Candidate for NC Senate was once on Glenn Beck

Fern Shubert, who is running against Tommy Tucker in the Republican primary for state Senate District 35, was on the Glenn Beck show on Fox News a couple of years ago. Here’s a clip from youtube:

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Bain Elementary to participate in recycle program

Bain Elementary School will participate in a program aimed at reducing waste. The school, along with several other area schools, will partner with the company TerraCycle. Students will send back wrappers such as drink pouches and receive two cents for every wrapper returned. More than 50,000 schools and organizations are participating in the program and TerraCycle expects to give away as much as $1 million. Continue reading

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Two town meetings postponed

As you may recall, HNTB and twon staff took  time to run the Lawyers Road and I-485 Small Area Plan (SAP) preferred scenario by the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners at their March 11 meeting. They also allowed some time for reactions and comments before proceeding with the full blown market analysis, traffic evaluation, etc.

Due to the time we took to seek reactions and comments, the town decided to postpone the April 13 SAP Committee Meeting and the April 27 Public Workshop to give HNTB and staff time to fully complete the analysis of the preferred scenario from the charrette.

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What’s happening at Mint Hill Arts this weekend?

Mint Hill Arts hosts its opening reception for the “Student Arts Show” tonight from 7-9 pm at the gallery and studio in the Grace Building (7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road). This show features superb artwork from area students.

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Local students win national art awards

Sally Baek of Butler created this piece for the contest.

Twelve Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students were named among the most talented artists in the country by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The students won medals for their outstanding art and will be honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. The students will also attend workshops with professional artists during the trip.
One student, Sally Baek, a senior at Butler High School, was honored with the Portfolio Gold Award, the highest level of achievement. Sally will receive a $10,000 award to help pay for college, as well as special recognition on the stage at Carnegie Hall. Only 15 students nationally won this award.
“It is incredible to have so many of our students honored nationally for their achievement,” said Cheryl Maney, pre-K-12 visual arts and dance curriculum specialist for CMS. “This is a big honor that art schools and universities across the country recognize. We are proud of our students and art teachers for the dedication they give to their work.” Continue reading

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A new day for divvying up highway funds?

Joseph Coletti of the John Locke Foundation gave a presentation today to the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee. Read the press release after the break.

“More money is not the only issue, or even the most important issue,” Coletti added. “Spending what we have more wisely is the key, by acting to delay or delete funding for the most cost-ineffective projects and moving that money into maintenance needs.”

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