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Mint Hill Eastern Star and Masonic scholarships

On June 22, 2009, two Mint Hill Eastern Star and Masonic Scholarship Awards in the amount of $2,000.00 each were presented to Jamie Porter and Hannah Heath by Melanie Carriker, Worthy Matron and Ken Carriker, Worthy Patron of Mint Hill Chapter #353 and John Trail, Master of Mint Hill Lodge #742. Jamie is the […]

By |June 30th, 2009|Butler High School, Non-profit, Schools|0 Comments

Fire at East Coast Container Corporation quickly contained

There was a fire at East Coast Container Corporation Monday around 4:45 p.m. The business is located in the 3200 block of Campus Ridge Road. The fire started in the office area and spread to the paint booths. At no time was there a problem with the air quality in the area. Two firefighters were […]

By |June 30th, 2009|Matthews|0 Comments

CMS offers summer meals for kids

The summer food service program runs through Friday, August 7 at more than 120 sites in Mecklenburg County. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will provide free meals at several open sites to all children who live in the county. These sites include most CMS schools and some churches, YMCA branches and […]

By |June 30th, 2009|Good deeds, Schools|0 Comments

Matthews Mayor Lee Myers will not seek 10th term

Town of Matthews Mayor Lee Myers announced today he will not seek a 10th term.  Myers has served as mayor of the town for 18 years – currently he is the longest serving active mayor in Mecklenburg County.

Myers was first elected to the Matthews Town Council in 1987. He completed two terms as a council […]

By |June 30th, 2009|Matthews|0 Comments

NC begins holiday clamp down on drunk drivers

Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in full force over the Fourth of July holiday as part of the “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted Monday, June 29, through Sunday, July 5, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads.

“Too many people fail to understand that alcohol and driving don’t mix. Impaired driving is no accident, nor is it a victimless crime,” Perdue said. “Law enforcement officers will crack down on impaired drivers, ensuring that everyone is celebrating the holiday responsibly.” […]

By |June 29th, 2009|Raleigh|2 Comments

Myrick votes ‘no’ on energy bill

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) released the following statement after voting against HR 2454, The American Clean Energy and Security Act:
“This bill was more than 1,100 pages of taxes on the American people.  Why would I vote for a bill that’s going to increase utility costs for families, increase operating costs for businesses, and undoubtedly […]

By |June 29th, 2009|Environment, Washington|0 Comments