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Senate District 35 primary: Gloves are off

Perhaps one of the most contentious political races in years is the contest for Republican primary in Senate District 35. Tommy Tucker is taking on former Senator Fern Shubert, and both have taken off the gloves in the last few days before the primary May 4. Shubert claims Tucker is misrepresenting her record, sending a […]

By |April 29th, 2010|Election 2010|0 Comments

Myrick says no to pay increase

Yesterday, US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) voted against an automatic pay increase for Members of Congress. HR 5146 states that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of living adjustment in pay during fiscal year 2011.

“Members of Congress don’t deserve pay increase when millions of our constituents are unemployed and not receiving a […]

By |April 28th, 2010|Washington|0 Comments

72 percent of Mecklenburg County has returned census forms

Preliminary numbers show Mecklenburg County has returned by mail 72 percent of the census forms, the same rate it had in 2000. According to the census department, North Carolina in general has done about as well as any state in the country in returning the forms. In 2000, about one-third of the counties in the […]

By |April 27th, 2010|Washington|0 Comments

In Matthews, Privilege License bills due April 30

What’s one difference between doing business in Mint Hill and Matthews? Mint Hill does not have a business license requirement, and Matthews does, only it is called a “Privilege License.”
The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners discussed adding a business license requirement at its last retreat. Commissioner Tina Ross said it would be a good way to keep track of who is doing business in the town. Mayor Ted Biggers argued that he wouldn’t want to add any financial burden to businesses in the town, especially in a recession. There are no plans in the works to add the license in Mint Hill.

Here’s the ins and outs of Matthews license: […]

By |April 22nd, 2010|Town Hall|0 Comments

Scenes from Discover Mint Hill last weekend

By |April 22nd, 2010|Around Town|1 Comment

Police need help locating armed robber

Mint Hill Police responded to China Express II (3607 Matthews-Mint Hill Road) on Tuesday in reference to an armed robbery. Employees at the restaurant stated that a black male, approximately 17-18 years of age, entered the store and produced a small black handgun. The black male then demanded the employee empty the cash […]

By |April 21st, 2010|Police|0 Comments