The N.C. Educational Lottery announced today that three people from this area won significant amounts of cash in the lottery this week. Kebrab Gebrehiwot of Mint Hill won $5,000 in the “$130 Million Blockbuster”; Johnnie Mae Young of Charlotte won $10,000 in the “$200,000 Jackpot”; and Donald Camden of Indian Trail won $5,000 in “Extreme Green.” Congratulations!
From Myrick’s Washington office:
[singlepic=273,220,140,,right]US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) will introduce an amendment today that would prevent any company that receives funds as part of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) from outsourcing any new customer service or call center jobs to a foreign-based company.
“If companies benefit from significant taxpayer funding, they should make every effort to hire American workers. I am not aware of any companies that have received funds that have entered into new contracts with foreign-based customer service centers, but I do know that our constituents have a great deal of skepticism about the program and how their money has been spent,” Rep. Myrick said. Continue reading
On Monday, a man was robbed at gunpoint while unloading packages from his car. Police say they have seen more crimes like this one in Matthews and the surrounding areas.
Here’s some highlights of the day. Photos By Jim Young. If you would like a copy of a photo, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After finishing their season with a second consecutive American Youth Football National Championship, the Youth Football Club of Mint Hill Chargers were recognized again on a National Level by having six players selected to participate in the Under Armour All American game. The players selected were: Josh Glisson (#22), Riley Ferguson (#4), Malachi Hanes (#80), Sean Wiggins (#41), Spencer Kendall (#44) and Uriah Lemay (#21). These players were chosen to participate on the AYF East squad. In addition to the players being selected, YFCMH Head Coach Mike Fairfax was also selected to serve as a coach on the East team. Continue reading