M.H. Dentistry hosts open house

[singlepic=415,320,240,,center]Mint Hill Dentistry hosted an open house and Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours this week.

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Myrick says no to auto bailout

From Myrick’s Washington, DC office:

(Washington, DC) – US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) voted no today on the proposed financial[singlepic=414,270,190,,right] bailout for the automotive industry. The bill, H.R. 7321, provides up to $14 billion in loans to US automakers. It passed by a vote of 237-170.

“There is no guarantee this bailout will be the last for the auto industry,” said Rep. Myrick. “I opposed this bill because it would create a government ‘car czar’ to oversee the domestic auto industry without the authority to ensure the Big Three address their underlying structural problems. Unless the domestic car makers make substantial changes to fundamentally change the way they do business, the reality is they’ll need additional taxpayer assistance in the very near future. ” Continue reading

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Record turn out for kids voting

This year’s election was so big that even the kids turned out in record numbers to vote. The races on the voting ballots included President, Governor, Senate, Congress, General Assembly, County Commission and bonds.

Kids Voting election activity helps students learn life skills, like gathering information, critical thinking and decision making. Students also gain experience in being active voters and citizens.

Kids Voting, a yearlong non-partisan nonprofit program, teaches kindergarten – 12th grade students about citizenship, civic participation and the election process through standards-based classroom lessons, community civics activities, interaction with public officials, service learning and authentic election experiences.

These are the results from the 74,350 votes counted:

President
Obama 67%
McCain 30%
Barr 3%

Governor
Perdue 36%
McCrory 55%
Munger 9 %

Senate
Hagan 59%
Dole 33%
Cole 8%

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Queen’s Grant holds annual turkey dinner drive

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Queen’s Grant had it’s 5th annual Turkey Dinner Drive this past week. The students and staff brought in enough mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, cornbread and brownie mix to fill 100 bags. They also raised $1,000 by having everyone pay a dollar to wear jeans on Fridays. The money raised by this was used to purchase Food Lion gift cards. The bags of food and gift cards will be given to 100 deserving families in our community. Photos by Mark Sward swardpics.com

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New voters way up in N.C.

According to the State Board of Elections, there will be 850,00 new voters registered in North Carolina by November.  The latest registration report stated that there are more than six million voters registered in he state.  Around 2.7 million have registered as Democrats, and 1.9 million registered as Republicans.  1.3 million are unaffiliated. According to Gary Bartlett of the N.C. Board of Elections:

“Every urban county is going to be stressed.”

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