Photos by Jim Young, taken at the Mint Hill Arts September 12. The MHA was celebrating one year in their gallery.
It wasn’t long ago you couldn’t find a Republican who publicly supported electric or hydrogen powered cars. Not so any more. From John McCain down the line, Republicans openly support alternative energy sources and believe the U.S. needs to wean itself off oil. Sue Myrick’s press release today:
I applaud the Governor for pledging to use anti-gouging laws to protect consumers and the EPA’s quick action to temporarily waive federal gas standards to prevent further price increases.”
“It is times like these that illustrate why we need to wean ourselves off our addiction to oil. A hurricane won’t spike the price of Hydrogen or an electric powered car now, would it?
Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09)
[singlepic=144,320,240,,left]AAA Carolinas expects availability of gasoline to rise throughout the Carolinas. Gasoline prices hit record highs in the region as a reaction to the threat of Hurricane Ike, which struck the coast of Texas, including Houston, Saturday morning.
“It’s important for motorists to continue to exercise restraint and only fill up their vehicles when necessary – when they have less than ¼ tank of gas – for the next several days,” said David Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. “Avoid panic pumping.”
[singlepic=136,320,240,,center] (This story by Adam Houston appeared September 11 in The Mint Hill Times print edition. Click here for subscription information.)
The Mint Hill Library will host a tea party September 25 to honor branch manager Neily Trump, who retires three days later. But why a tea party?
The Board of Commissioners deferred a decision on the proposed sidewalk connecting The Traditions at Lawyers and Brighton Park. The decision was deferred so the board can determine the safest location for the sidewalk intersection. The project will be discussed September 25 at the next board meeting.
Read more about the sidewalk September 18 in The Mint Hill Times.
“The worst thing that could happen would be for motorists to flock to gas stations to top off their tanks,” Parsons said. “That will worsen the situation before anyone knows what the damage will be.”
Mint Hill drivers, like a lot of motorists nationwide, didn’t want to take that chance. James Bolick, manager at Earps on N.C. 218, said his gas station was busy this morning with people waiting to fill their tanks. Continue reading