Mint Hill Fire Department wants your clunkers

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If you haven’t already traded in your clunker for  a new car, Mint Hill Fire Chief Jeremy Russell encourages you to donate the vehicle to the fire department so they can train at extricating people from accidents. Russell said the donation is tax deductible and will greatly help the department in training with new equipment they have just received. Call the fire department for more information: (704) 545-4866.

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Myrick statement on White House “Fishy” information program

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has released the  following statement in response to the White House’s decision to  discontinue the collection of “fishy” information on health care reform:

“A program like this was never necessary. People have every right to voice their concerns about proposed health care reform without the fear  that they will be reported to the White House. With these tactics no longer being used, I hope that the health care debate can continue in a  meaningful and productive manner.”

Rep. Myrick sent a letter to President Obama earlier this month asking  him two questions: 1) How will the “fishy” information collected via  flag@whitehouse.gov be used?; and 2) Will the people who are flagged as  “fishy” be made aware that they’ve been reported?

To date, there has been no reply.

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Matthews Alive! 2009 schedule released

Celebrate Labor Day with food, fun and lots of entertainment – with all of the proceeds going to non-profits in the Matthews community. This is the 17th year for the four day event. Presbyterian Hospital Matthews is the title sponsor of the event. Continue reading

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Myrick announces town hall meetings

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) will hold three town hall meetings in the Ninth District to talk about health care reform with her constituents.

There will be a town hall meeting in Union County on August 25; Mecklenburg County on August 26; and Gaston County on August 27. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Rotary receives check for Flight of Honor trip

Tina Ross, Joe Epley, Gary Brown and George Linker.

George Linker (far right) and Joe Epley, representatives of the Wheeler James Chamber (Chap. VI) of the Special Forces Association, presented a check from the chapter for $1,100 to Gary Brown and Tina Ross Duke of the Mint Hill Rotary Club. The funds will go to the Flight of Honor program sponsored by the Rotary Clubs from Rotary district 7680.  The Rotarians from throughout the western Piedmont of North Carolina are chartering an air bus to take World War II veterans to Washington to view the WWII memorial.  The WWII vets do not have to  pay anything for the trip.  Most can’t afford it and many have  health problems that require someone to escort them.   Brown and Dennis Myers are going along as escorts.  The escorts pay their own way.

Brown served with Linker and Epley in Co B, 20th SFGA and was with SSG Wheeler James when he was accidentally killed  while on an unconventional warfare field training exercise in the Louisiana swamps in 1967.

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