Myrick kicks off campaign Saturday in Matthews

Sue Myrick

Rep. Sue Myrick officially kicks off her campaign at the Reid House in Matthews, 12-1:30 pm Saturday with an an old-fashioned, family-friendly BBQ and stump speech. Myrick is running against Democrat Harry Taylor and Libertarian Andy Grum. She will also be honored by Sangrock Black Belt World Tae Kwon Do School for her service to the community. Myrick will be presented with an honorary black belt and take part in a board breaking ceremony.

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Area gas stations subpoenaed

mint-hill-quik-chek-locust.jpgAttorney General Roy Cooper sent subpoenas to seven gasoline retailers on Monday, some of whom were reportedly charging as much as $5.49 a gallon for regular gas on Friday. Cooper said retailers will have 10 days to explain why their prices were so high. The Quik Chek stations in Troy, Oakboro and Locust were included in the first round of subpoenas.

Mary Tyler of Midland said her brother called her about the possible gas shortage Friday morning. “He called me at work and said I’d better get some gas in my car. I got to the Hess Station and had to wait 30 minutes for gas.”

This story appeared courtesy of The Weekly Post, a community newspaper based in Locust covering west Stanly County.

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Mint Hill Arts slideshow

Photos by Jim Young, taken at the Mint Hill Arts September 12. The MHA was celebrating one year in their gallery.

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