House Majority Whip To Join Myrick In Charlotte

House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy will join Congresswoman Sue Myrick for a luncheon in Charlotte on Monday, March 28.

Congressman McCarthy was elected as the Republican Whip, the third-highest position in House leadership, by his colleagues at the beginning of the 112th Congress. Congressman McCarthy also represents the 22nd Congressional district of California.

“I’m excited to welcome Congressman McCarthy to Charlotte,” said Congresswoman Myrick. “I know that his insight into the serious issues our country faces will be much appreciated by all who attend”.

The luncheon will take place at The Westin Charlotte from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Monday, March 28. For more information, go to


Gas prices in Charlotte area are above the national average

The Mint Hill TimesAverage retail gasoline prices in Charlotte have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.55 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

Gas prices were around $2.60 per gallon last September and have risen steadily since—almost $1 in most places. Mint Hill’s average is about the same as the rest of Charlotte. One station offered gas for $3.50—the lowest in Mint Hill, while the highest price per gallon was $3.54. The lowest gas prices in Charlotte are on the south and west sides closest to the South Carolina border.


Discover Mint Hill ramping up for this year’s festivities

The folks who are putting together  Discover Mint Hill this year have just about finalized plans. The event explores the culture and history in the town and will be held  April 16 from 9 am to 3 pm at “Discovery Square,” which is at the intersection of Bain School Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Monarch Mortgage of Mint Hill is sponsoring a Treasure Hunt for cash prizes. “Explorers” can follow their treasure map to the booths at “Discovery Square.” Collect a sticker from each booth to enter the drawings.

So what can you expect this year? Continue reading