Meet the candidates for Mint Hill Mayor

Mint Hill will vote for a mayor again on November 8. There are two candidates—present mayor Ted Biggers and local business owner,  Jean Bonner. A mayor sets the pace for the board and presides over meetings. The mayor also cast votes if there is a tie between the commissioners. Continue reading

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Mint Hill will most likely get a new state senator in latest redistricting map

The Mint Hill TimesMint Hill will no longer be in State Senate District 35 according to the latest Republican-drawn redistricting map released today. Mint Hill’s new district will be 41 which runs mostly along I-485 from Matthews, to Mint Hill to north Mecklenburg County.

The map will still need a final vote—most likely in late July—and there could be a few more tweaks. But more than likely Mint Hill will have a new state senator in the next state-wide elections.

A public hearing video conference will be held July 18 at CPCC on the proposed changes.

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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 Patten.  “By supporting legislation that repeals the Federal Estate Tax, she is standing up for family business owners, farmers and entrepreneurs across North Carolina and America.”

Representative Myrick signed AFBI’s “Death Tax Repeal Pledge” during the 2010 election cycle.

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Tim Morgan officially announces at-large bid

 

 

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Tim Morgan will challenge for one of the three at-large seats on the board of education. Photo by Tim Long

 

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. Continue reading
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Not much will change for Mint Hill in congressional redistricting

Myrick's district is shown in green and Kissell's is in purple.Rep. Sue Myrick (Dist. 9) will still represent the Mint Hill area according to the GOP-drawn congressional redistricting maps for North Carolina. However, Myrick’s district will change slightly. Her district, which currently pulls from suburban Mecklenburg County, Union County and Gaston County, will add southern Iredell County and drop Gaston County. The change shouldn’t affect her chances of getting reelected.
Just north of Mint Hill, Rep. Larry Kissell, a Democrat whose congressional district includes parts of 10 counties including Stanly, Union and Carbarrus, will lose a large group of African Americans to Rep. Mel Watt’s 12th district. The result could spell trouble for Kissell. In 2008, 52 percent of District 8 voted for Barack Obama. With the new district, the number falls to 44 percent.

Meetings will be held across the state Thursday to give residents a chance to voice their opinions about the new redistricting map. In the Charlotte area, the meeting will be held at the UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library, Room 143, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. The meeting lasts from 3-9 pm.

 

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Bill Brawley says nothing illegal about GOP fundraiser

As Republicans in North Carolina held a fundraiser in Raleigh yesterday, a crowd of demonstrators stood outside calling the event a “pay for play” dinner with lobbyists.
Rep. Bill Brawley, who serves the Mint Hill and Matthews area, told WTVD that Democrats held the same type of fundraisers when they were in power:

The only difference between this and what has happened for years is the Republicans are in the majority.

Brawley spoke with reporters before heading into the event. He told WRAL that he had never been protested before. “This is great,” he said.

Democrats will hold a similar fundraiser July 12.

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