Outgoing Mayor Myers endorses Taylor for Matthews top spot

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Jim Taylor with Mayor Lee Myers

Lee Myers has officially endorsed Matthews council member Jim Taylor in his bid to become the town’s new mayor.
“”It is vital that we elect Jim Taylor for mayor,” Myers said in a prepared statement. “He is accountable, energetic, professional and well connected with state and local leaders. His leadership and vision will protect our businesses, quality of life, schools and our low property tax rate.”

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Locke Foundation to offer guide for local candidates

A new, easy-to-use checklist will help voters and candidates focus on the most important issues facing North Carolina’s city and town governments. The John Locke Foundation is unveiling the checklist as candidates start cranking up their campaigns for the 2009 municipal elections.

“City council members throughout North Carolina hold the reins of the first level of government that affects most North Carolinians,” said Dr. Michael Sanera, JLF Research Director and Local Government Analyst. “With a proper perspective on the uses and limits of government, these leaders can foster prosperity in their communities through free individuals pursuing their own dreams without fear of the city arbitrarily curtailing their activities or usurping their property or wealth.” 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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Lines long today at polling places

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Experts have said there could be 65 percent turnout this election season but judging from the lines today in Mint Hill, they might be on the low end of the estimate. This photo was taken at 12:30 at town hall, where the line to vote ran in front of the building and cars lined the entrance way.

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Bulldogs bury Warriors 57-14

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Photo: Mark Sward swardpics.com

With a showdown against Independence lurking next week, could it be that the Butler Bulldogs would overlook a winless Weddington team heading into Friday night’s game? Not this time. The Bulldogs proved they are one of the best teams in the state by overpowering Weddington 57-14. Continue reading

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I’m Joe the Plummer

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Darrell Harrison, financial advisor with Raymond James Financial Services in Mint Hill, showed his support for Joe the Plummer and John McCain recently by having Joe’s face screened on to a shirt.

“He asked an honest question and got the most straight forward answer,” Harrison said of Joe. “He is a classic American doing his job.”

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