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Gov. Bev Perdue to visit Mint Hill Tuesday

Gov. Bev Perdue visits Mint Hill Tuesday to give a speech about how the federal stimulus package will be spent in North Carolina. Perdue will speak at 12:40 at The Park on Fairview. She will talk about the widening project for Highway 218, the second highest rated road project on MUMPO’s list of shovel ready […]

By |February 23rd, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments

Myrick just says no to stimulus package

Rep. Sue Myrick did not vote for the stimulus package which will be signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
“We’re in a recession, and the American people are hurting.  I had hoped that Congress could come together, not as Republicans and Democrats, but as Americans, to find solutions that will truly stimulate the economy. […]

By |February 16th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Myrick: No Gitmo detainees in NC, please.

Not in our backyard. That is US Representative Sue Myrick's (NC-09) message to Congress. She introduced a bill this week to stop prisoners from Guantanamo Bay from being sent to North Carolina. It does this by prohibiting federal funds from being used to transport detainees to, and housing them within, the state. “This legislation sends a clear message that we don't want enemy combatants and terrorists housed in our backyard,” Rep. Myrick said.

By |February 9th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Goodall offers senate seat–literally–for Duke-Carolina tickets

State Senator Eddie Goodall, who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina Senate, is offering his [singlepic=636,320,240,,right]senate seat for tickets to next week’s Duke-Carolina basketball game. Goodall put his leather senate seat, stitched with his name and the Senate seal, on Ebay is exchange for the tickets. The chair is worth about $700. […]

By |February 7th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments

NC teacher compensation 14th in nation; has doubled in last 20 years

In a annual report by the John Locke Foundation, a North Carolina think tank, compensation for North Carolina teachers ranks 14th in the nation. The study also showed compensation has doubled in the last 20 years, eclipsing the rate of other state employees who saw just a 56 percent increase in pay. Hear Terry Stoops John Locke Foundation education policy analyst, talk about the report here.

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By |February 3rd, 2009|Raleigh, Schools|0 Comments

N.C. Smoking ban legislation heats up

Tired of going into smoke filled restaurants? The North Carolina legislature is kicking around the idea of a sweeping smoking ban that could allow municipalities to have the power to eliminate smoking from public places. Senator Eddie Goodall, who represents Mint Hill, Union County and some of Matthews, is hesitant to support ban.
“We’ve got to […]

By |January 30th, 2009|Raleigh|6 Comments