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Myrick just says no to stimulus package

Rep. Sue Myrick did not vote for the stimulus package which will be signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
“We’re in a recession, and the American people are hurting.  I had hoped that Congress could come together, not as Republicans and Democrats, but as Americans, to find solutions that will truly stimulate the economy. […]

By |February 16th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Butler’s Nate Charest getting interest from colleges

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Nate Charest, defensive back and wide receiver for Butler, is starting to get looks from Division 1 schools. Duke, Clemson, South Carolina, NC State and East Carolina have shown interest. Illinois is also a possibility. Charest’s brother, Jacob, plays quarterback for Illinois.

By |February 16th, 2009|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments

Mint Hill Arts Gallery Crawl tonight

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Mint Hill Arts will have a gallery reception tonight to kick off the exhibition, “The view through the lens: a photographic journey.” The event takes place at the gallery in The Grace Building and lasts from 7-9 pm. In the above picture, Mint Hill Arts volunteers make last minute adjustments before tonight’s gallery crawl

By |February 13th, 2009|Arts|0 Comments

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ cuts could be deep

CMS is examining all possibilities in trying to locate positions that can be cut to meet the expected shortfall in funds for 2009-2010. Superintendent Dr. Peter Gorman said they are trying to keep the cuts away from the classroom, but he might not have a choice.

“Once you get into the $50 million to $100 million range, there really is no place else to go,” Dr. Gorman told the Board.”

At Independence High School, Judy Kidd, who is the president of the North Carolina Classroom Teacher’s Association, as well as a teacher at the Big I, worries that the cuts in security could be too deep. Under the proposed cuts, high schools would lose as many as five security officers.

“It’s a safety and security issue,” Kidd said. “We can’t get proper supervision and safety with the numbers we have now.”

The CMS press release: […]

By |February 13th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments