The John W. Pope Civitas Institute, a conservative/libertarian think tank in Raleigh recently announced the results of of its conservative effectiveness rankings. State Sen. Eddie Goodall was ranked No. 1 (tied with Andrew Brock of Dist. 34). Goodall represents Mint Hill and Union County in the state senate. In the state house, Rep. Jim Gulley (Dist. 103) ranked 42 out of 122. Goodall is unopposed in the current election, while Gulley is challenged by unaffiliated candidate Mark Brody.
[singlepic=242,320,240,,left] According to Roger W. Kortekaas, direct communications director for Mecklenburg County government, wait times today for people taking advantage of early voting is an hour at most locations. So far, about 17,000 Mecklenburg County residents have voted early. If you are voting today, Kortekaas says the following locations have the shortest lines:
- CPCC – North Campus, 11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville
- Hayes Building (Ballantyne)11405 N. Community House Rd., Charlotte
- North County Regional Library 16500 Holly Crest Ln., Huntersville
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Two Independence High School students recently particpated in the American Chemical Society’s Project SEED program. Anastasiya Draga studied the “electrochemical and spectroscopic studies of hexacoordiate polypyridylsilicon (IV) complexes” with mentor Dr. Thomas Schmedake and Michele Johnson studied the “design and synthesis of nanoscale catalysts for biomass conversion” with mentor Dr. Sherine Obare.
They spent eight weeks this past summer working with scientists at UNC-Charlotte performing high-tech research. The students will present their research projects and talk about their experience at the ACS Carolina-Piedmont chapter meeting held at Hickory Tavern (9010 Harris Corners Parkway) tonight at 6 pm.
According to the State Board of Elections, there will be 850,00 new voters registered in North Carolina by November. The latest registration report stated that there are more than six million voters registered in he state. Around 2.7 million have registered as Democrats, and 1.9 million registered as Republicans. 1.3 million are unaffiliated. According to Gary Bartlett of the N.C. Board of Elections:
“Every urban county is going to be stressed.”
Mint Hill photographer Jim Young took some awesome photos of the mountains this past weekend. The leaves are at their color peak about now and it shows in Jim’s photos.
For years, Blair Road has dead-ended into Albemarle Road. That is about to change. Devolopers have cleared the land on Albemarle Road between Blair Road and Rocky River Church Road for a shopping center and mutiple family homes. They intend to extend Blair Road into the developemnt. Read Adam Houston’s story in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times.