Like-thinkers at last night's town hall meeting


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If you missed last night's town hall meeting in Weddington, don't despair. There is another meeting tonight and a third on Thursday which means you have two more opportunities to share your thoughts with Rep. Sue Myrick while she's on her town hall tour.

Tonight: Cornelius' J.V. Washam Elementary School at 7 p.m. Here's a map.

Thursday: Gastonia's Gaston Day School at 7 p.m. Here's a map.

More that 1,200 people crowded into Weddington High School Tuesday night for a boisterous town hall meeting that evoked passionate sentiments not only about health care, but also immigration and the Obama administration.

“It's not about covering the uninsured in this country, it seems to me it's all about control,” Union County businessman Tony Mangum said, voice breaking. “I get emotional because I fear we're losing this country.”

A crowd that filled the school auditorium and overflowed into the cafeteria came out for the first of three town halls this week hosted by U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte.

Myrick, a Republican, opened the gathering by outlining her own opposition to Democratic health care bills and support for alternatives, including tax credits and continued reliance on the markets.

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