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What is Patriotism?

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Patriotism inspires us. It unites us. It fills our hearts with pride and optimism. And sometimes it brings us to tears. Simple but poignant acts of American patriotism occur every day. They rarely attract headlines but these are the actions that strengthen this great nation – and teach us the true meaning of patriotism.

Gaston residents quiz McHenry on national health care bill

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Chuck Costner doesn't think his father would be alive today if America had nationalized health care. His father, Charles Sr., had triple-bypass surgery at Gaston Memorial Hospital last August -- two days after he went to his doctor and complained of dizziness. In countries with socialized medicine, Costner said, the average wait to see a cardiologist or other specialist is six weeks.

Health care, jobs hot topics

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Health-care reform and jobs were key topics as 10th District U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry held a town hall meeting Tuesday night. The session drew a standing-room only crowd to the Cool Springs Administration Building. McHenry estimated perhaps 250 in attendance. McHenry, a Republican, first offered his outlook on three issues before taking questions from the floor.

McHenry Announces Second Town Hall Meeting in Iredell County

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Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced that he will hold a second Iredell County town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 26th at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in the Moore, Burlington, and Lowrance Meeting Rooms, 215 North Main Street in Mooresville, NC.

McHenry town hall crowd tame

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It was a smaller and mostly subdued crowd that turned out at the town hall-style meeting U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry held at CoMMA on Monday night. The crowd was much smaller than those who turned out for similar meetings in Hickory and Mooresville but still larger than in year's past. Some of the nearly 350 people who were there came to vent both against and for the proposed national health care bill.

Citizens make their voices heard at town hall meeting

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McHenry, who is currently in his third term representing Caldwell County in Washington, received a standing ovation when he took the stage. In his initial remarks, McHenry noted how attendance at this year's town hall was greater than last year.

Location Change for McHenry’s Town Hall Meeting in Burke County

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Due to the larger than expected attendance at prior town halls, the office of Congressman Patrick McHenry has changed the location for the Monday, August 17th town hall meeting in Morganton. The new location will be: 6:00 p.m. The COMMA City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium 401 South College Street Morganton, NC 28655 Doors open at 5:00 p.m. At the town hall meeting, Congressman McHenry will give...

McHenry to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Rutherford County

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Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced that he will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Chambers of Rutherford County Schools Offices, 382 West Main Street in Forest City. At the town hall meeting, Congressman McHenry will give an update on recent legislative activity in Congress and what to expect in the coming months. Town hall meetings are an ...