina Changes Hands

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs The Virginia-class, fast attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN...

Fatherhood: A Mother’s Perspective

As a mother, I’m at a loss to explain fatherhood. How could I? I only see it from the outside. Around Mother’s Day, this...

ToyMakerz Celebrates the Spirit of American Machinery and Importance of Family Legacy

This Father’s Day, ToyMakerz icon David Ankin celebrates a family legacy of working hard, following one’s passion and having fun. Having just aired its...

Historical Society Yard Sale is Coming this Weekend

The Mint Hill Historical Society will be having a yard sale beginning on Friday June 14th through Saturday June 15th. The event will open...

How long should videos be?

Video on social media is like gasoline to a fire. Using video is a sure way to accelerate your social media presence. Almost everyone...

Why earbuds can increase the chances of swimmer’s ear

By Cliff Mehrtens Steps you can take to prevent a classic summertime infection Summer is the perfect time to jump into some cool, refreshing water. It’s also the...

List of Things to Tell Your Realtor at the Beginning of the Home Shopping...

When you're ready to start shopping for a new home, there are some things your Realtor should know. Make sure, as you go through...

Take a Closer Look at Myths Surrounding 529 Plans

If you want to help pay for your child’s college education, you might want to consider contributing to a 529 plan. With this plan,...

Vehicles Under $5,000 for Your Teen, Part 2

First Generation Ford Focus Hatchback The first generation Focus, sold in the United States from 2000-2004, is a popular car with teens, financially conservative adults...

Pool Safety

School is out and summer is here! Summertime means pool time for my kids and me. When it’s too hot to do anything else,...

Family fun around town

Thursday, June 6 Family Story Time will be held at Mint Hill Library at 11:15 a.m. The Charlotte Knights will take on Louisville at 7:04 p.m....

Getting a handle on credit

We get a lot of questions, many from very seasoned buyers who have purchased several homes.  If you have a question, please email cconlon@afncorp.com...

Southeastern Plant Symposium to launch in North Carolina June 7-8

Colleagues Mark Weathington, Director of JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU, and Tony Avent, Founder of Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery, will...

An all-women team in the OR? First I was shocked, then empowered

By Kristen Barnhardt Only 19% of surgeons are women, but change is coming As I walked onto my college’s campus for freshman orientation, I wanted to be...

Soak up South Carolina’s nature and history at Landsford Canal State Park

If you’re looking for a cool family road trip this summer, consider heading down to Landsford Canal State Park in Catawba, SC. One of thirty-seven...

AFJROTC Cadets mentor at the Xcel 2 Fitness Event

The Independence High School AFJROTC Cadets of NC-022 worked as mentors an obstacle course marshals at the Xcel 2 Fitness (X2F) event on the...

The Grateful Box: Increasing revenue with gratitude

When business owners think about increasing cash flow, they often think about sales and marketing strategies that will help them recruit new clients.  But...

Why Veterans Stand Salute our Flag and National Anthem

Now that the Memorial Day holiday is behind us until next year, it's time to reflect why this day and Veterans Day in November...

Get To Know The Owner

I come from humble beginnings. I was raised by a single mom. We moved every year when the lease was up. I remember going...

Protecting what matters the most to people – Part 1

This is the first installment of a series to raise awareness of the “value” that the Insurance Industry provides for both Individual and Commercial...

Carolina Pea Pods LLC Offering Support to Local Families

Parenthood is the toughest job you’ll ever love, but it's even better when you've got a supportive community.  Carolina Pea Pods LLC, founded earlier...

Your Not Alone With Breast Cancer, Kelly Williams Story

I have Stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer also known as MBC. There is no cure for MBC; oncologists keep patients alive until the disease...

Cameras and Gear

Cameras in General; Many people today believe that their camera phone is good enough for most photography, and they have no need to buy a...

Are you posting too much?

How often should you post on social media? This is one of the most common questions I get asked and it's almost impossible to answer...

Mortgage Matters with Chris & Bob

W -get a lot of questions, many from very seasoned buyers who have purchased several homes.  If you have a question, please email cconlon@afncorp.com...

Vacation and Retirement: Different Goals Require Different Investment Strategies Part 2

Now, let’s turn to your other goal – retirement. When you are saving for retirement, your primary objective is pretty simple: to accumulate as...