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.
At a time when the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) is seeing record, double-digit percent increases in usage, while at the same time facing potential budget cuts, a national index of public library service from Library Journal has recognized PLCMC among the top libraries in the country. Continue reading
The Butler Lady Bulldogs (26-1) will face Providence (8-14) and Independence (18-7) will travel to Berry Academy (8-16) tomorrow night in the first round of the state basketball playoffs. Both games begin at 7 pm. The Lady Bulldogs are coming off its first SW4A confernce championship title, are ranked first in the state of North Carolina, and are ranked in several national polls. Indpendence, which has had an outstanding season in the toughest conference in the state, will have to face Berry despite having a better record because the Lady Cardinals play in a 4A-3A conference. In the men’s brackets, Butler boys (14-12) will travel to West Mecklenburg (18-7) tonight at 7 pm for its first round game.