N.C. Korean War Memorial sign completed

Bill Reid and Don Putnam recently visited Georgia to inspect the North Carolina Korean War Memorial sign. When erected at the Park on Fairview in Mint Hill, it will constitute the first phase of the construction.

Reid and Putnam have spearheaded the effort to bring the N.C. Korean War Memorial to Mint Hill. Last week, they finally received the final permits to begin construction. Most of the memorial will be built in the first two phases. After more fundraising, they will add final touches in the last three phases.


Sue Myrick votes early at the South Park library

If you are Sue Myrick, this is about the highlight of the election season: Voting early at the library. That’s because barring a catastrophe, she will easily get reelected to represent the 9th District for Congress. Myrick is so confident in her reelection that she’s hardly spent a penny on advertising. Her opponent, Jeff Doctor of Charlotte, seems like a capable candidate. But the suburbs and Gastonia are Myrick country and until she decides to retire, it’s safe to say she will keep getting reelected. Photographer Ed McDonald grabbed these shots of Myrick as she was coming out of the library after voting.