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Gov. Bev Perdue announces sales tax holiday

Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that North Carolinians can save money by purchasing items such as clothing, school supplies and computers during the state’s sales tax holiday that begins on Friday, Aug. 7 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 9.

“Especially during these tough economic times, it’s important that we provide families with a break when it comes to buying school supplies,” said Perdue. “The sales tax holiday will make it easier for families to buy the supplies they need, and I encourage all North Carolinians to take advantage of it.”
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By |July 30th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments

East Meck principal named

East Meck principal named
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education named Richard B. Parker principal of East Mecklenburg High School at its July 28 meeting. Parker has been an assistant principal at East Meck since 1999. He began his career with CMS in 1989 as a physical education and health teacher at Quail Hollow Middle School. Parker […]

By |July 29th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments

Matthews investments pave way to future

In 2008-09 the Town of Matthews spent approximately $750,000 to build new sidewalks, repair sidewalks, patch and pave streets in the Town. The Town uses monies from the state Powell Bill Fund, along with a $15 town “tag fee” that all residents pay annually, to cover the costs of these infrastructure projects. […]

By |July 28th, 2009|Matthews|0 Comments

Miss NC visits Raleigh

On Wednesday, July 22, Weddington native and Miss North Carolina Katherine Southard came to Raleigh to address the House of Representatives and the State Senate. She visited with lawmakers addressing issues dealing with children. She is pictured here with Rep. Jim Gulley.

By |July 28th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments

Myrick announces new VA health care center in Charlotte

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) announced last week that the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to build a new VA Health Care Center in Charlotte by 2013.

“This is really great news for veterans in our district,” said Rep. Myrick. “Our current Community-Based Outpatient Clinic does great work, but is not equipped to meet the […]

By |July 27th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Mint Hill dog park update: estimates in, committee to be formed

by SARhoundsTown Manager Brian Welch, in a memo sent to the Board of Commissioners last week, said estimates for building a dog park in Mint Hill came back from Mecklenburg County. Depending on the amenities in the park, it will cost between $75,000-$100,000. There are no funds set aside for the park, so money […]

By |July 23rd, 2009|Town Hall|0 Comments