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No Mecklenburg County students on NCHSAA advisory board?

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced its Student-Athlete Advisory Council today, and surprise, none of the representatives are  from Mecklenburg County.  The closest representative is from Ashbrook High School in Gastonia. Here’s the press release: […]

By |March 23rd, 2010|Raleigh, Sports|0 Comments

Former candidate for Dist. 103 could hear from the courts this week

As the Mint Hill Times has reported since 2008, former unaffiliated Dist. 103 candidate Mark Brody is challenging the way North Carolina allows third parties access to ballots. In 2008, Brody collected signatures of 4 percent of registered voters so he could run as an unaffiliated candidate. He became the only state-wide unaffiliated candidate to […]

By |March 8th, 2010|Election 2010, Raleigh|0 Comments

Police Chief Tim Ledford releases statement on medical marijuana legalization

Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford released a statement today reaffirming his opinion that medical marijuana should not be legalized in North Carolina. Ledford told the Charlotte Observer:
“If people start accepting the use, even if it’s medical marijuana use, people tend to see that being more liberal, more accepting.”
Representative Nick Mackey of Charlotte is working […]

By |March 4th, 2010|Raleigh, Town Hall|0 Comments

Can the Republicans take the state Senate?

With seven Democrats retiring in the N.C. Senate, Republicans think they might be able to win a majority for the first time in 112 years.

By |February 16th, 2010|Election 2010, Raleigh|3 Comments

Off shore drilling panel meets (who knew?)

Remember all the talk about off shore drilling on North Carolina coasts? Back when gas prices were $4 a gallon, and many of us had to wait in lines to fill up our tanks, off shore drilling became a hot topic. Then gas prices came down, and all the sudden drilling for more oil was put on the back-burner. Or so we thought. A panel set up by Gov. Bev Perdue has met for the first time last Tuesday to weigh the pros and cons of drilling on our coast. The people of North Carolina, however, have made up their minds about drilling according to this Civitas poll.

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By |January 28th, 2010|Environment, Raleigh|0 Comments

Parks Helms resigns from ABC Board

It was a matter of time…

Here’s his letter to Jennifer Robers:

ABC Bd Resignation Letter 011410 Helms

By |January 14th, 2010|Mecklenburg County, Raleigh|0 Comments