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Mint Hill begins effort to save the library

News of the Mint Hill Library and 11 others within the system closing because of budget shortfalls have sent shock waves throughout the community. E-mails to the Mint Hill Times have called it a “sad day” in Mint Hill. While there is an movement county-wide to raise funds to save libraries,  Mayor Ted Biggers has […]

By |March 19th, 2010|Mecklenburg County|5 Comments

Hood column on health care gets shout out from Rush

John Locke Foundation president and Mint Hill Times columnist got some love by Rush Limbaugh today. Hood wrote in a recent Carolina Journal column that he will not comply with health care regulations if they current legislation is passed in Washington. Hood wrote:
“I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m not planning to […]

By |March 17th, 2010|Washington|0 Comments

Myrick: ‘Talk about buying a pig in a poke’

From the office of Sue Myrick:

“A majority of the American people don’t want this health care bill, and they’ve been saying it for months. They know it will cost them a half of a trillion dollars in higher taxes, and they know it will result in increased insurance premiums. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that premiums for coverage purchased on the individual market will increase by an average of $2,300 per family! On top of that, thirty two states are moving legislation so that they don’t have to have a federal insurance mandate. State legislators know that this is a bad bill for the economy – why can’t Congress recognize it, too? […]

By |March 17th, 2010|Washington|2 Comments

Residents not happy with Matthews-area medical waste incinerator

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As Julie Rose of WFAE reports, Matthews residents are none-too-pleased that owners of the medical waste incinerator near Monroe Road will probably meet new EPA standards in 2014. Mecklenburg County Air Quality Director Don Willard said Healthcare Waste Solutions has been a good operator of the incinerator. He noted that past owners have […]

By |March 16th, 2010|Matthews|0 Comments