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Myrick applauded for her stance against the estate tax

 The American Family Business Institute applauded Rep. Sue Myrick for her support to permanently repeal the Federal Estate Tax.

Rep. Myrick  and 150 other members of Congress have signed the “Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act” (HR 1259), originally sponsored by Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX-8) and Mike Ross (D-AR-4).
“Representative Myrick is a champion for death tax repeal,” said AFBI President Dick […]

By |July 12th, 2011|Washington|0 Comments

Bright Blessings will be featured on NBC’s Today Show Wednesday

A producer with NBC’s TODAY Show has confirmed that a special segment about local nonprofit, Bright Blessings, is scheduled to air next Wednesday, July 13, during the 10 am hour of the TODAY Show.
This past February, a TODAY team was in Charlotte to interview and film for the feature segment about Matthews-based Bright Blessings, a volunteer-led nonprofit serving homeless children and families across the greater Charlotte region.
Amy and John Cervantes, founders of Bright Blessings, are Mint Hill residents. […]

By |July 11th, 2011|Non-profit|0 Comments

Adrian Gamble will go to Fork Union Military Academy in upcoming year

Adrian Gamble, who signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Virginia last February, will spend the coming academic year at Fork Union Military Academy. The former Independence High School wide receiver was a part of one of the most potent passing attacks in the county last season.

By |July 11th, 2011|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Matthews will launch its new residential roll-out recycling cart program the week of August 8

The Town of Matthews will introduce its new roll-out recycling containers in early August. All households in the Town will receive one new green roll-out recycling cart. The carts are 96 gallons and will be collected every other week on the same day as their garbage collection day. Garbage collection will still happen every week and on the same schedule. There is no charge for the first cart.

There are several benefits to having an every other week roll-out cart recycling program.

“The carts are easier for citizens to maneuver, have a lid which prevents littering and hold more than the small bins we now use,” said Matthews Town Manager Hazen Blodgett. “We will also save money by only collecting recycling every other week which means fewer trucks on the road and less air pollution.” […]

By |July 11th, 2011|Environment, Matthews|1 Comment

Mint Hill forces a game five against Caldwell County

Mint Hill is still alive. After falling behind 0-2 in a best-of-five Area IV playoff series against Caldwell County, Mint Hill has won the last two to push the series to a decisive game five tonight at Caldwell County.
Mint Hill got a little help from mother nature in Thursday’s win at Butler High School. After leading 7-3 in the fifth inning, a thunderstorm forced the game to be called after more than an hour delay.
Brandon McWhirter struck out five in getting the win for Mint Hill.
More photos after the break.

HOW THEY SCORED […]

By |July 8th, 2011|American Legion baseball, Sports|0 Comments

Tim Morgan officially announces at-large bid

 

 

 

Tim Morgan officially announced last Thursday that he will run for an at-large seat on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Board of Education. Morgan has served two years on the board for District 6 which comprises Mint Hill, Matthews and South Charlotte.
Morgan, a graduate of Independence High School, said that if he wins, it could be a win-win for the southeastern portions of Mecklenburg County. That’s because the board would have to appoint someone to take over the District 6 seat he currently occupies, giving Mint Hill and the rest of the southeastern Mecklenburg County two representatives on the board of education.
A crowd of reporters, Morgan’s family, and supporters including Charlotte City Council members Warren Cooksey and Andy Dulin, attended Morgan’s press conference in front of the government building in downtown Charlotte Thursday. Morgan said the top priority for the next school board will be selecting a new superintendent to replace Peter Gorman who announced his departure in early June.
“Hiring a superintendent will be the most important decision this board makes,” he said. […]

By |July 7th, 2011|Board of Education, Politics 2011|0 Comments