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Want input on how to frame CLUP survey questions?

Call it a survey for a survey. When a group of citizens caught wind of a draft of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan about six months ago, the town staff and Board of Commissioners were forced to pull back the reigns on a plan they had developed in conjunction with a citizen advisory committee over […]

By |November 30th, 2010|Development, Town Hall|0 Comments

Myrick applauds DEA for banning synthetic marijuana

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) today praised the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for their decision to make illegal the possession or sale of synthetic marijuana and the chemicals used to manufacture this substance.

Earlier this month, Rep. Myrick wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to prevent the distribution of this product, also known as “Spice” or “K2.”

“Given the unknown health risks associated with this new drug, I ask that you use any of your authorities – including adding this compound to the schedule of controlled substances – to prevent the distribution of this product. […]

By |November 30th, 2010|Washington|0 Comments

Rep. Brawley accepting page applications for 2011 legislative session

Want to be apart of history? If you are between the ages of 15 and 19 and are in good standing at your school, you could be a page for Rep. Bill Brawley for the upcoming session of the state legislature. Republicans have control of both the Senate and House for the first time in more than a century, so this session will not be typical by any means.
Pages are hosted for one week in Raleigh as they serve on the House floor, attend committee meetings, and learn how state government operates. […]

By |November 30th, 2010|Raleigh|0 Comments

Athletes from Limoges get to meet N.C. basketball royalty

Jerry Helms, a long-time Mint Hill area resident, gave some athletes from Limoges, France the chance of a lifetime last week. Helms, who has been active in taking Mint Hill sports teams to France, and bringing French teams here, arranged the team from Limoges to get photographed not only with Bobcats Coach Larry Brown, and […]

By |November 29th, 2010|Sports|1 Comment

Butler Rolls into State Semi-Final

The Butler Bulldogs defeated Richmond Senior 48-21 Friday night in the third round of the 4AA football playoffs.  Butler played the visitor role to perfection for the seventh time this season, running their win-streak to 29 games. 

It was a jam-packed, standing room only stadium that had the Raider fans in a frenzy when Richmond’s Walter […]

By |November 27th, 2010|Butler High School, Sports|1 Comment

Richmond County takes note of Butler’s online chatter

The Richmond County Daily Journal today gives a slight nudge of motivation to its Richmond County Raiders, the team Butler faces Friday in the sectionals of the 4AA state playoffs. The paper mentions a Twitter post made by a Butler supporter in which he links back to the highlights of the September 11 Bulldog victory […]

By |November 25th, 2010|Butler High School, Sports|1 Comment