Don Joyner of Mint Hill brought his son, Christopher Joyner, by the offices of the Mint Hill Times this week for a tour. Christopher is six years old and a first grader at Hickory Grove Baptist school and a member of Troop 186. His father Don is leaving this weekend for a year long tour of duty beginning in Kansas.
Gov. Bev Perdue today launched www.NCRecovery.gov, a guide to services of the newly created Office of Economic Recovery & Investment. NCRecovery.gov will let visitors track federal recovery funds in North Carolina, as well as learn about local contract and grant opportunities.
“I am committed to providing the people of North Carolina with a simple-to-navigate guide that is efficient, transparent and accountable,” Perdue said. “I want the people of North Carolina to understand exactly how the money will be used to put North Carolina back to work.” Continue reading
Last fall, the Mint Hill Times profiled Amber Olive, a student at Lebanon Road Elementary School. Amber was chosen from thousands of other kids to participate in Little Miss Perfect, a television show which features the lives of pint sized beauty contest participants. Amber is already appearing in commercials on WeTV to promote the show. Also, you may notice other little girls from Mint Hill and Matthews in the TV show. That’s because Amber participated with the Fancy Feet Dance Studio in Matthews in a few numbers for the show. Below is a video of time-lapsed photography showing Amber getting ready for a contest.
Gov. Bev Perdue visits Mint Hill Tuesday to give a speech about how the federal stimulus package will be spent in North Carolina. Perdue will speak at 12:40 at The Park on Fairview. She will talk about the widening project for Highway 218, the second highest rated road project on MUMPO‘s list of shovel ready projects. The road will be widened from Interstate 485 to Anson County and will relieve the traffic which bypasses Highway 74 and is a popular route for 18 wheelers and beach traffic.