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Matthews Wachovia robbed this morning

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Matthews Police Department are searching for a suspect who robbed the Wachovia Bank at 10 am today. The suspect entered the Wachovia Bank located on Matthews Mint Hill Road this morning and ordered everyone in the bank to lie on the floor as he demanded money. He then fled the scene in an […]

By |January 12th, 2010|Police, Raleigh|0 Comments

Stimulus dollars sent to bogus zip codes: ‘Much ado about nothing?’

The Carolinajournal.com, whose publisher is Mint Hill Times columnist John Hood, reports that $2.5 million in federal stimulus dollars were allocated to zip codes which do not exist. Deputy Press Secretary for the Recovery Act Jim Gilio said this was a human error, and that recipients simply wrote down the wrong zip code and all […]

By |January 11th, 2010|Washington|1 Comment

Myrick launches new video series

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) last week announced the launch of a new internet-based video series available on her congressional Web site and on the her official You Tube channel.  The videos, posted weekly, will offer information and commentary on current events, as well as legislative updates from Washington. The first two videos launched today […]

By |January 5th, 2010|Washington|1 Comment

Sen. Eddie Goodall to Perdue: What will you do about unfunded mandates?

Sen. Eddie Goodall, who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina Senate, sent this letter to Gov. Bev Perdue last week. It seems state legislatures are beginning to prepare for the passing of massive health care overhaul in Washington in the coming weeks.
Dear Governor Perdue,

As my correspondence of December 23 noted, federal healthcare legislation will undoubtedly have substantial policy and budget related impacts on North Carolina government and its citizens.

In your interview with the Greensboro News & Record, published this Monday, December 28, you rightfully note that “North Carolina, as many other states, really (doesn’t) have the money for unfunded mandates. It’s going to be very hard for us to pick up (an estimated 350,000 to 500,000) new Medicaid patients unless we have some more help from the federal government.” […]

By |January 4th, 2010|Raleigh, Washington|1 Comment