Ashe Plantation fall fest fun!

[singlepic=304,280,200,,left]Ashe Plantation had its Annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 31. There was a huge turnout with more than 100 people enjoying fellowship and a love of their neighborhood. Contributing to the success of the party was a discounted rental from The Bounce House Man www.bouncehouseman.com located in Waxhaw, NC which was a huge hit with the children. The Ashe Plantation Homeowners Association provided food, desserts, a raffle, games and a hay ride for the children around the neighborhood. A great time was had by all!

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Gas price puzzler

Over this weekend, area gas prices were in the $2.49 per gallon range. This extended from Mint Hill as far south as Westinghouse Boulevard (Exit 1 off I-77). Crossing the state line to Carowinds Blvd—just an eye blink away—gas prices were $2.29 per gallon. At the next exit, in Tega Cay, prices were in the mid $1.90s per gallon range. Even factoring in South Carolina’s less expensive gasoline tax, I still find myself wondering how just a handful of miles can equate to a .50 cents or more difference in gasoline prices.

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Honors for Mint Hill Iraq vet

[singlepic=305,320,240,,left]Capt. Kit Tinkham, who served three tours in Iraq with the Air Force, was recently named CFO for the US Navy Weapons Station in Charleston, S.C. Tinkham is a 1995 graduate of Independence High School and a 2001 graduate of Brigham Young University. He earned a Masters in Business Administration in August from Webster University in St. Louis. Kit separated from active duty at Hill AFB (Utah) in January and along with wife, Lynn, recently moved to Charleston to take his new position. The Air Force Reserve 315th Operations Support Squadron in Charleston then recommissioned Tinkham as a captain. He will sever one weekend a month and two weeks a year with the Reserves and could possibly be called up again to serve in Iraq.

“I wish I could have accomplished as much as he has when I was 31,” Keith Tinkham said.

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