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.
Attorney 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.
Blount Today in Maryville, Tenn., is reporting Maryville High is gunning for the state’s longest winning streak tomorrow against Powell High. Maryville has won 64 games in a row and looks to take, and extend, the state’s record. A win would still put the Rebels 44 games behind Independence’s 109-game streak and 86 wins behind Concord (Calif.) De La Salle’s 151-game streak.
Mint Hill police officers caught three strong armed robbery suspects today after they responded to a robbery call near the Bojangle’s on Lawyers Road. Officers were involved in a short car chase followed by a foot pursuit to apprehend the three suspects.
A Winston-Salem man became a millionaire last week when he won in the North Carolina Educational Lottery. Does it seem like most winners come from places other than the Charlotte area? Conspiracy? Doubtful, but it is an interesting coincidence. The NCEL press release: