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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NASCAR loves Sue Myrick

It’s ironic that those who make left turns for a living are supporting the right leaning Sue Myrick. From the Myrick camp: Myrick Endorsed by NASCAR Leadersmyrick-image.jpg

(Charlotte NC)– Congresswoman Sue Myrick was endorsed today by NASCAR leaders Rick Hendrick, Jack Roush, Felix Sabates and Marcus Smith. Continue reading

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