Myrick says no to auto bailout

From Myrick’s Washington, DC office:

(Washington, DC) – US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) voted no today on the proposed financial[singlepic=414,270,190,,right] bailout for the automotive industry. The bill, H.R. 7321, provides up to $14 billion in loans to US automakers. It passed by a vote of 237-170.

“There is no guarantee this bailout will be the last for the auto industry,” said Rep. Myrick. “I opposed this bill because it would create a government ‘car czar’ to oversee the domestic auto industry without the authority to ensure the Big Three address their underlying structural problems. Unless the domestic car makers make substantial changes to fundamentally change the way they do business, the reality is they’ll need additional taxpayer assistance in the very near future. ” Continue reading

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Leaving worries behind

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Mint Hill resident Carol Robinson mailed us this photo of her granddaughter Caleigh Lovitt. Carol said they were raking leaves when she got this shot of Caleigh.

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This week in Mint Hill history

In 1960, the Mint Hill VFW at their Christmas party, named Clarke A. Prather from Wilgrove as man of the year because of his strong commitment to community service organizations.  Boy scouts, civil air patrol, Woodmen of the World, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Philadelphia Presbyterian Church are among the groups he is active with.  In an acceptance statement, he called Mint Hill his second home.

In 1979, Troy Pollard began his third term as mayor.  He commented that MInt Hill is now the second largest town in the county.  He added that a search is taking place for a site to build town hall on.

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‘Big I’ Key Club visits Lawyers Glen

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Independence Key Club members visited Lawyers Glen Retirement Center Saturday to help the seniors decorate trees and wrap packages. The seniors treated the Key Club to pizza for their help. The Independence Key Club has more than 70 members and is sponsored by the Mint Hill Kiwanis Club. In the photo: Left to right: Thu, Nga, Rubia, Kenia, De’Meshia, Le, Miki, Terry, advisor Tamara Babulski

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Marines pick up toys for tots

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Marines came out Saturday to Carolinas Real Estate Investment to pick up the collection for Toys for Tots. Many area organizations are collecting toys this holiday season for those less fortunate. One person donated three large boxes to the cause. In the photo: Santa,  Ann Cabaniss of CRI, Cpl Michael Bodenstein, Cpl Robert Flynn and L. Cpl Christopher Glosson from Charlotte Reserve Center. Click here for other area businesses participating in Toys for Tots

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