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A majority of North Carolina still supports offshore drilling

From the Civitas Institute:

A majority of North Carolina voters continue to support drilling for oil off the coast of North Carolina according to a new National Research Inc. poll released today by the Civitas Institute.

According to the poll of 600 likely voters, 56 percent indicated their support for drilling off the state’s coast for oil and natural gas. Thirty-seven percent said they were opposed, and 7 percent said they didn’t know or had no opinion.

“North Carolina voters consistently support drilling for oil and natural gas off the coast,” said Civitas Institute Executive Director Francis De Luca. “They understand how it affects not only national security, but would be a tremendous economic benefit to the North Carolina economy.”

Additionally, despite the recent oil spill in the Gulf, there has been little change in support for offshore drilling. Only 12 percent of voters said they supported offshore drilling before the oil spill but now oppose it. Fifty-seven percent said the event has not affected their support while 24 percent said they were always opposed to drilling. […]

By |June 1st, 2010|Environment|0 Comments

Two Butler seniors win scholarships

Leslie Esparagoza and Tim McDonald, both of Butler High School, won $2,500 scholarships each from the Law Offices of Michael DeMayo. The two seniors joined 13 other students from the area who were awarded the scholarships for created winning videos and presentations on how to prevent underage drinking and driving. This is the eighth […]

By |May 28th, 2010|Butler High School|0 Comments

Drunk driver causes wreck last night–4 injured

Last night a 31-year-old woman was charged with DWI when she cause a wreck at the corner of Margaret Wallace and Idlewild roads.

By |May 28th, 2010|Police, Transportation|0 Comments

What will Mint Hill look like in 2030?

Tuesday night, representatives of the consulting firm HNTB met with the town to discuss the Small Area Plan that will guide development in area around the Bridges at Mint Hill for the next 20 years. Here’s the current plan they showed the town Tuesday night. To read more about this plan, pick up a copy […]

By |May 27th, 2010|Bridges at Mint Hill mall, Development|1 Comment