Gas prices up 7 cents in the past week


Mint Hill Times

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It’s news that we don’t want to hear—not before the summer driving season begins when gas prices traditionally rise. Because of disturbances in the Middle East, oil speculators, and high demand, average retail gasoline prices in the Charlotte area have risen 7.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.83 per gallon as of Monday. This compares with the national average that has increased 7.1 cents per gallon in the last week according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Charlotte during the past week, prices yesterday were $1.04 per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 20.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 29.2 cents per gallon during the last month.


Mint Hill Arts surveys town’s musical tastes

Mint Hill Arts wants to know what kind of music inspires you for it’s new exhibition, “Notable ART,” Art Inspired By Music. Intake is Friday, May 6 from 4-6 pm and Saturday, May 7 from 10 am to 12 pm. The survey is for all fun and to get excited about creating musically inspired art. The results will be posted online a day or two before the opening reception on May 13 from 7-9 pm. Follow this link to take the survey. Here’s Mint Hill’s own Dwight Moody playing with the Bluegrass Tar Heels to help you get in the mood.




Glengarry Bhoys headline this weekend’s Mint Hill Highland Games

Glengarry Bhoys will headline the  2011 Mint Hill Highland Games Friday at Saturday. The Celtic band will play Friday at 8 pm and Saturday at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm at the Park on Fairview in Mint Hill. The Highland Games costs $5 per car for admission—one of the best deals you’ll find for family-friendly entertainment over the weekend. Here’s the band playing a recent show:



Myrick responds to the death of Osama Bin Laden

Despite a time of hyper-partisanship, politicians across the nation are putting aside differences to congratulate the troops and intelligence personnel who found and killed Osama Bin Laden over the weekend. US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) released this statement today:

“We owe a debt of gratitude to our troops and our intelligence officials for finally bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice, and I want to thank them for their tireless work and untold sacrifice in keeping our country safe.

“However, as the President said last night, we must not waiver in our commitment to bring an end to terrorism around the world, especially in the Arabian Peninsula and Yemen where al-Qaeda continues to gain strength. While we can celebrate the end of Osama Bin Laden’s reign over al-Qaeda, we must remain vigilant in our efforts to ensure the safety and security of the American people”.