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.” Continue reading

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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 cause jobs to go overseas?  Even in perfect economic conditions, that wouldn’t make any sense.”

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Mint Hill resident graduates from Goodwill

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A few weeks ago we profiled Diane Jones of Mint Hill. Jones graduated from Goodwill’s Hospitality and Tourism Training Program and she was the class speaker. Here she is accepting her certificate at the ceremonies on June 26.

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Fire damages home in Matthews

A house was heavily damaged by fire Saturday afternoon around 4 pm in Matthews. The house is located at 2535 Sam Newell Road. When firefighters arrived flames could be seen burning through the roof. Two firefighters were treated at the scene for heat-related issues. No other injuries were reported.

Matthews Fire & EMS Department was assisted by Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department and the Charlotte Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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